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Question: SkyCity Adelaide

March 07, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:03): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Attorney-General a question about the independent investigation into SkyCity Adelaide. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In July 2022, it was announced that the Hon. Brian Martin AO...

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Speech: Poker Machines (Matters of Interest)

February 08, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:37): I rise today to speak about the profound harm caused by poker machine gambling. Australia has 76 per cent of the world's non-casino poker machines. Each year, Australians lose over $25 billion on a range of gambling products, and...

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Motion: Establishing an Online Gambling Committee

February 16, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer): That this council— That the council concur with the resolution of the House of Assembly contained in message No. 45 for the appointment of a joint committee on online gambling; that this council be represented on...

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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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Pokies Note Acceptors Bulldozed Through SA Parliament This Week

December 06, 2019

After a marathon debate in the state Upper House (over three days and long nights into early morning) the controversial bills that will ‘turbo charge gambling harm’ by allowing note acceptors in SA poker machines has drawn the condemnation of Greens’ MLC Tammy Franks....

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Reason thrown out the window as Pokies legislation pushed through Parliament

December 04, 2019

This week, while the Liberals and Labor teamed up to push through community-damaging and ill-considered pokies legislation, they have refused to support any cross-bench amendments to try and minimize the harm caused. Amendments the major parties rejected: Insert/increase penalty expiation fees for breaches of...

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Speech: Gambling Administration Bill - Second Reading

December 03, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:36): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the Gambling Administration Bill 2019. I thank the government for their briefing—which was held yesterday. I thank them for the scant answers that I have received so far to my...

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Motion: Gambling Reform

November 13, 2019

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. C. Bonaros: That this council— 1. Notes that the latest figures from the 34th edition of Australian Gambling Statistics of total gambling expenditure in Australia for 2016-17 show that: (a) the nation's gambling spend was $23.694 billion for...

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