Compliance

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margaret moir

21 Mar 2017

National Police Clearance friend has suggested that initially 100 points of ID presented replace Letter with an ID card similar to a vehicle licence. If the person has a Police Data Entry flag card issued to ensure quick action if any police interaction that would effect their eligibility. If Police have interaction with citizens not recorded on police data bank standard investigation access to system if clearance ID issued.

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Simpler Regulation Unit > margaret moir

21 Mar 2017

Thanks for your input, Margaret. Your idea will be put forward to SA Police and will be considered as part of Simplify Day.

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Simpler Regulation Unit > margaret moir

24 Aug 2017

Hi Margaret. Thank you again for your participation in Simplify Day and your idea regarding identity verification and digital licensing. For your information, on 10 August 2017, Simplify Day was held with an introduction of a Bill into Parliament. You can read about the regulatory reforms in the Simplify Day 2017 Report on http://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/public-sector-operations/simpler-regulation-unit/simplify-day.

We consulted SA Police on your idea and they have advised that there are projects underway to improve and streamline identify verification and digital licensing. Regarding the National Police Certificate, the likely solution may use biometrics and exist in the form of a digital pass or licence (via a smart device). Regarding digital licensing, the mySA GOV licensing app was launched in May this year and is making digital passes and licences available - starting with driver's licences, proof of age cards, and occupational licences.

With respect to the police data entry flag, SA Police advise that they are already able to match a person's preferred identify with the National Police Reference System (NPRS) in real time.

Brenton Westell

15 Mar 2017

Under the mental health memorandum of understanding the Mental Health Service, Police and Ambulance have discrete roles and responsibilities. Due to conflicting resources and availability, often times coordinating a response is fraught with excessive delays and the tying up of emergency services & Mental Health teams waiting for one or the other of the services required to effect safe transport and to comply with the Mental Health Act. A specialist response team with representatives of SAPOL, SAAS and MHS in the same vehicle could make the assessment, treatment and transport (as required) far more expedient with benefits for the services and the safety and dignity of the patient. A system like this works well in Alberta Canada and I am sure other locations. The idea places expert clinical opinion, law enforcement and safety, and patient care, in the same place at the same time, thus effecting rapid assessment, avoiding unnecessary involuntary referrals to ED's, immediate transport options, and less time spent on scene waiting for other services to arrive.

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Simpler Regulation Unit > Brenton Westell

16 Mar 2017

Great idea Brenton, we’ll send this idea to the government departments involved and see how we can incorporate it into our simplify day initiatives. Thanks for getting involved.

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Simpler Regulation Unit > Brenton Westell

24 Aug 2017

Hi Brenton. Thank you again for your idea for a specialist response team with representatives of SAPOL, SAAS and MHS in the same vehicle.

As you've indicated, the Mental Health and Emergency Services Memorandum of Understanding provides an agreed framework to ensure people who have a mental illness or disorder can receive a response by multiple agencies (SA Police, SA Ambulance Service, Royal Flying Doctor Service and SA Health), safe transport, and timely access to assessment and treatment services. We have submitted your idea to the Office of the Chief Psychologist in SA Health as they will be reviewing this Memorandum of Understanding later this year. They would welcome any additional thoughts that you may have on this, or related issues, as part of the review.

You may also be interested to know that amendments to the Mental Health Act 2009 which came into force on 5 June 2017 have simplified the Act's operation for patients, families and Government agencies. The changes include simplifying and clarifying the rights of patients and families, easier and shorter forms, the removal of redundant and obsolete requirements, and streamlining the administration of the Act.

For your information, on 10 August 2017, Simplify Day was held with an introduction of a Bill into Parliament. You can read about the regulatory reforms in the Simplify Day Report on http://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/public-sector-operations/simpler-regulation-unit/simplify-day.

Will Matthews

12 Mar 2017

All the amazing properties in the CBD are empty and under-utilised because of compliance issues. Leave the buildings alone and you can use them, but no one likes the old fashioned layouts and designs. As soon as you want to modify the premise then all of a sudden you have to have full modern up to date compliance that can be prohibitively costly, hence the building stay empty and unused. There has to be some middle ground between full compliance and under compliance taking into account the age of the building and how things were built in those days.

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Simpler Regulation Unit > Will Matthews

14 Mar 2017

Thanks Will, that is a really good example of compliance and obligations leading to unsatisfactory outcomes. We will forward your comments to the relevant departments and they will be considered as part of Simplify Day.

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Simpler Regulation Unit > Will Matthews

24 Aug 2017

Thanks again for your feedback Will. There's a lot of work being done in this space at the moment. As you may know the State is in the midst of significant planning reform. The recent Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 enables the preparation of State Planning Policies that collectively define the high level planning priorities of the state. In turn, these policies will inform Regional Plans and the Planning and Design Code, renewing our neighbourhoods and creating vibrant places to live in. The State Planning Policies include an Adaptive Re-use Policy that specifies policies and principles to encourage and support the adaptive reuse of buildings. The adaptive reuse of underutilised heritage buildings is also an important part of the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. You can see more at www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au and livingadelaide.sa.gov.au.

For your information, on 10 August 2017, Simplify Day was held with an introduction of a Bill into Parliament. You can read about the regulatory reforms in the Simplify Day 2017 Report on http://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/public-sector-operations/simpler-regulation-unit/simplify-day.