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Designs concepts released for school upgrades across state

Initial concept plans for 13 public schools being upgraded as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.3 billion investment in capital works can now be revealed to local communities.

The Government’s massive investment will improve school facilities across the state, support sustainable enrolment growth in government schools and help transition Year 7 into high school.

Real Action on Misuse of Prescription Drugs

The misuse of prescription drugs is a step closer to being addressed as the Marshall Liberal Government opens tenders for a new real-time statewide monitoring system.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said real-time prescription monitoring (RTPM) will provide doctors and pharmacists with an instant notification when they are prescribing or dispensing a drug of dependence to quickly signal that a patient may be at risk of harm.

“The inappropriate use of prescription medicines has increased significantly in Australia,” Minister Wade said.

Building a better health system for our children

Families and children from throughout the state will soon have access to an upgraded Paediatric Emergency Department at the existing Women’s and Children’s Hospital, as construction begins on the next major part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $50 million sustainment works.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the $3.5 million works will ensure South Australian children continue to receive high quality care in a more modern facility as we journey to a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH).

Building a better health system for our children

Families and children from throughout the state will soon have access to an upgraded Paediatric Emergency Department at the existing Women’s and Children’s Hospital, as construction begins on the next major part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $50 million sustainment works.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the $3.5 million works will ensure South Australian children continue to receive high quality care in a more modern facility as we journey to a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH).

New Mid North weather stations to avoid the drift

Cereal and grain producers in the Mid North will have a new tool at their disposal this summer to assist with their summer weed control programs and help avoid spray drift.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the introduction of the new $1.4 million Mid North Mesonet system will be a boon to producers planning any spraying operations.

The new system features 40 state of the art localised automatic weather stations across the Mid North region.

New Towards Zero Suicides Roadmap

Action to significantly reduce suicide within specialised services in South Australia is a key future direction for the State’s mental health services mapped out in the new Mental Health Services Plan, released today.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the Plan, prepared by the Chief Psychiatrist and the SA Mental Health Commissioner, provides a roadmap to build on what has been working well and re-shape how services are accessed and delivered in future.

Liberal Government saves community more than $3.4 million since delivering free volunteer checks

The Liberal Govenrment has saved volunteers and community organisations more than $3.4 million since making screening checks free for all South Australians last year.

Since 1 November, 2018, a total of 56,690 South Australians have applied for more than 71,000 free volunteer screening checks conducted by the Department of Human Services Screening Unit, saving the sector hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Under the previous Labor Government, volunteer screening checks were $59.40 each.

Affordable properties available for single women aged over 50

Liberal Government is releasing new affordable housing and land packages to help single women over 50 on lower incomes break into the housing market.

A total of nine properties in Adelaide’s western suburbs will be available for purchase under the Liberal Government’s new Affordable Homes Assist Program from today. 

The first nine home and land packages range between $320,000 and $395,000 in suburbs including Findon, Kidman Park and Woodville West and construction is expected to begin in February 2020.

Helping Stroke Survivors Get Back Behind The Wheel

The Marshall Liberal Government is leading a push for changes to be made to the national ‘Fitness to Drive’ guidelines which would allow many stroke survivors who are fit to drive to return to driving sooner.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the changes would allow General Practitioners to certify that stroke survivors who are eligible to drive at the four-week mark can do so, rather than unnecessarily wait months for specialist review.

Creating a more inclusive South Australia

The Marshal Liberal Government has today launched the first State Disability Inclusion Plan.

It paves the way for a more accessible and inclusive state for all South Australians living with disability by driving change in State Government agencies and local councils.

The plan, called Inclusive SA, sets out actions and priorities under four themes that will foster inclusion in ways that acknowledge the rights, dignity, autonomy, needs and aspirations of all people with disability.

The four focus areas are:

• Inclusive communities for all