19 Jan 2016
Two new Ministers have been sworn in to State Cabinet, including Peter Malinauskas, who has been appointed Minister for Road Safety.
Mr Malinauskas has been appointed Minister for Police, Emergency Services, Correctional Services and Road Safety.
Leesa Vlahos has been appointed as Minister for Disabilities as well as Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Premier Jay Weatherill said the reshuffle provides South Australia with the best possible team to tackle the challenges that confront the State.
Other changes to portfolios announced today include:
Mr Weatherill said the central focus of the new Cabinet would be about creating jobs and transitioning the State’s economy.
Chris Picton has also been appointed Assisting Minister to the Treasurer and Katrine Hildyard will continue as Assistant Minister to the Premier with additional responsibility for Status of Women.
National Safe Work Australia Week is almost over, however our focus on safety in the workplace continues as we look at more than just physical safety, but also mental health and wellbeing.
We have launched our new online Road Works Schedule to provide the community with a forward view of upcoming Departmental road works and traffic restrictions on the arterial road network across the State.
Sections of seven roads in the Riverland, Murray Mallee and Murray Bridge will be resealed improving safety and extending the life of each road.
The second stage of a $9 million upgrade of a major rural road connecting the upper Yorke Peninsula towns of Bute and Kulpara will begin in March.