A High Quality of Life for All

South Australians enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the world and Adelaide has been recognised as Australia’s most liveable city. We continue to improve the high quality of life we enjoy and we are making sure that no South Australian is left behind.

MAPS - DV protections

Establish a Multi-Agency Protection Service (MAPS) to streamline the referral and notification processes for key agencies. By co-locating these staff, agencies will be able to share information faster and identify emerging patterns of harm before they escalate so that at risk children and families do not slip through the net. MAPS will also help agencies to assess, analyse and respond to emerging problems in a more co-ordinated and timely fashion.

Implement a multi-agency response to individual cases of child protection and domestic violence.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 91

Status

MAPS commenced a 12 month trial program in July 2014 with the co-location of agency representatives from SA Police (SAPOL), Department for Correctional Services (DCS), Department for Education and Child Development (DECD - incorporating Families SA), Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI), and SA Health - with SAPOL as the lead agency. MAPS is continuing at the current scale as a pilot.

The original commitment has been merged with the commitment to establish MAPS.

Disability services guarantee

Labor will not cut funds to the disability services budget.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 165

Status

Through successive State Budgets the South Australian Government is increasing its total State contribution to the NDIS.

Dignity in care

Establish an Acute and Aged Care Taskforce to develop a state-wide approach to dignity in care and prevent unnecessary and unwanted transfers to hospital.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 185

Status

Completed. The Acute and Aged Care Taskforce developed a draft statewide model of care. The Minister’s Clinical Advisory Group is now commencing a Frailty in Older People project. Any recommendations considered by the taskforce will be provided to the expert working group for consideration and inclusion in the project.

Taking a stand - domestic violence responses

New initiatives in strengthening responses to violence against women include a court assistance service and an early warning system to provide an escalation point if there have been flaws in the response of a Government agency to report of violence.
Source: Governor's speech to Parliament, February 2015

Status

Research shows that one in six Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner. The Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service commenced on 1 July 2015. The Domestic Violence Response Review (formerly the early warning system), commenced in January 2015 and is co-located with the Multi-Agency Protection Service (MAPS) to enable timely information sharing and responses. A Domestic Violence Discussion Paper was released in July 2016 for consultation. It includes the topic of a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, which would enable women to find out about a person's history of domestic violence offending. Public comment closed on 4 September 2016, with 629 survey responses received from the non-government sector, peak bodies and the broader community. In addition, 70 written submissions have been delivered or are due to be received.
http://www.agd.sa.gov.au/initiatives/domestic-violence-discussion-paper


Suicide Prevention Initiatives

Establish Suicide Prevention Networks in partnership with Local Governments as well as $150,000 for a Community Grants Program for Suicide Prevention Strategies.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 61

Status

Completed. There are 18 Suicide Prevention Networks established. SA Health is working in another 12 Local Government with groups in various stages of development.

The successful applicants of the 2016-17 Community Grants Program were announced on 19 July 2016. Twenty community organisations, schools and individuals working to prevent suicide in their local communities will share in $150,000 worth of Suicide Prevention Community Grants.
http://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php/leesa-vlahos-news-releases/881-suicide-prevention-grants

As the previous South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy expired at the end of 2016, the next iteration is due for public consultation in early 2017.

University of the Third Age

Support Universities of the Third Age in SA to promote courses in local communities.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 180

Status

Completed. U3A developed a promotion strategy and a new website to promote courses in local communities. U3A funding to continue until 30 June 2018 for promotional purposes, to engage older South Australians in a range of activities and increase membership.

Aboriginal business procurement

Establish a procurement exemption for Aboriginal businesses for contracts where the value of the contract is under $220,000, at least one quote has been received and the contract represents value for money.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 173

Status

In 2015, Cabinet approved minor amendments to the Aboriginal Business Procurement Policy (originally released in 2014), which created a direct procurement pathway for agencies seeking to procure from an Aboriginal business listed on the South Australian Aboriginal business register, Aboriginal Business Connect, or that is a member of an Aboriginal Regional Authority, up to the value of $220,000 where the business provides a value for money quote.

