South Australian foster carers are calling on all political parties to commit to increasing carer payments, amid concerns some are experiencing “pressing and longstanding” financial strain as they dip into their own pockets to look after children under the guardianship.
Tremors from a magnitude 5.8 earthquake which hit Victoria this morning also shook parts of Adelaide and forced the evacuation of CBD buildings and a part of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
UPDATED | A South Australian teenager who tested positive to COVID after travelling to New South Wales last week has been confirmed as a “false positive”, while the state’s transition committee today announced it will lift some dancing and drinking restrictions in coming days.
Around 20 South Australians who are exempt from wearing face masks due to medical conditions or disabilities have approached the Equal Opportunity Commission over the past two months alleging that businesses have unlawfully refused them entry or service.
The head of the state’s Transport Department has defended his involvement in a decision to allow three workers from New South Wales to enter South Australia, saying progress on a major taxpayer-funded rail project would halt without them.
Over 1200 residential aged care workers in South Australia are still unvaccinated and are now legally banned from working in their field unless they are exempt, after a federal deadline for mandatory COVID-19 immunisation for the sector came into force today.
The French Government has criticised Australia’s decision to scrap its $90 billion submarine deal with Naval Group, but France’s top diplomat in Adelaide says the “shock” announcement isn’t likely to damage South Australia’s economic ties with the European nation.