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Motion: Adelaide University Bill

November 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:24): I have heard over and over again in this debate, which is calling for the release of the business case, that the only information that has been kept from us as a parliament is that which is commercially sensitive material...

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Speech: SA First Nations Voice Repeal Bill

November 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:31): I rise on behalf of the Greens, but also on at least 11 votes in this place, to speak against the First Nations Voice Repeal Bill 2023. The Hon. Sarah Game of the One Nation party has finally—after a few false starts—introduced this...

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Speech: Inquiry into the Urban Forest

November 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:06): I also rise to speak to this interim report of the inquiry into the urban forest undertaken by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee. I echo my colleagues the Hon. Emily Bourke and the Hon. Michelle Lensink's sentiment, with thanks...

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Question: First Nations Voice to Parliament

November 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:06): My question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is: can he please update us on the progress towards South Australia's First Nations Voice to Parliament? The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public...

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Speech: Adelaide University Bill

October 31, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:28): I rise also to speak on behalf of the Greens but not as the portfolio holder on this particular bill that seeks to create the Adelaide University. I note that in my colleague's absence I was one of the members...

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Speech: Aboriginal Governance

October 20, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:06): As noted by the Hon. Tung Ngo, the inquiry into Aboriginal governance was referred to the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee by the then Premier in February 2021. Over its course, the committee received 48 written submissions and heard oral...

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Motion: Israel/Hamas

October 20, 2023

That this council— 1. Unequivocally condemns the attacks on Israel by Hamas, which are the heinous acts of terrorists, and have encompassed the targeting and murder of civilians, including women and children, the taking of hostages and indiscriminate rocket fire; 2. Stands with Israel...

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Question: Adelaide 500

October 19, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:03): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Leader of the Government, the Attorney-General, for the Premier on the topic of the operation of the Motorsport Board. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: We became...

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Speech: ERDC Committee - Disposal of PFAS

October 18, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:15): I rise to speak on this report. PFAS, of course, are a group of over 4,000 synthetic chemicals being used in industry and consumer products for decades because of their ability to resist heat, stains, grease and water. Unfortunately,...

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Speech: Federal Voice to Parliament

October 18, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:46): I rise to give my take on the Voice. Saturday was a really hard day. The Greens share the disappointment of those who wanted to see us, as the minister earlier today said, realise the hopes and aspirations of...

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