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Speech: Poker Machines (Matters of Interest)

February 08, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:37): I rise today to speak about the profound harm caused by poker machine gambling. Australia has 76 per cent of the world's non-casino poker machines. Each year, Australians lose over $25 billion on a range of gambling products, and...

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Speech: Sportswashing (Matters Of Interest)

October 19, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:46): I rise today to speak about sportswashing. Sportswashing is a deeply concerning practice of large businesses, countries and organisations using their sponsorship of sports and community events to launder their reputations. I want to bring sportswashing to the attention...

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Speech: Magistrates Court (Nunga Court) Amendment Bill

September 08, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:41): I rise today to speak in support of the Magistrates Court (Nunga Court) Amendment Bill 2022. This bill legislates a formal place for Nunga Courts in our judicial system, created as a result of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal...

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Speech: Granite Island Little Penguins

September 07, 2022

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:46): I rise today to speak with great sadness and concern about the plight of the little penguins on Granite Island. Our iconic colony of little penguins on Granite Island faces many threats and, devastatingly, their numbers are declining. The...

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