In Parliament

GREENS BILL: Reaffirming a GM-free SA

Today Mark introduced a Greens Bill to reaffirm the decision of the SA Parliament in 2017 to extend the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops across the whole of the South Australia until 1 September 2025.

QUESTION: Climate change and health

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing why, given the acknowledged role of the fossil fuel industry in exacerbating climate change and therefore public ill health, the Department for Energy and Mining is not established as a Public Health Partner Authority with SA Health.

BILL: Legal Practitioners

Today Mark outlined the Greens amendment to this Government Bill which secures the current funding for the Law Foundation and the Greens support for an additional amendment to ensure at least 50% of this funding goes toward the provision of community legal services. 

QUESTION: Health levy on sugary drinks

In Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing whether a state health levy on sugary drinks will be introduced, as called for by health experts. 

GREENS MOTION: Climate emergency declaration in SA

Today Mark moved a motion calling on members of the South Australian Parliament to declare that we are facing a climate emergency. 

SPEECH: Electric Vehicles

Mark spoke today about Australia's first electronic vehicle transition conference which he attended. Presentations aimed at myth busting around electric vehicles showed that the range is now hundreds of kilometres per charge and when it comes to costs, electric vehicles are already cheaper than petrol vehicles for fleet owners.