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Speech: Private Mines Amendment Bill

October 13, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:45): I rise to briefly speak in support of the amendment to the Mining Act 1971 put forth by my colleague the Hon. Robert Simms. This bill seeks to impose similar regulations on private mines as exist for public ones...

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Speech: In Support of BYO Containers

September 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:04): I rise today to briefly add my support for this very sensible bill. As my colleague the Hon. Robert Simms has noted, this bill is an extremely simple amendment to the Civil Liability Act that aligns with the general...

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Speech: Spit Hood Prohibition

September 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (22:37): I rise in support of this bill, which will be known as Fella's Bill, to ban spit hoods. On behalf of the Greens, I note that we are now approaching the fifth anniversary of Wayne Fella Morrison's death. That...

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Speech: Industrial Manslaughter Amendment Bill

September 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (22:03): Thank you to all those who have made a contribution on this bill. In just over a week, we will be marking the October Labour Day public holiday in our state and commemorating the achievements of the Australian labour...

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Speech: World Peace Day (Matters of Interest)

September 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:20): I rise today to talk about peace and about our priorities, both here in our state and in our nation. At least $2 billion was just squandered on the now scrapped French submarine program in South Australia. It is...

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Speech: Statutes Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Bill

September 21, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:33): The Greens support the Statutes Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Bill 2021. This bill introduces a number of important reforms as they were proposed by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. As well as implementing recommendations...

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Speech: Bushfires Amendment Bill

September 08, 2021

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:32): Bushfires have long been a regular occurrence in our country, there is no doubt about that. They are so common that many native plant species have adapted to require scarification from hot temperatures in order for their seeds...

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Speech: Suicide Prevention Bill

September 08, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:24): I rise to support this bill, which seeks to reduce the incidence of suicide in our state and promote best practice suicide prevention in our policies across this state. It is a momentous bill, and I congratulate you, Mr...

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