The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:36): I take this opportunity to spend five minutes talking about some activities in my local electorate of Morialta, in particular in relation to the centenary of Remembrance Day and local government elections.
The CHAIR: We now proceed to the examination of the Auditor-General's 2017-18 report in relation to the Minister for Education. I remind members that the committee is in normal session. Any questions have to be asked by members on their feet and all questions must be directly referenced to the Auditor-General's 2017-18 report.
Dr CLOSE: For the benefit of the advisers, whom I welcome into the chamber, I can advise that I will be asking questions only from Report 5, and I will start on page 80. My first question under the Department for Education relates to the significant events and transactions dot points. The first refers to all STEM works being due for completion by the end of December this year. Are we on track to complete all of them by the end of December?
Mr CREGAN (Kavel) (14:53): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the progress of the Anzac Spirit School Prize program?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:53): I am very pleased to advise that I can. There were a number of things that were undertaken under the former governments that didn't go very well. There were a number of things undertaken under the Rann government in this case that were in fact good ideas. It was an important initiative, I think, of that government and one that this government fully supports and will indeed be continuing and seeking to enhance.
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:03): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: In September, I presented to the house the reports of both the Strategic Capability Review and the Quality Review into TAFE SA and the government's plan for 'a fresh new start for TAFE SA'. At the same time, the state budget provided a $109 million rescue package to assist TAFE SA to transform and become the best that it can be: efficient, effective and industry responsive, renowned for the high quality of its training.