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Welding simulators provide training edge for naval jobs

TAFE SA’s new state of the art Advanced Welder Training Centre is skilling students for the state’s shipbuilding jobs boom following the installation of 12 welding simulators, which are the most advanced of their kind in the world.

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Morialta Matters Issue 28

The commemoration of Anzac Day has, in recent years, become perhaps the most important unifying day in our nation. The young, the old; new migrants and members of families that have given intergenerational service; locals and
visitors – wherever you are in Australia on 25 April, you can be assured there is an opportunity to gather as the sun rises to remember those who served.

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Christchurch Mosques Attack

The Hon. S.S. MARSHALL (Dunstan—Premier) (11:02): I move:

That this house—

(a) expresses its deepest sorrow and abhorrence at the senseless killing of innocent men, women and children in the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch on Friday 15 March 2019;

(b) mourns the tragic loss of life and hopes for the a full recovery of those injured;

(c) expresses its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all those who are affected by this appalling event;

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Adelaide Botanic High School - Question

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:48): My question is to the Minister for Education. Was the media discouraged from attending the official opening of Botanic High School by anyone in government?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:48): I'm aware of some requests from media outlets as to whether the opening was taking place today. The answer that was provided by my office was yes. They were asked if media were being invited and they were advised that the event was designed for students and the school community, as is not unusual around many of these occasions.

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Pairing Arrangements

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:16): During the division on the suspension of standing orders on 12 February, the opposition requested that one of their members who had been granted a pair, to be absent from the chamber due to illness, have that pair recorded for that vote.

The government's view was then and remains now that the pairing conventions that have been operating in this house for decades and that have been applied as far as I am aware since I have been here—although the question has rarely arisen—do not apply to votes that require an absolute majority of 24 members any more than they do for quorums. It has been said:


 

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Local Government (Ratepayer Protection and Related Measures) Amendment Bill

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (11:28): I love the opportunity to talk about rate capping because it is a critical policy that the Liberal Party took to the election. The opposition's failure—

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SA schools encouraged to stand united against bullying and violence

South Australian schools are encouraged to say “no way” to bullying by signing up for the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence this Friday 15 March 2019.

The National Day of Action provides schools with the chance to focus on bullying prevention and the role that we can all play to create safer communities for children and young people.

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Three schools aiming to pilot Year 7 in high school in 2020

Three South Australian government schools have been identified to pilot the transition of Year 7 into high school, with the aim of informing planning for the statewide system move in 2022.

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School Zoning (6)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:04): My question is to the Minister for Education. Why did the minister choose not to consult with any parents before excising suburbs from the Adelaide high schools’ zone?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:05): I thank the member for that question, and it is a reasonable question. The fact is that the new government came to government in March last year. At that time, the former government had made a determination, first announced in 2013, and I think a cabinet decision seems to have followed in 2017 that was gazetted in August last year for the 2019 zone for the Adelaide High and Adelaide Botanic High School shared zone.

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School Zoning (5)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:09): My question is again to the Minister for Education. When did the minister first resolve to remove the western and south-western suburbs from the Adelaide high schools' zone?

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