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Animal Welfare

Question: Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide

October 17, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:26): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides.Leave granted.The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: There has been an increase in small native animals consuming...

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Motion: Greyhound Racing Inquiry

September 28, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS : I rise to conclude my remarks on my motion calling for an independent review of the greyhound racing industry. Before I lose the attention of the council, I seek leave to table documents—approximately 50 pages of photos. It is often...

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Question: Feral Pigs

September 26, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Primary Industries a question regarding feral pig culling. In August, the Limestone Coast Landscape Board recorded three outbreaks of feral pigs over the last 18 months, with the...

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Motion: National Threatened Species Day and Whalers Way

September 13, 2023

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:14): I move:That this council— 1. Recognises that Thursday 7 September 2023 was National Threatened Species Day; 2. Notes that Whalers Way, located on the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula, is home to a number of threatened, endangered and...

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Speech Veterinary Services Bill

August 31, 2023

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:42): I rise on behalf of the Greens today to speak briefly in support of the Veterinary Services Bill. Veterinarians are an integral part of our community. Indeed, they are an integral part of this council at the moment....

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Question Surveillance Devices Act 2016 (Greyhounds)

August 30, 2023

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:38): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Attorney-General on the topic of the Surveillance Devices Act 2016, and animal welfare prosecutions. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The RSPCA South Australia...

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SA Greens Support Justice for Greyhounds Protest

August 05, 2023

A protest in response to the horrific footage of greyhounds being kicked, punched and beaten last week is being held in Adelaide today, organised by Greyhound Welfare Initiative and Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds. The Greens support the Premier’s announcement of the independent...

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SA Greens Welcome Independent Inquiry into Greyhound Racing

July 26, 2023

The Greens have welcomed the decision of the Malinauskas Government to establish an independent inquiry into Greyhound Racing in South Australia. Greens animal welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has emphasised the necessity that the inquiry have broad terms of reference and wide-ranging powers. “The...

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Greens Renew Their Call for Independent Inquiry Into SA Greyhound Racing Industry

July 26, 2023

The Greens have renewed their call urging the Malinauskas Government to establish an independent inquiry into greyhound racing industry practices and governance, following the release of footage showing the alleged abuse of multiple greyhounds. Greyhound Racing SA is the Controlling Body responsible for the...

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