Speeches

  • Surrogacy Reform

    5th December 2018  Matters of Interest  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. […]



  • Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

    28th November 2018  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:21): Today, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight my recent involvement with a range of community organisations in a variety of worthy events and projects. It is always good to participate in the ‘Walk through the darkness and into the light’ from Tennyson […]



  • Fruit Fly Motion

    14th November 2018 Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. F. Pangallo:  That this council—  1. Notes that South Australia remains Australia’s only mainland state that is fruit fly free;  2. Acknowledges that an outbreak of fruit fly in South Australia would have a significant impact on the ability of horticultural producers in South Australia, including in […]



  • Gawler Events

    7th November 2018  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:29): I rise today to speak about three significant events that were held in Gawler over the last weekend. First, I was delighted to attend the Rotary Club of Gawler’s annual village fair at Pioneer Park on Saturday 3 November, which was opened by Mayor Karen […]



  • Naidoc Week

    7th November 2018 Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K.J. Maher:  That this council—  1. Acknowledges the SA NAIDOC Week committee;  2. Acknowledges the theme of NAIDOC Week 2018 ‘Because of Her, We Can!’; and  3. Pays tribute to the many South Australian Aboriginal women who have contributed so much to our state.  (Continued from 1 […]



  • Salvation Army

    24th October 2018 Matters of Interest 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 […]



  • R U OK? Day

    5th September 2018  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:37): I rise today to speak about the World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK? Day that will be commemorated next week. I am very pleased to commend a number of activities that are happening around the state on both of those days but also I think […]



  • South Para Reservoir

    5th September 2018  Motions  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 […]



  • Suicide Prevention

    1st August 2018 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:30): Last week was a great week for the suicide prevention sector, not only in South Australia but across the nation. The national suicide prevention conference, conducted by Suicide Prevention Australia, was held not very far from here in the Adelaide Convention Centre, attended by over […]



  • Suicide Prevention

    4th July 2018 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:44): I rise to speak about the excellent suicide prevention Network of Networks event held at the Whyalla Golf Club on 28 June. As the Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention, I was pleased to make the opening remarks and speak at the conclusion as well. It […]