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Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (17:55): I rise to commend this private members' motion which acknowledges the contribution and sacrifice of Aboriginal servicemen and women and to reflect the support for the motion by the Liberal joint party room. As many will know, Reconciliation SA is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the movement for reconciliation at a state level. That body was formed in 2002.

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South Para Reservoir

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:47): I move: That this council—

  1. Acknowledges the 60th anniversary of the South Para Reservoir, which is the most recent and largest of the reservoirs in the South Para system;
  2. Highlights the importance of water storage to supply urban and industrial areas;
  3. Takes note of the 60th anniversary to be celebrated with a book launch, bus tours and barbecue to be held at the Senior Citizens/RSL Hall, Williamstown, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018 from 11am;
  4. Recognises the enormous contribution to the construction of the reservoir by migrants from other countries and the community feeling, which quickly developed amongst the families which lived on site; and
  5. Acknowledges the work of the organising committee and the sponsors of the event SA Water, Williamstown Hotel, Williamstown Post Office and Smith Bros.
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R U OK? Day

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:37): I rise today to speak about the World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK? Day that will be commemorated next week. I am very pleased to commend a number of activities that are happening around the state on both of those days but also I think on the weekend preceding them and throughout the week. Obviously, World Suicide Prevention Day is always on 10 September, so that will be next Monday, and R U OK? Day is held on 13 September.

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Strength For Life Program

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:21): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Health and Wellbeing regarding the Strength for Life program.

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County Health Services

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:33): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question regarding country health services.

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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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