In Parliament

BILL: Differential rates on vacant residential land

Today Mark outlined the Greens support for a Bill that removes a disincentive for people to build their own homes on vacant plots of residential land. 

MOTION: SA-Best wind farm moratorium defeated

Today Mark spoke in strong opposition to the ill-conceived call by SA-Best for a moratorium on new wind farms in SA.  Without support from any other party in the Upper House, the motion was defeated.

SPEECH: Renting with pets

Mark today spoke about the lack of pet-friendly rental accommodation in SA. Some South Australians who move house find they're not allowed to take their beloved pet to their new home.  Having to abandon the family pet in order to have a place to live should not be a choice that anyone has to make. Mark outlined the Greens' plan to change South Australia’s rental laws to allows pets in rental properties. 

QUESTION: Electronic waste recycling at Nystar, Port Pirie

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer about the status of Nyrstar's project to deliver electronic waste recycling at Port Pirie.

BILL: Domestic Violence

Today Mark spoke about the domestic violence crisis we are facing in Australia. He called for more resources for the wide range of services and programs that help keep women safe, in addition to the introduction of further measures that help reduce the scourge of domestic violence.

QUESTION: Suspension of UCG trial at Leigh Creek

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, representing the Minister for Energy and Mining about the suspension of Leigh Creek Energy's three month trial of underground coal gasification in order to reignite the coal seam underground.