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No prosecutions over students skipping school

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No South Australian parents have been prosecuted for school truancy in nearly four years, despite harsher penalties and warnings to other families following two successful legal cases in 2017.

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New laws came into force in July last year – lifting the maximum fine for chronic absenteeism from $500 to $5000 – but they are yet to be used.

Education Minister John Gardner said the increased fines were “a last resort” but the Opposition has accused the Minister of “failing to…



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