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Speech: Independent Office of Animal Welfare Bill

February 22, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:58): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I am pleased to introduce this bill, which will establish an independent office of animal welfare and a fit-for-purpose animal welfare advisory committee. This would be an independent...

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Speech: Poker Machines (Matters of Interest)

February 08, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:37): I rise today to speak about the profound harm caused by poker machine gambling. Australia has 76 per cent of the world's non-casino poker machines. Each year, Australians lose over $25 billion on a range of gambling products, and...

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Speech: Sportswashing (Matters Of Interest)

October 19, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:46): I rise today to speak about sportswashing. Sportswashing is a deeply concerning practice of large businesses, countries and organisations using their sponsorship of sports and community events to launder their reputations. I want to bring sportswashing to the attention...

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