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Weatherill Government must swallow its pride on TAFE SA

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government incorporates private sector training providers in the solution to the TAFE scandal and rules out delaying a return to contestability for the provision of training courses.

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TAFE students deserve an iron clad guarantee

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government picks up any additional costs of students caught in the middle of the TAFE accreditation scandal following a scathing report from the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

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The fish rots from the head

The State Liberals are demanding Education Minister Susan Close tender her resignation as a consequence of the TAFE accreditation scandal engulfing the Weatherill Government.

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Parliamentary Committees: Standing Orders Committee

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (17:29): The opposition has considered a number of the matters put forward by the Standing Orders Committee. I believe that the committee gave relevant consideration to a number of issues that have been in the sessional orders for some time. It is apparent from the report, and as advised by the Speaker, that the committee took the view that it was appropriate to incorporate. This is problematic. 

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Non-government schools funding

The State Liberals have welcomed today’s announcement regarding increased funding to non-government schools in South Australia.

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Bill: FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (SURROGACY) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (17:43): I am interested in the Attorney-General's remarks. While I have undertaken to be brief, he has said some things that cannot go without response. The Attorney-General says that a bill went through the parliament some time ago—the original bill to which this amendment bill makes further changes. In fact, it was the original act, because this parliament passed that bill. The Attorney said it 'passed on the voices' and was not really addressed here. I had carriage of that bill, which was of course of interest to Mr Dawkins, as the Attorney said. That is because it was Mr Dawkins' bill, as is this.

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TAFE SA Executives' $94,500 reward

The State Liberals are calling on the Minister for Education Susan Close to rule out further pay bonuses for TAFE SA executives who have overseen the unfolding accreditation fiasco.

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State Government must rule out bonus to TAFE CEO

The Weatherill Government must rule out the payment of a bonus to the TAFE SA CEO, with the training of 2,500 students jeopardised by the problems facing TAFE’s accreditation.

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Bill: ROAD TRAFFIC (HELMETS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (10:40): I am very pleased to be able to rise today to speak on the Road Traffic (Helmets) Amendment Bill that the member for Schubert has brought forward as the shadow minister for road safety. When a member of the community comes to a member of parliament saying that something the government has done has affected them and impacted on their lives—they have been charged with or fined for an offence—you have to look at the situation presented to you and ask yourself, 'If this was happening down at the pub, would people believe me?' When the member for Schubert was confronted with this situation—that is, people being fined for having a camera on their helmet—I imagine something like that went through his mind.

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Close has many questions to answer about TAFE revelations

Weatherill Government Minister for Higher Education and Skills Susan Close has many questions to answer surrounding her handling of the TAFE accreditation imbroglio.

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