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Greens Call on Marshall Government for caution on Confucius Classrooms

August 23, 2019

In South Australia, there is a ‘Confucius Institute’ (CI) at the University of Adelaide, two Confucius Classrooms in our state's public schools (Salisbury High and Plympton International College), and one Confucius Classroom in the private sector at Christian Brothers College. Confucius Institutes are a...

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Greens Call For Stronger “Phony Police” Laws

August 19, 2019

After first appearing in Perth, another car has now appeared in Adelaide imitating a Chinese police vehicle, alarming members of the public and in particular ex-pats from China. There is currently speculation that this fake police car may have been part of an intimidating...

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Greens Say Confucius Institute Contracts Demand Scrutiny

July 25, 2019

Confucius Institutes are a key plank of the Chinese Communist Party's global soft power effort. In South Australia, we have one Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, two Confucius Classrooms in our state's public schools (Salisbury High and Plympton International College), and one...

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Greens Secure Inquiry Into School Complaints To Break Bill Impasse

July 23, 2019

The Education and Children’s Services Bill currently before the state Parliament has stalled for four months while negotiations between Government and Upper House MPs on amendments continue. Quotes attributable to Tammy Franks MLC: “This Bill was a “once in a generation” reform but has...

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Greens Seeing Red On Code Blue Call

June 12, 2019

The SA Greens have welcomed today’s announcement of a Code Blue emergency homelessness response but have renewed their calls (made in parliament last week) for a review and reform of the criteria for a Cold Blue to be called. The current triggers for a...

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Sex Worker And Cross-Party Support For Bill

June 05, 2019

A joint press conference of cross-party MPs (Greens, Labor, and Liberal) and representatives of sex worker organisations – SIN (Kat Morrison, General Manager) and Scarlet Alliance (Jules Kim, CEO) – will be held in the Old Parliament foyer at 11.30am today. This is in...

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Change the rules on Industrial Manslaughter

April 30, 2019

Greens MLC Tammy Franks will introduce a Bill designed to create a new offence of “Industrial Manslaughter” in South Australia. Under this Bill, and employer is guilty of an offence, with a maximum fine of $1,000,000 and up to 20 years imprisonment, if: The...

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High court throws out case against Safe Access Zones

April 10, 2019

The High Court has thrown out the case against safe access zone laws in Victoria and Tasmania.  Safe access zones in Victoria and Tasmania create a 150-metre protection zone outside abortion clinics and prohibit certain behaviours.   The High Court upholding these safe access zones as constitutional is good news for South Australia, where...

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Public Health - Not Pelmics - Should guide immunisation debate

April 04, 2019

The SA Greens are dismayed that the Shadow Minister for Health, Chris Picton, continues to prioritise playing politics over public health and an evidence based approach in the so called ‘No Jab No Play’ debate. The state Upper House today passed legislation (South Australian...

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