In Parliament

SPEECH: Electoral Fairness

Today Mark spoke to the Government's Electoral Fainess Bill. Having successfully ensured that the constitution was fairer to all parties and candidates in 2017, he explained why the Greens would not support reinstating the offensive provisions back into the constitution. The bill did not pass second reading stage. 



QUESTION: Cruise ship visitation to KI

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment whether he will be formally responding to the 'Impacts of cruise ship visitation on Kangaroo Island' report.

GREENS BILL: Commencement of Planning and Design Code

Today Mark introduced a Greens Bill to give the Minister for Planning the ability to postpone the introduction of the Planning and Design Code for South Australia.

SPEECH: Select Committee on moratorium of GM crops

Today, Mark noted the report of the Select Committee on Moratorium on the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops in South Australia and reflected on six particular observations that came out of the evidence presented to the Committee. 

QUESTION: Non compliance with freedom of information legislation

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing why his office have continued to refuse to release documents requested under Freedom of Information, in defiance of the Ombudsman's ruling. These documents were Government consideration of market impacts if the proposed federal deregulation of a number of new GM techniques were approved. 

BILL: Land Tax

Today Mark outlined the Greens' support for the Land Tax Bill, his disappointment at the level of misinformation about the Bill and the missed opportunity for tax reform.