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Motion: World AIDS Day

December 01, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Recognises that each year on 1 December we commemorate World AIDS Day; and 2. Recommits to end AIDS by 2030. I rise because today marks the 34th occurrence of World AIDS Day and this...

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Question: Arts and Festivals Vaccine Requirements

November 30, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:21): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of vaccination requirements and the arts and festivals to the Treasurer representing the Premier as Minister for Arts and Tourism. Leave granted. The Hon....

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Question: Regional Vaccine Rollout

November 18, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the topic of vaccination rates in regional South Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I have been contacted...

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Speech: Port River Dolphins

November 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:24): I rise today to speak about the few remaining bottlenose dolphins that call our Port River home. Throughout the years we have seen many reports of dolphins becoming entangled in fishing equipment, fatally injured by boat propellers and, since...

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Speech: Introducing 'Just Legalise It' Bill

November 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:34): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. It is high time we legalised cannabis for adult use in our state of South Australia. While jurisdictions all over the world roll back prohibitions from the last...

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Question: Auslan Interpreters at COVID Press Conferences

November 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:38): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of Auslan interpreters to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Throughout most of the pandemic we have had...

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Question: Medicare Data and Vaccination Rates

November 16, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:48): Supplementary: why is SA Health not using Medicare data to ascertain vaccination rates? The Hon. S.G. WADE (Minister for Health and Wellbeing) (14:48): My understanding is that SA Health relies on data linkages not with Medicare data but with the Australian Immunisation Register....

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