Media Releases

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.

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.