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Question: Renal Dialysis Services

May 14, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:37): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the topic of changes to health services, including renal services. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: A constituent, who...

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Question: COVIDsafe App

May 13, 2020

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:36): My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing regarding the COVIDSafe app. It is simply: what state requirements, through either the parliament or other delegated legislation, will be required for this app to be able to...

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Motion: International Nurses & Midwives Day

May 13, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. S.G. Wade: That this council— 1. Recognises the World Health Organization declaring 2020 the 'Year of the Nurse and the Midwife'; 2. Recognises both International Nurses Day and International Day of the Midwife; 3. Recognises the courage, hard...

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Speech: Abortion Access under COVID Pandemic

May 13, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:38): I rise today to talk about abortion access for South Australian women under the COVID pandemic. South Australia is the only place in this nation where almost all abortions happen at a public hospital and at no cost to...

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Motion: Gay Panic Provocation Defence for Murder 2

May 13, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:36): I move: 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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Motion: Springbank Secondary College

April 09, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:51): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that in 2016 the then Pasadena High School resolved by a voluntary vote process to remain open and not merge; 2. Applauds the rebranded Springbank Secondary College for its ambition to be...

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