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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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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