News

Emergency care in SA must be reformed immediately

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately begin reforming South Australia’s emergency care system.

Child protection failures in the spotlight

A cut in the Weatherill Government’s child protection budget will be subject to intense scrutiny when the Minister for Education and Child Development Susan Close appears before the Parliamentary Estimates Committee today.

Blowing the whistle on Families SA’s failures

The State Liberals have received a steady stream of confronting information from concerned Families SA employees about a string of mismanaged child protection cases in the wake of the Hillier tragedy and the Royal Commissioner’s determination that Families SA should be removed from the Education Department.

Families SA must be fully staffed

The State Liberals are demanding Premier Jay Weatherill ensures Families SA is fully staffed as
soon as possible.

Minister’s cold shoulder to grieving grandparents

The State Liberals have released an email sent by the paternal grandparents of the children involved in the Hillier tragedy to the Minister for Child Protection Reform John Rau on June the 5th that the grandparents claim the Minister is yet to reply to.

Families SA’s role in Hillier tragedy must be examined

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately begin investigating Families SA’s handling of the Hillier tragedy and present a report to State Parliament next week.

Hindley St at night no place for children

The State Liberals are extremely concerned about the proposed reduction to the opening hours of police stations across the Adelaide metropolitan area.

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.

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.

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.