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Question: Homelessness Services

September 24, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:46): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Human Services on the emerging topic of older women's homelessness. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: It is deeply concerning that older women...

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Motion: Support of Beyond COVID

September 23, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. M.C. Parnell: That this council— 1. Notes the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on the people of Australia, our society and our economy; 2. Acknowledges the substantial policy shifts by the Australian and the South Australian governments...

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Speech: Energy Policy

September 23, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:53): I rise today to speak about the Prime Minister's recently delivered energy address, something that, as The Saturday Paper noted, in almost 5,000 words made 49 references to gas, six references to coal but not a single mention of...

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Speech: Work Health & Safety Industrial Manslaughter Amendment Bill

September 23, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:07): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Today, I rise to reintroduce the Greens' Work Health and Safety (Industrial Manslaughter) Amendment Bill. This bill creates a new offence in South Australia of industrial manslaughter. It...

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Motion: Police Security Response Section

September 20, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council notes the significant concerns of many South Australians regarding the arrangements of the new SAPOL Security Response Section (SRS) and calls for a public community consultation process on this matter. I rise today to call for...

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Motion: Parliament Workplace Cultural Review Project

September 09, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Notes that on 19 February 2020 this council resolved that the President invite the SA Equal Opportunity Commissioner to make recommendations for reforms to facilitate the handling of harassment in this parliamentary workplace; 2....

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Question: Adelaide Football Club

September 09, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: The minister would be well aware that on 21 July he provided an answer to my previous question on this topic to the effect that SafeWork SA had confirmed that: No notifications or complaints against the Adelaide Football Club in relation...

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