Questions

Sampson Flat Bushfire

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:36 ): I have a supplementary question. Given the significant, ongoing impact on properties in the Sampson Flat fireground area, as witnessed by me only last weekend, has the minister taken the opportunity to visit those firegrounds and witness the recovery efforts that are still continuing some 12 months on?

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Leigh Creek

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:50 ): A supplementary: will the minister indicate what considerations are being made about the resource that is contained within the reservoir adjacent to the town of Leigh Creek? 

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Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:53 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Police a question regarding suicide prevention training for SAPOL officers. 
Leave granted. 

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Environment, Water and Natural Resources Department Fire Management

J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:55 ): By way of supplementary question, has the minister any updated
information on the fire near Williamstown which resulted from the prescribed
burn by DEWNR at the Warren Conservation Park, as raised in this house by me
last year? 

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Pinery Bushfires

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:19): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking
the Leader of the Government, representing the Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, a
question regarding support for people affected by the Pinery bushfires.
Leave granted.

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Domestic Violence Home Security

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:17 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for the Status of Women a question relating to support for victims of domestic violence in public housing.

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Fire Management Plans

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:54): My question is to the Minister for Sustainability,
Environment and Conservation. Further to my questions of 28 October and supplementary question
in this place on 17 November, does the minister have the information about the facts regarding the
Warren Conservation Park fire that he was going to check?

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Pinery Bushfires

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:59): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation a question regarding government assistance to local communities following the Pinery bushfires, particularly regarding efforts to mitigate soil erosion. Leave granted. The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: On Saturday, I visited a number of localities in the Adelaide Plains and Lower North that were severely impacted by the terrible fire which started in Pinery on Wednesday. I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the incredible resilience and determination of local residents in the recovery efforts, which have of course already started. I would also like to put on the record my thanks to all the volunteer firefighters from South Australia and Victoria, as well as emergency services and government personnel, who assisted during the terrible fire and are now assisting in the significant recovery efforts that have begun. Of course, that thanks from the community is demonstrated in signs and other forms right across the region.

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SA Water

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:31): My question is directed to the Minister for Water and
the River Murray. I refer the minister to the answer he gave in this place yesterday regarding the
removing of the processing of cheque payments for SA Water bills from South Australia to Victoria.
Given the minister's answer, can he advise whether SA Water has investigated opportunities for
keeping this service of processing cheque payments for SA Water within South Australia? If not, will
he commit to directing SA Water to look into keeping this business in our state, even if it means them
changing their banking agency?

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Job Creation

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:03): I have a supplementary question. Following my recent
question to the minister regarding the Northern Adelaide Economic Leaders Group, has the minister
made a determination about whether the town of Gawler and the City of Tea Tree Gully will be
included in that Northern Adelaide Economic Leaders Group?

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