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Industrial Relations & Public Sector

Question: Public Sector Procurement

June 06, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Public Sector and Industrial Relations and Attorney-General on the topic of the ICAC's 'Buying trust: corruption risks in public sector procurement'...

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Question: Reproductive Leave

June 06, 2024

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 reproductive leave for the public sector. Leave granted. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Reproductive leave...

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Speech: South Australian Employment Tribunal

May 17, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak in support of the Statutes Amendment (South Australian Employment Tribunal) Bill. SAET is the independent umpire for workplace disputes. Timely court proceedings are critically important where maintaining workplace relationships and contracts...

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Speech: Green Bans

May 02, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to observe that today is May Day and pay tribute not just to May Day and the workers but to the green bans, as relevant as they ever were. The workers united will never be defeated. 'Intersectionality' might...

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Question: Harassment in the Parliamentary Workplace

May 02, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Attorney-General, representing the Special Minister of State, on the topic of implementation of the equal opportunity commissioner's recommendations on sexual harassment in the parliamentary workplace. Leave...

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Sex Work is Work

May 01, 2024

The SA Greens condemn the SA Liberals’ attempts to undermine the safety of sex workers this May Day. This afternoon, the Leader of the Opposition of the Legislative Council will progress a bill to a vote that will make the industry less safe for...

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Motion: Parliament (Joint Services) (Clerks) Amendment Bill

March 22, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985 and to make a related amendment to the Constitution Act 1934. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move:...

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