In Parliament

GREENS BILL: Waste avoidance through BYO containers

Today Mark introduced a Greens' Bill to enable people to bring and use their own food containers when buying food from food retailers, in order to reduce waste.

GREENS BILL: Phasing out single-use plastics

Mark introduced his Greens' Bill to reduce plastic pollution.  The Bill phases out the use of single-use plastic items such as straws, cups, plates, stirrers and other plastic waste products over a five-year period.  Retailers will be required to start providing re-useable, biodegradable or compostable alternatives right now so we can start to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic products.

GREENS BILL: Libs vote down legislation for 10 year moratorium on fracking

Today Mark brought his Greens Bill for a 10 year moratorium on fracking in the South East of South Australia to a vote. The Bill was opposed by both the Marshall Liberal Government and the Labor Opposition and so was defeated.

SPEECH: Anti-nuclear campaign

Mark today gave a speech about the campaign against a high level international nuclear waste dump in South Australia.

QUESTION: Privacy implications for My Health records

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question about the My Health Record scheme, and what steps the state government will take to protect the privacy of South Australians from inappropriate access to their health records.

BILL: ICAC investigation powers

Today Mark outline the Greens' support for the Government's Bill to provide the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption with the power to hold some hearings in public, and flagged Greens amendments.