Disclosure scheme helping South Australians at risk

More than 100 applications for information about a current or former partner have been made since the state’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme was implemented, with more than a quarter advised of a partner’s violent past.

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Review of Major Indictable Reform begins

Former Supreme Court Justice, the Hon Brian Martin AO QC, has been appointed to undertake an independent review of the former Labor Government’s Major Indictable Reforms.

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Labor Party back in criminals to vote

Convicted sex offenders, serious drug offenders, and rapists will all be able to vote at the next State election in 2022 thanks to Peter Malinauskas and the Labor Party.

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Reforms introduced to ease court delays

Measures aimed at reducing the backlog of forensic psychiatric assessments in the State’s courts have been introduced to State Parliament.

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Local demand for Riverland Community Justice Centre skyrockets

Since the Marshall Liberal Government reopened the doors to the Riverland Community Justice Centre in December last year, over 40 legal advice services have been provided out of the office in Berri, as well as outreach services in surrounding areas including Loxton, Cadell and Morgan.

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Law Reform Institute to consider abortion law reform

South Australia’s independent Law Reform Institute based at Adelaide of University has been asked by the State Government to consider changes to the State’s abortion laws with a view to improve access and modernise the practice in the State and with a view to making abortion a regulated medical procedure under health legislation as opposed to a criminal law issue.

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New sentencing laws to be debated in Parliament

New sentencing laws proposed by the Liberal Marshall Government, specifically relating to the availability of home detention as a sentencing option for sex offenders, will be debated this week in the House of Assembly.

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Public Trustee returns focus to core functions

Changes in consumer needs and getting back to its core business has led to the Public Trustee to amend the way it delivers services covering the making of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

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Two new District Court Judges appointed

South Australia’s District Court will soon welcome two new judges, with the appointments of experienced lawyers Jo-Anne Deuter and Michael Durrant confirmed today.

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Marshall Government commits $3.2m to Aged Care Royal Commission

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced it will commit $3.2 million to set up a SA Government response unit, solely focussed on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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