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Question: Sexual Harassment in Parliament

May 27, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:05): Under standing order 107, I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Hon. Rob Lucas regarding his public commentary on sexual harassment in the South Australian parliamentary workplace. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A....

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Motion: Dill Ministers Pickle the Mangroves

May 27, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council— 1. Condemns the inaction of the Minister for Environment and Water and the Minister for Energy and Mining in dealing with Buckland Dry Creek Ltd, resulting in the mass die-off of mangroves in...

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Speech: Legislation Interpretation Bill - Second Reading

May 27, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:51): I rise on behalf of the Greens to indicate broad support on the Legislation Interpretation Bill 2021; however, I do note some concerns with the absence of extrinsic materials, and the Greens will be moving an amendment on that...

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Speech: SA Multiculturalism Bill 2020

May 27, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to support the South Australian Multicultural Bill 2020. The bill has four main objectives. That is, to introduce a parliamentary declaration that would recognise and acknowledge Australian Aboriginal people as South Australia's first peoples, as...

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Question: Safe Drinking Water for SA

May 26, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:52): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of safe drinking water to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The SACOSS report, Falling Through the Gaps,...

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Motion: Gendered Violence Prevention

May 26, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. C. Bonaros: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the thousands of people who attended the March 4 Justice in South Australia on 15 March 2021; 2. Condemns all forms of gendered violence; 3. Calls for an end to gendered...

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Speech: Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill (Second Reading)

May 12, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:09): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I rise to speak to this new Greens bill, which will take an essential and long overdue step to protect workers from sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace....

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