Greens Health spokesperson Tammy Franks has welcomed the Liberals’ support for South Australian experts’ involvement in the New South Wales medical cannabis trials.
Ms Franks will host a medical cannabis round table forum for MPs on Friday to discuss the need for sick and suffering South Australians to be able to take part in the trials.
“The fact that South Australia is the only state that is not engaged on the expert advisory panel issue is very concerning,” Ms Franks said.
Fred Nile's attempts to force the Baird government into real action on problem gambling caused by poker machines have comprehensively failed, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
'Baird government assures Fred Nile that pokie reforms are in play', Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 2015
Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC will introduce a Bill to State Parliament seeking to create an offence of ‘industrial manslaughter’ in SA in the next sitting week.
Ms Franks made the announcement earlier today – on World Day for Safety & Health at Work – following a Workers’ Memorial Day Service organised by Voice of Industrial Death (VOID) and held at Pilgrim Uniting Church.
“South Australia needs specific laws to protect employees and prevent employers from taking shortcuts that may endanger workers’ lives,” Ms Franks said.