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Speech: Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Bill

May 16, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to oppose the repeal of the Labour Hire Licensing Act. I note that, back in February when the Treasurer brought this bill into this place, he uttered only 56 words before seeking leave to...

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Speech: Federal Election 2019 (Matters of Interest)

May 15, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:42): With just three days to go before we decide who will govern the country for the next three years, I want to take just over three minutes to ponder the promise of Australia, and ponder it I do because, to...

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Speech: Watergate Australia (Matters of Interest)

May 01, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:34): I rise today to speak about watergate: #watergate has hit Australia's social media in the past few weeks. Like the previous Watergate scandal, it is certainly one of intrigue. It has come to the fore due to the hard work...

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Speech: SA Pathology (Matters of Interest)

April 02, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:24): I rise today to speak on the privatisation of SA Pathology. Every time we go for a blood test to investigate or keep track of an illness or have a tissue sample from a pap test or a suspicious mole sent...

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Speech: Abortion Law Reform - Conclusion of 2nd Reading Speech

March 01, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to conclude my comments on the second reading of this most important bill. I do so because best quality abortion care is enabled when abortion is a woman's decision, affordable to all and accessible regardless of a woman's location....

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Speech: Climate Change (Matters of Interest)

December 05, 2018

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:23): Today, I rise to speak about our collective future, our current reality and the conversation happening between almost 200 nations in Poland right at this very moment. I am of course talking about climate change. Currently, the COP24 conference...

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