Top End Silk appointed to District Court

A distinguished silk from the Northern Territory will return to South Australia to take up a new role as the state’s newest District Court Judge, and Deputy President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

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Modernising South Australia’s abortion laws

The Attorney-General has moved to modernise South Australia’s abortion laws, ensuring the procedure is treated as a health issue, not a criminal one.

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MPs and judges subject to the same sexual harassment laws as everyone else

The Marshall Government has passed amendments to the Equal Opportunity Act to ensure parliamentarians are covered by sexual harassment laws in their dealings with other parliamentarians.

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Sentence discounts reforms stall in the Upper House

The Greens in the Upper House of State Parliament have stalled the passage of legislation to significantly reduce sentence discounts available to serious criminal offenders for early guilty pleas.

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COVID-19 Emergency Act extension passes State Parliament

The Marshall Government’sCOVID-19 Emergency Response Act has been extended to until the 6thof February 2021, or 28 days after the COVID-19 Emergency Direction expires whichever comes first after a vote in State Parliament last night.

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Doggone good idea

Zero, South Australia’s inaugural canine court companion, is now a step closer to supporting vulnerable witnesses in court.

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Emergency relief for commercial and residential tenants set to continue

The Marshall Government will continue support for residential and commercial tenants struggling with the impacts of the coronavirus for another six months, under legislation to be introduced to State Parliament tomorrow.

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Updated timeline for new planning system roll out

The State Government has today announced revised timing for the implementation of the new planning and development system across large regional towns and metropolitan areas.

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Port Spencer Grain Facility approved

The Marshall Liberal Government has ticked off revised plans for the Port Spencer Deep Water Port grain export facility to go ahead.

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New appointments to the Magistrates Court

A lawyer with experience at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, and the Crown Solicitor’s Office, and a criminal defence lawyer with decades of experience are the two latest appointees to the Magistrates Court.

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