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23 July 2020

The defence of provocation would be abolished under draft legislation tabled by the Marshall Liberal Government in State Parliament today. 

1 July 2020

South Australian legal assistance services will receive over $2 million per annum in additional core funding from July this year through a new partnership between the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments. 

17 April 2020

Legal aid is boosting its free assistance for South Australians hit hard by COVID-19. 

16 March 2020

The State Government has welcomed the release of a new report recommending reforms to remove ambiguity from South Australia's forfeiture rules. 

13 November 2019

Nearly 350 South Australian women have sought support from the Women's Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service since the Legal Services Commission began providing the service in July. 

2 September 2019

New laws that allow police 'bodycam' video to be admitted to court as the evidence of domestic violence victims will come into effect tomorrow, reducing the stress of court for victims and potentially leading to more convictions. 

31 July 2019

Nearly 200 requests for information have been made in the first eight months of the trial of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

28 May 2019

The State Government has awarded just over two-million-dollars in funding to the Legal Services Commission (LSC) for the provision of legal services to victims of family and domestic violence over the next four years.

16 May 2019

The new South Australian initiative aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence is showing strong results, including identifying potential victims who had previously never reached out to support services.

9 April 2019

The State Government will introduce legislation abolishing the defence of provocation by the end of the year, after announcing today a Bill will be drafted to go out for extensive consultation.


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