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.
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.
Three teams have been awarded the D3 Digital Challenge Launch Pad Award – a $15,000 grant to turn their idea into a prototype to encourage kids to travel actively and safely to and from school.
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.