News Items for November 2016

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The State Government will invest $432 million to deliver a new child protection system for South Australia and has tabled new child safety legislation in response to the Nyland Royal Commission.
The South Australian Crown Solicitor, Michael Evans QC, has been appointed to the position of Chief Judge of the District Court.
Kelly Engineering with support from AiGroup and SafeWork SA opened their doors to South Australian manufacturers to showcase their lean manufacturing techniques and how they are helping grow a positive safety culture.
South Australians are being encouraged to have their say on changes to liquor licensing laws aimed at cutting red tape, streamlining the licensing process and strengthening the regulatory system.
The proposed introduction of a registration system for managers of residential property aims to weed out unprofessional or dodgy operators.
Reforms are proposed to the way votes can be cast in an election to make the process easier for people with a disability.
A recent decision made by the Industrial Court acts as a strong deterrent to anyone using intimidating or improper behaviour to hinder SafeWork SA’s work health and safety (WHS) inspectors, whilst executing their regulatory duties.
In the Christmas and the New Year season, retailers in the Greater Adelaide Shopping District – city and suburbs – and their customers will benefit from additional trading hours.
SafeWork SA is seeking feedback as part of the three-year review into the nationally harmonised work health and safety laws, which came into effect in South Australia from 1 January 2013.