In Parliament


Health Services in Jamestown

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: On 12 October, I was pleased to attend the launch of the Mid North Suicide Prevention Network in Jamestown. More than 200 people packed the local memorial hall on a Friday night for this event, which was hosted by Andrew Stacey, chair of the network, and compered by Adam Clay of the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist. It was a privilege to present the state government's cheque for $5,000 as an establishment grant, which accompanies the launch of all suicide prevention networks. The role of the Northern Areas Council and the initial contact with me by Mayor Denis Clark in 2016 in the establishment of the network should also be acknowledged. Will the minister update the council on other health services at Jamestown?

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Financial Performance in the South Australian Health Budget

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: I have spoken a number of times in this place about the state's health services, particularly relating to mental health and suicide prevention, and have been pleased to learn from the minister in this place about the current government's investment in health in the recent budget. Will the minister update the council on the financial performance in the South Australian health budget?

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Delivering Commitments

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:04): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on progress on delivering commitments on The Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

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Elective Surgery in South Australian Hospitals

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: The minister assured the council earlier this week that there would be no cancellation of elective surgery today. Will the minister update the council on the management of elective surgery in South Australian hospitals?

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SALVATION ARMY

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:55): On Saturday 6 October, I was delighted to attend the opening and dedication of the new Salvation Army Gawler corps building, to be known as Riverside Gawler. The ceremony was presided over by commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, the national leaders of the Salvation Army in Australia. Also in attendance was Mayor Karen Redmond and the member for Light in another place, the Hon. Mr Piccolo.

 

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Hospital Management of South Australian Hospitals

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:48): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the management of South Australian hospitals?

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Repatriation General Hospital

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:31): Thank you, sir. My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the state government's progress towards reactivating the Repat and the recent public consultation on the future of the Repat site?

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Strawberry Industry

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:40): My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the emerging national incident involving needles found in strawberries, and actions undertaken by the department and others to investigate and protect the public?

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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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