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QUEENSLAND BUSHFIRES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: Having served as a CFS volunteer at both the 1980 and 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, I well remember the importance of having appropriate levels of health professionals and ambulance personnel to assist firefighters and local residents. Will the minister advise the council of any assistance being provided to Queensland in relation to the bushfires being experienced in that state?

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PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:55): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on preventative care initiatives?

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Suicide Prevention

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:29): During the last week of sitting, I had the opportunity to update the council on some of the important work going on in this area following World Suicide Prevention Day on the Tuesday and before R U OK? Day two days later. Will the minister update the council on recent developments in suicide prevention?

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ABORIGINAL HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:00): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on Aboriginal health initiatives?

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DONATELIFE WEEK

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:40): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on organ donation in South Australia?

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HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:53): My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on programs to support health care in the community?

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REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: In that vein, I was delighted to participate in the forum to establish a suicide prevention network in the Barossa, attended by 150 people at Nuriootpa on Monday night. Will the minister update the council on regional health initiatives for people beyond the reach of our hospital network?

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:12): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the contribution of midwives in South Australian hospitals?

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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: After many years of advocacy in the mental heath field it has been a privilege to be appointed the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention. Unfortunately, over the long period I have worked in that area I have seen the devastating impact suicide and attempted suicide can have on families and loved ones, and it is particularly tragic when it involves a young person. Will the minister update the council on youth suicide prevention initiatives?

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EATING DISORDER TREATMENT SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: In my work as the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention, I have seen firsthand some of the tragic effects of mental illness, often going unsupported or unrecognised because of the stigma still unfortunately attached to it in some quarters. Will the minister update the council on efforts to assist those suffering from eating disorders?

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