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Health and Wellbeing

Motion: World AIDS Day

December 01, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Recognises that each year on 1 December we commemorate World AIDS Day; and 2. Recommits to end AIDS by 2030. I rise because today marks the 34th occurrence of World AIDS Day and this...

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Question: Arts and Festivals Vaccine Requirements

November 30, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:21): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of vaccination requirements and the arts and festivals to the Treasurer representing the Premier as Minister for Arts and Tourism. Leave granted. The Hon....

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Question: Regional Vaccine Rollout

November 18, 2021

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 topic of vaccination rates in regional South Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I have been contacted...

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Speech: Introducing 'Just Legalise It' Bill

November 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:34): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. It is high time we legalised cannabis for adult use in our state of South Australia. While jurisdictions all over the world roll back prohibitions from the last...

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Question: Stroke Foundation

November 16, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:39): I am just stunned by the ministerial statement that I am reading, Mr President—I am happy to have the call. I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing...

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Question: Medicare Data and Vaccination Rates

November 16, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:48): Supplementary: why is SA Health not using Medicare data to ascertain vaccination rates? The Hon. S.G. WADE (Minister for Health and Wellbeing) (14:48): My understanding is that SA Health relies on data linkages not with Medicare data but with the Australian Immunisation Register....

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Question: Ensuring Adequate Skill Levels for ICU New Recruits

October 12, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:04): Supplementary: of the 370 new recruits, how many will be adequately skilled to step straight into an ICU role? The Hon. S.G. WADE (Minister for Health and Wellbeing) (15:04): The 370 is in relation to three particular metropolitan local...

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Question: Covid Support

September 23, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:38): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Treasurer on the topic of COVID supports. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: We all know full well that, given the situation of border closures...

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Question: Health System Capacity

September 23, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:07): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of health system capacity to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: We know that our health system is under pressure...

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