In Parliament

BILL: 10 year moratorium on fracking passes

Mark spoke again about the need to ban fracking in the South East and Greens support for the Bill for a moratorium. He noted a sense of déjà vu as this Bill, introduced into the Upper House as a Government Bill, was identical to Mark's Greens Bill that the Government opposed back in July of this year.

QUESTION: Funding of road upgrades for KI's Smith Bay deep water port

During Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer about funding requests for road upgrades for the controversial new industrial sea port development on Kangaroo Island's Smith Bay for Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers.

BILL: Reducing price-fixing in the gas market

Today, in responding to the Government's Bill, Mark noted that whilst an aim of the Bill is to reduce price-fixing that impacts on the end users of gas, it does absolutely nothing to prevent price gouging and the manipulation of the market by gas companies that are also generators of electricity.

GREENS BILL: Ban mandatory gas connections in new housing developments

Today Mark introduced a Greens Bill to outlaw the practice by housing developers to lock families into legally-binding arrangements that force them to use fossil fuels in their homes.

QUESTION: Law reform for disability mobility vehicles

During Question Time, Mark asked the Minister for Human Services whether law reform is needed to increase the mobility options for people whose disabilities prevent them from driving cars but who are otherwise fit enough to use other electric-powered mobility options.

GREENS BILL: Freedom of Information Bill passes Upper House

Today, Mark summed up debate and brought his Greens FOI Bill to a vote. The Bill was passed by majority support in the Upper House.