In Parliament

BILL: Investigation Powers of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

Today Mark responded to the Government's Bill relating to the ability for the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption to hold public hearings for maladministration or misconduct inquiries.

SPEECH: Climate Emergency and the Greens' battery storage fund

Today Mark spoke about the climate emergency and outlined the Australian Greens' plan for a $2.2 billion fund for household battery storage. 

QUESTION: Public health impacts of climate change

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing whether he agreed that climate change is greatest threat to health this century and what actions he or the Department of Health are taking to prevent climate change getting worse and further harming the health of South Australians. 

QUESTION: SA position on the deregulation of new GM techniques

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing again about the SA Government's position on the Federal Government's proposal to deregulate a number of new genetic modification techniques, given that the states had been asked to sign-off on the proposed regulatory changes by 11 March this year.

QUESTION: Deregulation of new GM techniques

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing about the SA Government's position on the federal deregulation of new genetic modification techniques, given the significance of this decision and the likely negative impact on overseas markets for Australian food products if deregulation proceeds. Mark also requested that the Minister release the regulatory impact statement and any analysis on trade and market access impacts, including economic impacts on South Australian farmers and businesses.

GREENS BILL: Protection for South Australian heritage places

Mark today introduced a Greens' Private Members Bill to ensure the continued protection of South Australia's heritage buildings.