In Parliament

GREENS BILL: Protection for South Australian heritage places passes Upper House

Today, Mark summed up the debate and brought his Greens Bill to ensure the continued protection of South Australia's heritage buildings to a vote. The Bill was passed by majority in the Upper House but without support from the Liberal Government.

SPEECH: Sustainability

Today Mark spoke about sustainability and South Australia's role in the increasingly urgent debate about the world that we will leave to future generations. 

QUESTION: Compulsory Third Party Insurance

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer whether environmental considerations are taken into account in choosing the private insurance companies allowed to contest the compulsory third party insurance market in South Australia. 

BILL: Supply

In speaking to the Government's Supply Bill, Mark noted the cruelty of the abolition of two-section fares on Adelaide Metro buses, trains and trams, with part-time and casual workers being the biggest losers.

GREENS MOTION: Call on Government to reinstate Brand South Australia passes Upper House

Today Mark's motion calling on the Marshall Liberal Government to reinstate funding for Brand South Australia was brought to a vote. The motion was passed in its original form despite the Marshall Liberal Government moving amendments to change its intent. 

SPEECH: Flinders Chase National Park

Mark spoke today about how the planning system is failing our natural environment citing the recent approval by the State Planning Commission of a series of 20 private luxury accommodation buildings on the coast of Kangaroo Island in Flinders Chase National Park.