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Health and Wellbeing

Question: Ensuring Public Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

July 01, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:30): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing about a coronavirus vaccine. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The federal government has announced some $66 million towards finding...

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Motion: Blood Donor Restrictions

July 01, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:01): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that since 1996 South Australia has had a deferral period for gay and bisexual men looking to be donors of whole blood, meaning they cannot donate blood unless it has been 12...

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Question: COVID-19 Testing Regime

July 01, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:19): I seek leave to make a very brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the topic of the COVID-19 testing regime. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I have asked the minister...

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Speech: Policing the Pandemic

June 17, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:38): I rise to speak on the topic of policing the pandemic. We have heard many a time that we are living in unprecedented times, that this is the brave new world and our opportunity is before us to build...

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Question: Coronavirus Restrictions - Hospital Visitation

June 02, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:18): 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 hospital visitation restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leave granted. The Hon....

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Question: COVID-19 Testing

May 14, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:09): Has the minister asked the rate of accuracy of our testing regime at any time during the pandemic? The Hon. S.G. WADE (Minister for Health and Wellbeing) (15:10): Sorry; asked for what? The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Asked the health...

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Question: Renal Dialysis Services

May 14, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:37): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the topic of changes to health services, including renal services. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: A constituent, who...

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Speech: Abortion Access under COVID Pandemic

May 13, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:38): I rise today to talk about abortion access for South Australian women under the COVID pandemic. South Australia is the only place in this nation where almost all abortions happen at a public hospital and at no cost to...

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