News

New reunification program for children in care

A new family reunification program is being launched as part of a joint $18.2 million State-Federal Government initiative to help bring children in care and their parents safely back together.

Independent review to begin this week

The State Government has appointed former District Court Judge Paul Rice to conduct a swift and thorough independent review into the protocols and reporting practices of the Department for Child Protection in relation to two recent cases involving teenage girls in
care.

Statement 11 December 2020

The State Government is acting swiftly to conduct an independent review into the protocols and practices of the Department for Child Protection in relation to two recent cases involving teenage girls in care.

Supporting our children and young people in care remains our priority

The Marshall Liberal Government remains committed to protecting the state’s most vulnerable
children and young people with $609 million allocated in the State Budget 2020-21 to child
protection this financial year

City Skate Park concept designs released

The Marshall Liberal Government and City of Adelaide have released a first-look at concept designs for the new City Skate Park, being integrated into Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25).

Spring Newsletter 2020

Read my latest newsletter distributed to my electorate.

More carers opening hearts and homes to SA children

More than 100 new family-based carers have put up their hands to provide safe and loving homes for the state’s most vulnerable children and young people over the past 12 months.

$1.25m to support world-leading child protection research

The Marshall Liberal Government is investing $1 million to support world-leading research through new child protection scholarships and in turn, better support our most vulnerable children and young people.

Grants of up to $10,000 to support city businesses

Small businesses in the city impacted by COVID-19 will benefit from new Marshall Liberal Government grants of up to $10,000 towards enhancing and activating their outdoor areas, supporting jobs and driving patronage in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

State Government listens to stakeholders on secure care

Following extensive consultation and advice from key child protection stakeholders, the State Government will not pursue opening a secure care facility for children and young people in care at this time.