The Policy has been distributed and promoted across Government and the Aboriginal business sector.

http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/aboriginal-affairs/aboriginal-affairs-and-reconciliation/initiatives/aboriginal-business-procurement-policy

Fighting to reduce suicide rate

Provide $800,000 over the next four years to Lifeline to train an extra 70 volunteers per year and continue to fund BeyondBlue.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 61

Status

Completed. Funding has been provided to Lifeline and BeyondBlue.
https://www.lifeline.org.au/  
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Aboriginal Foundation SA

Provide $100,000 funding per year for two years to the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 173

Status

Completed. $100,000 in funding was provided to the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia each year in 2014-15 and 2015-16. These funding agreements have now expired.

Disability hub

Establish a high level steering-committee to investigate the feasibility of a Disability Hub for the North. This hub would train people for new jobs and also provide co-located services for people living with disability, their families and carers.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 167

Status

Funding announced in the Northern Economic Plan: A total of $4.025 million has been committed to create jobs in Northern Adelaide ($1.714 million in 2016-17 and $2.311 million in 2017-18).
www.looknorth.com.au

Jawun capacity building

Begin talks with Jawun to build capacity and cultivate business in Aboriginal communities, encouraging economic activity and creating jobs.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 175

Status

Completed. The Government has provided funding to support Jawun’s expansion into South Australia. To complement this activity, the Government has become a corporate partner in Jawun’s secondment program. The Public Sector secondment program is managed by the Office for the Public Sector and to date five senior public sector employees have participated.

Regional scholarships for Youth Parliament

Establish a young regional South Australians scholarship program to support more people from regional areas to attend Youth Parliament.
Source: Agreement with the Member for Frome

Status

Completed. The scholarship program was incorporated into the 2015 and 2016 Youth Parliament programs run by the YMCA.

APY cultural guidance

Provide funding to the APY Tjukurpa Law and Culture Council of Elders ($400,000 over four years) to assist with strengthening the culture in APY Lands.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 174

Status

The Government provided $50,000 to the APY Law and Culture Committee in 2014-15. Following the election of a new APY Law and Culture Committee in November 2015, it was decided that any further funding would be paid in accordance with a new Work Plan. This is currently under development by the Committee.

Once the Work Plan has been finalised, the Funding Agreement will include Key Performance Indicators that are directly linked to the Work Plan.

Serial offender database

Invest $70,000 in the domestic violence gateway to develop, host and manage a domestic violence serial offender database. Provide $40,000 in funds to develop the database and ongoing support of $10,000 a year to maintain it.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P193

Status

The Domestic Violence Serial Offender Database came into operation in 2014. The information on this database is added by South Australia Police.

Body image campaign

Develop and put in place a digital media campaign to build the self- esteem of young South Australian women and girls aged 7-12.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P193

Status

Completed. The six week digital Body Image campaign was delivered through the Women Information Service presence on the social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This campaign, aimed to inspire girls aged seven to 12, reached more than 195,000 people. The Minister for the Status of Women encourages communities to continue the conversation about positive image.

https://officeforwomen.sa.gov.au/womens-information-service/body-image-campaign

Support multicultural events

Increase annual funding to support more projects, events and activities in our multicultural communities.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 187

Status

The South Australian Government continues to support our multicultural communities to share and express their individual culture with the wider community. As a result of the significant funding increase, the Multicultural Grant program has been expanded to support a broader range of activities for multicultural groups. 
www.multiculturalsa.gov.au/grants

Retirement Villages advocate

Within the first 100 days of a new Labor Government, appoint an advocate for residents of retirement villages and release draft reform of the Act for consultation.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 185

Status

The Advocacy Service for Retirement Village Residents commenced in December 2014. The Retirement Villages Bill 2016 is currently before the Parliament.

Aged Rights advocacy

Fund the Age Rights Advocacy Service to provide support during Residential Tenancy Tribunal hearings, attend mediations, help residents understand their rights and responsibilities under the Retirement Villages Act 1987.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 185

Status

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service has been well received by residents and operators of Retirement Villages and has contributed to the significant reduction in matters going to the tribunal. In 2014-15, the tribunal considered six matters. This was down from 52 matters in 2013-14.
http://www.sa.agedrights.asn.au/

RSPCA grant

Increase RSPCA annual funding grant to $1 million per year indexed.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 201

Status

Completed. Funds have been provided.

