In Parliament

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.

SELECT COMMITTEE: Inquiry into Adelaide Oval redevelopment

Mark today supported the establishment of a Select Committee to inquire into the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval, expressing concerns the Greens have about the continued alienation of the Adelaide Park Lands for various inappropriate purposes, not the least of which are private commercial purposes. 

GREENS MOTION: Student strike for climate action

Today Mark moved a motion to congratulate students who joined the student strike for climate action in Adelaide on 30 November and gave a commitment to the young people of South Australia that the Greens are listening and hearing their concerns. 

QUESTION: Helping struggling families this Christmas by funding Foodbank

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer whether the Government would help struggling South Australian families this Christmas by delivering an urgent contribution to Foodbank now, ahead of a longer term commitment to be considered as part of the next state budget.

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.