Winter 2015 Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the issues mentioned in my last newsletter. I have included a survey in this edition as I am always keen to know your views on various matters, including controversial bills that will be debated in Parliament, such as voluntary euthanasia and the decriminalisation of sex work.

Blind prejudice

The State Liberals are calling on Families SA to review its employment guidelines after it refused to interview a social work graduate for a position on the grounds the vision impaired young woman did not have a drivers licence.

Labor set to sell off hospital charity car park

The Weatherill Labor government has budgeted to sell the car parks at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) from under the noses of the hospital’s charitable foundation. The Foundation supports research, patient facilities and purchases medical equipment.

Casual attitude on child protection continues

The State Liberals have labelled Minister for Child Protection Reform John Rau’s performance in Parliament yesterday as nothing short of appalling.

Assessing cumulative harm to children

The State Liberals will today introduce into Parliament amendments to the Children’s Protection Act to ensure the impact of cumulative harm is properly considered when social workers make assessments of children at risk.

Autumn 2015 Newsletter

Since being elected in 2010, I have met with thousands of people through meetings, forums, community events, in supermarkets and on their doorsteps and the message is clear – treat us with respect and listen to what we are saying.  People are sick of “announce and defend” and want a government that will “consult and decide”, really listen, surely that is not too much to ask.

Liberals welcome Coroner’s findings and recommendations

The State Liberals welcome today’s findings and recommendations from Coroner Mark Johns into the tragic death of Chloe Valentine.

Protecting our most vulnerable children

Minister for Education and Child Development Susan Close has failed her first test by refusing to guarantee that two shocking errors made by Families SA during the Chloe Valentine are not being repeated.

Families SA workers hung out to dry

The Weatherill Government’s snails pace audit of the suitability of 102 Families SAe mployees to work with children is creating deep levels of distress amongst the affected

Christmas Edition 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2014 Christmas edition newsletter. This is a great way to keep you updated on what has been going on in your area and the major topics being discussed in Parliament.