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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Page: 2349


The following notice was given:

Mr Ramsey to move:

That this House:

(1) expresses its support for continued trials into suicide prevention in rural and regional Australia;

(2) recognises:

(a) the huge toll suicide takes on regional communities;

(b) that people in regional areas are more likely to take their own lives than those in metropolitan areas;

(c) that suicide is the leading cause of death in people aged between 15 and 44; and

(d) that regional communities are affected by economic stress, the effects of natural disasters, isolation and loneliness, leading to increased risk of suicide;

(3) encourages the National Suicide Prevention Strategy to:

(a) commission regionally appropriate suicide prevention activities; and

(b) identify young people at high risk of self-harm or suicide and support them; and

(4) supports funding into mental health research and trials in electoral divisions across regional Australia, such as those conducted in Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln and Yorke Peninsula, in the electoral division of Grey.