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COUNTRY PRESS SA AWARDS

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS         (         15:48         :51         ):  Mount Gambier's The Border Watch newspaper has been named South Australia's BankSA Best Newspaper in the circulation over 6,000 category for the third year in a row. Country Press SA hosted the 2013 newspaper awards dinner at Adelaide Oval on Friday 7 March this year. The gala dinner was attended by 155 people representing newspapers from across the state as well as sponsors and guests.    

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS         (         16:32         :21         ):  I move:

That this council—    

1.Notes the significant and unfortunate increase in the rates of suicide across the nation;    

2.Notes the motions of the member for Adelaide passed in the House of Assembly on 6   April 2011 and the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins passed in this council on 24 November 2011 respectively;    

3.Notes the subsequent development of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy;    

4.Encourages the efforts of all community organisations that are already working hard in this sector to continue their valuable contributions to suicide prevention throughout South Australia; and    

5.Urges the government to build on the work of the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist by increasing support for the ongoing establishment of suicide prevention networks in local communities.   

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