Autumn Newsletter 2020

It has now been two years since I was re-elected for my third term to represent you in State Parliament and as a Minister in the Marshall Liberal Government.

This is an opportune time to reflect on what we have achieved together as a community and delivered as part of the state government.

There have been many major and local projects announced within the electorate of Adelaide and we have a strong plan to do so much more.

Exciting projects such as the Lot Fourteen innovation and cultural precinct, which adds economic opportunities and vibrancy to Adelaide, and the delivery of Adelaide Botanic High School, providing more education opportunities to local students, and the culmination of the vision I had when seeking election in 2010.

Each day, when I am working in my electorate, I do not lose sight of the fact that I am here to represent my constituents and to ensure the Marshall Liberal Government’s strong plan to deliver more jobs, lower costs and better services is achieved.

It is a pleasure to serve you and I look forward continuing to support you by raising issues on your behalf.

Moonta Street to glow with new creative lighting

New creative lighting in Moonta Street will be switched on tonight to help further enhance the cultural heart of Chinatown.

Families to receive earlier support to keep children safe

At-risk families in need of support to better care for their children will receive specialised help thanks to a new program, which aims to keep families together.

New program keeping children safe at home

A new, $3 million State Government intensive family support program is showing early signs of success in keeping children safe at home with their families.

Congratulations to young people in care who finished SACE

The Liberal Government is congratulating the 275 young people in care who completed Year 11 and 12 SACE this year.

Average cost of care per child in SA decreases

The Liberal Government has reduced the average cost of care per child within the state’s child protection system in 2018-19 through increasing family-based care options and contract reform.

UK social work expert shares learnings to SA social workers

World-renowned UK social work expert Emeritus Professor Eileen Munro is currently in Adelaide sharing her knowledge and expertise about navigating the complexity of working with children and families in the child protection space, with local social workers.

“Thanks” to our carers who support and care for our most vulnerable children

The Liberal Government would like to say “thank you” to our hardworking foster and kinship
carers during 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Week.

Liberal Government expanding permanency options in South Australia

The Liberal Government is proactively consulting on the practice of open adoption from care as one of a range of permanency options in South Australia available for children and young people.

Child Protection front-line boost thanks to Liberal Government reform

The Liberal Government’s initiative to broaden the accepted qualifications for child protection workers has resulted in a boost to front-line case manager roles.

To help fill dozens of vacancies, a 100-day Marshall Liberal Government commitment following the March 2018 pledged to broaden qualifications for child protection workers.