State Government moves to abolish provocation defence

The Marshall Liberal Government will introduce legislation abolishing the defence of provocation by the end of the year, after announcing today a Bill will be drafted to go out for extensive consultation.

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Marshall Government makes changes to help victims of crime

Changes to the Victims of Crime Act will make it easier and less stressful for victims to access compensation.

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Psychiatric assessment reforms pass State Parliament

Legislative reforms aimed at ensuring the courts have timely access to psychiatric assessments have passed State Parliament.

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Two workplace experts appointed to SA Employment Tribunal

Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman has today announced two experienced South Australian lawyers have been appointed as Deputy Presidents of the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).

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Retired Supreme Court Judge to oversee ICAC

Retired Supreme Court Judge the Honourable John Sulan QC has been appointed as South Australia’s next Reviewer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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House of Assembly passes laws to speed up psychiatric assessments in the courts

Legislation aimed at reducing the backlog of psychiatric assessments in South Australia’s court system have passed the House of Assembly.

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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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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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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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