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Motion: COVID-19 Response Committee – Interim Report

February 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That the report be noted. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. This came after a number of countries had experienced outbreaks and after Australia had already confirmed its first COVID-19...

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Speech: Road Traffic (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill

February 03, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this bill be now read a second time. It is not the first time the issue of medicinal cannabis and driving while a legally prescribed medicinal cannabis patient has been raised in this place. Before I go much...

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Speech: COVID19 Response Expiry Bill 2021

February 02, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:38): I rise very briefly to join my colleague the Hon. Mark Parnell in expressing support for the bill before us. I also take this opportunity to note that, while this is a very simple bill and extends what has...

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Question: Flinders Uni Students Coronavirus Testing

December 02, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:28): I seek leave to make brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question about COVID communication. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: It has come to my attention that through the communication channel Overheard at...

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Greens call for extended Covid-19 hotline hours

November 17, 2020

In Parliament today, the Greens called for better access to COVID-19 information, in particular for people wanting to access the SA COVID-19 Information Line and the SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line. Both of these hotlines operate within very limited hours. The Victorian, Queensland,...

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Speech: Termination Of Pregnancy Bill – 2nd Reading Speech

November 12, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise with great pleasure today to support the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 and associate myself with the remarks of my honourable colleague Mark Parnell and the Hon. Ian Hunter in congratulating the Marshall government for allowing this debate to...

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Motion: COVID-19 Transition Committee

November 11, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:00): I move: That this council requires the Chair of the SA COVID-19 Transition Committee to provide to the COVID-19 Response Committee of this council the complete adopted minutes of all meetings of the SA COVID-19 Transition Committee. I rise...

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Question: COVID-19 Home Quarantine App

November 10, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:24): Noting that I won't get a supplementary, my question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing with regard to the COVID-19 home quarantine app. It was announced last month by the government that they were seeking a procurement...

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