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EVANS, HON. I.F.

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. D.W. Ridgway:

That this council acknowledge the service to the parliament of the Hon. Iain Evans, minister of the Crown from December 1997 until March 2002, and a member of the House of Assembly for the seat of Davenport since 1993.

(Continued from 30 October 2014.)

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:11 :29 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, representing the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, questions regarding the implementation of the South Australian Suicide Strategy 2012-16.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(15:21:03): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills a question regarding suicide‑prevention training in journalism and public relations education.

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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (SURROGACY) AMENDMENT BILL (First Reading)

Introduction and First Reading

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(16:43:35): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Family Relationships Act 1975 and to make a related amendment to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988. Read a first time.

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MATES IN CONSTRUCTION (2014)

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 16:57 :25 ): I move:

That this council notes—

1. The exemplary work of MATES in Construction in its ende avour to prevent suicide in the construction industry and promote health and wellbeing;

2. That MATES in Construction is a federation of inde pendent industry-based MATES in Construction organisations throughout New South Wales , Queensland, Western Australia and here in South Australia;

3. That MATES in Construction aims to raise awareness abo ut suicide, making it easier to access help and ensuring that the help offered throug hout the industry is practical, professional and appropriate; and

4. That MATES in Construction has implemented the following programs to address the tragic rate of su icide in the industry—

(a) an individual case management program which aims to assist troubled workers with an effective plan to address their mental issues;

(b) field visits, which involve field officers going from site to site to advise workers of the program; and

(c) a post-vention program, which provides support wh ere a worker or worker’s family member has committed suicide.

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POLICE SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(15:30:28): I seek leave to give a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills, representing the Minister for Police, questions regarding suicide prevention training for the South Australian police force.

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SELF-HARM INDICATORS

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(15:08:48): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, representing the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, a question regarding self-harm indicators.

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SUCH, HON. R.B.

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(15:16:43): I rise to support this motion that is dedicated to the Hon. Dr Bob Such. I first knew Bob Such before he was a member of parliament. In fact, in the 1989 state election campaign, I did a significant amount of advanced party work for the Liberal Party, and we had a number of marginal seats we had to win. We in fact won five, which was not quite enough, but one of those was Fisher. I suppose as a flat country man from the north of Adelaide I learnt a bit more about those hilly suburbs just to the south. Certainly, I remember the energy that he took into that campaign; it stuck with me for a long time.

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AUSTRALIAN PIG BREEDERS ASSOCIATION LTD

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 17:34 :15 ): I have been aware of the activities of the Australian Pig Breeders Association Ltd for many years. Probably one of the reasons that I have had that knowledge has been the fact that that organisation has had an excellent newsletter published several times every year that has been distributed around Australia, not only within that industry but to people like me who are interested in rural activities in general but certainly industries such as the pig industry.

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NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE: ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 17:55 :43 ): I rise to support the motion moved by the Hon. Mr Kandelaars and to endorse his remarks about the work of the committee. It is a very good committee and is well chaired by the Hon. Steph Key, and the staff service it very well. I will take a few moments to make particular reference to one of the reports that the Hon. Mr Kandelaars mentioned, namely, the report the committee did into the Whyalla region fact-finding visit on 23‑24 October 2013. That report made a number of recommendations in relation to issues regarding properties in close proximity to significant mining operations in the Middleback Ranges.

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