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Health and Wellbeing

Speech: Suicide Prevention Bill

September 08, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:24): I rise to support this bill, which seeks to reduce the incidence of suicide in our state and promote best practice suicide prevention in our policies across this state. It is a momentous bill, and I congratulate you, Mr...

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Question: Covid-19 Restrictions

September 07, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:35): With the relaxing of restrictions at the 70 and 80 per cent levels federally, can the minister clarify whether or not all jurisdictions will be needing to be above that 70 and 80 per cent for the restrictions to...

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Question: Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout

September 07, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:47): Supplementary: where a South Australian is now overdue for their second dose but had AstraZeneca for their first dose, will they be able to avail themselves of a Pfizer shot for that second dose at these clinics? The Hon....

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Motion: White Rock Quarry

August 25, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.A. Simms: That this council— 1. Notes with concern the proposed expansion of the White Rock Quarry in Horsnell Gully and the impact that this will have on health, the environment and air quality for residents in the...

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Question: Early Learning Strategy

June 24, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:12): Supplementary: will this developmental information be also captured in the My Health Record of these children? Will any legislative reform or current legislative supports be made to facilitate this—the data sharing act, for example? The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer)...

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Question: Mental Health Accommodation

June 23, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:44): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question without notice to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the topic of dual occupancy rooms in psychiatric wards. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: After one...

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Speech: White Rock Quarry (Matter of Interest)

June 23, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:42): I rise to raise some serious health concerns about the expansion of White Rock Quarry in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. In January this year, the state government commenced a detailed assessment of the submission by Hanson construction materials to expand...

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Question: White Rock Quarry

June 10, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:36): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question on the topic of residential health impacts regarding the proposed White Rock Quarry expansion. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In...

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Motion: Save Peterborough Medical Centre

June 09, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:35): I move: That this council— 1. Notes the closure of the medical centre in Peterborough on 30 June 2021 due to a shortage of physicians; 2. Recognises that this is part of a concerning trend of the loss of...

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