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Speech: Surrogacy Bill

October 29, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:09): I rise on behalf of the Greens to support this bill. The Surrogacy Bill 2019 repeals part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 and creates a standalone act to recognise and regulate certain forms of surrogacy in our state....

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Speech: Health Care (Health Access Zones) Amendment Bill

September 25, 2019

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:48): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Health Care Act 2008. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:49): I move: That this bill be now read a second...

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New Bid For Abortion Safe Access Zones

September 24, 2019

The global ‘40 Days for Life’ protest of abortion health care commences this Wednesday, September 25 and runs until November 3. A private members bill by Greens Tammy Franks and Labor’s Nat Cook will be introduced in both Houses of state parliament today to...

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High court throws out case against Safe Access Zones

April 10, 2019

The High Court has thrown out the case against safe access zone laws in Victoria and Tasmania.  Safe access zones in Victoria and Tasmania create a 150-metre protection zone outside abortion clinics and prohibit certain behaviours.   The High Court upholding these safe access zones as constitutional is good news for South Australia, where...

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Speech: Abortion Law Reform - Conclusion of 2nd Reading Speech

March 01, 2019

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to conclude my comments on the second reading of this most important bill. I do so because best quality abortion care is enabled when abortion is a woman's decision, affordable to all and accessible regardless of a woman's location....

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