In Parliament

BILL: Vesting of Waite Trust Land

Today Mark outlined the Greens' opposition to the road widening project at the junction of Fullarton and Cross Roads and this bill which will allow an unspecified amount of land to be taken from Waite Arboretum and Urrbrae Agricultural High School. This Government bill passed with the support of Labor. Mark's speech and the Committee stage debate are below.

QUESTION: Future of Highgate Park

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services about the future of Highgate Park (formerly known as the Julia Farr Centre in Fullarton) and whether, if the land is sold, it would be rezoned to maximise its value and therefore benefit the beneficiaries of the trust, or whether it would be rezoned consistent with the surrounding residential area.

QUESTION: Community volunteers under Landscape South Australia Act

In Question Time today, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services, representing the Minister for Environment and Water, about support for community volunteers following the transition to new natural resource management (NRM) arrangements under the Landscape South Australia Act.

GREENS BILL: Pledge of Loyalty

Today Mark introduced and spoke to this Greens bill which removes the outdated and inappropriate provision in our constitution requiring Members of Parliament, police officers and judges to swear an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her heirs and successors on appointment. 

QUESTION: Standing Orders Committee

In Question Time, Mark asked the President of the Legislative Council in his capacity as Chair of the Standing Orders Committee whether he would convene a meeting of the Standing Orders Committee given that standing orders have not been revised for 21 years. 

BILL: Single-use and other plastic products

Today, Mark outlined the Greens' position on this Government bill which will prohibit some single-use plastics and polystyrene products. Mark noted the modest list of items included under the bill and spoke of the Greens' forthcoming amendments to it which will primarily expand the list of items covered by the bill.