In Parliament

GREENS MOTION: Private development in Flinders Chase National Park

Today Mark moved a motion to express concern at proposals to develop private luxury accommodation in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island.

SPEECH: Stop the cuts to our environment

South Australians are proud and protective of our wonderful natural environment.  We love our national parks, our bushland, our rivers, mountains, deserts and the wide range of species that call these precious places home.

Which is why so many of us were horrified to learn that the Marshall Liberal Government was prepared to put our environment up for sale. 

QUESTION: Future Jobs Fund grant to AWC

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer about the Future Jobs Fund grant given to the Australian Walking Company to develop 'luxury tent-style eco-sensitive accommodation' on the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail within Flinders Chase National Park. 

BILL: Child exploitation and Police powers to unlock electronic devices

Today, Mark spoke about the Greens' support for the encryption provisions in this Government Bill that will enable Police to unlock electronic devices in relation to child exploitation cases while expressing concerns that these powers will also apply to cases that do not involve child exploitation. He outlined the Greens' amendment that would confine these powers to child exploitation cases.

QUESTION: Health measures during heatwaves

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health & Wellbeing about measures taken to reduce the occurrence of illness and death that accompany heatwaves, given the hotter than average temperatures forecast for SA this summer. 

BILL: Youth Treatment Orders

Today Mark outlined the Greens' concerns and strong opposition to the Government's deeply flawed proposal for mandatory treatment measures for young people grappling with drug issues.