Adjourned debate on motion for adoption (resumed on motion).    

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS         (         16:27         :09         ):  I rise to support this motion and indicate my thanks for the speech with which the Governor opened this parliament. I continue to appreciate the work that the Governor and Mrs Scarce do right around this state. I acknowledge the fact that only recently has he once again been up to an Operation Flinders exercise at Yankaninna and has gone out walking with the young people and slept out with them. I commend him highly for doing that. I have been to Operation Flinders on many occasions and supported them greatly as an ambassador but walking with the kids is not something that I have done. I have done many other activities with the young people up there but I commend the Governor for his capacity and ability to do that.

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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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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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