News

All recommendations accepted and further action taken as Rice Review is made public

The State Government has accepted all recommendations handed down in the Rice Review – with work to implement them starting immediately.

Another 100 Catholic school scholarships for children in care

Another 100 children and young people in care will be offered scholarships in Catholic schools across South Australians thanks to an innovative partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and Catholic Education South Australia.

Grants to help young people with a care experience achieve their dreams

Children and young people with a care experience are being urged to apply for the new round of Dame Roma Mitchell grants to help them achieve personal goals, contribute to health and wellbeing and support educational opportunities.

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.