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Custody notification service a life-saving #BLM win for SA

June 30, 2020

Tammy Franks, Greens MLC, today warmly welcomed the announcement that the Marshall Government will mandate a Custody Notification Service (CNS) scheme for South Australia. Establishing a legislated CNS in South Australia will bring SA in line with the ACT, WA, NT, NSW, and Victoria....

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New Bid to repeal SA's archaic Sex Work Offences

June 18, 2020

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has today launched legislation that would repeal the current criminal offences relating to sex work from South Australian statutes. These current criminal laws and maximum penalties are: Keeping a bawdy house = 2 years imprisonment Permitting premises to be frequented...

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GREENS MOVE FOR A LIFESAVING CUSTODY NOTIFICATION SERVICE - CALL OUT ALP FOR INACTION

June 17, 2020

Today the Greens have introduced legislation that would establish a strong and enforceable Custody Notification Service (CNS) administered by the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) in South Australia. A CNS is a 24-hour service that provides life-saving legal advice and welfare checks and support...

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UPPER HOUSE BACKS CALLS TO #KeepLocalTV

June 17, 2020

South Australia’s Upper House is calling on the federal Government to extend community television licences before the state’s own Channel 44, one of Australia’s last surviving community broadcasters, is switched off at the end of the month. Greens Member of Legislative Council Tammy Franks...

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Hateful 'Gay Panic' murder defence must finally go

May 13, 2020

Nearly 50 years ago, Dr George Duncan was thrown in Adelaide’s River Torrens because he was gay and he drowned. His killers were never brought to justice. In the years following, the South Australian parliament proudly led the nation on the decriminalisation of homosexuality...

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