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Safe drinking water stocktake urgently needed for SA

May 25, 2021

In Parliament today the Greens have asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing if his Department will conduct a safe drinking water stocktake following revelations that there is a “lack of direction and accountability” among government agencies when it comes to regulating water supply,...

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Greens call on Libs to embrace 'green steel'

April 12, 2021

Premier Marshall should push for Federal Government funding to encourage green steel production in Whyalla, say the SA Greens. “Today’s report from the Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide (as reported in today’s Advertiser) confirms what the Greens have been arguing for a...

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Question: Electric Vehicles

November 11, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:52): Supplementary: what will be the cost of administering the EV (electric vehicle) road user tax over that $1 million over the forward estimates of collection of the tax? The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (14:52): They are the sort of...

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Speech: Energy Policy

September 23, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:53): I rise today to speak about the Prime Minister's recently delivered energy address, something that, as The Saturday Paper noted, in almost 5,000 words made 49 references to gas, six references to coal but not a single mention of...

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Question: Government Advertising Guidelines

June 30, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:36): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Treasurer questions on the topic of government advertising guidelines. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Two Sundays ago, residents of South Australia were given a day's reprieve from...

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Coorong Trust Passes Upper House

October 18, 2019

Last night the Legislative Council passed the Coorong Environmental Trust Bill 2019, which received unanimous support from all sides of politics. The legislation, which has been called for by the local community, will establish the Coorong Environmental Trust; an independent body with the objective...

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Speech: Watergate Australia (Matters of Interest)

May 01, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:34): I rise today to speak about watergate: #watergate has hit Australia's social media in the past few weeks. Like the previous Watergate scandal, it is certainly one of intrigue. It has come to the fore due to the hard work...

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United front to take the politics out of the Coorong under new Bill

March 29, 2019

Tomorrow MPs across the political divide will be joining the local community in the Coorong to talk about new legislation proposed by Greens MLC Tammy Franks. The legislation, which has been called for by the local community, will establish the Coorong Environmental Trust; an...

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