Delivering for South Australia

The State Government is working hard every day to deliver real change in South Australia.

Change that creates more jobs, lower costs for families and businesses and better government services.

We have created a strong foundation and will keep building on what we’ve started, delivering for you, your family and the community.

Slashing ESL bills

Slashing ESL bills 

Preparations are underway to deliver a $90m cut in ESL bills from 1 July 2018.

No payroll tax for small business

No payroll tax for small business

Preparations are underway to exempt all businesses with payrolls less than $1.5m from payroll tax from 1 January 2019.

20,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships

20,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships

Signed up to the Skilling Australians Fund to create 20,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships over four years.

Shop trading hours

Shop trading hours

The process has started to extend shop trading hours to allow businesses to open, South Australians to work and consumers to buy what they want, when they want.

Re-open the Repat

Re-open the Repat

The contract signed by the previous government for the sale of the Repat site has been terminated - securing it as a health precinct. Renewing this site and activating its existing health assets has also begun with the re-opening of the hydrotherapy pool now underway.

Public ICAC hearings

Public ICAC hearings

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to enable the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption to choose to hold a public hearing when investigating matters relating to maladministration and misconduct.

Home battery subsidy scheme

Home battery subsidy scheme

The process has begun to establish a $100 million battery subsidy scheme for 40,000 homes to deliver more affordable, reliable energy to households. 

Capping council rates

Capping council rates

Preparations are underway to impose a cap on local government rate rises to ensure ratepayers don’t have to pay excessive increases in council rates year on year.

Regional roads and infrastructure

Regional roads and infrastructure

Preparations are underway to allocate dedicated funding for regional roads and infrastructure.

Opening up new trade offices

Opening up new trade offices

The process is underway to establish more trade offices in order to create jobs by boosting South Australia's international trade.

Affordable, reliable energy

Affordable, reliable energy

A Special Investigator has been appointed to examine acquisition of diesel generators and related aspects of the former government's energy plan.

More cardiac services at TQEH

More cardiac services at TQEH

Preparations are underway to restore 24/7 cardiac emergency capacity at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), ensuring residents in western Adelaide have access to quality health care, closer to home. 

Upgrading Modbury Hospital

Upgrading Modbury Hospital

Preparations are underway to establish a High Dependency Unit at Modbury Hospital, ensuring residents in the north-east have access to quality health care, closer to home. 

Winning the war on drugs

Winning the war on drugs

Preparations are underway to implement our war on drugs program including preparing the necessary legislation.

Investing in entrepreneurial education

Investing in entrepreneurial education

The process is underway to identify four high schools to be designated entrepreneurial schools, giving our children the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Moratorium on fracking

Moratorium on fracking

A moratorium on fracking in the Limestone Coast region has been implemented.

New Technical College

New Technical College

The process to establish a new Technical College in the western suburbs has commenced. This important initiative will provide young South Australians with more opportunities to secure an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Protecting our police

Protecting our police

A trial of the use of light armoured vests by frontline police has been initiated.

More information on outpatient waiting times

More information on outpatient waiting times

Preparations are underway for the public release of information on outpatient clinic waiting times from 1 July 2018.

Glenthorne National Park and reservoirs

Glenthorne National Park and reservoirs

The process to establish Glenthorne National Park and open up reservoirs for recreational activities has been initiated. 

Riverland drug addiction rehabilitation

Riverland drug addiction rehabilitation

Preparations are underway for a community-based drug addiction rehabilitation pilot in the Riverland.

Tough approach to truancy

Tough approach to truancy

The process has begun to increase fines to deter chronic truancy, ensuring children are not disadvantaged by parents who do not place appropriate importance on education.

Minimum gift card expiry date

Minimum gift card expiry date

Legislation is being prepared to ensure gift cards have minimum three-year expiry dates.

Regional Growth Fund

Regional Growth Fund

Preparations are underway to establish a Regional Growth Fund to help create jobs and unlock new economic activity in our regions.

Protecting vulnerable adults

Protecting vulnerable adults

Adult protection legislation is being prepared to safeguard adults who are vulnerable to abuse or neglect and empower an agency to conduct investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect.

Domestic Violence roundtable

Domestic Violence roundtable

A Domestic Violence stakeholder roundtable has been held.

Housing SA

Housing SA 

A full conditions assessment of Housing SA properties is underway.

Year one phonics check

Year one phonics check

Department for Education schools will be provided with access to phonics screening check materials and information about the 2018 implementation of the check. Face-to-face training in administering the check and responding to the data is now being held for year 1 teachers and primary school leaders. The phonics screening check materials will also be available to non-government schools.  

Women's and Children's Hospital

Women's and Children's Hospital

A high-level taskforce has been established to drive co-location of the new Women's and Children's Hospital with the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Reforming Natural Resource Management

Reforming Natural Resource Management

Preparations are underway to repeal the Natural Resources Management Act and introduce a Landscape South Australia Act. 

Ensuring government bills are paid on time

Ensuring government bills are paid on time

Instructions have been issued to ensure government bills are paid on time - supporting South Australian businesses who rely on prompt payment to ensure they do not experience cash flow problems.

No more taxpayer-funded political ads

No more taxpayer-funded political ads

New guidelines have been issued that will prevent the misuse of taxpayer funds for political purposes by imposing stricter controls on taxpayer-funded advertising.

Reforming TAFE

Reforming TAFE

The TAFE SA Board has been dissolved and new Board members appointed.

SA Productivity Commission

SA Productivity Commission

The process has begun to establish the South Australian Productivity Commission to provide advice on cutting red tape, improving government services and delivering much-needed economic reform.

Establish Infrastructure SA

Establish Infrastructure SA

The process has begun to establish an independent body, Infrastructure SA, to ensure SA has better productive infrastructure planning to grow our economy and create jobs.

Shark spotting drones

Shark spotting drones

Discussions are underway to enable surf life saving clubs to have drones to enhance surveillance of beaches.

Commissioner for Aboriginal Children

Commissioner for Aboriginal Children

The process to recruit a Commissioner for Aboriginal Children has commenced.

Stopping ticket scalpers

Stopping ticket scalpers

Legislation to protect the public from ticket scalpers has been introduced to Parliament.