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Speech: Country Fire Service

February 22, 2024

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to support this select committee motion, noting, as other speakers have done, that we will be moving an amendment to refer it to the appropriate standing committee. In doing so, I do...

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Speech: Eyre Peninsula Water Supply

February 22, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to speak on behalf of the Greens in support of this select committee, which will look into Eyre Peninsula water supply. As the driest state in the driest inhabited continent, South Australia has the imperative to lead...

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Motion: Assange

February 22, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) on 20 and 21 February 2024, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom will hold a hearing into whether Walkley Award winning journalist, Mr Julian Assange, can appeal against...

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Motion: Fossil Fuels

February 22, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move That this council— 1. Acknowledges that fossil fuel combustion is the primary driver of global heating and climate change, which is threatening the lives, livelihoods and health of people across the globe; 2. Notes the petition by Fossil...

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Speech: Statutes Amendment Bill (Public Holidays)

February 21, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Industrial Relations Portfolio) Bill 2024. I note that the title of this bill is determined by parliamentary counsel. There are rules around titles of bills, so for the opposition's education that is...

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Question: APY Art Centre Collective Funding

February 21, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, representing the Minister for Arts, on the subject of the APY Art Centre Collective. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In the...

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Question: Tandanya

February 08, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:04): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the subject of Tandanya.Leave granted.The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Tandanya, also the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, is well known to...

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Speech: Electoral (Control of Corflutes) Amendment Bill

February 08, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (12:04): I rise to support this bill brought to this place through the auspices of it being on the Notice Paper for quite a period of time. I have forgotten the number of days that was quoted—eight hundred and something,...

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Question: Conversion Therapy

February 07, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Attorney as Leader of the Government in this place, representing the Premier, a question about banning conversion practices. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: On 8...

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