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South Australian Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

 

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (12:16): It is a great pleasure to be able to speak on this motion and support the words that were led by the Premier and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. I think it is terrific when we have a bipartisan opportunity to express the positive directions in which our state is going. It has sometimes taken us a long time to reach a point of view. The opportunity identified by previous speakers—to turn fine words into actions to deliver on our commitments and the sentiment behind them—is one that this government certainly takes very seriously.

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Morialta Citizenship Awards

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:40): Every year, I have great pleasure in awarding a series of citizenship awards to students within my Morialta electorate who do great work in their school and in their community. After being elected member for Morialta in 2010, I invited all my schools—I think in the following year—to participate in this award. It consists of a book voucher or, for the schools that are not near a bookshop, a cheque; a certificate, and the record of their achievements. I give a speech annually in this chamber to record their achievements.

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School Internet Service

Mr McBRIDE (MacKillop) (15:05): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house about the government's delivery of its election commitment for an improved internet service for schools—

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TAFE SA Reviews

Mr TEAGUE (Heysen) (11:15): It is my privilege to move:

That this house—

(a) notes the reports of the Quality Review and the Strategic Capability Review into TAFE SA;

(b) welcomes the government’s response to these reports as outlined in A Fresh Start for TAFE SA;

(c) congratulates those in the TAFE SA organisation who have contributed to improvements in training delivery for South Australian students; and

(d) expresses serious concerns about the failures of government oversight that led to the concerning findings identified in the reviews into TAFE SA.

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MORIALTA MATTERS ISSUE 27

As I’ve been talking to people in the community over the last few months I have sensed a growing feeling of confidence in South Australia’s future. Business owners are talking about putting on more staff; more young people are talking about building their futures here, rather than moving interstate to follow career aspirations. We are working hard to create an environment conducive to employment growth and prosperity.

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South Australian Certificate of Education 2018

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:19): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: Today, I am pleased to advise the house of the release of the review of the South Australian Certificate of Education. The independent review was led by Wendy Johnson, the highly regarded principal of Glenunga International High School, and was informed by extensive consultation and received numerous submissions, including more than 1,500 survey responses. The review, which fulfils an election commitment of the Marshall Liberal government, is a crucial step to ensuring that we maintain an outstanding and highly regarded SACE certificate that is the envy of other jurisdictions.

 

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Language Education

Dr HARVEY (Newland) (14:46): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the government's delivery of its election commitment for Innovative Language Program Grants?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:46): I thank the member for the question. I thank him for his interest in education.

Mr Malinauskas interjecting:

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: I hear the Leader of the Opposition calling out TAFE. I can't wait to get a question on TAFE from the opposition. I have been waiting all year. Ask me a question today.

 

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Social Workers Registration Bill

Consideration of message No. 63 from the Legislative Council.
(Continued from 4 December 2018.)

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (17:29): I move:
That this house—

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Strathmont Pool (2)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:49): My question is to the Minister for Education. How many students with disabilities will have reduced access to swimming therapy as a result of the government's closure of the Strathmont pool?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:49): I thank the member for the question. It is a serious question, and it is a pleasure to receive a question from the shadow minister for education on—

 

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Strathmont Pool

Ms WORTLEY (Torrens) (14:57): My question is to the Minister for Education.

The Hon. Z.L. Bettison: Except for the Overland. You cut it. Did regions matter then?

The SPEAKER: The member for Ramsay is called to order. I'm trying to listen to the member for Torrens.

Ms WORTLEY: My question is to the Minister for Education. Did the minister seek advice from his department on its capacity to fund the $300,000 upgrade to keep the Strathmont pool open?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:58): I'm not entirely sure that I accept the premise of the question and that level of detail about a $300,000 capacity to keep the pool open.

 

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