Parliament

Bill: Disability Services [Inclusion and Monitoring] Amendment Bill

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 10:50 ): I am pleased to speak on the Disability Services (Inclusion and Monitoring) Amendment Bill. Members would be aware that some of the issues raised in this bill are those that I have been following with some interest for some time and occasionally make contributions to the house on. I would particularly like to commend the member for Morphett, who has brought this groundbreaking legislation to the parliament for its consideration. 

Read more
Grievance Debate: Housing Development

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:31 ): I rise today to bring to the house both the greetings from thousands of residents of Rostrevor, Woodforde, Teringie, and Magill and their displeasure with the government and, more particularly, with the Minister for Planning. Last week, on Thursday 12 May, the member for Hartley and I were pleased to be able to attend an Adelaide Hills Council community forum on the future of the site at the old Magill Training Centre and, particularly, the extraordinary traffic problems and challenges the redevelopment of this site will present. 

Read more
Question: Cost of Moving Year 7 into High School

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:21 ): My question is to Minister for Education and Child Development. On what basis have successive Labor Party education ministers claimed the cost of moving year 7 into high school would be $300 million? The department today has announced that it does not know what the capacity enrolment levels for our schools are. 

 

Read more
Question: Aboriginal Artefacts Storage

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 14:50 ): My question is to the Minister for the Arts. What steps will the government take to ensure that our museum's priceless collection of 60,000 Aboriginal cultural artefacts will be protected in adequate storage conditions?

Read more
Question: Relocation of 300 DECD Staff

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 14:49 ): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Has the government completed its relocation of 300 central office staff 'to work directly with schools', and where are those staff based? On 28 August last year, the department issued a media release which claimed the government would be 'relocating 300 staff from central office to work directly with schools to improve program delivery and teaching practices'. 

Read more
Motion: Modbury Hospital Downgrade

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 12:38 ): I am very pleased to support this motion. It is unfortunate that some other members who would like to speak at another time will not necessarily have the opportunity to do that due to pairing arrangements. Nevertheless, on their behalf, I will just put a few final comments on the record before we bring this to a vote this afternoon. I am very pleased that as the Liberal Party and the Liberal opposition we will have the opportunity to support the motion:

Read more
Question: Extra Carers Required so Children Aren't Left Alone Overnight

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 14:29 ): Supplementary: how many extra carers would be required to ensure that no children are left alone overnight in institutions, in emergency settings or the other institutions, residential care? 

Read more
Question: Emergency Accommodation from SA Water

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:00 ): Supplementary, sir: in the Premier's answer, he referred to those residents who have emergency accommodation. Can the Premier confirm that residents who have been forced out of their homes will, in fact, be supported with emergency accommodation for the duration until their homes have been repaired?

Read more
Motion: Women in Policing

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 11:59 ): I will be brief because I know that many of the guests in the gallery have a very important morning tea to get to soon, which recognises the service that they have provided to the community of South Australia and to South Australia Police, for which we are all very grateful and of which they should rightfully be proud. I do, however, want to put a few things on the record.

Read more
Bill: Southern State Superannuation [Parental Leave] Amendment Bill (2nd Reading)

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:53 ): I am pleased to speak on the Southern State Superannuation (Parental Leave) Amendment Bill, and I do not intend to take an enormous amount of the house's time. However, I do want to put a couple of things on the record in regard to the second reading speech which perhaps the Attorney might consider responding to in his answer, or perhaps more likely between the houses through the Hon. Rob Lucas who will be representing the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council and is, indeed, the lead shadow minister in this portfolio area which, I assume, is industrial relations.

Read more