In Parliament


China International Education and Cultural Ties

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: My question is directed to the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Will the minister update the council on how the government is deepening the international education and cultural ties between South Australia and China?

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Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:30): Last week was a great week for the suicide prevention sector, not only in South Australia but across the nation. The national suicide prevention conference, conducted by Suicide Prevention Australia, was held not very far from here in the Adelaide Convention Centre, attended by over 600 delegates from around Australia and some from overseas. It was a terrific gathering of people from a wide range of organisations, from universities right through to volunteer suicide prevention networks, that have a passion for suicide prevention and the advancement of awareness about suicide throughout all aspects of our community.

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Children's Health Services

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:30): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on children's health services?

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Pet Therapy

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:15): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question regarding patient wellbeing in hospitals.

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Council for Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:08): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the chamber on the Premier's Council for Suicide Prevention and also on the national Suicide Prevention Conference which is being conducted by Suicide Prevention Australia in Adelaide this week?

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Premier’s Suicide Prevention Council Members Announced

The State Government is progressing with efforts to tackle South Australia’s suicide rate by announcing the members of the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention.

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:10): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Health and Wellbeing regarding mental health and suicide.

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Country Health SA

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:48): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question about Country Health.

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Mental Health

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:15): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Health and Wellbeing regarding mental health.

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Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:44): I rise to speak about the excellent suicide prevention Network of Networks event held at the Whyalla Golf Club on 28 June. As the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention, I was pleased to make the opening remarks and speak at the conclusion as well. It was great to see representatives of networks based at Cleve, Kimba, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Lower Eyre Peninsula and Whyalla, in addition to many other related organisations.

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