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Question: Stroke Foundation

November 16, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:39): I am just stunned by the ministerial statement that I am reading, Mr President—I am happy to have the call. I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing...

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Speech: Christmas Day Should Be A Public Holiday

October 27, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this bill be now read a second time. This year, Christmas Day, 25 December, falls on a Saturday. That is why today I introduce this bill into the state parliament to ensure that all South Australians who work...

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Question: Intersex Awareness Day

October 27, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:06): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the subject of Intersex Awareness Day. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I note that yesterday was Intersex Awareness...

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Motion: Call For Jobs Guarantee in SA

October 27, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (20:26): I move: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the socio-economic shockwaves from COVID-19 will continue for years; 2. Notes that unemployment and underemployment were already a significant, ongoing issue prior to the pandemic; 3. Recognises intergenerational inequality has resulted in...

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Speech: Private Mines Amendment Bill

October 13, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:45): I rise to briefly speak in support of the amendment to the Mining Act 1971 put forth by my colleague the Hon. Robert Simms. This bill seeks to impose similar regulations on private mines as exist for public ones...

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Motion: SA Italian Association 70th Anniversary

October 13, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of the Hon. F. Pangallo: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the 70th anniversary of the South Australian Italian Association (SAIA); 2. Recognises the contributions made by the SAIA to the advancement of multiculturalism in South Australia through the preservation and...

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Motion: Lion Arts Factory

October 13, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:23): I move: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the profound impact COVID-19 has had and will continue to have on the entertainment industry; 2. Recognises the work and unique positions of Five Four Entertainment, Plus One Co., and Lion Arts...

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Motion: World Kangaroo Day

October 13, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:35): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that 24 October is World Kangaroo Day, celebrating kangaroos and raising awareness about the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife in the world; 2. Acknowledges that loss of habitat, bushfires, drought, predators,...

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