Annual medical tests for elderly

Cease annual medical tests for older drivers on 1 September 2014.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 184 & 185

Status

Completed.

Keeping elderly safe and secure at home

Run two ageing policy challenges. One of these will explore how government policies can support baby boomers to remain active and involved in their communities after their retirement. Draw on the experience and expertise of key peak organisations such as The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and the Council on the Ageing, as well as community leaders and seniors groups.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 184

Status

Challenges have been run and the three successful applicants have been provided seed funding to deliver their projects.
1. Seniorpreneurs – a service that supports older people in entrepreneurial activities.
2. Boomers Power the Community – a program supported by a web based platform to link retired teachers with literacy programs.
3. Test Kitchen – a service linking isolated people to share meals and company in each other’s homes.

Age-friendly housing

Introduce a temporary grant of up to $8,500 for people over 60 years of age who buy a new home as their principal place of residence (available for eligible buyers of new homes valued up to $400,000 and will phase out for homes valued up to $450,000.)
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 180

Status

Completed. This initiative, coupled with better public space design, encourages independent ageing in more appropriate sized homes. 
http://revenuesa.sa.gov.au/grants-and-concessions/seniors-housing-grant


First home owners’ grant

Due to the nature of employment of ADF personnel, a slight change to the Act will now allow defence force members to claim the first home owners’ grant as an ex gratia payment - even if they can’t live in the property for the required time frame.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P 197

Status

Completed. A revenue ruling which outlines the relief to be given was issued in January 2015. The revenue ruling outlines the ex gratia scheme that is being put in place and as such there are no legislative changes required.

New pet database

Commission a business case for a publicly accessible database to capture for pet micro-chipping.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 201

Status

Completed. Business case completed and delivered.

South East Asia trade strategy

Implement our next trade strategy for South East Asia, to be modelled on the China and India strategies. Focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and then Vietnam. Appoint a South East Asia strategic adviser and establish a South Australia-South East Asia Council to work with Government and the business community to grow trade between South Australia and South East Asia.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 23

Status

The South East Asia strategy was launched on 19 March 2015. Sir Angus Houston was appointed South Australia's special envoy for international trade and investment with a particular focus on South East Asia. The Department of State Development continues to implement the strategy with business missions into Indonesia and Philippines in April 2017, Singapore and Malaysia in July 2017 and Thailand and Vietnam in August 2017 supporting continuing commercial engagement in these markets.

ANZAC Day commemorations

Increase funds for the ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund for the next four years.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 197

Status

Comprehensive website now live at www.anzaccentenary.sa.gov.au

ANZAC centenary co-ordination unit

Establish an ANZAC Centenary Coordination Unit (ACCU) within Veterans SA.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 197

Status

Completed. The ACCU was established in February 2015 at the recommendation of the Veterans Advisory Council and is responsible for coordinating and supporting the Anzac Centenary Program of commemorative events and activities being undertaken in South Australia through to 2018.

Flags fund

Ensure a Flags Fund is available in 2014-15 to ensure ex-service organisations are able to replace or install national flags, State flags or military ensigns for the ANZAC Centenary.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 197

Status

Completed. A fund of $10,000 was provided in 2014-15 to assist with the replacement arrangements.

Migration SA reform

Continue to reform Migration SA to provide quicker and more responsive service to migration applicants.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 22

Status

Completed. Changes to streamline the process completed early 2015. Ongoing online technology improvements being undertaken to improve client service.

Domestic violence perpetrator programs

Expand domestic violence perpetrator programs through a user pays system for offenders. Give courts sentencing power to make perpetrators of domestic violence pay for their court-ordered programs.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 192

Status

Completed. The Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2015 amended the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 to provide the Magistrates Court with a sentencing power to require perpetrators of domestic violence to bear the financial burden of an intervention program if they are convicted of a breach of an intervention order involving physical violence or threat of physical violence.

