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South Australia's Justice Agenda

South Australia's Justice Agenda highlights the work we have done so far and lays the foundations for work yet to come. 

The Justice Agenda March 2021 Progress Report (PDF 4MB) highlights action taken by Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to progressing other significant reforms.

6 key focus areas - agenda summary

Protecting South Australians

Current work

  • South Australia's response to the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission
  • Youth Treatment Orders

Completed work

  • Laws to support the Government's COVID-19 response
  • Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS)
  • Tougher laws to combat domestic violence
  • Allowing bodycam footage to be admissible in court
  • Participating in the National Redress Scheme
  • Making it easier for victims of crime to access compensation
  • Cracking down on nitrous oxide sales
  • Carly's Law
  • Tough anti-terror measures and helping security agents respond to terror attacks
  • Maintaining a strong police presence in the CBS
  • Getting tough on child pornography
  • Protecting emergency service workers
  • Tougher penalties for farm trespassers
Strong penalties and effective solutions

Current work

  • Tougher penalties for drug offences
  • Streamlining psychiatric court assessment services
  • Better protections against child sex offenders
  • Stronger home detention laws
  • Sentencing discount scheme review
 A court system built to last

Current work

  • Redeveloping our courts
  • Modernising our court system
  • Establishing a dedicated Court of Appeal
Modern liquor and gambling laws

Current work

  • Reforming gambling regulation
  • Modernised gambling laws
  • Better protection for problem gamblers

Completed work

  • A single liquor and gambling regulator
  • Barring order reforms
  • Ask for Angela
Supporting consumers

Current work

  • New consumer protections
  • Supporting residential parks residents
  • Increasing accountability in the property management sector
  • Increasing transparency in petrol pricing
Keeping the law and our policies current and relevant

Current work

  • Surrogacy reforms
  • Reforming provocation laws
  • Modernising abortion laws
  • Reviewing major indictable reforms
  • Strengthening transparency in the ICAC
  • Improving lobbyist laws
  • Modernising Freedom of Information laws
  • Reviewing the Police Complaints Act
  • Reforming labour hire laws
  • Reforming succession laws
  • Reviewing forfeiture laws
  • Reviewing the Royal Commissions Act

Completed work

  • Better protections for whistleblowers
  • Protecting journalists and their sources
  • Returning the Public Trustee to its core business
  • Restoring community legal services to the Riverland
  • Supporting the Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions
  • Disbanding the SA Classification Council
  • Reforming suppression laws
  • Encouraging treatment for fines debtors
  • Simplifying the processes for debtors