News Items for June 2016

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An independent review into the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has recommended several changes to improve productivity.
Community programs targeting domestic and family violence, crime prevention and youth reoffending have been awarded funding from the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants.
The State Government has invested more than $100,000 in funding to local councils and community groups to target graffiti and support de-tagging programs.
The State Government has introduced proposed changes to the Legal Practitioners Act aimed at freeing up resources for the State’s legal profession watchdog to investigate complaints.
The State Government will introduce new laws today that will help manage anti-social and disorderly behaviour in entertainment precincts.
The Premier has unveiled a series of leadership changes to South Australian Government departments, effective from today.
SA’s consumer watchdog has led a national product recall on the Horizon Oil Burner sold by Dusk stores across the country.
New laws have passed Parliament that lower the threshold of minor civil court matters to $12,000 and reduce complexity of small claims heard in the Magistrates Court.
Changes to existing criminal justice procedures will reduce delays for police, witnesses and victims by removing the duplication of paperwork when criminal charges are upgraded or downgraded.
A recent conviction in the Industrial Court resulting in a $14 000 fine to Trainee and Apprentice Placement Service Inc. (TAPS), should remind group training organisations that they have a shared work health and safety duty.
New requirements that will further strengthen existing practices for registering a change of name in South Australia come into effect today.