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Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 18 October 2017.)

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:47): I rise on behalf of the Greens to support the Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill 2017, and thank the Hon. John Dawkins, on behalf of those many constituents he serves, for his persistence in the face of extreme adversity. This bill, of course, follows on from the honourable member's previous bills but I note, in particular, the Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill 2014, which was assented to on 16 July 2015 but which is yet to come into operation. It is extraordinary, the glacial pace at which our wheels of government are moving on this issue.

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South Australia Police 801 Group

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:57): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Mental Health and minister representing the Minister for Police a question regarding the 801 Group.

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Yamba Quarantine Station

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:42): I rise today to highlight the 60th anniversary of the Yamba quarantine station and the critical role it has played in South Australia. I note that the member for Chaffey in another place is marking this anniversary with a motion in the House of Assembly.

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Chief Psychiatrist

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:35):  Supplementary: given that Dr Groves and his immediate predecessor in the role of Chief Psychiatrist, Dr Peter Tyllis, both showed a strong focus on the suicide prevention aspects of their role, will the minister ensure that the permanent replacement—in whatever mode that is—has a similar emphasis on the rollout of suicide prevention networks and postvention?

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Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (21:24): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Family Relationships Act 1975, and to make related amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. Read a first time.

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Suicide Registry

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:10):  I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Mental Health a question about the Suicide Prevention Plan.

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South Australian Country Shows

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:37): I rise today to speak about the spring season of South Australian Country Shows, which commences this weekend with both the Crystal Brook show on Saturday the 12th and the Port Lincoln show on the 13th. The following weekend, 19 and 20 August, will see both the Kadina and Whyalla shows conducted. Then on 26 and 27 August, the show I have probably been to more than any other, the Gawler show, will be held, with horses in action the previous day.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(14:43:25): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation in his capacity representing the Minister for Mental Health and Substance abuse, a question about suicide prevention questions.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:10 :17 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, representing the Minister for the Arts, questions about suicide prevention awareness in the arts sector.

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NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE: KANGAROO ISLAND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT REGION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(16:04:42): I rise to support this motion. I also indicate that the Hon. Mr Brokenshire has indicated that he will not participate in this motion, but supports it going through and is very happy for it to go through today.

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