Thursday, 18 March 2021                                                                             House of Assembly                                                                                                  Page 4737

The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (15:10): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister advise the house if all SAPOL stations in the electorate of Frome have a defibrillator on their premises and, if not why? With your leave, sir, and that of the house I will explain further. 

Leave granted. 

The Hon. G.G. BROCK: I have had it brought to my attention that there may not be these units at any SAPOL stations in the electorate of Frome, especially for the safety of any persons being detained and also for the elderly who may be attending the SAPOL stations for attention. 

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (15:11): I thank the member for Frome for his question. What I will do is take that question on notice. I’m not aware of what every police station in Frome has by way of these particular aspects, but what I will do is take it on notice and come back to the member as a matter of urgency. 


In reply to the Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (18 March 2021).

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services): South Australia Police (SAPOL) has advised: Not all police stations in the electorate of Frome have an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). The provision of AED’s across SAPOL is undertaken consistent with the ‘Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace’. SAPOL has recently identified that there is a need for an AED at Port Pirie Police Station. Steps are being taken to acquire and install one.