News Items for December 2014

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An additional 20 CCTV cameras are now operating, and being monitored 24/7, as part of the State Government’s $4.9 million dollar five-year commitment to improve public safety.
South Australia’s serial fine dodgers will be publicly named and shamed for the first time under tough measures designed to reign in overdue fines.
Attorney General John Rau today released the strategic discussion paper as the first part of the review of the justice system, the “Transforming Criminal Justice; Putting People First” Strategic Overview.
An overnight dry area in the Adelaide Park Lands will commence on Monday for a three-month trial period with the aim of reducing alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.
The Sentencing Advisory Council has released its first report which reviews the functions of the mental impairment defence and how it is applied in South Australia.
The State Government has launched a review to assess the impact and effectiveness of the Late Night Trading Code of Practice.
Two Deputy Presidents have been appointed to assist South Australian Employment Tribunal President Judge Bill Jennings to set up the newly formed Tribunal.
Consumers are advised to be savvy this festive season, whether they are shopping online or in stores.
2014 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, a milestone that has played an important role in promoting equality of opportunity in South Australia.
The new South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) will now begin operation from next year with significant legislation passing Parliament today.
Laws that give people with a disability greater protection from abuse by support workers and service providers have passed Parliament today.
With summer officially underway, South Australian pool owners are being encouraged to take action to make their pools safe for enjoyment.
South Australian consumers can shop easier now that our businesses have received an A-grade in a national blitz to scrutinize cash-back offers and ‘was/now’ pricing.
South Australians, particularly those in the Adelaide Hills and foothills, are warned that dodgy tree loppers are operating in the area.