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Christmas carol ban a grinch act

The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Labor Government to abandon a draft schools procedure that could see Christmas carols banned in SA public schools.

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Grievance Debate: Mr Bill Corey

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 15:22 ): I have extraordinary pleasure today in rising to reflect on the remarkable life of Bill Corey. Bill is a constituent in the Morialta electorate. He lives in Rostrevor in a retirement village just a stone's throw from the street where I grew up and, thankfully, very close to where my office is now. I had great pleasure in visiting him a couple of years ago to spend some time reflecting on his extraordinary war record and range of achievements in community and public service that he has undertaken since. 

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Bill: ROAD TRAFFIC (MAIL ZONES) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 11:25 ): This is a very worthy bill that the member for Adelaide has brought forward. I appreciate the endeavour she has put in to identifying an issue that has been brought to her by a number of residents who have faced issues and that this is actually a solution to the problem that is entirely sensible. 

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Adjournment Debate: Literacy Guarantee

Mr GARDNER ( Morialta ) ( 16:58 ): It is a very great privilege that I have the opportunity to talk about some important policy initiatives and their benefits to South Australian people. Last week, the Leader of the Opposition launched what he has committed to if we form government after the election in March, and that is a literacy guarantee for South Australian students and families. Literacy is fundamental to everything that we seek to do in the education system. Frankly, the Liberal Party position can be summed up very simply: we want our schools to be the best in the country and we want our education system to be the best in Australia. To achieve that, we need to deliver a literacy guarantee. 

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Too Much Violence in Our Schools

Education Department figures show that violence in South Australian schools remains at an unacceptably high level, according to the State Liberals.

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School breakfast programs to be extended across SA

The State Liberals will commit $300,000 to make breakfast programs available to every school that needs one, as part of the Literacy Guarantee policy to be released today.

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Literacy Guarantee policy launched by State Liberals

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will today launch the Literacy Guarantee – a key education policy aimed at giving every South Australian child a strong foundation in literacy.

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Naval shipbuilding college a welcome training boost

The State Liberals have today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement they will establish a $25 million naval shipbuilding college in Adelaide, designed to train workers to build $90 billion worth of naval infrastructure for our country.

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2017 NAPLAN Testing Starts Today

South Australian students will today begin their NAPLAN tests, with tens of thousands of students undertaking tests in ‘Language conventions’ and ‘Writing’. 

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Lobethal celebrates 175 years!

The Adelaide Hills township of Lobethal today celebrates 175 years since establishment. Lobethal was settled by Prussian Lutherans in 1842. There were 18 families and one pastor in the original settlement.

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