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.
Mr McBRIDE (MacKillop) (14:32): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house how the government's budget rescue package is supporting TAFE SA, and what are some of the challenges that the organisation has had to overcome?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:41): I am very pleased to rise to close the second reading on the Education and Children's Services Bill. It has been some time coming for this bill to have passage through the parliament. It has in a fairly different form, but with significant similarities, passed the parliament before. Of course, the bill has been in one form or another considered for some significant time.