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Speech: SA Pathology (Matters of Interest)

April 02, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:24): I rise today to speak on the privatisation of SA Pathology. Every time we go for a blood test to investigate or keep track of an illness or have a tissue sample from a pap test or a suspicious mole sent...

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Motion: Newstart Allowance

March 20, 2019

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.T. Ngo: That this council— 1. Recognises that all Australian jobseekers deserve adequate income support to maintain a decent standard of living and have access to resources to look for work, which enables and supports recipients to transition...

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Speech: Abortion Law Reform - Conclusion of 2nd Reading Speech

March 01, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to conclude my comments on the second reading of this most important bill. I do so because best quality abortion care is enabled when abortion is a woman's decision, affordable to all and accessible regardless of a woman's location....

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Motion: Service SA

February 13, 2019

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. E.S. Bourke: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the vital services provided to the community by local Service SA centres; 2. Notes that local Service SA centres provide access to a range of transactions, many of which are not...

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Motion: Child Protection Workers

December 07, 2018

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. C. Bonaros: That this council— 1. Recognises that child protection workers dedicate their careers to caring for our state's most vulnerable people; 2. Acknowledges that the safety of these children and young people is of paramount consideration but,...

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Speech: Climate Change (Matters of Interest)

December 05, 2018

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:23): Today, I rise to speak about our collective future, our current reality and the conversation happening between almost 200 nations in Poland right at this very moment. I am of course talking about climate change. Currently, the COP24 conference...

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