In Parliament

GREENS BILL: A Fair Go for Renters

Today Mark introduced a Greens' Bill to give people who rent in SA a fair go.  The Residential Tenancies (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill provides more protections and rights so that South Australians who rent will be able to live in a home that is safe, private and comfortable, without fear of being discriminated against if they request urgent repairs or being evicted for no reason.

QUESTION: Members' accommodation allowance

In Question Time today, Mark asked the Treasurer about the Remuneration Tribunal's recent determination on accommodation allowance paid to country Members of Parliament.  

QUESTION: Parliamentary Allowances

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer in his capacity as Leader of the Government whether the Government had made a submission to the Remuneration Tribunal in relation to parliamentary allowances and if so, whether the submission would be available to Parliament. 

SPEECH: Use of off-road vehicles

Speaking to the Motion that the fifth report of the Natural Resources Committee, on an inquiry into the use of off-road vehicles in South Australia, be noted, Mark expressed his disappointment that the Committee had the opportunity to make some recommendations that favoured the environment over recreational vehicle use but did no such thing. 

GREENS BILL: Raising the age of criminal responsibility

Today Mark introduced a Greens' Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.

QUESTION: Food Waste

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services, representing the Minister for Environment and Water, when the Government will support a weekly collection of domestic food and other organic waste.