I rise to first express my disappointment that the government will not be supporting this bill. I think it is a very important piece of legislation.
I rise to speak on the Children's Protection (Guardianship) Amendment Bill 2016 and to support this bill.
Ms SANDERSON ( Adelaide ) ( 14:50 :17 ): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Can the minister explain—why she has restricted the extension of foster carer payments to those caring for people who are studying full-time or in apprenticeships, given that many young people in care are unable to work or study full-time due to mental health issues or simply cannot find any work?
I rise to support the Children's Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Bill 2016. This is an extremely important bill with regard to the collaboration between agencies involved in the child protection system.
Ms SANDERSON ( Adelaide ) ( 14:18 :09 ): My question is to the Minister for Child Protection Reform. Can the minister now identify how many of the 102 Families SA staff identified in the Hyde review are still employed by the agency, and how many are currently suspended on full pay?
Ms SANDERSON ( Adelaide ) ( 14:27 :40 ): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Can the minister confirm whether a review of the Rigney-Wilson murders case has been undertaken, who undertook the review and whether she has read this review?
Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:47): On 2 October, I had the great pleasure of attending the Australian Society for Medical Research Leading Light awards, and I would like to congratulate Professor Deborah White, Director of Cancer Research and Principal Research Fellow of SAHMRI, for her winning research regarding leukaemia.
Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (12:22):
I rise to make my contribution regarding the 2014-15 budget. As a state, we are currently looking at a
deficit in the 2013-14 year of $1.2 billion, the largest in the state's history. In the 2014-15 year, the
deficit is predicted to be $479 million.
I would like to put on the record some of the testimonials that I have been receiving from residents, business owners and people throughout the city who are affected by the proposed car parking tax. The first resident lives at the UNO apartments and does not have a car. The UNO apartments were approved and built with only 36 car parks for 146 apartments. As she does not have street frontage, she is not entitled to a parking permit from council.