Category Archives: GENERAL News
Your committee, and the Action Group formed at the recent general meeting, has put a number of actions in place leading up to the State Election
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment has adopted an inquiry into the operation of TAFEs. The inquiry will allow the committee to continue the work of a previous Parliament in this area.
South Australians who have not yet enrolled to vote in the State election on March 15 have until 12 noon tomorrow (Friday, February 21) to do so. South Australia’s Electoral Commissioner, Ms Kay Mousley, said anyone who would turn 18 … Continue reading
There have been some important amendments to the Firearms Act 1977 and Firearms Regulations 2008, that you may need to be aware of if you own a firearm. Earlier this month provisions of the Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2013 and … Continue reading
Biosecurity SA says recent heavy, widespread rain has had producers looking to start summer weed spraying straight away. Manager of Rural Chemical Operations in PIRSA’s Biosecurity SA, Michael McManus, said that with increased spraying came the potential for increased risk … Continue reading
In a major initiative million-dollar rewards are being offered by the South Australian government in relation to 13 cases involving the murder or disappearance (and presumed murder) of children. Major Crime detectives will be available to take Crime Stoppers calls … Continue reading
Update – Fatal shark attack on Yorke Peninsula. Sunday, 9 February 2014 6:38am Police and Emergency Services crews will resume the search this morning for a 28-year-old man from Adelaide, who went missing yesterday, believed victim of a fatal shark … Continue reading
In a ground breaking decision, the Federal Court in Sydney today ordered Mr Damien Matcham, the former CEO of the Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services (Katungul) to pay over $1.2 million in fines and compensation. Mr Matcham was … Continue reading
TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Tuesday, 4 February 2014 in the following Fire Ban Districts: Northwest Pastoral – Severe Northeast Pastoral – Severe Flinders – Severe Mount Lofty Ranges – Severe
The BOM has issued a Severe Weather Warning for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Flinders, Mid North and parts of the North East Pastoral districts. (See map below)
The South Australian Council of Social Service reveals that new cost of living data shows a clear need for increases in state government concessions for low income households. The latest SACOSS Cost of Living Update released today shows that lowest … Continue reading
The South Australia Police Branch responsible for investigating the state’s most heinous crimes is to be expanded. Major Crime Investigation Branch (MCIB), which is responsible for tracking down murderers and putting them before the courts, will expand from its current … Continue reading
The most recent graduates of the Police Academy’s community constable program are Nellie Hirschausen and Swayne Ackland, who now take up their positions at Port Lincoln. Community Constable Swayne Ackland’s graduation comes after his successful participation in SAPOL’s Indigenous Pre-employment Program, … Continue reading
Country Health SA hospitals will once again be open to the public for people to stay cool during South Australia’s ongoing very hot weather. Helen Chalmers, Chief Operating Officer of Country Health SA, said people who are finding it difficult … Continue reading
A man was arrested yesterday after counterfeit notes were passed at several places across Adelaide in the past week. The 49-year-old man from Auldana was arrested and charged with utter forged currency and has been remanded in custody. Multiple instances … Continue reading
More than 50 additional people in the Far North will receive tailored employment assistance for jobs in priority areas through an expansion of the Skills for Jobs in Regions program. Skills Minister Grace Portolesi said the highly successful regional program … Continue reading
If elected to Government in March, State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has committed to working with the Federal Government to ensure a permanent renal dialysis unit, with the capacity for four renal dialysis chairs, is built at Pukatja/Ernabella on the … Continue reading
Whyalla will be the first country community in South Australia to have a specialist, country-based inpatient mental health facility when the Whyalla Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit (IMHIU) opens later this year.
Country North South Australia Medicare Local chair and GP, Dr Alison Edwards, said children interacted very closely with each other in schools, kindergartens and child care centres and it was vital that they were fully protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. The … Continue reading
Scientific evidence says the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere presently is higher than at any time in the past 800,000 years. In 1880, the first year included in the GISS analysis, the global carbon dioxide level was about 285 parts … Continue reading
Premier Jay Weatherill has released the State Government’s response to the closure of Holden’s Elizabeth plant and the challenges facing the community as a result of Holden’s decision. Our Jobs Plan – includes a State Government commitment of $60 million … Continue reading
In line with recent announcements regarding the Simpson Desert parks closure over summer, three Public Access Routes (PARs) located in the State’s outback are also closed over the hottest months of the year to ensure the safety of visitors and … Continue reading
Port Lincoln police are advising the community to be aware that a white pointer shark has been seen in the marina. This afternoon police were notified of the sighting, which took place on Thursday.
