In the dying minutes of the Parliamentary sitting session the Liberal Party back flipped on their previous commitment to support equality between CFS and MFS firefighters on cancer compensation. Just two days after the SA Legislative Council Opposition and cross-benchers voted to pass the Greens’ amendments to the Government Bill to provide cancer compensation to both paid and volunteer firefight
The SA Legislative Council today overwhelmingly voted to pass the Greens’ amendments to the Government Bill to provide cancer compensation to both paid and volunteer firefighters. The state Bill reflects gains made for firefighters by a Greens’ Bill passed in the Federal Parliament in late 2011.
CFS Executive Director Sonia St Alban and volunteer firefighters will today present the Country Fire Service Volunteers Association’s (CFSVA) petition to the Member for Morphett, Duncan McFetridge MP.
Greens’ Animal Welfare and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks has welcomed the passage of her Food (Labelling of Free Range Eggs) Amendment Bill through the Legislative Council today. This is step forward towards ensuring consumer certainty, a fair go for fair dinkum free range farmers and a step up for animal welfare standards in SA.
Greens’ Animal Welfare and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has welcomed the complaint made by the consumer watchdog organisation CHOICE to the NSW Office of Fair Trading calling for a crack-down on free range eggs.
The Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to extend a cancer protection Bill to cover all CFS volunteer firefighters is an appalling betrayal that abandons volunteers in their time of greatest need, says the Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC.
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.
Weatherill Govt ‘Passed the Buck’ on worker safety by rushing Adelaide Oval schedule to suit election date
Fresh reports today that the key union for workers on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment site are concerned the speed of the construction schedule is putting lives in danger come as ‘no surprise’ says Greens’ Industrial Relations spokesperson Tammy Franks.
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.