South Australia

Report

Report of the Independent Inquiry into Foster and Kinship Care

In late 2021, Fiona Arney was appointed to lead the Independent Inquiry into Foster and Kinship Care (SA). This report outlines the findings from the inquiry.
Report

Telling the story of arts and health in South Australia

This report details the history of arts and health in South Australia, exploring how local work came to national prominence and inspired the National Arts and Health Framework.
Report

Lived experience voices

This report finds that young people are having to leave child protection and youth justice systems without adequate preparation for life and are disproportionately over-represented amongst Australia’s homeless population.
Report

Teachers at breaking point: why working in South Australian schools is getting tougher

This report examines the shifting nature of teachers’ work, pointing to growing complexity and increasing professional demands. This research is the first of its kind in South Australia, and provides new insights into the impact of increased demands upon teachers’ wellbeing.
Journal article

Machine learning models for identifying pre-frailty in community dwelling older adults

The results of this study indicate that machine learning methods are well suited for predicting pre-frailty, and indicate a range of factors that may be useful to include in targeted health assessments to identify pre-frailty in middle aged and older adults.
Report

The Territory Gap: comparing Australia’s remote Indigenous communities

The major finding of this research is that the Northern Territory has the worst economic outcomes for Indigenous people in remote or very remote locations of any state or territory in Australia by some margin.
Strategy

South Australian Aboriginal health promotion strategy 2022-2030

This strategy was developed in consultation with the South Australian Aboriginal community in seven regions during 2021.
Report

The Tier 2 tipping point: access to support for working-age Australians with disability without individual NDIS funding

This report presents findings from research conducted by the Melbourne Disability Institute, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St. Laurence and Baptcare, in 2021. The research aims to build understanding of how working-age Australians with disability, without individual funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme...
Journal article

Post-migration stressors and mental health for African migrants in South Australia: a qualitative study

We conducted a qualitative study involving African migrants (n = 20) and service providers (n = 10) in South Australia to explore mental health stressors, access to mental health services and how to improve mental health services for African migrant populations. This paper presents the...

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...
Journal article

Co-designing evidence-based videos in health care: a case exemplar of developing creative knowledge translation “evidence-experience” resources

Well-designed evidence-based resources that reflect participant experiences and priorities are imperative for informed consumer health decision-making and to combat the pervasive health misinformation existing today. Qualitative research data can inform the development of such resources, but the process of reconciling qualitative research data with other...