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Speech: Food Labelling (Matters of Interest)

September 25, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:43): On 14 September, the Nationals announced their intent to lobby the federal government—of which that party is a junior member—to ban the terms 'milk', 'meat' and 'seafood' from being used for alternative and plant-based products such as, for example, soy...

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Speech: Health Care (Health Access Zones) Amendment Bill

September 25, 2019

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:48): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Health Care Act 2008. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:49): I move: That this bill be now read a second...

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Speech: Confucius Institute (Matters of Interest)

July 31, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:37): I rise today to speak about my concerns about the Confucius institutes in our nation and in particular the one at Adelaide University. Last week, it was revealed through a media investigation that, of the 13 Confucius institutes at Australian...

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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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