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Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation

Speech: Evidence (Aboriginal Traditional Laws and Customs) Amendment Bill

June 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens, as the spokesperson for Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation, to support this bill. As noted by the Attorney, in 1986 the Australian Law Reform Commission released the Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Laws report. The report...

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Question: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

May 02, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Recommendation 226 from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody calls for the independent investigation of complaints against police and the employment of Aboriginal people or use of Aboriginal organisations in an independent police complaints body. That recommendation sets out...

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Question: Custody Notification Service

February 07, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:22): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Attorney-General on the topic of the custody notification service. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: A custody notification service (CNS) is designed to provide Aboriginal...

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Question: Aboriginal Women's Gathering

November 29, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:09): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the topic of the Aboriginal Women's Gathering. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In previous years, the previous Labor government...

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Question: Cashless Debit Card

September 28, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): Supplementary: does the minister believe that the community will welcome the ability to be able to buy a raffle ticket for their children's school fundraisers or participate in the cash economy, which allows them to buy second-hand goods locally...

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Question: Sacred Mound Springs

September 28, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:03): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the sacred mound springs of the Arabana people. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: There are two stories to tell...

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Question: Barngarla People Litigation

September 27, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:58): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Attorney-General on the topic of the state and commonwealth governments' litigation against the Barngarla people. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The Barngarla Determination Aboriginal...

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Speech: Magistrates Court (Nunga Court) Amendment Bill

September 08, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:41): I rise today to speak in support of the Magistrates Court (Nunga Court) Amendment Bill 2022. This bill legislates a formal place for Nunga Courts in our judicial system, created as a result of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal...

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