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Speech: Murray-Darling Basin

November 30, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to speak about restoring our rivers. This week, the Australian Greens secured a critical lifeline for the Murray-Darling Basin. The Murray-Darling Basin is our country's lifeblood. An evaluation report by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority released in December 2020...

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Speech: Public Holiday Bill

November 29, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens in support of this bill. As you may recall, in December 2021, I introduced a bill to this place to amend the Holidays Act to make Christmas Day, no matter what day it...

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Speech: Southern Ocean Wind Farm

November 16, 2023

Speech: Southern Ocean Wind Farm - YouTube The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to speak briefly on this motion on behalf of the Greens, and make some reflections on the motion, but also tilting at windmills. The world is facing a climate emergency. It...

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Speech: SA First Nation Voice Repeal Bill

November 16, 2023

Speech: SA First Nations Voice Repeal Bill - YouTube The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I will keep this short and sweet. Here we are yet again seeing on our Notice Paper a bill to repeal the First Nations Voice—something that this parliament, both houses, has...

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Speech: Hydrogen and Renewable Energy

November 16, 2023

Speech: Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill - YouTube  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to speak also on the Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill, noting that there is a crossover of portfolios within the Greens between myself and my colleague, the Hon. Robert...

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Speech: SA First Nations Voice Repeal Bill

November 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:31): I rise on behalf of the Greens, but also on at least 11 votes in this place, to speak against the First Nations Voice Repeal Bill 2023. The Hon. Sarah Game of the One Nation party has finally—after a few false starts—introduced this...

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Speech: Inquiry into the Urban Forest

November 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:06): I also rise to speak to this interim report of the inquiry into the urban forest undertaken by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee. I echo my colleagues the Hon. Emily Bourke and the Hon. Michelle Lensink's sentiment, with thanks...

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Speech: Adelaide University Bill

October 31, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:28): I rise also to speak on behalf of the Greens but not as the portfolio holder on this particular bill that seeks to create the Adelaide University. I note that in my colleague's absence I was one of the members...

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Speech: Aboriginal Governance

October 20, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:06): As noted by the Hon. Tung Ngo, the inquiry into Aboriginal governance was referred to the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee by the then Premier in February 2021. Over its course, the committee received 48 written submissions and heard oral...

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Speech: ERDC Committee - Disposal of PFAS

October 18, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:15): I rise to speak on this report. PFAS, of course, are a group of over 4,000 synthetic chemicals being used in industry and consumer products for decades because of their ability to resist heat, stains, grease and water. Unfortunately,...

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