Media Releases

Child protection crisis continues

The Annual Report of the Guardian for Children and Young People confirms that the crisis in child protection under the Weatherill Government continues unabated.

Royal Commission ruled no single-handed shifts

The State Liberals have labelled the Weatherill Government’s lack of progress on ending the practice of single-handed shifts for vulnerable children as disgraceful.

Supporting vulnerable young people longer

The State Liberals have welcomed AnglicareSA’s campaign Home Stretch to give young people the
option of staying in care until 21 and urged the Weatherill Government to drop its resistance to this
important policy.

Child Protection Committee Hearing

A number of prominent critics of the Weatherill Government’s stalled child protection legislation will appear before a State Parliament Committee today.

Another delay in protecting children

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to stop delaying urgent debate on much needed child protection legislation.

Government adds insult to no consultation on child protection changes

The Weatherill Government’s decision to suspend standing orders to debate its child protection legislation in State Parliament before Opposition members had a chance to read the bill is a display of pathetic political point scoring.

No consultation on child protection changes

The State Liberals have expressed their disappointment at the lack of consultation regarding changes to child protection laws to be introduced into State Parliament this week.

Professional child protection workers needed

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to end its practice of recruiting unqualified staff to work in the child protection system and adopt the Liberal policy of opening up recruitment to people holding a broader range of degree-level qualifications.

Hyde Review must be released

In the wake of the Weatherill Government’s announcement of new psychological testing for child
protection workers the State Liberals are calling for the release of the Hyde Review and the review into the how a child protection worker red flagged by Mal Hyde returned to work before being charged with subsequent child abuse offences.

Speed-up Clipsal Set-up

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to speed-up the set-up for the Clipsal 500 in the Adelaide Parklands.