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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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Bettison’s gaffe on Youth Justice Bill

Minister for Youth Zoe Bettison made an embarrassing gaffe in Parliament yesterday, claiming that the Government's Youth Justice Administration Bill had been introduced in Parliament last year, when in fact it had not.

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Liberals welcome appointment of SA’s first female Deputy Police Commissioner

The State Liberals have welcomed the appointment of Deputy Police Commissioner Linda Williams, South Australia's first female Deputy Police Commissioner.

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Police station closures highlight Labor hypocrisy

The Weatherill Labor Government's decision to allow the closure of eight police stations around Adelaide reeks of hypocrisy.

Police Commissioner Gary Burns has announced the closure of eight satellite police stations at Malvern, Firle, Hallett Cove, Newton, North Adelaide, Blakeview, Pooraka and Tea Tree Gully. All stations will close on 30 June.

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Piccolo must address concerns about SAPOL restructure

Piccolo must address concerns about SAPOL restructure

Embattled Minister Tony Piccolo must address concerns raised by the Police Association of South Australia over a planned restructure of SAPOL.

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Police restructure must not be hijacked by Labor's budget cuts

A planned restructure of SA Police, which has come under fire from the Police Association, must not be hijacked by the Weatherill Labor Government's Police budget cuts, according to the State Liberals.

"Any restructure of police must be focused on improving operational outcomes for better public safety, not on cost-cutting," said Shadow Police Minister John Gardner.

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