Volunteer recognition scheme

Establish a scheme that recognises people for the amount of time that they volunteer.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 179, 181

Status

Completed. The volunteer recognition scheme and time-exchange election commitments enable young people to register their volunteer hours and bank them using a smart phone app. A pilot version of the ‘WeDo’ app was developed and trialled offline with key stakeholders in 2015. Following this successful pilot, the WeDo app was launched at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2016.
http://wedo.volunteeringsa-nt.org.au/

ANZAC walk

Establish the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Garden Walk.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 197

Status

Completed. The $10 million Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk was opened by Rat of Tobruk veteran Mr Bill Corey in the presence of His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, and the Premier on 23 April 2016. The project was delivered on time and on budget.
http://anzaccentenary.sa.gov.au/event/anzac-centenary-memorial-walk-official-opening/

Centres of Research Excellence

Looking to expand the state’s centres of research excellence into strategic growth areas such as food manufacturing, mining and petroleum services, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing.
Source: Building a Stronger South Australia No 13, P 34

Status

The Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence supports the development of local supply chains to enable South Australian based companies to compete nationally and globally to provide high value added products and services to the resources sector with a number of projects underway. To date the Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence has committed $5.8 million across 30 projects to support innovation in Mineral and Energy Supply chains. Industry has further committed $30 million to this initiative.

The Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence Training Facility is now an ongoing operational unit of TAFE SA. The Training Facility has established a governance board with members from the oil and gas industry who advise on the development and delivery of industry specific training.

The South Australian Government has provided one-off grants of $500,000 to the four Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs) headquartered in South Australia, that will encourage CRC partners and industry collaborators to commit matching funding, creating additional research activity and employment opportunities.
These CRCs based in South Australia are:
- CRC for Deep Exploration Technology;
- CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork;
- CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacture; and
- Data to Decision CRC.
Employment of up to 22 new FTEs within these CRCs and their associated industry partners expected before the end of 2016.
Five South Australian based CRC bids have been shortlisted in Round 18 of the Commonwealth CRC Programme:
- Future Water CRC
- iMOVE CRC
- CRC for High Performing Soils
- Food Agility CRC
- Cyber Security CRC
Final outcomes of Round 18 are expected to be announced in early 2017.

Houses for people with a disability

Labor is committed to ensuring all people with disability have access to appropriate accommodation. Labor will continue to invest over the next four years to deliver new homes for people with disability.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P 169

Status

In March 2013, the State Government committed $27 million to 90 new specialised disability dwellings across South Australia, through the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan. Construction of all 90 disability dwellings was completed by December 2014. The 1,000 Homes in 1,000 days initiative announced in December 2015 includes 100 homes for people with disability over the next three years with a budget of $30 million. The first 39 homes are expected to be complete in the second half of 2016-17. Site selection for the remaining 61 homes is expected to occur in early 2017 with construction to be completed during 2017-18. Discussions are ongoing with the Federal Government regarding options for further investment in housing through the NDIA.

Mental Health Commission

Establish new, independent Mental Health Commission to monitor and advise on across-government services.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 61

Status

Completed. The Mental Health Commission has been established. Mr Chris Burns has been appointed as South Australia’s new Mental Health Commissioner.
http://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php/leesa-vlahos-news-releases/525-chris-burns-csc-to-take-on-new-role-as-sa-mental-health-commissioner

Mental Health Plan

A re-elected Labor Government will ask the Mental Health Commission, once established, to develop the next stage of mental health reform, the South Australian Mental Health Plan.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 61

Status

An informal consultation process on a new plan is being run through YourSAy. Comments to be received by 31 March 2017. A formal consultation process began on 1 March 2017, with a key findings paper to be developed in June 2017.

Workshops to agree priority issues and strategies will occur in June/July 2017.

The Mental Health Strategic Plan is proposed to be delivered in October 2017 as part of Mental Health Week.

