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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.

City Main Street Businesses to get Cash Boost

City businesses along six of Adelaide’s most iconic eating and retail strips are being urged to take advantage of new grants of up to $10,000 to enhance and activate their outdoor areas, helping to drive patronage and support jobs.

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