News

30-somethings put up their hands to care for children and young people

Foster carer Danielle O’Reilly is one of a growing number of South Australians aged 30 to 39 putting up their hands to become carers.

As at 30 June 2021, the state’s total number of foster carers had increased again by 78 to 1458 carers.

Of those new carers, the biggest cohort – more than 30 per cent – were aged between 30 and 39, followed by the 40 to 49 age bracket with more than 28 per cent.

Innovative foster and kinship care program launched

South Australia’s dedicated foster and kinship carers will be further supported through a new, innovative program to be trialled in South Australia for the first time.

Inaugural child protection awards recognise our stars

A SAPOL detective, Catholic Education SA and a group of young people with lived experience in the child protection system providing advice to the State Government are among 13 winners being celebrated at state’s first annual SA Child Protection Awards.

State-first foster care pilot to help our most vulnerable in care

Our most vulnerable children and young people in care will be better supported through a new, internationally renowned specialised foster care program being piloted for the first time in South Australia.

New pathways to careers in sport for young people in care

Young people in care will be able to direct their passion for sport towards a career in the industry, thanks to a new partnership between the State Government and SEDA College SA.

Record funding to help more children in care safely reunite with their parents

Our most vulnerable families will be able to benefit from significant reforms to the State Government’s family reunification services, which is providing record funding and additional specialised support to help keep families together.

Popular free city bus service to keep rolling on

Residents, tourists and festival goers will continue to enjoy a free city bus service thanks to a new three year funding agreement between the State Government and the City of Adelaide.

Better supporting children and young people in care our continued aim

Establishing family group conferences as an ongoing program, creating a significant incident reporting unit and funding to trial a new program to extend support to young people post care are among child protection measures in this year’s State Budget.

Autumn Newsletter 2021

What a difference a year makes!


Just one year ago we were in the early stages of the Coronavirus pandemic and the State was in lockdown. Today, look
how far we have come.


As South Australians, we’ve banded together through the tough times and, as an electorate, we’ve been able to host
some fantastic, COVID-safe events and continue to support local jobs and businesses.


Inside this autumn newsletter edition, you’ll find an update to many exciting Marshall Liberal Government projects and
our strong plan to continue to support jobs, the economy, protect the environment and make improvements right across
the Adelaide electorate.

Increased dental services for our most vulnerable children

In a state-first, young South Australians who have left care will now have access to increased, free dental services and children and young people in care will have access to additional dental services under a new partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and the Australian Dental Foundation.