Concerns about O’Bahn tunnel evacuation in event of emergency

ABC Radio | Ali Clarke Ali Clarke: With regards to due care, Kelly Vincent, Dignity MLC has actually called in. Good morning. You have some worries about effects on wheelchair users in the new O’Bahn. Kelly Vincent: That’s right. I’m...

Disability safety fear for O-Bahn bus tunnel

Adam Langenberg | Adelaide Advertiser Wheelchair users may not be able to be evacuated quickly from buses in the new O-Bahn tunnel through the parklands, a document reveals, sparking calls for the Government to overhaul its safety features. A notice...

Medicinal cannabis advocates argue against new laws which stop users from driving

Lauren Novak | Adelaide Advertiser USERS of medicinal cannabis will not be allowed to drive with the drug in their system under new laws which have passed State Parliament. MPs have been debating laws proposed by the State Government to...

Compulsory rehab for repeat drink and drug-drivers wanting their licences back

By Leah MacLennan | ABC News People caught drink or drug driving more than once will be forced to do a rehabilitation course if they want to get their licence back, under new laws passed by South Australia's Parliament. Previously, repeat...

Cannabis decision is just dopey: Advocates

USERS of medicinal cannabis will not be allowed to drive with the drug in their system under new laws which have passed State Parliament. MPs have been debating laws proposed by the State Government to strengthen drug driving penalties but...

Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I find it hard to put on the record the extent of my disappointment today. When this house left the debate on this bill, my understanding was that we were going to enter into a deadlock regarding...

South Australia’s ‘Medicinal Cannabis Defence’ Hits a Roadblock

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers |By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Independent public policy think tank Australia 21 released its latest report on drugs back in March. The document outlines thirteen key recommendations designed to minimise the harms associated with illicit substance use. Significantly, eleven of the...

Surprised at Opposition’s decision to block a proposal allowing police more powers to search vehicles where there is a suspicion of drugs / Bill regarding driving while taking medicinal cannabis

ABC RADIO ADELAIDE Mike Smithson: Yesterday in Parliament, very busy day, one of the laws that came up, or an amendment to a law, the use of medicinal cannabis while driving a car; it seems a bit odd to me...

Driving with medicinal cannabis in your system

ABC Radio Adelaide with Peter Goers Peter Goers: Last year the Federal Government legalised the prescription of medicinal cannabis and earlier this year South Australia slashed red tape, allowing doctors to prescribe the treatment. Plans to allow medicinal cannabis users...

Medicinal cannabis driving plan inconsistent with road safety objectives, SA Police Minister says

Plans to allow medicinal cannabis users to drive in South Australia have been labelled "crazy" by the Police Minister. The state's Upper House voted in favour of the amendment put forward by Dignity Party's Kelly Vincent to Labor's Drink and...