News

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.

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

It has been an exceptionally busy start to the 2017 year with a number of local issues being raised on behalf of constituents and interest groups. 

Neighbour Day 2017

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

 

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.

Adelaide Pongal 2017 Harvest Festival

On January 15 2017 Rachel attended the Adelaide Pongal Harvest Festival, organised by the Adelaide Tamil Association in Bonython Park.

 

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.

Emergency grows in the care of vulnerable children

A $27 million increase in the cost of emergency care provided by Families SA in the last year detailed in the Auditor-General’s Report illustrates the depth of the crisis confronting child protection in South Australia.

Opening a genuine conversation on adoption

Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection Rachel Sanderson is calling for a community conversation regarding the pros and cons of making adoption in South Australia easier.