REFORMS SET TO TOUGHEN INTERVENTION ORDERS FOR DV BULLIES

Attorney General John Rau will introduce a Bill to Parliament today outlining new offences and penalties as well as tighter administration regarding intervention orders to better protect victims of domestic violence. Continue reading

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37 WESTERN QUOLL’S RELEASED IN FLINDERS RANGES TODAY

Thirty-seven additional Western Quolls (or Idnya) will be released in the Flinders Ranges National Park this evening, marking the latest milestone in an ambitious project to return the spotted marsupial to its former homelands. Continue reading

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO ROLE OF E-CIGARETTES

A Parliamentary Committee will be established to look at the use, sale and promotion of Personal vaporisers, including e-cigarettes. Continue reading

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MISSING MAN UPDATE: BODY FOUND IN FAR NORTH

Dane Kawalski missing since mid December

Dane Kawalski missing since mid December

Police searching in the Far North of South Australia have located a body believed to be that of missing man Dane Kowalski.

Searchers made the discovery just after 12.30pm today. Police are providing support for the family and friends of Mr Kowalski and will prepare a report for the coroner.

Mr Kowalski was last seen on 13 December in Melbourne and was thought to be travelling to Darwin. Continue reading

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITHDRAWS FUNDING FOR COOBER PEDY CHILD PROGRAMS

Federal funding reallocation may force the closure of all the Child Community Links programs in Coober Pedy. These are the only funded programs within Coober Pedy for 0 – 12 year olds and their families. Continue reading

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COUNCIL PENSIONER CONCESSION CUTS COULD BE BLOCKED

SA’s Local Government Association has welcomed the announcement by the Liberal Opposition, Greens, Family First and Independents, that they will disallow any change to pensioner concessions on Council rates, in the Legislative Council.

LGA President, Mayor David O’Loughlin said the LGA’s legal advice was that regulations would need to be changed for the State to cut the concessions. Continue reading

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SERIOUS CRASH NORTH OF MARLA

29 Nov 2014  UPDATE

Police and emergency services attended a fatal crash in the State’s far north.

Just before 9pm, last night police a single vehicle ignited into flames after hitting a horse on the Stuart Highway about 45km north of Marla.  The sole occupant, driver of the car died at the scene. Continue reading

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