Adjournment Debate

3 December 2020 The PRESIDENT (17:23): I would like to make a few remarks, and I thank the leaders and the crossbench representatives for their comments. I think their comments about all the people who support us are well appreciated and are certainly appreciated by me. As a former member of the whips’ union, I must […]

Suicide Prevention Australia 17th Annual LiFE Awards

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is a national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. SPA has been providing support to Australians for more than 25 years by supporting and advocating for continual improvement in suicide prevention policy, programs and services. The Annual SPA LiFE Awards recognise the local individuals and grassroots organisations that work tirelessly […]

Planning Day

John was honoured to participate in the SA Suicide Prevention Planning Day with members from the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention and the Issues Group on Suicide Prevention on August 12th hosted by Ms Lucy and Mr Darren Golding at their winery Golding Wines in Lobethal.  The day provided the opportunity for both the Premier’s […]

Suicide Prevention

22nd July 2020 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:26): It seems a very long time since all of us have been able to attend a range of community events. I wish today to highlight a very special event, which was the last one I participated in before COVID-19. It was a privilege to participate […]

Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee: Aboriginal Languages in South Australia

3rd June 2020 Parliamentary Committees  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:59): I move:  That the report of the committee on Aboriginal languages in South Australia be noted.  The members of the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, as you would have known during your membership, Mr President, are fortunate to be able to travel to Aboriginal lands in […]

Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee: Aboriginal Languages in SA

On June 2nd, as the then Presiding Member, John tabled the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee (ALPSC) South Australia Aboriginal Languages report in the Legislative Council.  SA is privileged to be home to around 46 different Aboriginal languages. The report recognises and celebrates the languages and custodians of these languages, who have lived in SA […]

Suicide Prevention

13th May 2020 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:43): It was a great privilege to speak at the conclusion of the moving Ski for Life Memorial Ceremony at Cadell Training Centre on Saturday 7 March this year. Soon after the ceremony, the 23 teams participating in the eighth annual event headed off to Cobdogla […]

Community Sporting Clubs and Associations

29th April 2020 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:33): On 23 February this year, I joined Gawler Mayor, Karen Redman, in speaking at the conclusion of the state junior softball championships, conducted over the previous three days by the Gawler and Districts Softball Association at Karbeethan Reserve, Evanston Gardens. As Gawler and Districts Softball Association patron […]