In Parliament

QUESTION: Freedom of information

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer, as Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, about providing access to cabinet documents in light of the Government's election promise and commitment to greater transparency and openness in government.

BILL: Simplify

In speaking to the Government's Simplify Bill today, Mark noted that the vast bulk of it relates to access to government information and that while overall the reforms are an improvement, they are modest, lacking in ambition as to what is possible and what is needed. 

QUESTION: Medical help for asylum seekers

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing whether he will again offer South Australia as a destination for asylum seekers who are repartirated to Australia for medical treatment as an alternative to sending them to Christmas Island.

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.