Question: DECD School Student Assualt


Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:04 ): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Is the minister aware of a serious incident at a DECD school where a child was allegedly physically assaulted in retaliation for reporting issues relating to drug dealing? 

The Hon. S.E. CLOSE ( Port AdelaideMinister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills) (15:04): No I'm not, and I will look into it. 

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:04 ): Supplementary: has the minister discussed or corresponded, or has her office discussed or corresponded, on any matters relating to the matter just described with a parent of one of the accused students and, if so, what did the minister say? 

The Hon. S.E. CLOSE ( Port AdelaideMinister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills) (15:05): Clearly, as I have just said, I am not aware of the matter and it is unlikely that I have had those conversations. But, as you have asked about the office also, I will investigate and report back.

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:05 ): Supplementary: while the minister is making those investigations, can she please identify what measures have been put in place to protect the victim in this case, to enable that victim to return to school without fear? 

The Hon. S.E. CLOSE ( Port AdelaideMinister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills) (15:05): Again, I will take that question on notice.