News Archives July 2019

Better Prisons – Benchmarking - Mobilong Prison | PSA Say – Worse Prisons, Massive Job Cuts

On Thursday 27 June 2019, Public Service Association Senior Industrial Officer (PSA IO) and Mobilong Worksite Representatives (WSRs) attended a Better Prisons Special Local Consultative Meeting (SLCC) at Mobilong Prison. more>

Minister Targets PSA Members as His Privatisation Agenda Continues

On Monday morning, Transport Minister Stephan Knoll announced the worst kept secret: that the State Government’s privatisation agenda would now turn to train and tram services. more>

Celebrating Naidoc Week 2019 | Voice, Treaty, Truth, Let’s Work Together For a Shared Future

This week, from the 7th to the 14th of July 2019 is NAIDOC week. NAIDOC week is held every year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. more>

PSA Win: Changes to National Parks and Wildlife Division

Based on the feedback from Public Service Association (PSA) members the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has made a number of changes to the new ‘National Parks and Wildlife’ Division that began on July 1 2019. more>

Courts Administration Authority | Single Registry Consultation

The State Courts Administrator has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the Stage 1 proposal for Single Registry. more>

Could Service SA be the Next DPTI Function To Go?

The Public Service Association (PSA) is concerned that recent questions in Parliament and media reports suggest that the Government are seriously considering privatisation of the Motor Vehicle Registry and Service SA in the near future. more>

WILTJA Boarding | DE’s Proposed Flexible Workplace Arrangement Draft

The PSA has been provided with the draft workplace arrangement tabled by DE. The PSA is currently examining the industrial implications of this draft and will provide members with more information over the following weeks. more>

Annual Allowance Increases Applicable for 2019

The following meal allowances have been increased in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the four quarters to September 2018. The CPI increase is 1.8% for Adelaide. Interstate allowances increase by 1.9% (weighted average of capital cities). more>

Action Today to Keep Prisons Public and Safe in South Australia

PSA members in prisons are taking industrial action today to protect our public prisons from privatisation and keep staff, prisoners, and the community safe. more>


Orders have been issued by the SAET regarding today's industrial action. A copy of the orders can be found here. more>

TAFE SA | Proposed Facilities And Procurement Services (FAPS) Restructure | Further Update

On 18 June 2019, the PSA requested additional information from TAFE SA in relation to their further response to members’ feedback about the proposed FAPS restructure. This was because the response still did not provide clarity or full information on a number of matters. more>

SALHN MH Adult Community Mental Health (ACMH) Reform | Notification of Dispute and Documents For Consultation

On Monday 8 July 2019, SALHN MH issued an email to staff, and a subsequent letter to the PSA, outlining the implementation plan that was noted to commence that day. more>

Youth Justice Functional Review | Have A Say

The Department for Human Services has been undertaking a functional review of Youth Justice as a response to the new state plan for Youth Justice. This functional review will have implications for PSA members across both Community Youth Justice and the AYTC. more>

ICAC Charges Against DCS Staff Calls Remand Centre Sale Further Into Question

Reports outlining the arrests of senior public servants with responsibility for procurement in the Department of Correctional Services is of significant concern to the PSA and its members. more>

PSA Win | Social Worker Rotational Rosters Will Not Proceed

The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) has responded to our feedback about proposed changes in Social Work Rotational Rosters. Our overwhelming feedback from AHP2s was that they did not want rotational rosters. more>

SALHN MH Adult Community Mental Health (ACMH) Reform | Response Re Notification of Dispute

As noted in the PSA Information Update on 17 July 2019, the PSA had notified of a formal dispute about consultation on the ACMH Reform implementation plan, and a number of steps contained within it. more>