Crackdown on nitrous oxide canister sales

Tougher restrictions on the sale of nitrous oxide canisters, or ‘nangs’, will come into effect early next year, following approval from South Australia’s Controlled Substances Advisory Council.

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Encounter Youth win National Award

Encounter Youth, a South Australian charity which dedicates time and resources to help our young people, has won the Gold 2019 Australian Crime and Prevention Award for its Hindley Street Program.

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Increasing the public's right to know

The public’s right to know more about how governments operate will be strengthened under proposed changes to South Australia’s Freedom of Information Act to be tabled in State Parliament today.

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Review of the Police Complaints Act

Retired District Court Judge Gordon Barrett QC has been appointed to review South Australia’s Police Complaints and Discipline Act.

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Police out in force over Schoolies Festival

South Australia Police will again be granted special powers to protect school leavers when the Schoolies Festival hits Victor Harbor this weekend.

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Government appoints new Chair of Legal Services Commission

Internationally respected Adelaide lawyer, Jason Karas has been appointed by the Marshall Government as the next Chairperson of the Legal Services Commission of SA (LSC).

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State’s first Judicial Registrar appointed

A senior civil litigator with over 20 years’ experience has been appointed as South Australia’s first Magistrates Court Judicial Registrar.

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Tackling anti-social behaviour in the West End

Stronger police powers will remain in force in Adelaide’s West End, with the Government agreeing to extend the declared public precinct in the district for another 12 months.

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New Director of Public Prosecutions to start next week

Supreme Court Justice Martin Hinton will commence work as South Australia’s new Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday 18 November.

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Regulation proposed for foreign lawyers

Lawyers who come to South Australia from overseas and wish to practise foreign law in this state will need to be registered under legislation to be introduced to State Parliament today.  

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