South Australia

Strategy

Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People strategic plan 2022-2025

This strategic plan champions the rights and best interests of children and young people in the care and youth justice systems in South Australia, and maps out the key priorities over the next three years.
Report

Adverse childhood experiences and trauma among young people in the youth justice system

This report examines the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a representative sample of young people under youth justice supervision in South Australia.
Report

Capitalising on the lithium-ion waste resource challenge in South Australia

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution promises a future of low-emissions transportation and is essential if Australia is to meet its climate obligations. However, it is creating challenges too. This report explores how lithium-ion battery waste can be recycled and transformed into valuable commodities and argues...
Report

Powerful interventions: improving the use and enforcement of Intervention Orders as a tool to address family and domestic violence in South Australia

The aim of this research is to improve the quality of South Australia’s response to family and domestic violence by identifying practical reform options to increase access to and enforcement of Intervention Orders in South Australia.
Journal article

Adaptive capacity: a qualitative study of midlife Australian women's resilience during COVID-19

With COVID-19 evoking health, social and economic challenges at incomparable scales, potentially fracturing mental stability, this article provides insight useful to policy makers and health professionals to support resilience as the pandemic continues.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: implementation considerations should coercive control be criminalised in South Australia

The Attorney-General's Department has released this discussion paper exploring the measures needed to support the implementation of a criminal offence of coercive control, should it be introduced in South Australia.
Position paper

Climate change: the EPA’s role in supporting South Australia’s response to climate change 2021–25

This position statement outlines the South Australian EPA’s approach to its role in climate change adaptation including a clear and robust regulatory framework to help businesses become more resilient, prepare for more frequent extreme weather events and reduce waste to enable the advantages of a...
Report

Response to the South Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry into reform of South Australia’s regulatory framework

This response to the South Australian Productivity Commission's inquiry into modern regulation is focused on those areas recommended as in need of greatest improvement, notably the regulatory policy development process, and post implementation reviews, as well as doing business through digital initiatives, and in supporting...
Report

Inquiry into reform of South Australia’s regulatory framework: final report

This report makes recommendations to modernise South Australia’s regulatory framework to better support investment, employment and productivity growth as well as to ensure regulation making and regulator behaviour is more efficient, effective and future oriented.
Report

From laggard to leader: making South Australia the secure jobs state

South Australia has the second highest rate of job insecurity and the lowest pay in Australia. This report details the challenge, and outlines actionable steps for South Australian government to reverse the trend.
Briefing paper

Briefing note: SA EV tax package analysis

Far from being a national leader in electric vehicle uptake, South Australia is already lagging other States and Territories across the country. This paper argues that South Australia should pursue a policy of permanently abolishing stamp duty on all electric vehicle (EV) purchases, as has...
Report

The state of concessions in South Australia

Like all state governments, the South Australian government provides concessions for people living on very low incomes and struggling with affordability of essential services. This review of the concessions system in South Australia highlights how the complex patchwork created poverty premiums and barriers to accessing...
Strategy

South Australia’s implementation plan for the National Agreement on Closing the Gap

This document sets out South Australia's plan for achieving and addressing the priority reforms and socio-economic targets embedded in the Closing the Gap Agreement to ensure the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia can improve in all cultural, social and economic aspects.
Draft report

Tourism Regulation Review: draft report

The South Australian government has asked the SA Productivity Commission to review the regulations relating to tourism, with specific attention to nature-based tourism and agritourism. This draft report is intended to encourage feedback from stakeholders and interested parties on the Commission’s work.
Draft report

Inquiry into reform of South Australia’s regulatory framework: draft report

This draft report provides the South Australian Productivity Commission’s (Commission) initial findings and draft recommendations aimed at modernising South Australia’s (SA) regulatory framework. The task is to identify regulatory reforms to better support investment, reverse negative productivity trends and foster economic growth while protecting public...
Report

New realities: activating the potential for the creative industries and tourism in regional South Australia

This report draws on interviews, site visits and international research to examine the potential of augmented, virtual and mixed reality tourism experiences within regional areas of South Australia.
Report

Review of harassment in the legal profession: final report

This review considered the existing South Australian regulatory framework, policies and procedures that apply to members of the legal profession and staff who work in a legal workplace, as well as best practice in responding to and preventing workplace harassment.
Strategy

South Australian government Aboriginal Affairs action plan 2021-22

This strategy document focuses on creating opportunities for Aboriginal employment, establishing more Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses and improving the quality and efficiency of service delivery to Aboriginal South Australians.
Policy report

Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: South Australia 2020

This report reviews the progress of the South Australian Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).
Discussion paper

Something new under the sun

Rental properties are less likely to have solar PV installations than owner-occupied properties, resulting in higher electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper suggests that government programs that coordinate and change the incentives faced by landlords, renters, property managers and solar installers can help...