Mark today moved a motion calling on the SA State Government to work with the Federal Government to seek listing under the World Heritage Convention of the waters, seabed and coastline of the Great Australian Bight, as a matter of urgency.
Today Mark spoke about standards of appropriate behaviour of Members of Parliament in their dealings with each other and with the community, and why Parliament should become White Ribbon workplace accredited.
Today Mark spoke in support of legislation to make it illegal for a person to engage in dishonest communication with children. The Bill was passed that evening, with the support of entire Legislative Council.
During Question Time today, Mark asked the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, about the Government's plans to introduce "Simplify" Bills.
Today Mark introduced his Greens' Bill to prevent SA State MPs from receiving automatic payrises whenever Federal MPs get a pay increase. Instead, the Greens Bill provides that state MPs' pay be set by the state Remuneration Tribunal.
During Question Time Mark asked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, representing the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, to prevent the demolition of the Mount Gambier roundhouse in order to gauge community support for a rescue operation that would to enable the restoration and repurposing of the roundhouse for public purposes.