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Liberal Minister Opposes Local Service SA Centre Closure

The closure of the Prospect Service SA Centre has been the subject of correspondence from Rachel Sanderson - Liberal Member for Adelaide and Minister for Child Protection - to her cabinet colleague Minister Stephan Knoll on 20 September 2018. more>

NALHN - Implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner ('ATSIHP') Career Structure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received correspondence from NALHN advising they are now at the stage of implementing the ATSIHP career structure. more>

NALHN - Forensic Mental Health Services (FMHS) – James Nash House – Revised Proposed Minimising Restrictive Practices Aldgate Ward Model of Care (MoC) and Operations Plan - Member Feedback Sought

Following the Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update in May 2018 requesting member feedback on the proposed Minimising Restrictive Practice Service Delivery Model and proposed MoC for Aldgate Ward, James Nash House, the PSA forwarded all feedback received to NALHN MH. more>

Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP) / SA Mental Health (MH) Commission – SA Health Mental Health Services (MHS) Plan

The OCP has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to participate in the development of the SA MHS Plan. The plan is being undertaken by the OCP and the SA MH Commission and is to be delivered to the Government by March 2019. more>

Meeting Held At West Beach - Next Steps

A PSA meeting was held yesterday (17 October 2018) at West Beach to report on the progress of the contract issue at SARDI.PSA Lead Organiser reported that it is the PSA’s understanding the Department had received Crown Law advice. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) – Gruner Review of Outer South Community Mental Health (OSCMH)

The Public Service Association (PSA) became aware of the Gruner Review from an article published by online news service InDaily on 16 October 2018. The article states that SALHN/SA Health arranged for a Review of Outer South Community Mental Health to be conducted by Lee Gruner from Quality Directions Australia. more>

NALHN MH – Proposed Temporary Mental Health Assessment Unit (MHAU) Model of Care (MoC) - Member Feedback Sought

NALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about proposed MoC for the NALHN Temporary MHAU. more>

Final DPTI Consultative Forum for 2018: Call for Agenda Items

The final Consultative Forum for the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure will be held on October 25 2018. more>

Prison Privatisation – What it really means

The devastating consequences of privatising prisons have been laid bare in last night’s ABC’s Four Corners program. Anyone who wants to know what happens when prisons are privatised should watch the Four Corners program and encourage their friends and family to see first hand what the SA Government intends for our community. Privately run prisons are characterised by excessive violence against prisoners and staff, increased prisoner self harm, excessive drug use, increased recividism, reduced accountability, increased risks to prison officers - and of course ongoing higher costs. more>

Prison Privatisation – Too Many Unanswered Questions

Many questions remain unanswered about the decision to privatise the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC).The Public Service Association (PSA) and our members are determined to hold the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) and the DCS Executives who made the decision to account when it comes to the decision to privatise the ARC. more>