Review recommends cutting sentencing discounts

Significantly lower sentencing discounts would be available to serious offenders who admit their guilt within four weeks of their first court appearance, under recommendations made through an independent review of South Australia’s sentencing discount scheme.

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New protections for whistleblowers

New laws to protect whistleblowers come into effect tomorrow.

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Lifting the secrecy on suppression orders

The Marshall Liberal Government is considering removing suppression restrictions on the reporting of sexual offenders and offences.

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Funding supports flagship Aboriginal Community Program for students

With the Aboriginal Power Cup kicking off today, the South Australian Government has committed $100,000 in the 2019-20 State Budget for continued support of the Port Adelaide Football Club’s flagship Aboriginal community program.

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$2.1 million for new CT scanner to reduce post-mortem wait times

As part of the 2019-20 State Budget, the Marshall Liberal Government has committed to purchasing a new CT scanner for Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA), which will significantly reduce post mortem wait times. 

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Expanding the role of the SACAT

The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) will be given additional responsibilities, under new laws proposed by the State Government.

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Strengthening specialist legal support for victims of domestic violence

The State Government has awarded just over two-million-dollars in funding to the Legal Services Commission (LSC) for the provision of legal services to victims of family and domestic violence over the next four years.

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Stronger online wagering regulations come into force

South Australia is introducing tough new measures to protect people at risk of gambling harm and problem gambling, as part of an agreement struck by state, territory and commonwealth governments.

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Tougher penalties added to protect Emergency Service Workers

Proposed laws which will be introduced to State Parliament today will see tough penalties imposed on people who spit on or throw biological material at police, corrections officers or other emergency services workers, as well as an increase to the maximum penalty for certain offences involving the assault of police and other emergency service workers.

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New offence for spitting on police

People who spit or throw other bodily materials at police officers and other emergency services workers would face tough penalties under new laws proposed by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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