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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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Road Traffic (Evidentiary Provisions) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Debate resumed.

Mr ODENWALDER (Elizabeth) (11:09): I rise to speak on the Road Traffic (Evidentiary Provisions) Amendment Bill 2018. I indicate that I am the lead speaker on this bill for the opposition and, indeed, I will be the only speaker as I am advised that no-one else on this side intends to speak on this bill in order to ensure its very speedy passage through this house.

The SPEAKER: Thank you.

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Public School Investment

 

The Government is massively increasing investment in our public schools and working to improve outcomes for our students.

Yesterday’s strike action, which saw 20% of our schools and preschools close, was unwarranted and caused disruption to many students and their families.

Despite the claims of the Union we have always remained ready to continue respectful negotiations on the EB, and will continue to do so in good faith.

 

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Teachers Dispute

Ms LUETHEN (King) (14:26): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the impact on schools and preschools today due to the strike actions?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:26): I am very pleased to be able to provide some information to the member for King, who I know is most concerned about the best interests of students and children in her electorate and around South Australia, as indeed are all members on this side.

Whilst there are a couple of sites in the King electorate that have been impacted today, I know the member for King is very pleased that the majority of sites in her electorate, as around the state, stayed open this morning when strike action took place. This is in stark contrast to 10 years ago when there was a significantly different outcome, and there was a significantly different set of circumstances surrounding AEU industrial action, when at that time about half the sites around South Australia closed.

Members interjecting:

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Entrepreneural Specialist Schools (2)

Dr HARVEY (Newland) (15:07): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the government's plans to increase skills and entrepreneurship in our young people?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:07): I am very pleased to advise that I can. I thank the member for Newland for his question because I know that he is deeply concerned about the benefits that are available to students from entrepreneurial education—students in his electorate and across South Australia.

Students in the Newland electorate will particularly benefit, including those going to Banksia Park International High School, which was last week named as one of our new five entrepreneurial specialist schools in the South Australian education system. Members might remember that during the election campaign the Liberal Party committed to having a new entrepreneurial learning strategy and four leadership schools, four specialist schools in entrepreneurialism.

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Entrepreneurial Skills Strategy

Minister Gardner MP answered a question regarding the Marshall Liberal Government's committment to ensuring young South Australians have the entrepreneural skills and mindset that will keep young people in SA and drive the future for creation.

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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:

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