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State Government offers grants to help prevent domestic, family and sexual violence among young people

The State Government is offering grants of up to $5000 to youth service providers to develop domestic, family and sexual violence primary prevention programs that support vulnerable young people in South Australia.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said a total of $120,000 is available for youth service providers to develop initiatives aimed at young people.

“The Liberal Government is committed to tackling the scourge of domestic violence,” said Minister Lensink.

First No Jab, No Play laws introduced into Parliament

Early childhood services will be required to collect immunisation records and provide them to the State’s Chief Public Health Officer when requested, under the first of two No Jab, No Play laws which will be introduced to State Parliament today.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the first phase of the No Jab, No Play policy aims to improve the ability to prevent and control outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases in early childhood services.

Liberal Government says “thanks” to social workers on World Social Work Day today

Today on World Social Work Day the Liberal Government extends its sincere thanks to social workers across South Australia for their ongoing hard work and dedication.

World Social Work Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of social workers, as well as raise awareness of their contribution to the community.

The Department for Child Protection employs more than 650 staff in social work services across South Australia. Of those, 85 per cent are female.

Consultation opens for South Australia’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan

The State Government wants to hear from people with disability, their families and carers and anyone interested in promoting the inclusion of people with disability to create SA’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan.

The four-year plan, which will be finalised by October 2019, will improve access to mainstream supports and services for people with disability.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the State Government is committed to improving access and inclusion for all South Australians.

State Liberal Government’s first 12 months of delivering for SA

The Marshall Liberal Government’s first year in office has delivered real outcomes for SA, with today marking one year since South Australians voted for the Liberal Party’s Strong Plan for Real Change. 

“My team took to the election a plan to create more jobs, lower costs and to provide better services for all South Australians,” said Premier Steven Marshall. 

“While we have delivered on all these fronts, we acknowledge there is much more hard work to be done to ensure South Australia’s future prosperity – and we are up to the task. 

Services to be consolidated into new intensive support system for at risk children and families

The State Government will consolidate services and staff from several departments to establish a new system of intensive support services, designed to disrupt patterns of child abuse and neglect.

The new Intensive Support Unit will be set up within the Department of Human Services to deliver and commission intensive family services that intervene early, reducing the need for children to enter out-of-home care.

Home Hospital Pilot to keep people well and out of hospital in Adelaide’s south

As part of its push to ease pressure on busy emergency departments, the Marshall Liberal Government today launched an innovative pilot project in Adelaide’s south providing specialised health services in the community or in people’s own home.

Under a new partnership, Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) will work with medical staff within the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) emergency department (ED) to help identify patients who are appropriate to receive care at home.

Quentin’s vision brought to life

The Marshall Liberal Government will provide $1 million to the City of Adelaide to build an inclusive play space commemorating the legacy of disability advocate, actor and film maker Quentin Kenihan.

The contemporary inclusive regional playspace will be integrated into Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14), replacing the existing play space in the park.

The project will be managed by the Adelaide City Council. Quentin’s family and the community will be consulted by the ACC, with construction expected to start in early 2020.

Di Davidson appointed as Presiding Member of the SAMDB NRM Board

The Marshall Liberal Government has appointed Di Davidson as the new Presiding Member of the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board.

The appointment comes following the retirement of long-standing presiding member Sharon Starick, after reaching the end of her term.

Ms Davidson was re-appointed as an SAMDB NRM Board member at the beginning of February 2019, having previously served as a Board member from 2004 to 2006.