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Motion: Supporting School Libraries

March 03, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Recognises that school libraries are at the heart of teaching and learning in schools and that they are also places where a love of reading can be sparked and nurtured, often with the guidance of...

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Motion: Harassment in the Parliamentary Workplace

March 03, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That the report by the Equal Opportunity Commission to the houses of the South Australian parliament, entitled Review of Harassment in the South Australian Parliament Workplace, dated February 2021, be noted. I will be brief today. I have moved...

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Question: Port Pirie Lead Smelter

March 02, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:12): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question on the topic of safety concerns at Nyrstar's Port Pirie lead smelter to the Treasurer in his role as Minister for Industrial Relations. Leave granted. The Hon....

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Speech: Termination of Pregnancy Bill

March 02, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to associate myself with the remarks made by the Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, and the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Hon. Stephen Wade. Currently, in March 2021, abortion remains a crime in South Australia, punishable...

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Question: Hotel Quarantine Workers

February 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:52): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the subject of contact tracing and the statewide lockdown. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The Woodville Pizza Bar in Adelaide's...

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Motion: COVID-19 Response Committee – Interim Report

February 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That the report be noted. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. This came after a number of countries had experienced outbreaks and after Australia had already confirmed its first COVID-19...

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Motion: Standing in Support of the People of Artsakh

February 17, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. I. Pnevmatikos: That this council— 1. Notes the actions and belligerence of Azerbaijan towards the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh in commencing military action on 27 September 2020; 2. Notes the serious concerns that have...

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Motion: Establishing an Online Gambling Committee

February 16, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer): That this council— That the council concur with the resolution of the House of Assembly contained in message No. 45 for the appointment of a joint committee on online gambling; that this council be represented on...

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