In Parliament


Country Press SA Awards

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:26): I rise today to speak about the Country Press SA Awards held in the Adelaide Convention Centre on 23 February this year. The awards were hosted by the Country Press SA President, Mr Ian Osterman from The Courier at Mount Barker, and the MC for the evening was Darren Robinson from The Leader at Angaston.

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Country Hospitals

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:06): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister advise the council of any steps being taken to address capital works at country hospitals?

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Domestic Violence

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:50): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Human Services a question regarding domestic violence policy.

Leave granted.

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Dawkins to lead Suicide Prevention Initiative

The Marshall Liberal Government has acted early on its commitment to preventive health and wellbeing with the establishment of the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention, tasked with reducing South Australia’s suicide rate.

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Chief Psychiatrist

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:39): Supplementary question: given that Dr Brian McKenny has been acting in the role of chief psychiatrist since the departure of Dr Aaron Groves, a fine chief psychiatrist, to Tasmania, when is it envisaged that a new permanent chief psychiatrist will be appointed?

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Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:58):  I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse a question about suicide prevention training.

Leave granted.

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Reservoirs

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:02): Supplementary question: will the minister provide updated information on what SA Water will do to facilitate the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the completion of the South Para reservoir at the site next year and particularly, as the minister indicated earlier in the year, to highlight the history of the workforce, which predominantly came from overseas?

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Reservoirs

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:03): Supplementary: the minister knows the subject of my question because he dealt with it earlier in the year. It is relative to the question that was asked. It is about the opening to the public of reservoirs, so I ask the minister to respond to my question about the South Para reservoir.

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Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Mandatory Imprisonment for Serious Domestic Violence Offenders) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 18 October 2017.)

The Hon. M.C. PARNELL (19:47): I wish to make a brief contribution on the second reading of this bill, which requires that a person who has been convicted of a serious domestic violence offence as an adult or a youth will be subjected to a mandatory sentence of imprisonment for at least two years, and this sentence cannot be suspended. The scourge of domestic violence is something that we have discussed many times in this place. It is also something that many of us have experienced as we gather out on the steps of parliament with red roses each time a person is killed at the hands of an intimate partner. We know that more now than one woman per week is killed.

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Lyell McEwin Hospital

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:57):  Supplementary: why has the minister decided to allow the Department of Health to allocate taxpayer funds on this advertising campaign rather than investing them in front-line services, particularly given that the demand for services at the Lyell McEwin is always very high, largely due to the government's long neglect of Modbury Hospital?

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