In Parliament

MOTION: Feminine Hygiene

Today Mark spoke in support of the motion calling on the Government to work with the feminine hygiene industry and community partners to expand the current provisions of sanitary product support in South Australian schools and develop a free, accessible and non-stigmatising supply and distribution scheme for a range of hygiene and sanitary items.

GREENS MOTION: Greens win vote to prevent GM crops moratorium being lifted

Today the Greens' motion to disallow the Government's Regulations that would have lifted the moratorium on growing GM crops on mainland SA from 1 December 2019 passed in the Upper House.  It was supported by Labor Opposition and SA-Best and opposed by Advance SA and the Liberal Government. 

SPEECH: SA Environment Protection Awards

Today Mark acknowledged the 2019 winners of the South Australian Environment Awards. The awards recognise those people who have made a substantial contribution to the protection of the environment. 

QUESTION: Overland train service

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment about the Overland train service.

BILL: Tresspass on Primary Production Premises

Today Mark put the Greens' position on the record in relation to this Bill which increases penalties for farm trespass. As it does not seem to be based on any South Australian experience nor address any of the reasons why animal welfare groups take it upon themselves to trespass on farms, the Greens will oppose the Bill at the third reading unless it is substantially amended.

BILL: Continuing Professional Development

Today Mark outlined the Greens' support to legislate for continuing professional development for architects including the importance that architects be exposed to the latest thinking in relation to environmental sustainability including water-sensitive urban design and energy efficiency.