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Federal Govt must take urgent action after another ‘horrendous’ casino failure – Adelaide Casino $67m fine for welcomed

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The $67 million fine imposed on Adelaide’s SkyCity Casino in a money laundering case is just another chapter in an appalling litany of failures by casino’s across the country and highlights the need for urgent Federal Government action. The interim CEO of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, Martin Thomas, said there was an urgent need … Continued

CIVIL CONTRACTORS FEDERATION SA PRIORITIES FOR THE 24/25 STATE BUDGET

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Please see a summary of key initiatives and priorities for the 2024/25 State Budget and the Civil Contractors Federation SA’s (CCF SA) ongoing efforts to support the Civil industry. These initiatives align closely with CCF SA’s strategic priorities, emphasising workforce development, efficient project delivery, equitable commercial frameworks, and inclusive community benefits. Rebecca Pickering, CEO, CCF … Continued

THE “STATE ORGAN” THUMBS ITS NOSE AT JURISDICTIONAL LIMITATIONS

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  Aged & disability advocates are calling on the South Australian Civil & Administrative Appeals Tribunal (SACAT) to stop undermining the right of South Australians to access the protections of the Courts, including the Supreme Court.   Human Rights Advocate & Forensic Social Worker, Matilda Bawden, has raised the alarm after a highly educated, multi-lingual … Continued

Population growth is unsustainable regardless of action to reduce impact

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The SA/NT branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the State of Environment 2023 (SoE) report for South Australia which states that human activities are the greatest driver of environmental change. According to the report, unless we reduce our impacts, adapt to our environment and better appreciate that our health and wellbeing is intrinsically … Continued

New toolkit helping local SA councils attract and retain talent

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As industries, including local councils across Australia struggle to attract and retain talent, Torrens University Australia has partnered with the Central Local Government Region of SA (Legatus Group) and collaborated with several Regional Local and Government Associations in South Australia to develop a Career Pathways and Workforce Toolkit, tailored to regional South Australian communities.   Research … Continued

Four women killed at the hands of a man in South Australia this week. The sector and community calls for a Royal Commission

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Embolden members and supporters from across the SA community will be rallying on the steps of Parliament House from 9am Friday 24 November to call for a Royal Commission into domestic, family and sexual violence in South Australia. This event will be a press conference. Arman Abrahimzadeh, domestic violence campaigner and son of Zahra Abrahimzadeh, … Continued

CFMEU applauds SA leadership on engineered stone ban

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The CFMEU has congratulated the Malinauskas Government on its strong pledge to ban engineered stone. SA Labor has signalled it will implement a statewide ban on the deadly product, regardless of the outcome of next month’s federal, state and territory work health and safety ministerial meeting. SA joins NSW in flagging statewide bans if a … Continued

Small change for a big change – will Victorians embrace the Container Deposit Scheme?

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RMIT experts say the success of Victoria’s newly introduced Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) relies on the right pitch and reinforcing new habits to motivate people to participate.  Dr Linda Robinson, Head of Department, Marketing  Topics: habits, consumer behaviour, recycling storage  “While the CDS sounds like a surefire win to increase household recycling through a cash … Continued

*** MEDIA ALERT *** CFMEU National Secretary available for interviews on SA construction industry

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*** MEDIA ALERT ***   CFMEU National Secretary Zach Smith is available for interviews via phone or Zoom about South Australia’s construction industry, wages and conditions, and Iconlink.   Quotes attributable to CFMEU National Secretary Zach Smith:   “Corporate interests are very happy for South Australian construction workers to have worse pay, worse conditions, and … Continued