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Industrial Relations & Public Sector

Speech: Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill (Second Reading)

May 12, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:09): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I rise to speak to this new Greens bill, which will take an essential and long overdue step to protect workers from sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace....

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Motion: Welcome to Robert Simms MLC

May 04, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. Lucas: That this council welcomes the Hon. Robert Simms, elected by an Assembly of Members of both houses on 4 May 2021 to replace the Hon. M.C. Parnell (resigned). The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Unsurprisingly, I rise to support...

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Motion: Farewell to Mark Parnell MLC

March 31, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: With some sadness, I move: That this council— 1. Notes the upcoming retirement of the Hon. Mark Parnell MLC after 15 years of service to the people and Parliament of South Australia; 2. Recognises his role as the first member of...

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Motion: Review of Sexual Harassment in South Australian Parliament

March 17, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council notes the report by the Equal Opportunity Commission to the houses of the South Australian Parliament, entitled Review of Harassment in the South Australian Parliament Workplace, dated February 2021. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS...

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