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Speech: Southern Ocean Wind Farm

November 16, 2023

Speech: Southern Ocean Wind Farm - YouTube The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to speak briefly on this motion on behalf of the Greens, and make some reflections on the motion, but also tilting at windmills. The world is facing a climate emergency. It...

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Speech: SA First Nation Voice Repeal Bill

November 16, 2023

Speech: SA First Nations Voice Repeal Bill - YouTube The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I will keep this short and sweet. Here we are yet again seeing on our Notice Paper a bill to repeal the First Nations Voice—something that this parliament, both houses, has...

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Speech: Hydrogen and Renewable Energy

November 16, 2023

Speech: Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill - YouTube  The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to speak also on the Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill, noting that there is a crossover of portfolios within the Greens between myself and my colleague, the Hon. Robert...

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Question: Police Complaints

November 15, 2023

(1) Question: Police Complaints - YouTube The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Section 46 of the Police Complaints and Discipline Act applies to members of the public and of the media. It is exceptionally broad and it criminalises the publication of information or material that may...

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Question: Prohibition of Neo Nazi Symbols

November 02, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:04): Under standing order 107, I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Hon. Sarah Game on the topic of the prohibition of Neo-Nazi symbols select committee, which she chairs. In response to a spate...

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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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