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Speech: Melbourne Cup (Matters of Interest)

October 30, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:45): I rise to devote some time just before the first Tuesday in November, the so-called race that stops a nation, to ponder whether one day the nation will stop this race. Indeed, I commend one of my favourite singers and...

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Speech: Surrogacy Bill

October 29, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:09): I rise on behalf of the Greens to support this bill. The Surrogacy Bill 2019 repeals part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 and creates a standalone act to recognise and regulate certain forms of surrogacy in our state....

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Speech: Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

September 26, 2019

  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:33): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019. I know that this bill gives the commissioner and the court the power to vary or revoke an exemption that has been...

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Speech: Health Care (Health Access Zones) Amendment Bill

September 25, 2019

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:48): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Health Care Act 2008. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:49): I move: That this bill be now read a second...

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Speech: Food Labelling (Matters of Interest)

September 25, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:43): On 14 September, the Nationals announced their intent to lobby the federal government—of which that party is a junior member—to ban the terms 'milk', 'meat' and 'seafood' from being used for alternative and plant-based products such as, for example, soy...

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Motion: 125th Anniversary of women's suffrage

September 11, 2019

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. C. Bonaros: That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) 19 September 2018 marked the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand; (b) on 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women over 21...

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Motion: State Coroner

September 10, 2019

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. C. Bonaros: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the retirement of State Coroner Mark Johns in August 2019, after a long and distinguished legal career in private practice and the public sector; 2. Recognises the exemplary service, commitment and...

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Speech: Confucius Institute (Matters of Interest)

July 31, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:37): I rise today to speak about my concerns about the Confucius institutes in our nation and in particular the one at Adelaide University. Last week, it was revealed through a media investigation that, of the 13 Confucius institutes at Australian...

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Motion: Gayle's Law

June 18, 2019

The Hon. C. BONAROS: I move: That the regulations made under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010 concerning remote area attendance made on 16 May 2019 and laid on the table of this council on 4 June 2019, be disallowed. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I...

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