Questions

Question: Building Better Schools Program Communication to Regional Schools

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:44): In relation to the minister's answer about the support for regional schools, which the opposition supports, can the minister explain why the communication strategy for informing the schools about these announcements was made by paired city Labor MPs to regional schools in their paired electorates prior to the public announcement of the funding?

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Question: consultancies, project management and departmental administration costs of Building Better Schools Program

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (15:07): Can the minister confirm how much of the funding announced yesterday will be taken up with consultancies, project management and departmental administration costs? Will it be less than the one-third that has been spent on those expenses in the STEM Works program?

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Question: TAFE SA ASQA Audit

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (15:44): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. Is the minister now able to advise the house how many TAFE students were notified that their own course is affected by the ASQA audit and, in particular, how many were studying the individual units of competency that are being called into question?

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Question: South Australian Employment Tribunal

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (15:47): My question is to the Attorney-General. What does the Attorney-General consider to be an appropriate or acceptable time frame for the Employment Tribunal to consider a matter regarding compensation for industrial hearing loss, the details of which were described by a constituent of mine in writing to the Attorney-General in September and which were first brought to the tribunal in June 2014?

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Question: 2,500 TAFE students at risk over accreditation issues

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:59): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. Have all the 2,500 TAFE students undertaking courses at risk of losing accreditation been contacted, as the minister undertook to ensure would happen last sitting week?

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Question: Datacom project at Modbury TAFE

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:58): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. What progress has been made on the proposed Datacom project at Modbury TAFE? How many jobs have been created?

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Question: TAFE SA Audit

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:56): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. Can the minister confirm what appears to be the case from her ministerial statement that 100 per cent of the TAFE courses audited by ASQA were found to be noncompliant?

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Question: TAFE SA courses at risk of being decertified

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:37): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. Did the minister make inquiries with TAFE SA yesterday after she informed the house that she was not aware of TAFE receiving notice from the national Skills Quality Authority that 16 courses are at risk of being decertified?

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Question: Alcohol Supply to Minors

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (15:12): My question is to the Minister for Education. What work is being done in schools to promote the new laws against the secondary supply of alcohol to minors that recently passed the parliament?

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Question: Errington Special Education Centre

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:39): My question is to the Minister for Education. Why did the majority of the parent members on the Errington Special Education Centre governing council resign? Has the minister been briefed on the circumstances of the matter?

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