The week in review, I enjoyed showing St Aloysius College, Adelaidethrough Parliament House.
Attending the Australian Migrant Resource Centre for the launch of the Youth Symposium Report with Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink, the Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni and the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Jing Lee and the Commissioner for Children and Young People SA Helen Connolly.
Participating in the Carer Workshop with key stakeholders exploring options to better support our valuable carers. Department for Child Protection SA, Centacare Catholic Family Services, Uniting Communities, Anglicare SA, Life Without Barriers, ac.care and Key Assets Australia and Aboriginal Family Support Services, Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers - SA Inc and Lutheran Community Care SA/NT.
This morning I was pleased to attend the warm and engaging 11th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Uncle Jack Charles was an inspiring keynote speaker he is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer and has lived homeless, battled addiction and been in prison. He now inspires others to overcome their personal challenges.
It was an honour to represent the Premier at the Annual Vietnamese Tet Festival with the opportunity to present to and meet with Mr Phung Van Nguyen, President of the Vietnamese Community in Australia - SA Chapter Inc
The festivities continued into the night at the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party, allowing businesses and performances to showcase their products and cultural traditions with the wider South Australian Community.
What an eventful weekend - started off with helping the Prospect Lions Clubat the City of Prospect's weekly Twilight Sessions followed by spectating the Qualifying tie between Australia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To top it off, I was delighted to attend the Gala Dinner in celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year with David Pisoni MP: Member for Unley, Shaun Osborn - Liberal for Adelaide and Jing Lee, MLC (South Australia).
Today at Parliament House the Joint Committee on Social Workers Registration Bill 2018 met for the first time.
I was joined by The Hon. Tammy Franks, MLC, The Hon. Connie Bonaros, MLC, The Hon. Irene Pnevmatikos, MLC, Josh Teague MP and Nat Cook MP.
The committee heard evidence from the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Anita Phillips, Board Director, Cindy Smith CEO, Patricia Muncey SA President and Debra Parnell, National Manager Social Policy.
Evidence was also heard from the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) Ross Womersley, CEO and Dr Catherine Earl, Senior Policy, Advocacy & Community Engagement Officer and Ian Peak from the Public Service Association (PSA).
This morning I was proud to officially welcome students with Minister for Education John Gardner MP at Adelaide Botanic High School.
This is the realisation of my 10 year campaign for a second city high school for the residents of Adelaide.
I hope the students and teachers enjoyed their first day.
Today I had the pleasure of opening the 2019 Department for Child Protection SA Residential Care Art Exhibition.
This year’s event was themed ‘What do you connect with? People? Places? Nature? Culture?’
There are 50 entries from children aged between 2 and 16 years and some amazing art, gorgeous colours, creativity and textures.
A big well done to all our budding artists in the making! 🌈🥇🎨✨🌟
If you’d like to view this wonderful work, you can visit the ground floor gallery at 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide until January 25. If you are in the area I recommend popping in to see the many creative works.