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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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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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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Delivering better legal support to victims of domestic violence

Nearly 350 South Australian women have sought support from the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service since the Legal Services Commission began providing the service in July.

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Cracking down on the sale of dangerous gas canisters

The Marshall Liberal Government is going to crackdown on the sale of nitrous oxide canisters known as ‘nangs’ following concerns raised in the community about their abuse.

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Surrogacy now possible for more families

Surrogacy will now be an option for more people looking to start a family in South Australia. 

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Tougher penalties for farm trespassers

The Marshall Liberal Government will get tougher on those trespassing on agricultural land in new legislation which will be introduced to State Parliament today.

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Classification Council gets the axe

The Government will seek to disband the South Australian Classification Council under proposed legislation introduced to State Parliament this week.

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