Media Release

Nat Cook should retract offensive drug comments

The State Liberals are calling on Labor MP Nat Cook to retract and apologise for offensive comments about police attempts to reduce the harm from illicit drugs at music festivals.

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Liberals to strengthen Home Detention Bill

The State Liberals will introduce amendments to the Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Bill 2015, scheduled for debate in Parliament today, to prevent home detention sentencing options being used for murderers, serious sex offenders and
terrorists.

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Action needed on domestic violence

White Ribbon Day is an important opportunity for us to discuss the damage of domestic and family violence, but it is also critical that we take action to address domestic and family violence, according to Liberal Corrections spokesman John Gardner.

"One urgent action that the Weatherill Government needs to undertake is to introduce a domestic violence focused rehabilitation program into our prisons," Mr Gardner said.

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Lazy Labor runs out of Government Business

The Weatherill Labor Government has today run out of Government Business in the House of Assembly at 3:50pm.

This follows news that State Parliament will only sit for 47 days next year.

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48 fewer police officers on South Australian streets

The SAPOL Annual Report has revealed that there are 48 fewer police officers on our streets this year compared to last year.

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Labor Government completes less than half of its prescribed burns

The Weatherill Labor Government has completed less than half of its Planned Prescribed Burn Program in the Mount Lofty Ranges increasing the risk posed by bushfire to the communities of the Adelaide Hills.

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Taxpayers are forking out almost $240,000 for five empty police stations

South Australian taxpayers are forking out almost $240,000 for five empty police stations across the Adelaide metropolitan area.

The Newton, North Adelaide, Blakeview, Tea Tree Gully and Malvern police stations were closed by the Weatherill Labor Government on 1 July this year.

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Corrections chaos continues

Freedom of Information documents have revealed that a draft Memorandum of Administrative Arrangement was sent between SAPOL and the Department of Corrections to clarify the administrative relationship and the cost burden of Corrections' use of police cells.

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Labor follows Libs lead on body-worn cameras for SAPOL officers

The Weatherill Labor Government has once again followed the State Liberals' policy lead, this time by introducing body-worn cameras for SAPOL officers.

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$9 million prison budget blowout just the beginning

South Australia's prison capacity crisis has led to a $9 million budget blowout according to senior Corrections Department officials giving evidence in Parliament's Budget and Finance Committee today.

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