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Entrepreneural Specialist Schools

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:14): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house how the government's investment in entrepreneurial schools will particularly benefit students in regional areas?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:14): It's very significant the benefit that the regions will get from our Entrepreneurial Learning Strategy. I thank the member for Hammond for his question because he understands just how important it is to have the value-add of local businesses being able to connect with primary industries in the regions.

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Schools, Materials and Services Charge

In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15 November 2018).

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

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Schools, Minor Works and Maintenance Expenditure

In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15 November 2018).

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

Auto approval statistics are reviewed each month and a top 10 is developed to identify the highest number of auto approvals by site, either by the number of claims or the value of claims.

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Australian Education Union

Hon Sam Duluk MP asked Minister John Gardner MP about the expected impact that the strike will have on SA school communities.

 

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Preschool Staffing

In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15 November 2018).

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

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Adelaide Botanic High School

In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15 November 2018).

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

The practical completion of the construction for the school was achieved on 13 November 2018. Over the next few weeks defect rectification and landscaping will occur, at the same time as installation of equipment, ICT and furniture.

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Question - Teachers Dispute

Mr DULUK (Waite) (14:10): My question is to the Minister for Education.

Mr Picton interjecting:

The SPEAKER: The member for Kaurna is called to order.

Mr DULUK: Can the minister please update the house on what impact the Australian Education Union strike tomorrow is expected to have in South Australian school communities?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:10): I thank the—

The Hon. A. Piccolo interjecting:

The SPEAKER: The member for Light is called to order.

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: —member for Waite. I know that he is concerned about local school communities in his area, as all of the members on this side of the house are. We want the best possible outcomes for our children in our schools and in our communities. We want them to have the best possible opportunities to be able to fulfil their potential. Every child in every classroom in every school in this state is our concern, and their needs are our concern and, indeed, their families are our concern as well.

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: MORIALTA ELECTORATE

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:36): I take this opportunity to spend five minutes talking about some activities in my local electorate of Morialta, in particular in relation to the centenary of Remembrance Day and local government elections.

 

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Auditor-General's Report

In committee.

(Continued from 14 November 2018.)

The CHAIR: We now proceed to the examination of the Auditor-General's 2017-18 report in relation to the Minister for Education. I remind members that the committee is in normal session. Any questions have to be asked by members on their feet and all questions must be directly referenced to the Auditor-General's 2017-18 report.

Dr CLOSE: For the benefit of the advisers, whom I welcome into the chamber, I can advise that I will be asking questions only from Report 5, and I will start on page 80. My first question under the Department for Education relates to the significant events and transactions dot points. The first refers to all STEM works being due for completion by the end of December this year. Are we on track to complete all of them by the end of December?

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Anzac Spirit School Prize

Mr CREGAN (Kavel) (14:53): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the progress of the Anzac Spirit School Prize program?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:53): I am very pleased to advise that I can. There were a number of things that were undertaken under the former governments that didn't go very well. There were a number of things undertaken under the Rann government in this case that were in fact good ideas. It was an important initiative, I think, of that government and one that this government fully supports and will indeed be continuing and seeking to enhance.

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