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

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 […]

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 […]

Country Press Awards

4th March 2020 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:26): I have been a sponsor of the Country Press SA Awards since 2002. During last Friday night’s 2019 awards dinner at Glenelg, I was pleased to present my award of Best Community Profile to The Border Watch. I also represented Premier Steven Marshall in presenting the South […]

South Australian Bushfires

18th February 2020 Motions  Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. Lucas:  That this council—  1. Expresses its deep regret at the loss of life as a result of bushfires in South Australia so far this summer, and extends its condolences and sympathy to the families and loved ones of those killed;  2. Records its sorrow […]

Address in Reply

18th February 2020 Address in Reply  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:31): I rise to support the passage of this motion and wish to place on record my thanks to His Excellency the Governor for his speech to open this session of state parliament. I would also like to express my gratitude to His Excellency and Mrs […]

Suicide Prevention

4th December 2019  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:26): I was pleased to participate in the 10th ’Walk through the darkness and into the light’ conducted by Living Beyond Suicide from Tennyson to Henley Beach early on the morning of 23 November. Many others joined me in that walk or in walking from West Beach […]