The trauma of these crimes is further compounded in rural South Australia due to the current process governing forensic examinations and follow up administration work.
LHNs comprise single or groups of public hospitals, and have a geographical or functional connection.
There are five LHNs in South Australia, established under the The LHNs are accountable to the state government for performance management and planning.
This is less than the 1.7% annualised growth rate over the same period for Australia as a whole.
Roughly speaking, out of every ten people that have joined the South Australian community over this time, around eight came via net overseas migration and four through natural increase, offset by two lost to net interstate migration.
RDASA supports the establishment of a rural fee for service agreement allowing GPs to undertake forensic medical examinations to victims of rape and sexual assault.
RDASA are currently speaking with the Minister of Health and Country Health SA Local Health Network concerning forensic examinations following rape and sexual assault.
Currently, this is only a service offered by Yarrow Place With no formal recognised structure in place, victims are often forced to travel unwashed, in soiled clothing for extended periods of time by car, domestic flights or with police escort, sometimes hundreds of kilometres away.
Importantly, victims are therefore separated from their family and social supports during a major time of need.
In 2011 (the latest year for which data available), over half (55.2%) of all Aboriginal people in South Australia were aged under 25 years compared to 30.5% of the overall state population in 2015.
Only 3.7% of Aboriginal people in South Australia were aged 65 years and over in 2011, compared to 17.4% of the state’s total population in 2015.
Proportionally more of the 65 years and older population were female than male, nationally, in South Australia overall and in the state’s Aboriginal population.