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Climate Environment & Water

Motion: Fossil Fuels

February 22, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move That this council— 1. Acknowledges that fossil fuel combustion is the primary driver of global heating and climate change, which is threatening the lives, livelihoods and health of people across the globe; 2. Notes the petition by Fossil...

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Speech: Electoral (Control of Corflutes) Amendment Bill

February 08, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (12:04): I rise to support this bill brought to this place through the auspices of it being on the Notice Paper for quite a period of time. I have forgotten the number of days that was quoted—eight hundred and something,...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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