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.

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 health assets has begun with the hydrotherapy pool re-opened and a 20 bed sub-acute ward open for rehabilitation patients. Public consultation and an expression of interest process has also been initiated to collectively determine the best use for the site. 

Meningococcal B vaccines

Meningococcal B vaccines 

Starting 1 October 2018, meningococcal B vaccinations will be available in a phased implementation, protecting babies and young people against this potentially deadly disease.

Stability in foster care

Stability in foster care

From the start of 2019, carers of young people in foster and kinship care will receive government support payments until those in their care turn 21.

Engaging communities and clinicians for better health

Engaging communities and clinicians for better health

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to decentralise governance of the public health system.

Improved older persons’ mental health care

Improved older persons’ mental health care

We have outlined a roadmap for the future care and management of older people with significant dementia or complex mental health needs to ensure each and every individual receives the right level of care.

More doctors for country SA

More doctors for country SA

From January next year, the numbers of junior doctors training in country South Australian hospitals will more than double.

Better prevention for a healthy South Australia

Better prevention for a healthy South Australia 

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge has been launched - an initiative that funds preventative health projects in regional areas.  

Better patient record management

Better patient record management

Rollout of the previous government's electronic patient record system EPAS has been suspended after being over time and over budget.

Counter terrorism

Counter terrorism

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to give police greater lattitude to use lethal force in an officially declared terrorist incident. 

Stopping bullying

Stopping bullying

An audit of all public school truancy and bullying policies has been completed and we are working with schools to ensure they all have adequate truancy and bullying policies.

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.

Literacy Guarantee

Literacy Guarantee

The Literacy Guarantee Unit, made up of 13 specialist literacy coaches, has been established to ensure students have a strong foundation in literacy. 

Stability in foster care

Stability in foster care

From the start of 2019, carers of young people in foster and kinship care will receive government support payments until those in their care turn 21.

More cardiac services at TQEH

More cardiac services at TQEH

24/7 cardiac services have recommenced at The QEH, 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

Legislation to implement our 'winning the war on drugs' program has been introduced to Parliament. This includes legislation to stamp out drugs in prisons, limit drug diversions, enable mandated youth drug treatment and make sure penalties for drug offences are in line with community expectations. 

Neonatal care in the south

Neonatal care in the south

We have opened a new, state-of-the-art, $17.5 million neonatal facility at Flinders Medical Centre.

Access to justice for child abuse victims

Access to justice for child abuse victims

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to lift the time limit on compensation claims by victims of institutionalised child sexual abuse. 

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.

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

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament 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 to ensure gift cards have minimum three-year expiry dates has been introduced to Parliament. 

Protecting vulnerable adults

Protecting vulnerable adults

Adult protection legislation has been introduced to Parliament to safeguard adults who are vulnerable to abuse or neglect and empower an agency to conduct investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect

Year one phonics check

Year one phonics check

As part of our literacy guarantee, we have introduced year 1 phonics checks for all government schools. These checks are being rolled out in August and will benefit students learning to read by identifying where support is needed to develop their skills in phonics.

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.

Shark spotting drones

Shark spotting drones

Discussions are underway to enable surf life saving clubs to have drones to enhance surveillance of beaches by the 2018 summer.

Commissioner for Aboriginal Children

Commissioner for Aboriginal Children

The process to recruit a Commissioner for Aboriginal Children is underway.

Protective bollards at Adelaide Oval

Protective bollards at Adelaide Oval

The installation of bollards to help protect Adelaide Oval patrons has now begun with the first 14 bollards being put in place along King William Road.

Addressing domestic violence

Addressing domestic violence 

We have provided funding for a vital domestic violence crisis hotline to operate around-the-clock.

Improving SACE

Improving SACE

Work with the SACE Board to undertake a review of Stage 2 SACE requirements has commenced. A leading education expert has been commissioned to lead the stage 2 SACE Review.

Compensation for child abuse victims

Compensation for child abuse victims

After years of uncertainty for victims, the South Australian Government has signed up to the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Protecting our children

Protecting our children

We have enacted tough new laws, aimed at better protecting children from exploitation by predators who lie about their age or identity.

Throw screens installed on Southern Expressway

Throw screens installed on Southern Expressway

We have completed the installation of temporary throw screens on bridges along the Southern Expressway to prevent rock throwing incidents from occurring.