Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Posted May 20, 2018 14:49:31 The South Australian Government is putting the lives of police officers at risk by delaying the rollout of stab-proof vests, the Opposition says. Labor said it gave SA police $4 million in February — while it was in government — to buy stab-proof vests and …

Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner to challenge Downer and Sharkie in SA seat of Mayo

Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner to challenge Downer and Sharkie in SA seat of Mayo

Posted May 18, 2018 07:29:49 Photo: Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner has long historic ties to the seat of Mayo. (ABC News: Isadora Bogle) The Greens have likened the upcoming by-election in the South Australian seat of Mayo to “groundhog day”, saying it will again be fought over the River Murray, …

Legal stoush looms between SA Government and Nyrstar over Port Pirie smelter

Legal stoush looms between SA Government and Nyrstar over Port Pirie smelter

Posted May 17, 2018 18:19:57 The South Australian Government has threatened legal action after Belgian metals processor Nyrstar said it would defer repayments on a loan to upgrade the Port Pirie smelter. The $660 million redevelopment opened in January, using a loan underwritten by the former Labor government following negotiations …

SA senator Simon Birmingham supports Lucy Gichuhi for third ticket spot

SA senator Simon Birmingham supports Lucy Gichuhi for third ticket spot

Updated May 16, 2018 15:01:26 One of South Australia’s most senior Liberals has backed Senator Lucy Gichuhi for the third spot on the party’s Senate ticket ahead of Adelaide City Councillor Alex Antic. Key points Senator Simon Birmingham said he would support Lucy Gichuhi for third place on the ticket …

SA Government ‘contractually bound’ to consider Motor Vehicle Registry privatisation

SA Government ‘contractually bound’ to consider Motor Vehicle Registry privatisation

Posted May 16, 2018 20:59:50 The SA Government has accused Labor of concealing plans to sell off the state’s Motor Vehicle Registry during its time in office, but says it is now duty-bound to consider exactly the same move. The Liberals said the deal was struck during a previous privatisation, …

SA Health blood test delays and lost results blamed on new computer system

SA Health blood test delays and lost results blamed on new computer system

Posted May 16, 2018 12:51:31 SA Health has employed 30 extra staff and launched a taskforce to investigate blood tests being delayed and even lost because of a new computer system. Key points SA Health blood test results are being delayed or lost New computer system blamed 30 extra staff …

Victoria braces for wild winds and rain as weather warnings issued for NSW, ACT and SA

Victoria braces for wild winds and rain as weather warnings issued for NSW, ACT and SA

Updated May 11, 2018 13:08:33 Photo: Ethan, 3, frolicked in the snow and sunshine at Dinner Plain. (Supplied: Dinner Plain Alpine Village) Related Story: Evacuations and flash floods after violent storm, record rainfall hit Hobart Related Story: Live: BOM warns of damaging winds for the east as Hobart clean-up continues …

Lie about your age to kids online and go to jail under proposed SA law

Lie about your age to kids online and go to jail under proposed SA law

Posted May 10, 2018 18:19:31 The South Australian Government will introduce laws to protect children from adult online predators who lie about their age. Key points: Carly Ryan was killed in 2007 Her murderer pretended to be a teenage boy Pretending to be younger online to meet a child would …

New SA Minister faces questions in Parliament over playing golf in work hours

New SA Minister faces questions in Parliament over playing golf in work hours

Updated May 10, 2018 20:12:03 South Australia’s new Child Protection Minister, Rachel Sanderson, has come under parliamentary fire for finding time to play golf, but failing to meet with key statutory office holders in her portfolio. The Labor Opposition pursued Ms Sanderson over her participation in a golf day, hosted …

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

Posted May 10, 2018 12:04:22 SafeWork SA has come under fire with confirmation of an evaluation into its practices, policies and procedures following several complaints against its integrity over the last five years. The Independent Commission Against Corruption, Bruce Lander QC released a public statement on Thursday, determining an evaluation …