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.
Drug drivers will face an automatic loss of licence under tough new drug-driving laws to be introduced to Parliament.
A new safety campaign has launched to send a powerful reminder to drivers to slow down and play their part in keeping our road crews safe.
Safety on the Flinders Highway will soon be improved with safety barrier installation, shoulder sealing and line marking works commencing today.
Safety on various sections of the South Eastern Freeway will be improved with more than 10.7 kilometres of reseal works commencing on Monday, 16 January 2017.