News Items for September 2015

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Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago today issued a safety warning related to a gumball machine that dispenses colourful balls used by children as erasers.
The state’s consumer watchdog has issued a public warning notice against Andrew James Laundy trading as ‘Creative Renovations & Demolitions’ and ‘Aj’s Contracting’, an unlicensed business providing a range of building services across the state.
A search will begin this weekend for a new Public Advocate following the resignation of Dr John Brayley.
The State Government is calling for an organisation to partner in the provision of a new communication assistance scheme for children and people with disability when they interact with the state’s criminal justice system.
Attorney-General John Rau welcomed data released today by the Criminal Justice Sector Reform Council, showing a drop in District Court waiting times.
Applications open today for local councils to apply for the next round of CCTV grants to help reduce crime rates and improve community safety.
The State Government will move to provide greater flexibility in the use of home detention, presenting an alternative sentencing option for low-risk and non-violent offenders.
Tough new laws will see ownership of tattoo parlours regulated for the first time in South Australia in another move by the State Government to stamp out illegal activity of crime gangs.
A report by the South Australian Law Reform Institute at the University of Adelaide recommends that up to 14 pieces of legislation that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer South Australians be removed.
Today Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Anne Gale, welcomed Equal Pay Day.
The State Government will engage with the legal profession and the judiciary concerning allowing Senior Counsel to apply to be Queen’s Counsel.
Katrina Bochner has today been appointed Master of the Supreme Court, following the announcement of the retirement of His Honour Judge Brian Withers.
South Australian consumers are being reminded to shop smart when searching for that perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day.