In Parliament

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 broader tax reform, including the removal of stamp duty on residential property purchases. 

GREENS MOTION: Preventing the GM crops moratorium on mainland SA being lifted

Today Mark moved to disallow the Government's Regulations that will lift the moratorium on growing GM crops on mainland SA from 1 December 2019. 

QUESTION: Planning Zones in National Parks

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services, representing the Minister for Environment and Water a question about the zoning of national parks.