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DECRIMINALISATION OF SEX WORK: Hon E.S. Bourke

The Hon. E.S. BOURKE (21:22): It is not easy for me to stand here tonight and do what I am about to do, but tonight is not about me. A conscience vote for me is about finding a solution, a solution that actively seeks to support the interests of workers, business owners and the community. I have not arrived at my decision lightly, and my decision is not based on my personal view of what could be right or what could be wrong. I have not approached this by looking through a moral lens solely based on the title of this bill.

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DECRIMINALISATION OF SEX WORK: Hon Claire Scriven

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (17:06): I rise today to speak against this bill. First, let's be clear what this is: this is the pimps' protection bill. It gives free reign to the pimps, the procurers and the profiteers who make their money from women being used. All the talk about decriminalising the women in prostitution is ignoring the fact that the people exploiting women will be the biggest beneficiaries of this bill.

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Morialta Matters Issue 29

In the nine years since I was first elected, I have enjoyed the opportunity to share news and views through 29 issues of
Morialta Matters. I hope that you continue to find this a useful insight into some of the key issues that impact our area and our state, as well as an opportunity to celebrate some of the great work done in our local community.

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CHILD PROTECTION

788 Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14 May 2019). What is the breakdown of FTEs by position in the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People?

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

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NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY ONLINE (3)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:54): My question is to the Minister for Education. Given that there are again problems with the NAPLAN online testing today, will the minister pull the plug and admit that the results will not be valid for the students who have experienced disruptions?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:54): I thank the member for the question. Her continual catastrophisation of the way that this is going, I think, really sends a very different message from that which she expressed throughout her entire ministerial career. The NAPLAN is not meant to be a high-stakes test that should determine the outcomes for students' future education, future life. This is not a students' SACE—

Dr Close interjecting:

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NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY ONLINE (2)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:58): My question is to the Minister for Education. Does he minister stand by his statement that paper tests and online tests are comparable?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:58): The point I have made is that there was significant analysis into whether the 2018 online tests and the 2018 paper tests were comparable. The Education Council was hosted by South Australia, and I have to say that was a very enjoyable experience hosting the other ministers and bringing them to South Australia last year. South Australia also offered to host the review on behalf of the Education Council.

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WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE ANNIVERSARY, SCHOOLS COMPETITION

Mrs POWER (Elder) (15:00): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister please update the house on the research competition to mark the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:00): I am conscious of the time, and I want to ensure that the opposition has more questions, so I will update the house, but I certainly won't take four minutes to do so. I want to pay tribute—

Members interjecting:

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CHILD PROTECTION (3)

786 Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14 May 2019). What are the funding arrangements for the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People over the forward estimates?

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

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CHILD PROTECTION (2)

787 Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14 May 2019). What is the FTE allocation for the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People?

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

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National Literacy and Numeracy Online (2019)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:01): My question is to the Minister for Education. Does the minister accept responsibility for the distress caused to students yesterday during the NAPLAN Online disruption?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:01): I thank the member for the question, although I am disappointed in the way that she has phrased it because, of course, the government is progressing the NAPLAN Online rollout to the timetable set when the member for Port Adelaide was the minister for education.

 

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