News Items for August 2016

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Laws covering the proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People and other agencies which advocate for children and young people will be brought together in a new Bill.
The family of a worker electrocuted in 2014 has received compensation as part of a decision made by the Industrial Court this last week.
RM Williams Pty Ltd was convicted and penalised in the Industrial Court as a result of a 2015 injury to a worker left with significant burns and permanent injuries.
The family of a worker electrocuted in 2014 has received compensation as part of a decision made by the Industrial Court this last week.
Laws covering the proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People and other agencies which advocate for children and young people will be brought together in a new Bill.
As the Royal Adelaide Show opening draws closer, more than 30 SafeWork SA Inspectors are auditing 56 amusement devices, as well as checking catering sites, dangerous substances storage, stages, tents and marquees.
Courts will have to give primary consideration to the safety of the community when sentencing an offender, under reforms planned by the State Government.
Renowned South Australian historian and feminist, Professor Susan Magarey, was the guest speaker at a reception to present two $10 000 Augusta Zadow Awards to fund projects that will improve the work health and safety of working women.
The State Government today released draft provisions to create a Commissioner for Children and Young People.
Artificial walls preventing sharing information which illuminates challenging problems will be broken down by changes to be put to Parliament.
The temporary closure of an Adelaide karaoke lounge for alleged breaches of liquor licensing laws should send a strong warning to venue operators, according to the state’s liquor licensing body.
SIGNIFICANT changes will be made to the way Working With Children Checks are conducted, creating a nation-leading system in line with recommendations from the Nyland Royal Commission.
HIGHLY respected former Supreme and Federal Court Judge Bruce Lander has been appointed as the inaugural Judicial Conduct Commissioner for South Australia.
SafeWork SA confirms a young worker has died following injuries sustained on a construction site at Fullarton yesterday.
The State Government has released the final report of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.
The Farmers’ Guidebook to work health and safety, a six month collaboration between SafeWork SA and Primary Producers SA, is launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days in Cleve.
The State Government has released the final report of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.
Serious drug traffickers face having all their wealth confiscated after Parliament finally agreed to new laws advocated by the State Government in a five-year campaign led by Attorney-General John Rau.
A potential new form of gambling - on computer games commonly known as e-Sports - has been blocked by the State Government.
South Australian laws are one step closer to becoming as inclusive as possible with the passing of The Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Bill 2016 in State Parliament last week.
SafeWork SA confirms a man was fatally injured on a farming property at Greenock this morning with the state’s work health and safety regulator currently investigating the incident.