Category Archives: GENERAL News
The Productivity Commission today released its draft inquiry report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. “Our recommendations seek to make childcare more affordable, flexible and accessible. Furthermore they will provide a framework for a more financially sustainable childcare system for … Continue reading
Police have identified seven South Australian children as alleged victims of a 32-year-old man charged with numerous sex offences. At the time of the alleged offending the man was employed with Families SA caring for children in a Government-run residential care … Continue reading
Police are asking for assistance from the public to help locate Letitia Williams, who has been missing from her Hillcrest home since 6 July. Letitia is 24 years old, 155cm tall, slim build, long black hair, brown eyes, and was … Continue reading
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was recorded southwest of Maree in South Australia’s Far North at 11:58am on Wednesday morning 4 June 2014. David Love, Seismologist with the Geological Survey of South Australia within the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources … Continue reading
Five Indigenous prisoners will be provided with training and employment opportunities with BHP Billiton and its contracting partners at Olympic Dam through an employment project to be funded by the Australian Government.
A South Australian Government investment in the Far North is helping support skills and jobs growth in the region. Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills Gail Gago said that this financial year, the Government has invested more than $580,000 … Continue reading
South Australian communities will feel a $24 million backlash as a result of last night’s Federal Budget which has ripped much needed community funding from Local Government. The Local Government Association President, Mayor David O’Loughlin said that in addition to … Continue reading
The small town of Ernabella (Pukatja) in South Australia has recorded the largest earthquake in the nation for two consecutive years, experiencing a 5.7 magnitude event in both 2012 and 2013. Geoscience Australia highlighted this event as one of 579 … Continue reading
A 4.7 magnitude earthquake occurred near Yunta in the state’s mid-north at 7.24 last night and was felt widely across the State. The epicentre was approximately 27 kilometres south of Yunta and Nackara and the Geological Survey of South Australia … Continue reading
Almost nine in ten ‘Not for Profit’ organisations (87%) have no guarantee of key funding for services beyond June 2014. The survey shows that Australia’s Not for Profit sector is in crisis with the lack of funding certainty forcing agencies … Continue reading
Update: Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:33am Police have identified the body of a man who is believed to have drowned in Coopers Creek at Innamincka in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The CFS was called to a house fire in the APY Lands just after 6am this morning following a triple zero call that was made alerting SA Police, who then advised the CFS of the structure fire.
The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities by taking advantage of a vast food source in the Outback. The camel supply chain project will aid the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, … Continue reading
Questions to Major Political Parties State Election 10 Key Questions on Behalf of South Australian Communities(137 kb) Labor Party responses to LGA’s 10 questions(531 kb) Liberal Party responses to LGA’s 10 questions(712 kb) Green Party responses to LGA’s 10 questions(54 kb) … Continue reading
South Australia Police have issued a warning about an illicit drug referred to as ‘wizard’ following the recent hospitalisation of a man who took a single dose of the potentially fatal substance. It is suspected the man had taken a … Continue reading
In October 2013, a Panorama business owner was approached by a woman who claimed to be from a media group selling business advertising in a local publication. The business owner later decided she did not wish to advertise and advised … Continue reading
Police are investigating a suspicious fire which happened overnight at Indulkana in the State’s far north. Just before 10.30pm, police received reports the school was on fire. One classroom has been completely destroyed and damage is estimated at several thousand … Continue reading
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.