In Parliament

QUESTION: Development in National Parks

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Tourism to provide assurance that any new tourism infrastructure inside national parks or other conservation areas will be consistent with the approved management plans for those parks.

QUESTION: Elder Abuse

During Question Time Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing about progress towards state legislation to deal with  elder abuse.

SPEECH: Address in Reply

Today Mark gave an "Address in Reply" speech, responding to the Governor's address when opening the First Session of the Fifty-Fourth Parliament.

QUESTION: Vacant residential property tax

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer whether he would consider a tax on residential properties that are vacant for long periods in order to free up unused housing for rental or purchase.

SPEECH: Fossil Fuel Extraction Projects in SA

Today Mark gave a Matters of Interest speech about the Marshall Liberal Government's irresponsible promotion of new fossil fuel extraction projects in the midst of a global climate emergency and specifically about the dangerous and dirty process of extracting gas from underground coal seams known as underground coal gasification.

QUESTION: Nuclear waste dump's impact on tourism in SA

During Question Time Mark asked the Minister for Tourism if the Government has commissioned any research on the potential impact on tourism of hosting Australia's national nuclear waste dump in South Australia's Flinders Ranges.