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Automotive Transformation

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:10): Given the significant experience that both Mr Piro and
Mr Tyler have had in regional development agencies in this state, is the minister concerned that the
expertise of both has been lost at the same time?

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Buffel Grass

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:24): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation a question regarding buffel grass. Leave granted. The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: Earlier this year, the minister placed buffel grass on the declared plant list. Buffel grass is a species widely used in northern Australia, particularly as cattle fodder, as it grows and matures quickly and is tolerant of fire and drought. In South Australia, buffel grass has become established in the rangelands and is now rapidly encroaching southwards. Indeed, members of the Natural Resources Committee of the parliament saw in some detail the way in which buffel grass was coming into the APY lands on our trip in 2013.

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Fire Management Plans

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:41): Supplementary: given that the answer that the minister
gave is almost identical to the one he gave me in relation to my question about the Warren
Conservation Park fire some weeks ago, does the minister have more information about the facts
that he was going to check in relation to the Warren fire?

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Northern Adelaide Food Park

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(14:53:55): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Automotive Transformation a question regarding the government's position on the duplication of Elder Smith Road at Mawson Lakes following the announcement of the northern food hub.

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Environment, Water and Natural Resources Department Fire Management

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:50 :06 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation questions about controlled burns conducted by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

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Cobbler Creek

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS         (         15:18         :49         ):  I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation questions regarding the erosion of Cobbler Creek within and around the recreation park of the same name. 

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Northern Economic Plan

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS         (         15:03         :00         ):  By way of supplementary question, were the participants invited into the tele town hall only from the three city councils within the northern Adelaide zone, or did it go farther afield than that?    

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Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:09 :59 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Conservation and the Environment, representing the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, questions regarding suicide prevention programs for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning community.

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Northern Economic Plan

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:30 :31 ): My question is to the Minister for Automotive Transformation. How many meetings of the Northern Economic Plan Community Leaders' Group have the minister and his department conducted, and how many of these meetings have actually been held in northern Adelaide?

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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:45 :10 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, representing the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, a question regarding suicide awareness training for front-line public transport employees.

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