In Parliament

BILL: Greens' amendment to Budget Bill saves role of KI Commissioner

Today, Mark moved a Greens' amendment to oppose the repeal of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island Act, which passed the Upper House despite opposition from the Government. 

BILL: Ratepayer protection

Today Mark outlined the Greens' support for a Bill to increase protection for ratepayers in terms of transparency and accountability as an alternative to the Marshall Liberal Government's rate capping policy.  

QUESTION: The threat of offshore oil and gas drilling to Kangaroo Island

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Tourism about the threat to tourism on Kangaroo Island that would result in the event of a major spill from offshore oil and gas drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

BILL: Prisoners voting in SA elections

Today Mark opposed the Government's legislation to remove the right for South Australian prisoners to vote in state elections.

BILL: National energy laws - rate of return

Today, Mark spoke about the importance of getting the formula for the rate of return right, as when you have natural monopolies with their regulated asset base and their guaranteed rate of return, business will do what it does and extract every last dollar it can from the resource it is controlling, so it is essential that the consumer's interest be front and foremost.

BILL: Budget Measures

Today, Mark responded to the Government's Budget Measures Bill, and outlined the Greens' opposition to the proposal to abolish the Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island and repeal the Act.