Media Releases

Largest foster, kinship carer payment increase in over a decade

South Australian general foster and kinship carers who give love, support and care to our most vulnerable children under the age of 16 will receive a payment boost next year – the biggest increase in a decade.

Hutt St Centre to get additional funding to support homeless

A Hutt St Centre program keeping homeless South Australians off the streets has received a $852,000 funding boost from the Marshall Liberal Government.

$5 million to transform the River Torrens in the CBD

The River Torrens in Adelaide’s CBD is set to be reinvigorated with more wetlands and plantings to create a cooler, greener and wilder attraction for locals and visitors – in the heart of the city. 

$5 million boost to green Adelaide’s CBD

Targeted street plantings, green wall and roof grants, a new ‘cool corridor’ and a water rebate program will continue the work of creating a greener and cooler Adelaide CBD and further boost our city’s liveability.

Safety and traffic flow improved at Scotty’s Corner

The drive to work through Adelaide’s infamous Scotty’s Corner was safer, smoother and quicker for thousands of motorists this morning thanks to yet another congestion-busting upgrade by the Morrison and Marshall Liberal Governments.

Tourism and hospitality businesses supported with millions in cash grants

Hundreds of local tourism and hospitality businesses, including restaurants, cafes, pubs and travel and tour operators, have already started receiving new $3,000 and $1,000 cash grants, as part of a sweeping joint Federal-State Government small business support package announced last week.

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.