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Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation

Question: Stolen Wages of Indigenous Australians

May 17, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Supplementary: how will the government tackle the stolen wages of Aboriginal people in South Australia, given we are the last jurisdiction to take action on this matter? The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations...

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Speech: South Australian Museum

May 02, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to support this motion calling for a standing committee to take on a referral instead of setting up yet another select committee. The South Australian Museum restructure is an issue that has quite...

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Speech: Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue

April 10, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise as, I believe, one of two Greens speakers to offer my condolences to the family and loved ones of Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE DSG. Dr O'Donoghue was known not only to South Australians but right across the...

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Question: Repatriation of Ancestral Aboriginal Remains

April 10, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs a question about the repatriation of Aboriginal remains. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The South Australian Museum cares for almost 4,000 restricted objects that have...

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Question: Removal of Aboriginal Children

March 19, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the minister representing the Minister for Child Protection a question about the forcible removal of Aboriginal children. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: An ABC article published on 18 March...

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Question: First Nations Voice Elections

March 07, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Supplementary: how do the nominations turn out compared to, say, council or other elections that are similarly run in this state? The Hon. K.J. MAHER: I thank the honourable member for her question. It's a question that has been asked....

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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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Question: APY Art Centre Collective Funding

February 21, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, representing the Minister for Arts, on the subject of the APY Art Centre Collective. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In the...

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Question: Tandanya

February 08, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:04): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the subject of Tandanya.Leave granted.The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Tandanya, also the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, is well known to...

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