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State Government strengthens its commitment to providing accessible digital services for all South Australians

The State Government is launching a new online accessibility policy, and online toolkit, to assist all South Australian organisations to create more accessible, digital platforms.

The policy and toolkit have been developed in consultation with Vision Australia, Royal Society for the Blind (SA), people with lived experience with disability and other key stakeholders in the disability sector.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said it is critical government websites are developed to ensure everyone in the community can easily access them and no one is left behind.

Domestic Violence Scheme identifies new people at risk

The new South Australian initiative aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence is showing strong results, including identifying potential victims who had previously never reached out to support services.

In the first seven months of operation, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme has received 132 applications, highlighting a strong awareness and uptake of the scheme by people at risk of, or experiencing, domestic or family violence.

Community mental health support moves to the Repat

The Marshall Liberal Government is taking another key step towards reactivating and revitalising the Repat Health Precinct to provide state-of-the art mental health care services for older South Australians.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) Southern Community Team will move to the Repat next week as part of the plan to co-locate the service with a dedicated specialised dementia village.   

New home for eating disorder services at the Repat

The Morrison and Marshall Liberal Governments today announced a new $7.1 million Statewide Eating Disorders Service (SEDS) at the Repat will provide a state-of-the-art base for statewide services and resources in an accessible location.

Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said this will be the first service in Australia bringing together national and state-based services via a research led, multi-disciplinary team in partnership with philanthropic support from Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation.

New residential care model to help Aboriginal children stay connected and overcome trauma

The State Government has engaged InComPro to establish an Aboriginal-specific residential care service for young people that is both therapeutic and culturally responsive. 

The ground-breaking Northern suburbs service, which is scheduled to open later this month, will house four Aboriginal young people across two homes. 

InComPro is now one of two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations that specialise in providing residential care for Aboriginal young people. 

'Which bin' campaign lifts lid on recycling for householders

The State Government has today launched a new campaign urging householders to consider what they put in their recycling bins and their green organics bins.

The Which Bin advertising campaign that will officially be launched with a series of television commercials on Sunday night will help to improve householder’s awareness of what can and cannot be placed into the kerbside recycling bins.

Home care alternative for older people

Older patients in Adelaide’s north and north-east can now receive tailored in-patient care in their own home, as part of an innovative new program to avoid unnecessary hospital stays and free up beds.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the Geriatrics in the Home (GITH) program provides elderly patients specialised treatment and care to help speed up their recovery while taking pressure off the hospital system ahead of the busy winter period.

New State Government committee to advise on Aboriginal housing in South Australia

The State Government is today announcing a new committee which will advise the South Australian Housing Trust Board on improving housing outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the committee will advise the Board on a range of housing challenges and help shape outcomes for Aboriginal communities across the state.

Fortnightly green bin collection welcomed

The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes the City of Onkaparinga Council’s vote to introduce fortnightly green organics collection for their residents.

This move now means that all metropolitan councils will or have moved towards fortnightly green bin collection, greatly reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said South Australia is a nation leader when it comes to waste management.

“South Australia has a proven history when it comes to waste management, recycling and resource recovery,” said Minister Speirs.

Biosecurity at the forefront through ‘Clean Your Farm’ project

Horticultural growers in the Northern Adelaide Plains are being encouraged to strengthen their on-farm biosecurity arrangements through a new jointly funded State Government and horticulture industry initiative.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone today launched the ‘Clean Your Farm’ initiative at Two Wells with the Marshall Liberal Government committing $20,000 to the project in conjunction with AUSVEG SA.