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/yoursay-engagements-sa-mental-health-plan/about

Community based education

Help disadvantaged South Australians get back into study and work by committing $1.1 million over the next four years to a pilot program with specially trained coordinators will provide personalised support for people who have been out of the workforce for a long time or who have never studied or had a job.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 180

Status

This is being implemented through the Personal Support Program and delivered within the Adult Community Education Program (ACE). Since the commencement of this initiative on 1 July 2014 to February 2017, $759,300 of the $1.1 million funding has been expended. 

Leadership training for Aboriginal South Australians

Work with the higher education sector and provide financial assistance to Aboriginal South Australians to access training and leadership programs.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 175

Status

Completed. The Government has funded Flinders University to develop and deliver a program of Aboriginal Nation Building workshops to South Australian Aboriginal groups and the State’s Public Sector. The first workshop was delivered to senior public servants in April 2015, and to 20 Aboriginal leaders in October 2015.

Following announcement of the State's first three Aboriginal Regional Authorities, the Aboriginal Regional Authorities participated in two day Aboriginal Nation Building workshops in July and September 2016. A complementary workshop was delivered to senior public servants in November 2016.

Specialist disability unit

Create a specialist unit at James Nash House, specifically for patients with an intellectual disability.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 61

Status

Completed. The new unit for people with an intellectual disability and an additional four beds has been added to James Nash House in Oakden, providing further specialised support to patients in the State’s forensic mental health system.

The new Birdwood unit will accommodate patients with intellectual disability or acquired brain injury and means South Australia now has 60 forensic mental health beds in total.

http://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php/leesa-vlahos-news-releases/757-extra-beds-and-a-new-disability-unit-for-james-nash-house

Supply Nation

Partner with Supply Nation, an organisation which will help Aboriginal businesses to secure Government and private contracts ($360,000 over four years).
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 173

Status

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation has partnered with Supply Nation to develop an online register of Aboriginal businesses called Aboriginal Business Connect which was launched in June 2016 - http://aboriginalbusinessconnect.com.au/.

The site is linked to Supply Nation’s national business register, Indigenous Business Direct, exposing South Australian Aboriginal businesses to State and national procurement opportunities. Businesses listed on Aboriginal Business Connect also have the opportunity to access a range of capacity and capability supports. As a result of this partnership, the South Australian Government is now listed as an official Supply Nation Member: http://www.supplynation.org.au/membership/SN_members.

In 2015-16 Supply Nation was provided funding of $181,500 including GST to undertake the development and maintenance of Aboriginal Business Connect and associated registration supports. Further funding of $82,500 including GST has been committed in 2016-17 towards hosting and website maintenance, and as of 1 July 2016 Supply Nation is provided with an additional $180 per business registration. This arrangement will be reviewed every six months. The remaining $96,000 will be allocated to future costs of hosting and managing Aboriginal Business Connect.

Recognising culture identity through legislation

Introduce an Act of Parliament recognising the unique cultural identity of Aboriginal South Australians.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 173

Status

Following the launch of the Aboriginal Regional Authority Policy, the State Government announced its intention to commence consultation on a Treaty with Aboriginal South Australians and nations. To guide this work, recently appointed Treaty Commissioner, Dr Roger Thomas, will oversee a statewide consultation process and provide advice to Government on an appropriate model by mid-2017. The Government has committed $4.4 million over five years to support the consultation and treaty making processes.

Respite care - disability

Invest $7.44 million in partnership with the private sector to deliver an 18-room respite centre on South Terrace.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 169

Status

The 18 disability respite units will be part of a large, multi-use apartment and office complex being developed by Uniting Communities on the former Maughan Church site in the CBD. A sod-turning ceremony occurred on 12 October 2016.

Truely understanding our multiculturalism

South Australia will lead a national discussion about how we can reach the next phase of our great multicultural project, so that we can move from acceptance to understanding.
Source: Governor's speech to Parliament, February 2015

Status

In July 2015, the State Government supported InterculturAdelaide, a public policy and action research summit introducing the concept of interculturality, which was hosted by UniSA's International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding and the University of Adelaide's Department of Asian Studies.

