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583 TAFE TVSPs in five years

The State Liberals have again criticised the Government for its mishandling of TAFE and the training sector, today highlighting data from the Auditor-General’s Report showing tens of millions of dollars spent on Targeted Voluntary Separation Packages (TVSPs) between 2012 and 2017.

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Not much nous

The State Liberals have labelled as totally unacceptable the fact the Nous Group, the private consultancy hired to resolve TAFE SA’s accreditation scandal, won’t be starting its investigation until the middle of February.

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NAPLAN final results confirm our fears

The 2017 NAPLAN final results for South Australia confirm the fears raised by the Opposition when the preliminary results were released earlier this year: Labor has failed our school children, leaving them at the back of the class compared to other states.

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TAFE hotline failure

Shadow Minister for Education John Gardner has slammed the Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to set up a dedicated hotline for students affected by the TAFE SA accreditation scandal.

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Minister Close has to go

The Weatherill Labor Government’s habit of using TAFE SA as a dumping ground for Labor hacks is a significant contributing to the chaos engulfing the organisation.

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Weatherill Government must swallow its pride on TAFE SA

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government incorporates private sector training providers in the solution to the TAFE scandal and rules out delaying a return to contestability for the provision of training courses.

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TAFE students deserve an iron clad guarantee

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government picks up any additional costs of students caught in the middle of the TAFE accreditation scandal following a scathing report from the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

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The fish rots from the head

The State Liberals are demanding Education Minister Susan Close tender her resignation as a consequence of the TAFE accreditation scandal engulfing the Weatherill Government.

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Adelaide Hills Fruit Growers

Talking in Parliament about our local fruit growers and the challenges faced by our apple and pear growers after a damaging weather events. Also cherry season has begun in the Adelaide Hills which is a good chance for public to visit for a day of cherry picking, foods and dessert. For more info on cherry growers visit the following link: http://www.cherriessa.com.au/.

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Bill: CONSTITUTION (ONE VOTE ONE VALUE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (20:01): I am also not the lead speaker. I rise to speak on the Constitution (One Vote One Value) Amendment Bill. The Leader of Government Business sends a note to the opposition of all the bills the government wishes to debate, and this bill did not appear in any form in any of the notes that his office sent the opposition over the past week. That is fine; the government can ignore that. It is possible the leader of the house himself was not kept in the loop.

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