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Climate Environment & Water

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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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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