Audit of children in residential care

In the wake of news that Families SA has been forced to house children on mattresses in government offices the State Liberals are calling for a complete audit of all children and young people living in residential care facilities to ensure every effort has been made to place them with a family.

Offices no place for children to sleep

The State Liberals have described news that children taken into care by Families SA were forced to sleep on mattresses on the floor of Government offices as disgraceful.

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

What an absolute pleasure it has been for me to meet several of our elderly citizens celebrating their 100th birthday. Most recent, was the delightful Vivienne Jones who celebrated with an open house for her neighbors and who loves her visits to her local coffee shops in Walkerville during her daily walks. Vivienne lives by the principle of “it is no good worrying about your age’ it’s just a number”. What is more important is how you feel and “life is what you make of it”.

These words are a reminder for all of us.

Chloe Valentine’s tragic anniversary

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to prioritise the passage of child protection legislation based on the Coroner’s recommendations stemming from the inquest into the tragic death of Chloe Valentine in Parliament.

Registration and Regulation of South Australian Social Workers

Shadow Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson has questioned why it has taken the State
Labor Government 13 years to begin thinking about requiring the registration of social workers.

Liberals reject Housing Improvement Bill

The State Liberals have voted against the Housing Improvement Bill in State Parliament despite the Weatherill Government accepting 21 Liberal amendments to the Bill.

Community will be land-locked without a right hand turn

Residents fearful of being left land-locked by the Hackney Road proposed $160 million O’Bahn project will meet tonight to increase pressure on the State Government to provide reasonable access to Park Terrace, Gilberton

The Big Issue CEO Selling Challenge

Rachel joined Big Issue Vendor, Vernon, on Monday, 1 February outside the Body Shop at Rundle Mall to sell copies of The Big Issue. This is the second year that Rachel has participated in the CEO Selling Challenge to show her support and to take a stand against homelessness and disadvantage.

Government failure in child protection must end

The State Liberals have backed Deputy State Coroner Anthony Schapel’s recommendation that Families SA overhaul how and when files of vulnerable children can be closed.

40 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust Labor With Your Money

Fellow Liberal colleague Stephan Knoll has published a book: “40 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust Labor With Your Money”.