New appointment to Court of Appeal

Respected lawyer and Solicitor-General Dr Chris Bleby SC will be the second appointment to the State Government’s new, dedicated Court of Appeal, Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman announced today.

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Stricter bail laws to protect the community

The presumption of bail will be reversed for offenders who assault emergency services workers and frontline hospital staff under tough new measures proposed by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Review into Police Complaints and Discipline Act completed

An independent review of South Australia’s Police Complaints and Discipline Act has recommended ways to streamline processes and improve the way in which complaints against police officers are dealt with.

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Leading disability advocate appointed to key guardianship role

Renowned disability advocate Richard Bruggemann has been appointed to a new role in Government to assess temporary orders designed to protect both the community and people living with a cognitive impairment or mental incapacity from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Expanding criteria for witnessing Statutory Declarations

The list of people who can witness statutory declarations in South Australia has been expanded, ensuring community members can still access the service while public health restrictions are put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Covid-19 legal assistance for South Australians

Legal aid is boosting its free assistance for South Australians hit hard by COVID-19.

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Protecting the community and local jobs

Better protections for landlords and private tenants, and a suite of measures to protect South Australian jobs are among the initiatives that form part of the Government’s legislative response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Temporary measures to support South Australia’s hospitality sector

Cafes, restaurants, small bars and local clubs will be able to temporarily sell takeaway liquor under measures aimed at supporting South Australia’s hospitality sector announced today.

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Government considers forfeiture reform

The State Government has welcomed the release of a new report recommending reforms to remove ambiguity from South Australia’s forfeiture rules.

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Retired Supreme Court Judge heads Royal Commission Review

Retired Supreme Court Judge the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC has been appointed to lead a review of the legislation governing Royal Commissions undertaken in South Australia.

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