In Parliament


CYPRIOT COMMUNITY

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:06): I rise to speak today about two recent Cyprus community events. On 9 February this year, I attended the 2019 Cyprus Festival in Welland. The festival was presented by the Cyprus Community South Australia as a two-day event celebrating the Cypriot way of life, past and present and in Australia. The Cyprus Community SA Incorporated was established in 1948, so there is a rich history of people from Cyprus as part of the everyday life of South Australia as we see it today.

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HOSPITAL DEMAND

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: During my Address in Reply last year I spoke about the current government's approach to health services, and how different it was from that of the previousgovernment. Yesterday in this place the minister mentioned a stark difference in views on ambulance ramping. Will the minister update the council on initiatives to address hospital demand?

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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: As a member in a previous parliament's select committee on the future of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, I have a long knowledge of TQEH, as I know other members in this place have through the Transforming Health select committee. Will the minister update the council on services at TQEH?

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PUBLIC HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:51): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on pressures facing the public health system?

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COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:53): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on health services in country South Australia?

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MENINGOCOCCAL B STRAIN VACCINATION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:15): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the progress of the meningococcal B vaccination program?

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HOSPITAL SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: Last week in this place I raised the question of staff wellbeing. I was pleased to hear from the minister about steps being taken to support staff in the health sector. Will the minister update the council on some of the pressures in the health system?

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HOT WEATHER PREPAREDNESS

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:34): My question is directed to the Minister for Human Services. Will the minister indicate ways in which South Australians, particularly those who are vulnerable and/or isolated, can prepare for periods of extreme hot weather?

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SURROGACY REFORM

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:43): On 15 November, I was pleased to receive the South Australian Law Reform Institute's report on surrogacy from its director, Professor John Williams, as well as co-authors Madeleine Thompson and David Plater. I was also delighted that on the same day the Attorney-General, the Hon. Vickie Chapman, tabled a draft standalone surrogacy bill that reflects the recommendations of the report in the House of Assembly.

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TELECROSS REDi

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:34): My question is directed to the Minister for Human Services. Will the minister indicate ways in which South Australians, particularly those who are vulnerable and/or isolated, can prepare for periods of extreme hot weather?

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