Amendments to the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017
On Tuesday 28 March 2017, the government filed amendments to the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017, which is currently before Parliament.
The changes respond to consultation held with key groups in the child protection sector, following the Bill’s introduction in February 2017. The government has worked closely with these groups to discuss their concerns and further refine the Bill. The amendments will help clarify and expand on measures within the Bill, ensuring the legislation provides robust protection for the state’s most vulnerable children and young people.
A cheap deal for faster internet may lead to disappointment
South Australians are being warned about an increased risk of unwanted sale tactics as more areas across South Australia continue to hook up to the new National Broadband Network (NBN).
Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio, said the attraction of a faster internet speed can lead to consumers becoming distracted by the promotion of cheap deals with unfavourable terms and potential scams.
State Government continues consultation on child protection reform
Following a lengthy formal consultation process, the State Government yesterday met with the SA Alliance for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing to further discuss the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill currently before Parliament.
The Government has committed to further consultation with the Alliance on specific areas of concern as the Bill continues to progress through the Parliament.
People leaving another state or territory to escape an abusive relationship will have their protections carried with them into South Australia under laws passed by State Parliament yesterday.
The Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Recognition of National Domestic Violence Orders) Amendment Bill ensures South Australian courts and police can automatically enforce domestic violence protection orders made in any other Australian state or territory.