An Update. 

Today, Steven Marshall, Liberal leader of the Opposition asked some questions to the Minister for Education and Chikd Development on the subject of the APY Lands in Question Time. This is the her reply, as taken from Hansard:

  Mr MARSHALL (Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:19): Is the minister aware of a situation involving a teacher on the APY lands who was initially denied a transfer on compassionate grounds, despite the alleged sexual assault of his wife and children on the grounds of the school?

                The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for the Public Sector) (14:20): I am aware that a case has been raised which is probably consistent with what you are saying, but in no way do I therefore endorse and say that what you have raised is a correct allegation or is even an allegation that has necessarily and in exactly those terms been made to you. But I believe that I know the case that you are making reference to, however accurately or inaccurately, and I am aware that work is occurring within the department on that.

                Mr MARSHALL (Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:20): Perhaps the minister could outline to the house what action she has taken to prevent situations like this occurring in the future?

                The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for the Public Sector) (14:20): ‘Situations like this’—I was just very clear that the allegation that the leader has constructed may or may not be the allegation that has been made by someone who has raised that and may or may not in fact be the allegations that have been made to the department. So, it is an impossible question to answer when you say ‘situations like this’.

 

               Mr MARSHALL (Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:21): Perhaps the minister could clarify what part of the allegation she does not support?

                The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for the Public Sector) (14:21): No, I will not be clarifying.

I’ll be meeting again with the Ministers Chief Of Staff and Tony Harrison next week, and Tammy Franks from the Greens. I will not stay silent – I will not stop fighting for Anangu 

I won’t walk past. 

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4 thoughts on “An Update. 

  1. ” and I am aware that work is occurring within the department on that.”

    Yeah to cover it up and hope you stay silent by giving you encouragement then doing nothing.

    Typical government response.

    The more exposure the better. Everybody….please share this blog far and wide!!!!!

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