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Motion: Supporting School Libraries

March 03, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That this council— 1. Recognises that school libraries are at the heart of teaching and learning in schools and that they are also places where a love of reading can be sparked and nurtured, often with the guidance of...

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Motion: Harassment in the Parliamentary Workplace

March 03, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That 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, be noted. I will be brief today. I have moved...

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Motion: COVID-19 Response Committee – Interim Report

February 17, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I move: That the report be noted. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. This came after a number of countries had experienced outbreaks and after Australia had already confirmed its first COVID-19...

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Motion: Standing in Support of the People of Artsakh

February 17, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. I. Pnevmatikos: That this council— 1. Notes the actions and belligerence of Azerbaijan towards the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh in commencing military action on 27 September 2020; 2. Notes the serious concerns that have...

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Motion: Establishing an Online Gambling Committee

February 16, 2021

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer): That this council— That the council concur with the resolution of the House of Assembly contained in message No. 45 for the appointment of a joint committee on online gambling; that this council be represented on...

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Speech: Parliamentary Workplace Harassment

November 12, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:59): I rise on behalf of the Greens to wholeheartedly support the minister's amendments and acceptance of the motion from the other place. We know full well in this council that we have passed motions to effect such an inquiry by...

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Motion: COVID-19 Transition Committee

November 11, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:00): I move: That this council requires the Chair of the SA COVID-19 Transition Committee to provide to the COVID-19 Response Committee of this council the complete adopted minutes of all meetings of the SA COVID-19 Transition Committee. I rise...

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Motion: Parliament Workplace Cultural Review Project

September 28, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council— 1. Notes that on 19 February 2020 this council resolved that the President invite the SA Equal Opportunity Commissioner to make recommendations for reforms to facilitate the handling of harassment in this parliamentary...

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Motion: Support of Beyond COVID

September 23, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. M.C. Parnell: That this council— 1. Notes the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on the people of Australia, our society and our economy; 2. Acknowledges the substantial policy shifts by the Australian and the South Australian governments...

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