Coroner’s Court reforms commence

Reforms that give the State Coroner stronger powers to ensure important evidence is provided during inquests will commence this week.

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Labor urged to support crackdown on badly behaved councillors

Significant reforms to the Local Government sector are poised to pass Parliament – but the Labor Party continues to hold them up and push ahead with amendments that would destroy the integrity of a key reform measure.

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Taking no chances with SA’s gambling laws

South Australia’s newly-established Gambling Advisory Council has met for the first time, as part of moves to ensure the state’s gambling laws remain contemporary and relevant.

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Vale Judge James Richard Crawford

The South Australian Government wishes to pass its condolences on to the family, friends and esteemed colleagues of James Richard Crawford LLD, FBA, AC, SC, Judge of the International Court of Justice.

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Senior lawyers appointed to Magistrates Court

Two experienced lawyers with a combined 55 years in the profession have been appointed to the Magistrates Court in South Australia.

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Striking the right balance with risk-based liquor licences

A risk-based liquor licensing fee structure is now in place across the board for South Australian venues – ensuring licence costs strike the right balance between protecting the public and supporting the hospitality sector.

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Improving SA’s electoral system

Moves to modernise South Australia’s election laws have been introduced to State Parliament, with the Government seeking to allow for more flexible pre-poll voting and other measures to strengthen the democratic process.

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Increased protections for subcontractors

South Australian subcontractors will be better protected, under new laws introduced to State Parliament this week.

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Have ‘YourSAy’ on council transparency website

South Australians are being given the chance to help design a new website aimed at increasing transparency in local councils.

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New laws to halt hoons

Hoon drivers face increased jail sentences and licence disqualifications under tough new laws introduced to Parliament this week.

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