The Multicultural Action Plan for South Australia 2017-18 was released in November 2016. It outlines the Government’s directions over the next two years and leads a constructive discourse about intercultural understanding, which will help shape the thinking of future generations. The Action Plan focuses on responding to the needs of new and emerging communities and modernising the principles of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission Act 1980 to reflect language around acceptance and understanding.

Creating age-friendly workplaces

Supporting mature aged people to re-enter the workforce or participate for longer.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 180

Status

Since July 2014, the Department of State Development’s skills and employment programs (including WorkReady Jobs First) have placed 2,650 mature aged people into jobs.

In addition, the Don’t Overlook Mature Expertise (DOME) training and employment assistance program for mature aged workers has supported 727 participants since the commencement of the contract (August 2014) with 378 new employment outcomes being achieved.
www.dome.org.au

State Government funding has allowed COTA to hold workshops in Glenelg, Port Augusta and Whyalla focused on the retention of existing workers with an emphasis on older workers and their recruitment and retention.

Domestic Violence response

The Government will strengthen responses to violence against women. The Government, as the largest employer in the State, will lead by example by ensuring all departments obtain White Ribbon Workplace accreditation. We will also work with the private sector to expand the reach of this important initiative. The role of men must be intrinsic to this change. More men must be strong examples to other men if attitudes are to change.
Source: Governor's speech to Parliament, February 2016

Status

11 State Government agencies have achieved White Ribbon accreditation, as announced on 15 July 2016. Further State Government agencies are currently in the process of becoming accredited.
http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/workplaces

Recognising Culture and identity

Design of a model and policy for regional governance with the Aboriginal community.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 175

Status

Completed. In April 2016 the Government announced its new Aboriginal Regional Authority Policy, and invited South Australian Aboriginal organisations to submit an expression of interest to be recognised under the Policy. Following an expression of interest process, three Aboriginal organisations have been recognised as South Australia's first Aboriginal Regional Authorities.
http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/aboriginal-affairs/aboriginal-affairs-and-reconciliation/initiatives/aboriginal-regional-authority-policy

Early childhood development

The Government will continue to invest in early childhood development because it believes that this is the single most important way we can alleviate poverty and disadvantage, particularly for aboriginal people.
Source: Governor's speech to Parliament, February 2016

Status

Completed. Significant ongoing and new investment in a range of early childhood services and programs is being delivered. This includes smaller educator to child ratios for public preschools, five additional Children's Centres and construction of preschool outdoor learning areas.

Microchipping dogs and cats

Require animals sold through the commercial pet trade to be micro-chipped before being sold. Deliver a 12-month education campaign to ensure that pet shops, breeders and prospective owners understand the change.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 201

Status

A six week public consultation process on the draft regulations for the Dog and Cat Management Act closed on 10 October 2016. A total of 254 submissions were received. A report on the results of the consultation process has been placed on the YourSAy website. Submissions are being analysed for potential changes to the draft regulations.
https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/citizens-jury-dog-and-cat-management/outcome

Pets code of practice

Establish a new code of practice to make sure family pets come from healthy and humane conditions. This code will target ‘puppy farms’ and individuals.

Status

The Breeding code and pet trade code have been combined into South Australian Standards and Guidelines for breeding and trading in companion animals, and the regulation amendments have been made. They will come into effect on 1 August 2017. An online tool has been developed as part of the communications strategy to provide tailored access to the Standards depending on a person's situation. The tool has gone live so people can prepare for 1 August 2017 when the regulations come into effect.
http://tellus.sa.gov.au/index.php/591227/lang-en

New Magill education precinct

Undertake a feasibility study to build a new birth to year 12 school at the University of South Australia's Magill Campus, bringing together school, early childhood services and special education, including an intervention unit for students with autism. A centre of excellence would incorporate teacher training.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P 75 and Let's Keep Building South Australia P 71

Status

The Department of Education and Child Development, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastruture and UniSA are actively collaborating in a jointly funded planning study. The Government feasibility study is assessing strategies needed to co-locate early childhood, preschool, junior and senior school facilities within such a model, and costs of this model. The master plan and planning study report has been completed. The report will inform the next phase of the master planning exercise, feasibility study and business case.


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