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High speed internet comes to Port Lincoln schools

Port Lincoln students are amongst the latest to become connected to high speed internet.

Upgrades to four schools in the regional city have just been completed as part of the Marshall Liberal Government $80 million project to connect every government school in South Australia to faster internet. Another two schools will be completed before the commencement of Term 4.

The schools in Port Lincoln connected to date are:

Multi-million dollar housing maintenance program to improve homes and boost economy

A Liberal Government $10 million maintenance boost is set to improve three, large ageing public housing unit blocks and will provide a welcome boost to South Australia’s building industry.

Recognising the former Labor Government left the state’s public housing stock to ruin, the Liberal Government allocated a total of $21.1 million in the 2019-20 State Budget for a preventative maintenance and upgrade program to about 450 Housing SA properties.

Marshall Government Moves to Bolster Support for Victims of Crime

Criminals who are awarded damages by the courts for mistreatment while locked-up will have their compensation redirected to the Victims of Crime Fund, under proposed new Marshall Government laws.

The State Liberal Government is considering the move amid an overhaul to the Correctional Services Act, which includes abolishing automatic parole for convicted drug traffickers serving five years or less.

South Australia to get new Court of Appeal

The Marshall Liberal Government will establish a new dedicated Court of Appeal in South Australia, as a division of the Supreme Court.

With dedicated judges, the Court of Appeal will develop specific judicial expertise in appeals, leading to efficiencies and consistent, high quality judgments.

“This new Court of Appeal will be a significant change to the way appeals are managed in the Supreme Court,” Attorney-General Chapman said.

Billions of renewable investment rests on interconnector

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed renewable energy giant Neoen’s commitment to the Goyder South hybrid renewable energy generator with grid scale storage, and highlighted the importance of SA-NSW interconnector to the viability of the project.

“Neoen’s plan for the enormous Goyden South project is a resounding endorsement of the interconnector and the Marshall Government’s policies for cheaper, more reliable and sustainable power,” said Minister van Holst Pellekaan.

Robotics national competition set to come to Adelaide

An internationally acclaimed robotics competition will be hosted in Adelaide for the first time this December, after receiving funding from the State Government.

The Vex Robotics Competition will host the brightest minds from schools around the nation, providing students with the opportunity to show off their smarts in this key component of STEM education in a competitive setting, while at the same time exposing them to future employment opportunities.

New contract to build buses will deliver public transport boost

The Marshall Government has awarded Scania Australia the contract to supply approximately 340 buses for a potential ten-year term for the Metropolitan Adelaide Bus Network.

The contract will expand employment outcomes for South Australia with a minimum of 29 of the 34 buses each year to be constructed in South Australia by Precision Buses, including supply chains.

Key features of the new bus contract include;

Colonoscopy wait lists slashed

The number of South Australians overdue and waiting for colonoscopies has been slashed by almost half, with public hospitals working closely with the private sector to perform additional procedures.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said this strategy is part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $45 million investment to significantly reduce overdue elective surgery and colonoscopy procedure waiting lists across our metropolitan hospitals.

New smart gym to benefit spinal cord injury patients

Patients going through rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury will benefit from innovative new smart equipment that has been installed at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

Today, on International Spinal Cord Injury Day, Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the addition of the state-of-the-art smart equipment will support patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

More South Australians receiving health care at home

More than 1,000 South Australians have received their healthcare at home or within the community, as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s range of pilot programs and initiatives trialled throughout winter.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said through a combination of the Home Hospital pilot programs and the new Priority Care Centres, 1,055 South Australians received their treatment outside of hospital emergency departments.