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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: Are the Nationals fit to hold the water portfolio

June 24, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:45): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of the basin plan to the minister representing the Minister for Environment and Water. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Earlier today, we have...

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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: Does Labor support a Nuclear Waste Dump in SA?

June 22, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): Under standing order 107, I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the leader of the Labor opposition on the subject of nuclear waste dumps in South Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS:...

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Speech: TAFE SA Repeal Bill

June 21, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to repeal the TAFE SA Act 2012. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I rise today...

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Question: Adelaide’s EIU Liveability Ranking

June 10, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:15): Supplementary: do these complex calculations made by the Economist Intelligence Unit include income or local employment opportunity and, if so, please provide what they had to say on those particular matters. The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (15:15): The index,...

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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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