Speeches

  • Suicide Prevention

    6th June 2018 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:41): I rise to speak briefly about some recent events that I have participated in as the Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention. On 24 May, I was pleased to attend the South-East Suicide Prevention Network of Networks Conference held at the historic Woolshed in Glencoe, which […]



  • Supply Bill 2018

    31st May 2018  SECOND READING  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:36): I rise to support this bill. I have, I suppose, the unique opportunity to once again support a Supply Bill presented to this house by the Hon. Rob Lucas as Treasurer. I am the only person who has ever had that privilege before and I am delighted […]



  • Address in Reply

    15th May 2018 Address in Reply  Adjourned debate on motion for adoption.  (Continued from 10 May 2018.)  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:55): In supporting the passage of the motion to note the Governor’s speech, I wish to place on record my grateful thanks to the way in which His Excellency undertakes his work across this state. […]



  • Country Press Awards

    9th May 2018 Matters of Interest  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 […]



  • Yamba Quarantine Station

    1st November 2017  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:42): I rise today to highlight the 60th anniversary of the Yamba quarantine station and the critical role it has played in South Australia. I note that the member for Chaffey in another place is marking this anniversary with a motion in the House of Assembly.  It […]



  • Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill

    18th October 2017  Introduction and First Reading  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (21:24): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Family Relationships Act 1975, and to make related amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. Read a first time.  Second Reading  The […]



  • Supply Bill 2017

    20th June 2017  Second Reading  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:13): I rise to endorse the comments of my colleague the Hon. Mr Lucas, who obviously has the lead on this matter for the Liberal Party. I have spoken on many supply bills in this house and, of course, it is simply a mechanism to allow continued […]



  • Suicide Prevention

    10th May 2017  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:42): I rise today to speak about the Suicide Prevention Network of Networks event, which was held under the title of Empowering Communities on 21 April at Pavilion on the Park in the Veale Gardens. I was pleased to see at that event representatives of the […]



  • Country Shows

    9th August 2017 Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:37): I rise today to speak about the spring season of South Australian Country Shows, which commences this weekend with both the Crystal Brook show on Saturday the 12th and the Port Lincoln show on the 13th. The following weekend, 19 and 20 August, will see both […]



  • South Australian Country Press Awards

    1st March 2017  Matters of Interest  The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:22): Last Friday evening, I was delighted to attend the Country Press SA Awards dinner at the Hahndorf Resort. The dinner was hosted by Mr Ian Osterman, the new Chairman of Country Press SA, and also, of course, the editor of the host newspaper, The Courier,at Mount Barker. The […]