Speeches

WHITE RIBBON DAY

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(15:28:52): I rise today to speak about a number of events that I have attended recently to celebrate White Ribbon, and the campaign to stop violence against women. First, on the evening of 20 November I was pleased to join the member for Mount Gambier, Mr Troy Bell, at a special event in the Mount Gambier Town Hall and to speak during that evening. It was a terrific event encompassing people from all across the Mount Gambier and Limestone Coast community, and particularly across age ranges. I think we were entertained by young people from the three secondary schools in that city.

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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (SURROGACY) AMENDMENT BILL (2014)

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 12 November 2014.)

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(17:46:12): I will be brief. I thank those who have contributed: the Hon. Tung Ngo, the Hon. Kelly Vincent, the Hon. Rob Lucas, the Hon. Tammy Franks, and the minister, the Hon. Mr Hunter. I recognise the questions that have been raised. I very much appreciate the overall support for the work I am doing. I very much appreciate the conversations that I have had with the Hon. Tammy Franks about these matters over some time, and they assist me greatly.

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YOUTH PARLIAMENT

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks:

That this council notes—

1. The youth bills and acts written, debated and passed by the 2014 Youth Parliament of South Australia during this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament program;

2. The outstanding work of the participants and task force of the Youth Parliament program in producing and debating these pieces of legislation;

3. The active engagement of our state’s youth in their communities and in the state’s decision-making process; and

4. The importance and value of youth voice and advocacy, particularly on issues that directly affect youth.

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MATES IN CONSTRUCTION

Adjourned debate on motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins:

That this council notes—

1. The exemplary work of MATES in Construction in its endeavour to prevent suicide in the construction industry and promote health and wellbeing;

2. That MATES in Construction is a federation of independent industry-based MATES in Construction organisations throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and here in South Australia;

3. That MATES in Construction aims to raise awareness about suicide, making it easier to access help and ensuring that the help offered throughout the industry is practical , professional and appropriate; and

4. That MATES in Construction has implemented the following programs to address the tragic rate of suicide in the industry—

(a) an individual case management program which aims to assist troubled workers with an effective plan to address their mental issues;

(b) field visits, which involved field officers going from site to site to advise workers of the program; and

(c) a post vention program, which provides support where a worker or worker's family member has committed suicide.

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WAITE, MR PETER

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. D.W. Ridgway:

That this council—

1. Notes the centenary of Peter Waite's donation of the Urrbrae e state to the University of Adelaide for the study of agriculture;

2. Acknowledges the significant outcomes delivered by the University of Adelaide and, in particular, the Waite C ampus, as a result of this philanthropic gift; and

3. Recognises the position of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute to contribute positively to ensuring global food security and providing Australia's agricultural, wine and food industries with innovative research-led developments.

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EVANS, HON. I.F.

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. D.W. Ridgway:

That this council acknowledge the service to the parliament of the Hon. Iain Evans, minister of the Crown from December 1997 until March 2002, and a member of the House of Assembly for the seat of Davenport since 1993.

(Continued from 30 October 2014.)

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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (SURROGACY) AMENDMENT BILL (First Reading)

Introduction and First Reading

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(16:43:35): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Family Relationships Act 1975 and to make a related amendment to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988. Read a first time.

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MATES IN CONSTRUCTION (2014)

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 16:57 :25 ): I move:

That this council notes—

1. The exemplary work of MATES in Construction in its ende avour to prevent suicide in the construction industry and promote health and wellbeing;

2. That MATES in Construction is a federation of inde pendent industry-based MATES in Construction organisations throughout New South Wales , Queensland, Western Australia and here in South Australia;

3. That MATES in Construction aims to raise awareness abo ut suicide, making it easier to access help and ensuring that the help offered throug hout the industry is practical, professional and appropriate; and

4. That MATES in Construction has implemented the following programs to address the tragic rate of su icide in the industry—

(a) an individual case management program which aims to assist troubled workers with an effective plan to address their mental issues;

(b) field visits, which involve field officers going from site to site to advise workers of the program; and

(c) a post-vention program, which provides support wh ere a worker or worker’s family member has committed suicide.

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SUCH, HON. R.B.

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(15:16:43): I rise to support this motion that is dedicated to the Hon. Dr Bob Such. I first knew Bob Such before he was a member of parliament. In fact, in the 1989 state election campaign, I did a significant amount of advanced party work for the Liberal Party, and we had a number of marginal seats we had to win. We in fact won five, which was not quite enough, but one of those was Fisher. I suppose as a flat country man from the north of Adelaide I learnt a bit more about those hilly suburbs just to the south. Certainly, I remember the energy that he took into that campaign; it stuck with me for a long time.

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AUSTRALIAN PIG BREEDERS ASSOCIATION LTD

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 17:34 :15 ): I have been aware of the activities of the Australian Pig Breeders Association Ltd for many years. Probably one of the reasons that I have had that knowledge has been the fact that that organisation has had an excellent newsletter published several times every year that has been distributed around Australia, not only within that industry but to people like me who are interested in rural activities in general but certainly industries such as the pig industry.

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