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Wine sales in supermarkets.
After a thorough process of consultation involving the circulation of a discussion paper and a draft bill, the Government has decided not to proceed with laws to permit sale of wine in supermarkets.

Consultation shows wine in supermarkets would benefit duopoly

26/08/2013 After several months of consulting with industry groups and citizens, the State Government has announced that it will not proceed with laws to allow the sale of wine in South Australian supermarkets.


On 27 January 2013, a discussion paper and draft bill proposing to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 to create a new class of liquor licence to allow supermarkets to sell bottled wine was released for public comment.  The period for consultation closed on 1 March 2013.

Below are the submissions received from respondents who did not object to the publication of their submission on this website. Personal information and references to third parties in some of the submissions have not been published.  Emails sent entitled "Lets Draw the Line" have not been published.

Note:  A Redacted submission is a submission for which any identifying details have been removed at the request of the person or organisation that made the submission.

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Statutes Amendment (Fines Enforcement and Recovery) Act 2013
Legislation has been passed by State Parliament to improve the management of fines and deliver a more effective fines collection system.

The proposed system will be more flexible in approach, providing more payment options for debtors, as well as improved enforcement options for the recovery of overdue fines.

Key dates:

23/7/2013 - Agreed in the House of Assembly

23/7/2013 - Passed in the Legislative Council

5/6/2013 - Received in the Legislative Council

4/6/2013 - Passed in the House of Assembly

1/5/2013 - Introduced into the House of Assembly

31/10/2012 - Statutes Amendment (Penalty Enforcement) Bill 2012 released for comment

Media releases:






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.

Media Release: A cheap deal for faster internet may lead to disappointment (PDF 103KB)

Media Statement - Public Trustee
A former officer of the Deceased Estates section of Public Trustee was charged with dishonesty offences and has pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court today.

The former officer was suspended from duty pending finalisation of court action and later resigned.

Media Statement - Public Trustee (PDF 144KB)

SafeWork SA’s new safety service exceeds expectations
New data published on the SafeWork SA website shows the restructured organisation is delivering results for businesses seeking help to improve their workplace safety.

SafeWork SA has launched a new website dashboard with statistics from both the educator and regulator arms of the business.

News release: SafeWork SA’s new safety service exceeds expectations (PDF 224KB)

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.
Improved protection for domestic violence victims
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.

News release: Improved protection for domestic violence victims (PDF 201KB)

Unlicensed builder fined $12,500
South Australia’s consumer watchdog has welcomed the $12,500 penalty handed down in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to a man who admitted breaching South Australian and national consumer laws.

36 year old Port Willunga man David James Jackson pleaded guilty to breaches of the Building Work Contractors Act, the Australian Consumer Law and the Fair Trading Act.

Media release: Unlicensed builder fined $12,500 (PDF 91KB)

SafeWork SA Executive Director
A recruitment process will begin shortly to find a new head of SafeWork SA, following the resignation of Executive Director Marie Boland.

Ms Boland has resigned, after eleven years with SafeWork SA – including two years as Executive Director.

Media Release: SafeWork SA Executive Director (PDF 161KB)

Working on farm safety
SafeWork SA has joined forces with Primary Producers SA (PPSA) to deliver practical work health and safety workshops for farmers, who have the highest work fatality rate in Australia.

SafeWork SA and PPSA will run 23 workshops across the state over the next four months for livestock, crop and dairy farmers and grape, fruit and nut growers.

Media release: Working on farm safety (PDF 156KB)