What the Greens have done for SA

  • Championed solar power by delivering the nation’s best solar feed-in scheme which catapulted South Australia into becoming a renewable energy powerhouse; and providing legal protections for solar panel owners to prevent them from being ripped off by greedy power companies;

  • Enhancing safety for cyclists by successfully campaigning for a legislated minimum safe passing distance of 1 metre for vehicles overtaking cyclists, and securing the construction of the South Road Tram Overpass and pedestrian and cycling path;

  • Protecting our climate by legislating to ensure that climate change impacts are accounted for in all planning decisions;

  • Dumped the dump by leading the campaign in SA Parliament that resulted in the axing of the proposal to build an international high level nuclear waste dump in SA;

  • Protected our environment by securing legislation to protect the iconic Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary from uranium mining, and legislated to ensure biodiversity is considered in planning decisions;

  • Enhanced Democracy by securing changes to SA Upper House voting system, providing for optional preferential voting which stops backroom preference deals and puts preferences back in the hands of voters. Reduced the fees for local candidates contesting state elections from $3000 to $1000, making it easier to stand for Parliament;

  • Protected SA's agriculture by securing legislation to extend the moratorium on growing genetically modifi ed crops until September 2025;

  • Championed clean, green and caring industries through cannabis law reform. Introduced the laws that have now legalised industrial hemp, opening up new jobs and trade opportunities in agriculture and manufacturing industries and advocated for greater access to medicinal cannabis for the sick and suffering;

  • Stood up for workers through legislating for health and safety representatives to get additional training and be able to call expert assistance when a safety issue arises, as well as securing cancer compensation for volunteer firefighters and leading the campaign for industrial manslaughter to be a crime;

  • Supported live music by securing millions in pokies money for a boost to our live music industry and leading the charge against the ‘entertainment consent’ culture rules that once restricted live music in pubs and clubs;

  • Stood up for reconciliation and reparations by introducing the first Bill into Parliament and then securing the inquiry that led to the state’s Stolen Generations compensation scheme;

  • A voice against stigma of mental illness by legislating to stop carers of people with mental illness facing two years in prison simply for offering comfort to a friend or family member, and leading the charge for a specialised service for borderline personality disorders to keep people well and out of emergency departments;

  • Providing rainbow reforms by driving recognition for sexuality and gender diversity through passing legislation to recognise rainbow families on birth certificates, and driving the repeal of the outdated Sexual reassignment Act that ended forced divorces.

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