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Ensuring Safety and Justice

Everyone needs to feel safe in their community – South Australians deserve access to the best emergency services, police force and a criminal justice system which is efficient and reduces offending.

 

We Believe

  • Community safety is paramount – emergency services and the justice system must be focussed on effectively protecting South Australians from harm and crime
  • The legal system should respond to the needs of all South Australians and uphold the values of fairness and justice at every turn
  • The courts system should uphold personal responsibility and work to rehabilitate criminals to stop them reoffending, especially vulnerable young people
  • Resources need to be used in an efficient manner to provide services which reduce crime and increase safety
  • In ending violence against women and children
  • In preventing crime before it occurs and mitigating potential natural disasters

 

How we will achieve this together

  • 6.1 Collaborating with police, emergency services and government agencies to deliver the best possible community safety outcomes
  • 6.2 Reducing criminal behaviour through efficient, effective policing and a corrections system that reduces reoffending
  • 6.3 Ensuring that justice is efficient and accessible, and that victims of crime are supported
  • 6.4 Dealing with emerging trends in crime, as well as entrenched issues such as domestic and family violence and substance abuse
  • 6.5 Delivering a safer community through a fair and transparent justice system

Related Policies

Stop the Scourge in Schools

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will take a pro-active approach to education about healthy living and substance abuse and we will also enable schools and police to engage more easily to react to acute problems in particular communities.

Drugs In Prisons - Zero Tolerance

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will stamp out drugs in South Australia’s prisons.

Keeping Penalties in Line With Community Expectations

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will firstly ensure the maximum penalties for cannabis possession are increased from $500 to $2,000, which is in line with maximum penalties for other drug possession offences.

Youth Drug Treatment

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will provide extra support for families and protect children who are struggling with drug addiction by allowing Magistrates to provide for drug treatment orders for children under the age of 18.

Limit the number of drug diversions

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will limit participation in a police-ordered drug diversion program to a maximum of two times before an individual is charged with an offence.

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will allow victims of institutional child sexual abuse to make a compensation claim without the restriction of a time limit.

Respectful Conduct in Court

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will introduce a bill to amend the Summary Offences Act to make it an offence to fail to stand for a judge or magistrate and for disruptive behaviour during court proceedings.

Public ICAC Hearings

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Team will enact legislation enabling the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption to choose to hold a public hearing when investigating matters relating to maladministration and misconduct.

Globe Link - Connecting South Australia to the World

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will develop an alternative corridor for heavy freight, which will avoid the heavily populated areas of existing freight routes, and be non-stop directly into South Australia’s biggest port – Port Adelaide.

Shield Laws - Protecting Journalists & Their Sources

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will ensure Shield Laws give effective protection to journalists and their sources.