I'm so pleased to share with you that today is the seventh day of zero new COVID-19 cases in South Australia.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far by putting the health and wellbeing of our community first by staying home.
While it certainly hasn't been easy, it is clear that by staying apart, we're stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving the lives of our loved ones who are in the at-risk category.
ANZAC Day takes place under very different circumstances this year, but it is as important as ever for us to focus on the meaning of the day and to honour those who have served.
Although we cannot physically stand side by side and commemorate together, it is important that we still pay our respects and give thanks to our past and present servicemen and women.
To keep the ANZAC spirit alive, ways you can commemorate #Anzacathome this year include:Read more
Over the past week we had three days where there were zero new cases and the other days we recorded two or less.
But we need to stay the course. Now is not the time to undo all the good work we’ve done.
Testing has always been the cornerstone of our strong plan to protect our community during the coronavirus pandemic and last week we commenced a two-week testing blitz.
To find out more about symptoms, who should go for testing and the locations of dedicated COVID-19 clinics, click here.Read more
Many of you have been following this closely since our first community forum in mid-December 2019, and I'm very pleased to provide you with the latest update.
I recently met with the Minister for Human Services, Hon Michelle Lensink MLC who advised the tender process is still underway with a number of shortlisted proponents having received an invitation to supply.
You'll be pleased to know that all proponents have proposed demolition of the Quintus Tce site, with construction expected to begin later in the year.Read more
By staying apart, we're working together to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Thank you for adapting. Thank you for being patient and thank you for staying home.
Sadly, this week South Australia has recorded three deaths from coronavirus. This is a timely reminder that, although we are flattening the curve, we cannot afford to be complacent.
This means that, while we all like to get away over Easter and the school holidays, now is not the time to be travelling - especially to our regions. Stay home and stop the spread. We could not be clearer about this. Do it for your family, friends and for our community.Read more
The State Government's $1 billion economic stimulus package will support South Australian households and businesses.
Last week, the Premier announced we are adding $650 million to the first support package of $350 million. Read more
We want as many businesses as possible to be able to continue operating during these unprecedented times so that people can keep their jobs. We want to relieve as much stress as possible for individuals and families.Read more
This has been an anxious time for many in our community. Please rest assured that you and your family's health and wellbeing are my top priority in responding to COVID-19.
Our State and Federal Government are taking action to help keep our community safe.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (12:15): I rise as well to speak on this motion brought to us by the member for Finniss, acknowledging the great work that our surf lifesaving clubs do here in South Australia, and I thank him for this very important motion. It is hard to imagine our beaches without the red and yellow flags of our surf clubs. The flags are such a recognisable sight to all Australians right across the country from Bondi in Sydney to Scarborough in Perth, and, of course, across the 22 clubs at our South Australian beaches from Robe in the South-East to Whyalla we have some wonderful volunteers who do great work at our surf lifesaving clubs.
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (16:18): It is my pleasure to rise today in support of the member for Kavel's motion in reply to His Excellency the Governor's address to both houses of parliament on 5 February 2020. South Australians are very fortunate to have His Excellency, the Hon. Hieu Van Le, Companion of the Order of Australia, as our Governor—a wonderful man, a wonderful family and a great contributor to our society. His Excellency has served tirelessly as the South Australian Governor since 2014 and through his hard work and dedication continues to make our state a better place for all South Australians.