Parliament

Public School Investment

 

The Government is massively increasing investment in our public schools and working to improve outcomes for our students.

Yesterday’s strike action, which saw 20% of our schools and preschools close, was unwarranted and caused disruption to many students and their families.

Despite the claims of the Union we have always remained ready to continue respectful negotiations on the EB, and will continue to do so in good faith.

 

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Entrepreneurial Skills Strategy

Minister Gardner MP answered a question regarding the Marshall Liberal Government's committment to ensuring young South Australians have the entrepreneural skills and mindset that will keep young people in SA and drive the future for creation.

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Australian Education Union

Hon Sam Duluk MP asked Minister John Gardner MP about the expected impact that the strike will have on SA school communities.

 

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: MORIALTA ELECTORATE

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.

 

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Auditor-General's Report

In committee.

(Continued from 14 November 2018.)

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?

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Anzac Spirit School Prize

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.

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ESTIMATE REPLIES - GRANTS PROGRAM

In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (26 September 2018). (Estimates Committee B)

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:

 

 

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Ministerial Statement - TAFE SA

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:03): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.

Leave granted.

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.

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QUESTION - ELECTRONIC SACE EXAMS

Mr COWDREY (Colton) (14:27): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the conduct of the first electronic SACE exam, and did any issues arise from that exam?

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ESTIMATE REPLIES - GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING

In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (26 September 2018). (Estimates Committee B)

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:

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