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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

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.

Blocking Mobile Phone Use in Prisons

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will fund a pilot program at a regional prison to block the use of contraband mobile phones with a view to rolling it out across the prison network.

Counter Terrorism Action Plan

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will introduce a broad suite of measures to keep our community safe from the evolving threat of terrorism.

Speed Camera Audit

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will conduct an audit of traffic cameras to make sure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.

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.

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.

Drugs In Prisons - Zero Tolerance

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

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.

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.