In Parliament

SPEECH: MP's disrespectful behaviour

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. 

BILL: Carly's Law - creating offences for dishonest communication with children

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.

QUESTION: Simplify Bills

During Question Time today, Mark asked the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, about the Government's plans to introduce "Simplify" Bills.

GREENS BILL: Stop automatic pay rise for MPs

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.

QUESTION: Saving the Mount Gambier roundhouse

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.

QUESTION: Return to work after domestic violence leave

During Question Time Mark asked the Minister for Industrial Relations about flexibility for teachers when returning to work after domestic violence leave.