Parliament

Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017

I note that I am the lead speaker on this very important bill. I reiterate these words from the member for Enfield's speech:

The Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 is a landmark piece of legislation which repeals the Children's Protection Act 1993 and creates a new child protection framework to implement recommendations made by the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission in its report 'The life they deserve'.

Children's Protection (Guardianship) Amendment Bill

 I rise to speak on the Children's Protection (Guardianship) Amendment Bill 2016 and to support this bill.

Statutes Amendment (Child Marriage) Bill

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.

Children's Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Bill

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.

Foster Carer and Kinship Carer Payments

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?

Child Protection Department

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?

Rigney-Wilson Review

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?

Child Protection Department

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?

Health and medical research

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.

Vote of No Confidence in Minister Rankine

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (14:55):
The Minister for Health says that he would never play cheap politics—never, ever. It is the
most ridiculous thing I have ever heard come out of his mouth.