In Parliament

QUESTION: Members' accommodation allowance

In Question Time today, Mark asked the Treasurer about the Remuneration Tribunal's recent determination on accommodation allowance paid to country Members of Parliament.  

QUESTION: Parliamentary Allowances

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer in his capacity as Leader of the Government whether the Government had made a submission to the Remuneration Tribunal in relation to parliamentary allowances and if so, whether the submission would be available to Parliament. 

GREENS BILL: Raising the age of criminal responsibility

Today Mark introduced a Greens' Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.

QUESTION: Food Waste

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services, representing the Minister for Environment and Water, when the Government will support a weekly collection of domestic food and other organic waste. 

BILL: Vesting of Waite Trust Land

Today Mark outlined the Greens' opposition to the road widening project at the junction of Fullarton and Cross Roads and this bill which will allow an unspecified amount of land to be taken from Waite Arboretum and Urrbrae Agricultural High School. This Government bill passed with the support of Labor. Mark's speech and the Committee stage debate are below.

QUESTION: Future of Highgate Park

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services about the future of Highgate Park (formerly known as the Julia Farr Centre in Fullarton) and whether, if the land is sold, it would be rezoned to maximise its value and therefore benefit the beneficiaries of the trust, or whether it would be rezoned consistent with the surrounding residential area.