The Greens are calling for an immediate moratorium on the deportation of Hazaras back to Afghanistan in light of the Federal Court’s ruling today.
Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has exposed the State governments’ ‘dereliction of duty’ in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands following questions asked in Question Time today in the Legislative Council.
The Greens’ Correctional Services spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has called on the Minister for Correctional Services to intervene to permit inmates eligible to vote in South Australia’s Correctional Services institutions the right to receive election-related material from a prisoners’ advocacy organisation.
In the wake of the decision to defund the AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA), AIDS Council services and programs must continue to be located within community-based, peer-driven models, Greens’ Health spokesperson Tammy Franks says. More than 700 people have now signed an online petition expressing anger over the ceased funding.
The news that a NSW Parliamentary Committee has concluded that States CAN indeed legislate for same-sex marriage in their jurisdiction is a welcome development, according to Greens’ Gender and Sexuality spokesperson, Tammy Franks.
Labor member Gerry Kandelaars’ motion to applaud the passage of New Zealand’s marriage equality legislation and test levels of support for same sex marriage in the Parliament has passed in the Upper House this evening.
Tomorrow (May 10, 2013) marks the 41st anniversary of Adelaide University law lecturer Dr George Duncan’s death – an important moment to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to overcome homophobia and ongoing discrimination towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) South Australians, says Greens’ Gender and Sexuality spokesperson Tammy Franks.
It is clear that the media must be granted greater access to Australia’s offshore detention centres, the Australian Greens said today after reports emerged from the Department of Immigration regarding regular suicide attempts in the Nauru facility.