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Speech: Bushfires Amendment Bill

September 08, 2021

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:32): Bushfires have long been a regular occurrence in our country, there is no doubt about that. They are so common that many native plant species have adapted to require scarification from hot temperatures in order for their seeds...

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Motion: White Rock Quarry

August 25, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.A. Simms: That this council— 1. Notes with concern the proposed expansion of the White Rock Quarry in Horsnell Gully and the impact that this will have on health, the environment and air quality for residents in the...

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Question: St. Kilda Mangroves

August 24, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:42): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of the wastewater unit of SA Health and the septic tanks out at St Kilda to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Leave granted....

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Question: Are the Nationals fit to hold the water portfolio

June 24, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:45): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of the basin plan to the minister representing the Minister for Environment and Water. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Earlier today, we have...

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Speech: White Rock Quarry (Matter of Interest)

June 23, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:42): I rise to raise some serious health concerns about the expansion of White Rock Quarry in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. In January this year, the state government commenced a detailed assessment of the submission by Hanson construction materials to expand...

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Question: Does Labor support a Nuclear Waste Dump in SA?

June 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): Under standing order 107, I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the leader of the Labor opposition on the subject of nuclear waste dumps in South Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS:...

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Question: White Rock Quarry

June 10, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:36): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question on the topic of residential health impacts regarding the proposed White Rock Quarry expansion. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In...

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Motion: Dill Ministers Pickle the Mangroves

May 27, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council— 1. Condemns the inaction of the Minister for Environment and Water and the Minister for Energy and Mining in dealing with Buckland Dry Creek Ltd, resulting in the mass die-off of mangroves in...

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Question: Safe Drinking Water for SA

May 26, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:52): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of safe drinking water to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The SACOSS report, Falling Through the Gaps,...

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