Security Screening Delays Lengthen in SA with 140,000 Checks Expected by Mid 2015
"Demand for child protection and disability screening checks has doubled with thousands having to wait more than two months for a result, a South Australian parliamentary committee has heard. Department of Communities and Social Inclusion CEO Joslene Mazel told the committee 140,000 screening checks were expected to be made by the end of this financial year. ""We are trying to get a balance between doing these checks as quickly as we possibly can and making sure that we do a very thorough assessment,"" she said. A new online application system that included updates on the progress of background checks is expected to be in place by the middle of 2015."