In Parliament

SPEECH: Stop the cuts to our environment

South Australians are proud and protective of our wonderful natural environment.  We love our national parks, our bushland, our rivers, mountains, deserts and the wide range of species that call these precious places home.

Which is why so many of us were horrified to learn that the Marshall Liberal Government was prepared to put our environment up for sale. 

QUESTION: Health measures during heatwaves

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health & Wellbeing about measures taken to reduce the occurrence of illness and death that accompany heatwaves, given the hotter than average temperatures forecast for SA this summer. 

SELECT COMMITTEE: Inquiry into Adelaide Oval redevelopment

Mark today supported the establishment of a Select Committee to inquire into the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval, expressing concerns the Greens have about the continued alienation of the Adelaide Park Lands for various inappropriate purposes, not the least of which are private commercial purposes. 

GREENS MOTION: Student strike for climate action

Today Mark moved a motion to congratulate students who joined the student strike for climate action in Adelaide on 30 November and gave a commitment to the young people of South Australia that the Greens are listening and hearing their concerns. 

QUESTION: Helping struggling families this Christmas by funding Foodbank

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer whether the Government would help struggling South Australian families this Christmas by delivering an urgent contribution to Foodbank now, ahead of a longer term commitment to be considered as part of the next state budget.

BILL: Differential rates on vacant residential land

Today Mark outlined the Greens support for a Bill that removes a disincentive for people to build their own homes on vacant plots of residential land.