Category Archives: GENERAL News

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 … Continue reading

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LGA TO PROBE IMPACT OF ‘DOUBLE DIP’ OF EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY INCREASES

The Local Government Association is surveying all South Australian Councils to try to identify the “double dip” impact of increases in the Emergency Services Levy on Council properties, which will in turn impact on communities. LGA President Mayor David O’Loughlin … Continue reading

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CHILDCARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING DRAFT REPORT RELEASED

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

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SA CHILDCARE WORKER CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX OFFENCES

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

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MISSING PERSON LETITIA WILLIAMS

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

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MAGNITUDE 5 EARTHQUAKE RECORDED NEAR MAREE

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

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INDIGENOUS PRISONERS REINTEGRATION EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AT OLYMPIC DAM

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.

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