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Greens slam shop trading hours referendum

May 11, 2021

The Greens have today indicated that they will not be supporting the proposed referendum on shop trading hours put forward by the Marshall Liberal Government. The Greens slammed the idea as being a waste of public money, stating that the idea has been decisively...

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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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Speech: Use of Facial Recognition Bill

December 02, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (21:27): It has been sometime since I introduced this bill, and I thank those members who have made a contribution to the debate tonight. I note that this is unfinished business from those previous debates with regard to the bills...

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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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Question: Shop trading hours deregulation during COVID-19

July 22, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Noting that I won't get supplementaries, will the Treasurer please outline the health advice given to inform his actions to discontinue the previously COVID-related deregulated shop trading hours of past months? When was the advice given and by whom? In...

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Question: Protecting IP Rights in Video Game Industry

July 02, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:02): Supplementary: what is the Marshall government doing to ensure that the intellectual property of those who develop the games is respected and its integrity is maintained? The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Minister for Trade and Investment) (15:02): My understanding is that games...

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Question: COVID-19 Dancing Restrictions for Licensed Venues

July 02, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the health regulation and protection policies for COVID management plans and dancing in licensed venues. Leave granted. The Hon....

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