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Premier Steven Marshall and Child Protection Minister Rachel Sanderson fronting reporters after the release of Rice's review. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily
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Child Protection Department's child sex abuse reporting a "mess"

A key state government department’s reporting of abuse is a “mess”, with “fatigued” and “scared” staff  unaware of how to properly raise incidents, an inquiry into the mishandling of the shocking sexual abuse of two teenage girls in state care has found.

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What we know today, Tuesday February 9

Today’s breaking news from South Australia, the nation and abroad. SA records no new COVID-19 cases as it closes in on one million tests, and the government has released concept designs for the $44 million Memorial Drive redevelopment.

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Warning child protection staffing at 'crisis point'

Senior youth workers fear the safety of children in residential care homes is being compromised by chronic understaffing and worker stress, with the public sector union claiming 150 shifts went uncovered by the Child Protection Department over a six-week period last year.