Volunteers will no longer have to pay for Department of Communities and Social Inclusion screening checks under a policy proposed by the Liberal Party.
Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick said the Liberals would also work to shorten the waiting times for such checks.
“In regional South Australia, almost 60 per cent of the population do volunteer work,” he said.
“The cost of volunteer screening and extensive waiting times are issues that are continually raised with me, with South Australia having the highest DCSI volunteer screening fee in Australia at $58.30.”
Labor has promised to waive the fee for volunteers aged 60 and over.