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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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United front to take the politics out of the Coorong under new Bill

March 29, 2019

Tomorrow MPs across the political divide will be joining the local community in the Coorong to talk about new legislation proposed by Greens MLC Tammy Franks. The legislation, which has been called for by the local community, will establish the Coorong Environmental Trust; an...

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Adelaide to host the sex work 'Dames of Decrim'

March 17, 2019

Adelaide will this week host a visit from two sex work advocates who have both recently received Queens’ Honours in recognition of their services to the decriminalisation of sex work in both NSW and New Zealand. Affectionately known as the “Dames of Decrim’ they...

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Greens Call for Education Ombudsman

February 14, 2019

The Education and Children’s Services Bill is currently before the state Parliament’s Upper House. The Greens have moved that the new Act enshrine a specialist Education Ombudsman as part of the so-called ‘once in a generation’ reform. The following quotes are attributable to Tammy...

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Release the report, extend the Royal Commission

January 29, 2019

Today the Royal Commissioner will deliver his final report to His Excellency, the Governor of South Australia at 11am. The SA Greens back calls for the report to be released TODAY. Quotes attributable to Tammy Franks, Greens MLC: Premier Marshall must ensure the public...

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Greens vow ongoing debate on #changethedate

January 25, 2019

It is now fifteen months since the SA Liberal party announced a plan to force Local Governments to observe Australia Day and perform citizenship ceremonies on January 26th. Now, in the past few weeks we’ve seen their federal counterparts announce that they will do...

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Greens renew calls for an Education Ombudsman

January 22, 2019

In what the Government is touting as the biggest overhaul of education legislation we are still missing an Education Ombudsman – despite the Liberal party having previously supported the creation of an Education Ombudsman. Quotes attributable to Tammy Franks MLC: “We have an Ombudsman...

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