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Millions of taxpayer dollars go to private multinational for prison upgrade while public services languish

17 December 2019

The Public Service Association says the state government has done little to remove the potential for electric shock to Corrections staff at Yatala Labour Prison, while handing millions to notorious private operator Serco for cell upgrades at the Adelaide Remand Centre ...

Departure of highly skilled staff will damage our world class pathology service

25 October 2019

More than 100 skilled and experienced staff are finishing up at SA Pathology today as part of the state government’s savage budget cuts.


PSA Acting General Secretary Natasha Brown said the departure today of more than 100 highly skilled staff, including medical scientists, pathologists, technical officers, nurses, operation staff and more will have a direct impact on the quality of public pathology and health care services in the state ...

Safety sold off as Serco takes over Adelaide Remand Centre


13 August 2019

At 5.00am tomorrow morning (Wednesday August 14), the state government hands over the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC) to notorious private prisons operator Serco ...

Closure of CBD Metro Information Centre another cut to essential public services

6 August 2019

Today’s announcement that the Adelaide Metro Information Centre will close reveals yet again how out of touch the Marshall government is with the needs of South Australians said PSA General Secretary Nev Kitchin ...

Privatisation of SA Pathology appears imminent

1 August 2019

Steven Marshall's government shouldn't be believed when they say they're not planning to privatise SA Pathology says PSA General Secretary Nev Kitchin ...

ICAC charges against staff calls Remand Centre privatisation into question

16 July 2019


Today's Advertiser report outlining the arrests of two senior public servants with responsibility for procurement in the Department of Correctional Services is of significant concern to the PSA and its members ...

200 jobs to go in SA Pathology

27 June 2019

SA Pathology is under threat of privatisation and this week more

evidence of the state government ripening it for a private buyer became apparent when 200 jobs were slashed as part of the savings measures prescribed by PwC ...

SA Employment Court finds government in breach of

Enterprise Agreement

30 April 2019

The South Australian Employment Court today found the state government has breached the enterprise agreement by failing to consult with Corrections staff about the privatisation of the Adelaide Remand Centre ...

Dark veil of secrecy lifted on ARC

5 April 2019

In a positive development for members, the dark veil of secrecy which surrounds the state government’s decision to privatise the Adelaide Remand Centre was ordered to be lifted today ...

Two more court hearings on ARC privatisation


22 March 2019

The legal case about the privatisation of the Adelaide Remand Centre and proper consultation around that decision and subsequent implementation continued this week. There have been two further appearances before the South Australian Employment Court this week following our previously reported appearance on Tuesday 19 March 2019 ...

Serco Announced to Operate the Adelaide Remand Centre

19 March 2019

Serco has been awarded the contract to operate the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC). The first public announcement about the decision was made by Serco to their shareholders through a stock exchange announcement late last night in a sign of where the government’s priorities in prison management in this state appear to lie ...

Remand Centre: Industrial Court Determines PSA has Arguable Case

7 March 2019

In a decision handed down today the South Australian Employment Court has found the PSA has an arguable case that the Government has breached its obligations to consult with the PSA and our members about matters arising from the privatisation of the Adelaide Remand Centre.

PSA Presents to SA Pathology and SA Medical Imaging Select Committee

6 March 2019

PSA Assistant General Secretary, Natasha Brown, presented an oral submission on behalf of members yesterday to the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on matters relating to SA Pathology and SA Medical Imaging ...


DCS announces $84m in budget savings

18 February 2019

At the Public Service Association (PSA)/Department for Correctional Services (DCS) Custodial Central Consultative Committee meeting held on 14 February 2019 DCS announced future Budget savings of $84m. This was the first time this figure has been put to members ...

Rally to save Service SA this Saturday

30 January 2019

The PSA will be supporting members of the North East Residents Action Group at 10:30am on the steps of Parliament House as they rally to stop the closure of Service SA centres at Modbury, Mitcham and Prospect ...

Axing of Financial Counsellors 

14 January 2019

The Public Service Association (PSA) and Members continue to fight against the Axing of the Financial Counselling Program. While the Department for Child Protection (DCP) are progressing with the proposed axing of the program, the PSA is actively campaigning to prevent this essential program from closure ...

Prison Privatisation  Legal Case Update

07 November 2018

The Public Service Association (PSA) lodged an application in the South Australian Employment Court on 23 October 2018 about the privatisation of the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC)...

PSA Lodges a Dispute in the South Australian Employment Tribunal About Financial Counsellors

07 November 2018

The PSA continues to campaign to prevent the axing of Financial Counsellors in the Department for Child Protection (DCP)...

Prison Privatisation – Too Many Unanswered Questions

12 October 2018

Many questions remain unanswered about the decision to privatise the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC)...

PSA Rally Held Today

10 September 2018

Congratulations to all members who attended the successful events held at Parliament House, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, the march from the Adelaide Remand Centre and the events at all prison sites today...

State Budget 2018-2019

04 September 2018

Treasurer Rob Lucas, MLC, today handed down a State Budget characterised by job and service cuts and privatisation ...

Tram and train privatisation will lead to worse not better services

19 December 2019

Steven Marshall’s government is putting corporate profits ahead of ensuring an affordable, reliable and safe public transport system for South Australian commuters, the Public Service Association said today ...

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