In Parliament

BILL: Safeguarding South Australians from elder abuse

Mark today spoke in strong support of the Government's Bill to establish an adult safeguarding unit within the Office for the Ageing which will be responsible for responding to reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of vulnerable adults.

SPEECH: Adelaide Park Lands

Mark's speech today focussed on Adelaide's precious Park Lands, and how, as certain as night follows day, the Park Lands are under constant threat from proposals to develop, privatise or alienate this open space.

QUESTION: The quality of our drinking water

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services, representing the Minister for Environment and Water, a question about drinking water quality.

BILL: National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Mark gave his strong support today for the Government's Bill to South Australia into the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

QUESTION: Deregulation of new genetic modification techniques

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health & Wellbeing about the SA Government's position on the federal Government's proposal to de-regulate new genetic modification techniques.

BILL: Whistleblower protection laws

Today Mark spoke about the importance of whistleblower protection legislation and the ability to appropriately disclose information to journalists and Members of Parliament in certain circumstances.