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Motion: Don Dunstan Anniversary

June 13, 2023

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.B. Martin: That this council— 1. Acknowledges that 7 March 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of the election of Don Dunstan as the member for Norwood; and 2. Recognises the significant social, cultural and economic contributions made by...

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Question: Code of Ethics - 'Upset Unionist'

June 13, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Industrial Relations and the Public Sector on the topic of the Public Sector Code of Ethics. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: As many of us...

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Motion: Australian of the Year - Taryn Brumfitt

June 01, 2023

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. H.M. Girolamo: That this council— 1. Congratulates Taryn Brumfitt, body image activist, director, writer and speaker on her 2023 Australian of the Year award; 2. Highlights the outstanding contribution Taryn has made to educating young people and their...

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Motion: Young Australian of the Year Award - Awer Mabil

June 01, 2023

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. H.M. Girolamo: That this council— 1. Congratulates Awer Mabil, professional soccer player and co-founder of not-for-profit organisation Barefoot to Boots on his 2023 Young Australian of the Year award; 2. Highlights the outstanding contribution he makes to ensure...

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Motion: TMS to a vote

June 01, 2023

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an effective treatment option for some people with major depression; (b) in 2018, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists recommended that...

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Question: Digitisation of records

June 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Is the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs aware of the fact that the digitisation of these records has not occurred and that is what is largely restricting access? What is being done to ensure digitisation of the records? The Hon. K.J. MAHER...

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Speech: Evidence (Aboriginal Traditional Laws and Customs) Amendment Bill

June 01, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens, as the spokesperson for Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation, to support this bill. As noted by the Attorney, in 1986 the Australian Law Reform Commission released the Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Laws report. The report...

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Motion: Kings Reserve

May 31, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the importance of Kings Reserve to the local community, and that its existing mature trees help cool one of Adelaide’s hottest councils on the heat map, and one of the lowest percentages of tree...

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Motion: Gender

May 31, 2023

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. S.L. Game: That this council— 1. Accepts that there are biologically two sexes and, in turn, a reflection of two genders; 2. Acknowledges that two genders have been accepted common knowledge for most of history; 3. Recognises that...

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Question: Climate Change Action plan

May 31, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: In March this year, the IPCC released their climate report, A Survival Guide for Humanity. This report, of course, brings into sharp focus the losses and damages caused by climate change, which are hitting the most vulnerable people and ecosystems...

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