In Parliament

QUESTION: Bushfire recovery

In Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer about bushfire recovery and what processes are being put in place to prioritise urgent and essential additional expenditure involving rebuilding ahead of the resolution of insurance claims.

BILL: Lifting the GM crops moratorium on mainland SA

Following the defeat of the Government's regulations to lift the GM crops moratorium on mainland SA, the Government quickly introduced a Bill to do the same. In his speech, Mark addressed fifteen false claims about GM crops that have been raised frequently during debate on this issue in the media, in the community and in Parliament.

Bill: Crown Land Management in relation to private shacks on public land

Today Mark outlined the Greens' opposition to this Government Bill which reverses the law that when the leaseholder dies, the shack revert to public land and structures must be removed. It provides for ongoing tenure (freehold or leasehold) as an incentive for shack lessees to upgrade their shacks to modern standards.

BILL: Court of Appeal

Today Mark outlined the Greens' support for this Government Bill which will divide the work of the Supreme Court into two parts - the General Division and the Court of Appeal. 

BILL: Compulsory Land Acquisition

Today Mark outlined the Greens' position in relation to this Government Bill: to support the Bill other than the part that prevents compensation for land owners who have their underground land compulsorily acquired.

GREENS MOTION: Development Assessment Regulations disallowed

Today the Greens' motion to disallow the Government's Regulations made under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 concerning development assessment passed in Upper House.