Question: Commissioner for Aboriginal Children


Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14:24): Thank you, Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Child Protection. Why has the minister not appointed a commissioner for Aboriginal children since becoming the Minister for Child Protection?

The Hon. V.A. Chapman: Because we have to change the law.

Ms STINSON: You don't actually.

The Hon. V.A. Chapman interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Minister. Members will not interject.

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: The minister will be heard in silence.

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: The minister will be seated.

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Members will cease interjecting. The Premier and the Deputy Premier are called to order. Minister.

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:24): I thank the member for the question. As the Minister for Education, the Aboriginal commissioner for children election commitment falls under my responsibility. We committed to having that process undertaken and underway within the first 100 days, and we will.

Mr Brown interjecting:

The SPEAKER: The member for Playford is called to order for an audible sigh. The member for Kavel.