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Motion: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

June 17, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:59): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) every year, Aboriginal people continue to die in custody at increasingly higher rates in preventable circumstances; (b) there has not been a single conviction for any of these deaths; (c)...

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Speech: Policing the Pandemic

June 17, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:38): I rise to speak on the topic of policing the pandemic. We have heard many a time that we are living in unprecedented times, that this is the brave new world and our opportunity is before us to build...

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Motion: Channel 44 Community Television 2

June 17, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T. A. Franks: That this council— 1. Congratulates Adelaide's community TV media broadcaster, Channel 44, for covering South Australian stories, social and cultural activities, showcasing talent and creating employment and hands-on training opportunities for the local screen sector...

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Question: Springbank Secondary College - Closure Review Process

June 04, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:43): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the minister representing the Minister for Education on the topic of ministerial powers to close or amalgamate any school, but specifically the Springbank Secondary College. Leave...

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Motion: Gay Panic Provocation Defence for Murder

June 03, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks. That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) South Australia once led the nation on the decriminalisation of homosexuality after Dr George Duncan was murdered in the River Torrens because he was gay; (b) South Australia now lags...

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Question: Coronavirus Restrictions - Hospital Visitation

June 02, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:18): 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 hospital visitation restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leave granted. The Hon....

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Question: COVID-19 Testing

May 14, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:09): Has the minister asked the rate of accuracy of our testing regime at any time during the pandemic? The Hon. S.G. WADE (Minister for Health and Wellbeing) (15:10): Sorry; asked for what? The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Asked the health...

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