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Speech: SA First Nations Voice to Parliament

March 07, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to speak to this motion. The Greens will not be supporting the motion without amendment and so, therefore, I move to amend the motion as follows: Paragraph 1. Leave out all words after 'Voice' and insert 'was one...

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Speech: Stop Military Exports to Israel

March 07, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to reflect on Australia exporting weapons to Israel during the current conflict. Over recent months the state of Israel's attacks on Gaza have killed over 29,313 Palestinians and injured some 69,333 innocent people since 7 October 2023,...

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Speech: Transparency and Water Buybacks

March 07, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to speak on behalf of the Greens in support of this bill. Improved transparency is always an initiative that the Greens will support, especially around a resource as vital as water. Without water our way of life,...

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Speech: Country Fire Service

February 22, 2024

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to support this select committee motion, noting, as other speakers have done, that we will be moving an amendment to refer it to the appropriate standing committee. In doing so, I do...

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Speech: Eyre Peninsula Water Supply

February 22, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to speak on behalf of the Greens in support of this select committee, which will look into Eyre Peninsula water supply. As the driest state in the driest inhabited continent, South Australia has the imperative to lead...

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Speech: Statutes Amendment Bill (Public Holidays)

February 21, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Industrial Relations Portfolio) Bill 2024. I note that the title of this bill is determined by parliamentary counsel. There are rules around titles of bills, so for the opposition's education that is...

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Speech: Gender Dysphoria

February 08, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to speak on this particular motion, noting that the Greens will not be supporting the establishment of this select committee. I would like to point out that there already has been a recent South Australian inquiry into...

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Speech: Electoral (Control of Corflutes) Amendment Bill

February 08, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (12:04): I rise to support this bill brought to this place through the auspices of it being on the Notice Paper for quite a period of time. I have forgotten the number of days that was quoted—eight hundred and something,...

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