In Parliament


SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: 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 to Henley. A moving remembrance ceremony hosted by AnglicareSA CEO, the Reverend Peter Sandeman, a member of the Premier's Council on Suicide Prevention, followed breakfast.

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COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on what the government is doing to maintain and enhance country health services?

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EMERGENCY SERVICES WORKERS

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question regarding support for emergency services workers.  Recently, I represented the Premier at the Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress and witnessed the participation of emergency services personnel in that forum. I have also welcomed the very proactive contributions of the various emergency services agencies in the cross-government issues group on suicide prevention. Will the minister update the council on support for emergency services workers?

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STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on state government partnerships?

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Suicide Prevention Statistics

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics causes of death data for 2018 was released on 25 September this year, and it includes the national suicide statistics. It is important to remember that each of these numbers represents an individual life lost, a life which was valued and will be missed. I acknowledge the individuals, families, carers, colleagues and communities impacted by every suicide.

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Organ Donation

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on organ donation in South Australia?

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Surrogacy Bill

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:32): It would come as no surprise to most people in this chamber that I rise to support this bill and support it very strongly. Members in this place will understand, I think, that I have been working on these issues since 2005 and that my initial legislation in the Legislative Council was well reviewed by the Social Development Committee of the day, led by the Hon. Mr Hunter. While I did not agree with everything in that report, the reality was that we got, I think, a better bill, which went through this place relatively quickly. It took some time, however, to get it through the other place, but we finally got that legislation through late in 2009.

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Rural Health Initiatives

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on recent rural health initiatives?

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QUEENSLAND BUSHFIRES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: Having served as a CFS volunteer at both the 1980 and 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, I well remember the importance of having appropriate levels of health professionals and ambulance personnel to assist firefighters and local residents. Will the minister advise the council of any assistance being provided to Queensland in relation to the bushfires being experienced in that state?

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PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:55): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on preventative care initiatives?

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