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Teachers Registration and Standards (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill- Second Reading- 16/10/2018

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 19 September 2018.)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (20:33): I indicate that I am the lead speaker for the opposition on this bill. It is a pleasure for me to address this bill because not only do I have the utmost respect for teachers and the work they do but I also have respect for the Teachers Registration Board, the work it does and the people who work for it and who are board members of it.

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Department for Education, $2,642,198,000 Administered Items for the Department for Education, $301,007,000 - 26/9/2018

The CHAIR: Good morning, everybody. The estimates committees are a relatively informal procedure and, as such, there is no need to stand to ask questions. I understand that the minister and the lead speaker for the opposition have agreed an approximate time for consideration of proposed payments, which will facilitate a change of departmental advisers. Can the minister and the lead speaker for the opposition confirm that a timetable for today's proceedings as previously distributed is accurate?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: Yes.

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The election seems like a distant memory as the new Government has been busy delivering our reform agenda. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their continued faith in me as their local MP.

For the first time in sixteen years we have a new Government. I can report that our Premier Steven Marshall is working extremely hard to ensure we deliver on our key election commitments of more jobs, lower costs and better services.

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Ministerial Statement


The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER:
I would like to provide the house with an update on the
situation that occurred at Renmark High School yesterday afternoon. An incident occurred where a
17-year-old student was seriously injured by another student. Our thoughts are, of course, with the
injured student and her family as she continues to receive treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital,
and I know that all members wish her a full and speedy recovery.

Student and staff safety should always be the first priority in situations like this. I wish to
thank the school principal and staff for their courage in acting swiftly and decisively in such difficult
circumstances. They alerted police, provided critical first aid to the injured student, and minimised
risk to other students and staff. Schools have emergency procedures in place and undertake practice

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The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee's role is to review the circumstances and causes of all child deaths in South Australia with a view to identifying legislative or administrative means of preventing similar cases of death or serious injury. There are approximately 100 deaths per year, from all causes, of children from birth to 18 years in South Australia. This independent statutory body has been conducting this important work in protecting our children by recommending measures for the prevention of circumstances that would lead or could lead to the death or serious injury of a child.

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New Technical College to be established in South Australia

The Government will put forward an expression of interest calling for education sites and trade industries to take the lead in establishing a new technical college in Adelaide’s western suburbs, fulfilling a 100-day commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Statement regarding Colin Humphrys

Acting Attorney General John Gardner has moved to reassure South Australians that Colin Humphrys remains in detention after today’s decision by the Full Court of the Supreme Court.


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SA set for entrepreneurial education boost
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Marshall Government amends the law to protect children

The Marshall Liberal Government has delivered a significant improvement to the protection of children in South Australia with the passage of the Sentencing (Release on Licence) Amendment Bill.


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Liberal Government to crack down on truancy in our schools

A new Education and Children’s Services Bill will be introduced into Parliament this week, which will include measures to increase the Government’s powers to deal with chronic absenteeism in schools.

The introduction of the Bill was an election commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government, and has been delivered within 100 days of government as promised.

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