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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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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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Lyell McEwin Hospital

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:01): Will the minister bring back, as I asked earlier, the details of the area of distribution of the pamphlet by suburb and council area, particularly the details for the Port Adelaide Enfield council area?

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Lyell McEwin Hospital

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:51):  I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Health in relation to the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

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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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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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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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