Rate Capping is Dead - But Local Government Accountability Reform is Still Alive

With a majority of State Parliament’s Upper House now committed to opposing rate capping for local councils, attention should now focus on improving accountability for rate spending, according to Greens MLC, Mark Parnell.

Old parties fail fair pay test

Today in SA Parliament, both the Marshall Liberal Government and the Labor Opposition voted down a Greens Bill to end automatic pay rises for state MPs.

Crunch time for Liberals on fracking - can they be trusted to keep their word?

On Wednesday afternoon, the Upper House of State Parliament will vote on a Greens’ Bill to ban fracking for gas in the South East region of South Australia. 

Auto Pay Rise for MPs Must Stop

Greens MLC Mark Parnell has introduced a Bill into State Parliament to stop the automatic flow-on of Federal MP pay rises to State MPs and to give the government and Parliament the ability to exercise restraint.

South East fracking ban must be legislated

The Greens have introduced a Bill into State Parliament to ensure that the promised 10 year gas fracking moratorium in the South East, will be made law.

Community views to be ignored in new $34m supermarket/retail complex

A new $34 million supermarket complex planned for the former Le Cornu site on Anzac Highway, Forestville will be assessed without public consultation and with no regard to a Parliamentary inquiry about to be conducted into the re-zoning of the land.