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Climate Environment & Water

Motion: Kings Reserve

May 31, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the importance of Kings Reserve to the local community, and that its existing mature trees help cool one of Adelaide’s hottest councils on the heat map, and one of the lowest percentages of tree...

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Question: Climate Change Action plan

May 31, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In March this year, the IPCC released their climate report, A Survival Guide for Humanity. This report, of course, brings into sharp focus the losses and damages caused by climate change, which are hitting the most vulnerable people and ecosystems...

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Question: Adelaide Beach Management Review

May 18, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In April 2022, the Malinauskas government announced that the planned construction of a sand recycling pipeline between West Beach and Semaphore South would be halted. Instead, a comprehensive review of all available coastal sand management options is being initiated by the...

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Question: Koala State Plates

May 17, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The Malinauskas government announced during the 2022 state election that a Koala State plate option for South Australian vehicles would be introduced with an additional cost to car owners of $50 for the purchase of the plates, going towards helping our...

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Question: Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary

May 04, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: PIRSA undertook a review of recreational fishing management in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary in late 2022. The options paper for the review found there is a high likelihood of interactions between dolphins in the sanctuary and recreational fishing gear, and that...

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Question: River Murray Flood, Fish Kills

March 21, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:29): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development a question about mass fish kills in the Murray. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Biosecurity is the lead agency for...

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Liberals Must be Crystal Clear about Crystal Lake

March 15, 2023

The Greens have called on the Marshall Liberal Government to release all of the data and documents they have relating to the water quality and safety at Highbury Quarry, following their announcement that they want to turn the disused quarry into a recreation park...

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Question: Microalgae Biosequestration

March 09, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:06): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on the topic of microalgae biosequestration. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Since the beginning of the Industrial...

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Motion: Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex

November 16, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:08): I move: 1. That a select committee of the Legislative Council be established to inquire into and report on the decision-making process and impact of approval of the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex at the tip of Eyre Peninsula...

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Question: Australian Radioactive Waste Agency

November 03, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:29): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Attorney-General on the topic of the powers of the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency to override South Australian laws. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: As...

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