An emergency relief centre has been established at the Lions Football Club, Mary Elie St, Port Pirie to assist anyone who chooses to leave their home as a result of the Bangor fire burning in the southern Flinders Ranges. The … Continue reading
In January 2014, an intense heat wave and strong winds fueled an outbreak of hundreds of bushfires in South Australia. NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image of grass and shrub fires raging in Yumbarra Conservation Park on January 16, 2014. Red outlines indicate hot spots … Continue reading
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced it would partner with natural gas and electricity provider, Alinta, and the South Australian Government to undertake a $2.3 million full feasibility study into solar thermal power generation at Port Augusta. Federal … Continue reading
HEAT WAVE UPDATE: On 16 January 2014, there were a total of 65 heat-related presentations to metropolitan Adelaide hospitals. In SA country hospitals there were a further 25 admissions for heat-related conditions.
All South Australian waste holders must register their unwanted chemicals before 28 March for the 2014 ChemClear program being planned for an April/May collection. So far more than 16,000L/kg of obsolete product has been registered for collection.
With temperatures predicted to rise above 40 °C continuing, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today reminded Australia’s veteran community to take steps to ensure the heat doesn’t impact our health, particularly with older Australians and those … Continue reading
With more scorching days forecast this week, South Australians are being reminded to take care of pets and native animals as well as the people around them. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Manager Dr Deb Kelly … Continue reading
As temperatures are forecast to soar in South Australia over the coming days, SafeWork SA reminds workplaces to ensure they have measures in place to cope with the heat.
Four sport and community clubs across the Yorke Peninsula will share in $256,925 funding to build a new pool, a skate park and install important irrigation and watering systems, as part of the latest round of State Government funding.
A local couple have come forward to claim their first division prize of more than $1.4 million from Saturday’s $30 Million X Lotto Megadraw! The winning woman was absolutely astounded when she checked her X Lotto ticket today and discovered … Continue reading
A reward of up to $200,000 is now on offer for information that leads to the location or conviction of those responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Port Lincoln woman Susan Gaye Goodwin. Police hope the substantial reward … Continue reading
Over the past two months there has been a significant increase in the amount of reported fuel thefts in the Mid North region. The thefts have mainly occurred from large agricultural vehicles, including tractors, harvesters, augers and fuel storage containers. … Continue reading
Speed cameras detected 158 motorists speeding in the Adelaide Hills last weekend as part of Operation Safe Hills, equating to over 12% of the 1227 vehicles that went through the speed cameras deployed for the operation were exceeding the speed limit.
UPDATE: Monday, 30 December 2013 5:33pm Missing woman Julie Richards has been located safe and well by an Adelaide patrol a short time ago. Police thank everyone for their assistance in this matter.
Two 10-year-old boys were arrested at Port Lincoln after allegedly breaking into cars. The offences occurred at the Port Lincoln Foreshore area on Sunday 29 December and about 4.45pm.
Police are investigating the disappearance of 2442 sheep from a rural property on the Eyre Peninsula.
Police have arrested a 42-year-old Ceduna man for theft and assault.
Police are searching for the owners of two cannabis crops at Coffin Bay and Wanilla. On Sunday 29 December, following a report from a member of the public, police located 25 small cannabis plants in half cut barrels just near … Continue reading
Sunday, 29 December 2013 5:19pm Police have reported two women for drink driving in the States mid-north this morning.
An electrician from the north-eastern suburbs has been banned from working in the industry for his dangerous electrical work. On 10 December 2013, in proceedings brought against him by South Australia’s consumer watchdog, the District Court found that James Trimboli … Continue reading
to be examined at seminar during VICENZAORO Winter show VICENZA, ITALY: DECEMBER 23, 2013 – The new year is likely to be a most significant one in terms of the regulation of minerals from areas of conflict in Africa, including … Continue reading
This year’s road safety message from police and Motor Accident Commission’s is: All we want for Christmas is you. It is simple and a more light-hearted message than the sombre note we usually give our road safety messages. However, I … Continue reading
Police have arrested three youths after a break-in at Port Lincoln yesterday. At about 6.45pm, three men allegedly forced their way into a Cronin Avenue house and assaulted two men inside the premises.
Minister Ian Hunter, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation has issued the following statement relating to a fire that destroyed the Fregon Community Store on the APY Lands earlier today.
Police in the state’s Far North are investigating the circumstances of a fire that has destroyed the Kaltjiti/Fregon community store, causing an estimated $2m in damages. The alarm was raised before midnight when a fire was noticed at the rear of … Continue reading