In Parliament

GREENS MOTION: World Heritage Protection for the Great Australian Bight - passes Upper House

Today Mark's motion regarding world heritage protection for the Great Australian Bight was brought to a vote. It was passed in an amended form, despite opposition from the Marshall Liberal Government.

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.