In Parliament

GREENS BILL: Renting with Pets

Today Mark introduced a Greens' Private Members Bill to allow people to rent with their pets, other than in exceptional circumstances. This bill addresses an area that is well overdue for reform and, if it passes, it will have a significant positive effect on many lives — both human and animal.

SPEECH: Ride to Work Day

Today Mark spoke about Adelaide City Council's Ride to Work Day event which he attended, the need for more separated bikeways in the city and his view that the laws around e-bikes should be reviewed. 

QUESTION: Affordable housing

In Question Time today, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services about how the Government will ensure that affordable housing is made available to low-income South Australians when new multi-dwelling developments are approved.

GREENS MOTION: Greens win Climate Emergency declaration

Tonight, the Upper House of the South Australian Parliament passed the Greens' motion declaring a Climate Emergency and committed to restoring a safe climate by transforming the economy to zero net emissions.

GREENS BILL: Reaffirming a GM-free SA

Today Mark introduced a Greens Bill to reaffirm the decision of the SA Parliament in 2017 to extend the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops across the whole of the South Australia until 1 September 2025.

QUESTION: Climate change and health

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing why, given the acknowledged role of the fossil fuel industry in exacerbating climate change and therefore public ill health, the Department for Energy and Mining is not established as a Public Health Partner Authority with SA Health.