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Climate Environment & Water

Question: Coastal Sand Erosion

October 19, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:08): My question to the Attorney-General is: will he, as the delegated minister, provide an update to the council regarding the matter of coastal sand erosion and renourishment, particularly with the case of West Beach? The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister...

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Greens Support Community Action on Climate

September 29, 2022

Protestors gathered in Adelaide CBD to demand more action on climate. A protest organised by Uni Students for Climate Action was held Friday night on the steps of Parliament House. Tammy Franks MLC spoke at the rally, in support of the communities call for...

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Motion: Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty

September 07, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:13): I move: That this council— 1. Acknowledges that the scientific consensus is clear that human activities are primarily responsible for accelerating global climate change; 2. Recognises that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported in 2018 that we must...

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Parliament Declares Climate Emergency

May 31, 2022

Both houses of Parliament today have finally passed a motion to declare a climate emergency in South Australia. Former Greens MLC Mark Parnell passed a historic motion declaring a climate emergency in South Australia in the upper house in 2019, making it the first...

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Question: Nuclear Waste Dump in Kimba

May 06, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:36): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on the nuclear waste dump near Kimba. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: As we know, the federal...

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Greens Pledge to Protect the Port River Dolphins

February 22, 2022

The Greens today released a four-point plan to better protect Adelaide’s much-loved Port River Dolphins and pledged to take a Bill to implement the plan to the next Parliament. The Greens’ announcement comes as South Australia welcomes the arrival of newborn calf Neon to...

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Speech: Private Mines Amendment Bill

October 13, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:45): I rise to briefly speak in support of the amendment to the Mining Act 1971 put forth by my colleague the Hon. Robert Simms. This bill seeks to impose similar regulations on private mines as exist for public ones...

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