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South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.76 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.
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LGBTIQ+ advocates urge SA government to pass bill outlawing 'gay panic' defenceSouth Australia is the only state in the country not to scrap the 'gay panic' defence, by which provocation can be used as a partial defence.
A bill decriminalising abortion in South Australia is now before state parliamentSouth Australia is moving to reform abortion laws, with MPs to get a conscience vote on proposals to remove it from the criminal statutes.
Tasmania to reopen borders to 'low-risk' coronavirus states from end of the monthTravellers from South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory will be able to return to Tasmania from 26 October.
Stranded international students hope to soon return to South AustraliaA report claims a campaign calling for the federal government to approve a pilot program to bring international students back to South Australia may have paid off.
NZ travel to NSW, SA coming very soon: PMPrime Minister Scott Morrison says NSW and South Australia will be the first states to benefit from New Zealanders being allowed to travel to Australia.
Border restrictions lifted in South Australia, Queensland - what is the policy state by state?As South Australia and Queensland open borders with New South Wales, what are the border restrictions in place in each state?
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SA border reopens to NSW travellers as Gladys Berejiklian urges vigilanceNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging caution with residents set to travel more thanks to an easing of COVID-19 restrictions and school holidays.
SA border reopens to NSW travellersNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging caution with residents set to travel more thanks to an easing of COVID-19 restrictions and school holidays.
SA travel breach as NSW border reopensSA is ready to welcome NSW visitors "with open arms" from midnight when border restrictions are eased, Premier Steven Marshall says.
SA confirms it will reopen border with NSWThere have been no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW in the past two days, paving the way for free travel to South Australia from midnight.
Second consecutive day of no locally acquired cases for NSWThere have been no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW in the past two days, paving the way for free travel to South Australia from midnight.
Second day of no locally acquired cases for NSW as South Australia set to open borderThere have been no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW in the past two days, paving the way for free travel to South Australia from midnight.
NSW records zero locally acquired cases of coronavirus amid increased testing ratesSouth Australia is likely to re-open to travellers from NSW at midnight after no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded.
SA, Qld to relax NSW border restrictionsThere have been no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 recorded in NSW as Queensland eases its border rules and SA prepares to welcome people from NSW.
South Australia reopens to NSW residents as Queensland widens southern border bubbleQueensland will extend its border bubble to include residents of five NSW government areas as South Australia moves to lift its COVID-19 restrictions with NSW from midnight on Wednesday.
SA to lift COVID-19 border rules with NSWSouth Australia's transition committee has moved to lift border restrictions with NSW from midnight on Wednesday.
South Australia to drop border restrictions with ACT from midnight tonightSouth Australia is to drop its quarantine requirements for travellers from the ACT from midnight on Tuesday.
South Australia could drop NSW and ACT border restrictions 'very soon'South Australian Premier Steven Marshall could remove border restrictions for people from NSW and the ACT "very soon".
'It was rough, it was rocky': An Aussie fisherman who 'just wanted to get away' was stranded at sea for daysDerek Robinson, one of two South Australian fishermen who made an incredible return to shore on Thursday, said 'big waves' and 'a buggered phone' were all part of the adventure.
South Australia becomes first state in the country to ban single-use plasticsThe South Australian parliament has passed laws banning single-use plastics but the measures will be delayed until next year because of COVID-19.
Calls for 'cultural liaison officers' to help migrants caught up in coronavirus clustersThere are calls for South Australia to become the first state to introduce extra support personnel to assist migrant and refugee communities impacted by outbreaks of the virus.
Coronavirus found in South Australian wastewater as state reports first case in 12 daysWastewater testing at two South Australian treatment plants has returned evidence of COVID-19 but authorities say it doesn't prove community transmission.
Coronavirus cases drop again in Victoria with state recording 179 new infections and nine deathsNew restrictions came into effect on Friday, preventing Victorians in border areas from crossing into South Australia.
Hundreds of international students to return to South Australia under national pilot programThe federal government says the pilot program will be used to test whether a national return of international students is possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
South Australia announces new coronavirus measures for aged care, Victorian border townsSouth Australia will impose new restrictions on nursing homes to prevent COVID-19 infections, such as banning carers from working at more than one facility.
Adelaide disability carer charged with manslaughter of Ann Marie Smith granted bailThe carer for South Australian woman Ann Marie Smith has been banned from the industry while on bail for her manslaughter.
New virus measures for SA nursing homesSouth Australia will have marshalls in pubs, restaurants and other venues to ensure COVID-19 restrictions are followed.
Virus marshalls for SA pubs and clubsSouth Australia will have marshalls in pubs, restaurants and other venues to ensure COVID-19 restrictions are followed.
South Australia reaches 'pivotal' day in coronavirus fight as state records two new casesSouth Australians have been urged to do everything possible to reduce community COVID-19 transmission "before it gets away from us".
Tasmania abandons plan to reopen border to parts of mainland Australia this weekTasmania will not open its border to SA, WA and NT residents at the end of the week as planned, Premier Peter Gutwein has announced.
Two new virus cases in South AustraliaTwo new cases of coronavirus, a teenage girl and young woman who attended a school while likely infectious, have been confirmed in South Australia.
NSW duo denied South Australia entry arrested in AdelaideA man and woman from NSW who were refused entry into South Australia have been found in Adelaide and charged with breaching COVID-19 regulations.
Three South Australian ministers resign from cabinetSouth Australian Premier Steven Marshall has criticised the conduct of two departing cabinet ministers who were implicated in a scandal over parliamentary allowances.
Tasmania to create 'safe travel bubble' with South Australia, Western Australia, Northern TerritoryVictoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland are excluded from Tasmania's 'safe travel bubble'.
Queensland to turn back Victorians while South Australia closes Victoria borderAnyone trying to enter Queensland from Victoria will be stopped at the border and turned around from Friday, while the South Australia-Victoria border has closed.
Queensland will reopen state borders on 10 July, but not to VictoriansQueensland and South Australia have announced changes to their planned lifting of border restrictions amid the surge in coronavirus cases in Victoria.
South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spikeSouth Australia has scrapped plans to lift all its remaining border restrictions on 20 July because of the spike in Victorian cases.
South Australian magistrate Bob Harrap facing deception chargesA South Australian magistrate has been charged with deception offences over the use of his government car.
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South Australia mulls keeping Victoria borders closed after surge in coronavirus transmissionSouth Australia may keep its borders closed to Victoria to keep its residents safe but will monitor the interstate situation, the health minister says.
SA mulls keeping Victoria borders closedSouth Australia may keep its borders closed to Victoria to keep its residents safe but will monitor the interstate situation, the health minister says.
Questions raised over neglected woman Ann Marie Smith's missing inheritanceInvestigators are inspecting suspicious transactions related to the large inheritance left to South Australian neglect victim Ann Marie Smith.
Aboriginal-led program preventing suicides in rural South AustraliaAn Aboriginal-lead aftercare program to help prevent suicides in the town of Port Augusta is having early success.