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Ministerial Statement

RENMARK HIGH SCHOOL

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER:
I would like to provide the house with an update on the
situation that occurred at Renmark High School yesterday afternoon. An incident occurred where a
17-year-old student was seriously injured by another student. Our thoughts are, of course, with the
injured student and her family as she continues to receive treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital,
and I know that all members wish her a full and speedy recovery.


Student and staff safety should always be the first priority in situations like this. I wish to
thank the school principal and staff for their courage in acting swiftly and decisively in such difficult
circumstances. They alerted police, provided critical first aid to the injured student, and minimised
risk to other students and staff. Schools have emergency procedures in place and undertake practice

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Ministerial Statement - CHILD DEATH AND SERIOUS INJURY REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee's role is to review the circumstances and causes of all child deaths in South Australia with a view to identifying legislative or administrative means of preventing similar cases of death or serious injury. There are approximately 100 deaths per year, from all causes, of children from birth to 18 years in South Australia. This independent statutory body has been conducting this important work in protecting our children by recommending measures for the prevention of circumstances that would lead or could lead to the death or serious injury of a child.

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