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Motion: Legalisation of Cannabis

October 19, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:28): I move: 1. That, in the opinion of this council, a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on— (a) the potential impact of legalisation of cannabis in South Australia for adult use with reference to legal...

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Motion: Facial Recognition Technology

October 19, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:24): I move: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the growing public debate around the use of facial recognition technology. 2. Recognises that the use of facial recognition technology and its prevalence has outpaced consumer and privacy protection legislation. 3. Recognises...

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Question: Facial Recognition Technology

June 16, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:06): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Attorney-General on facial recognition technology. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I start by noting the City Safe CCTV network is a $3 million network...

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Greens Say it's High Time to Legalise Cannabis in SA

June 15, 2022

The Greens have introduced a Bill into the South Australian Parliament that would, if passed by both houses, legalise cannabis for adult use with regulation of the resultant legal industry through a Licensing Agency. The South Australian Cannabis Licensing Agency would establish oversight and...

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Motion: Cost of Living in SA

May 04, 2022

Debate on motion of Hon. R.A. SIMMS: That this council— 1. Recognises that: (a) inflation in Australia is at its highest level in more than 20 years putting enormous pressure on South Australians, particularly those on low incomes; and (b) the cost of living is...

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Question: Single Touch Payroll

September 23, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): Supplementary: in the cited jobs growth rate, what was the difference in hours and what were the total hours? The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (14:50): The best indicator of that is the wages comparison, which was not released in...

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Speech: In Support of BYO Containers

September 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:04): I rise today to briefly add my support for this very sensible bill. As my colleague the Hon. Robert Simms has noted, this bill is an extremely simple amendment to the Civil Liability Act that aligns with the general...

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