Media Coverage

GOM City app teaches vital life skills to young people who have been in care

31 December 2018 | ABC News

ABC News dropped into the RASA Flinders/Frome site to interview care leavers about the online portal, GOM City, for young people who are ready to move out on their own. The group wanted to reclaim the term Guardianship of the Minister, or GOM, which often had negative connotations.


12-week program helping men to become better partners and fathers

09 August 2016 | Small Change, Radio Adelaide

Back on Track: A Men’s Group for Positive Change is a program aimed at men who are wanting to become better partners and fathers, and improve the relationships they have in their lives. David Tully, Practice Manager for Specialised Family Violence Services at Relationships SA, joined Small Change’s Lisa Burns for a chat.


When gambling becomes a problem

06 May 2015 | The 5RM Breakfast Show

It’s supposedly a passtime that adds to the enjoyment of sport but in many cases it becomes an addiction and causes many problems in the community. This morning I learned a little more about this growing problem in our community. On Thursday 7th may at the Berri Footy Club there will be a presentation that all are invited to. If you would like to have a presentation at your sport or social club call Relationships Australia on 08 8582 41 22


Youth survey finds half bet

22 April 2015| Northern Messenger

Relationships Australia wants more education campaigns and support services after a study found more than half of northern youths surveyed had gambled in the past year.


Say yes to city Neighbour Day

25 March 2015| Messenger Community News

Georgia Cromarty will ensure everyone is involved with the Eliza Street party this week to coincide with Neighbour Day.


Picnic return for one and all

25 March 2015| Messenger Digital edition

Emma Hale’s community spirit is in overdrive as she prepares for the second annual Neighbour Day in Plympton.


Street party fun in the city for Neighbours

26 March 2015| Messenger Community News

A free street party to celebrate national Neigbour Day will be in Eliza street in the city this Sunday.



Prep and new Skype counselling service for remote gay men

10 March 2015| Small Change, Radio Adelaide

Wills Logue from Gay Men’s Health joined Small Change to talk about the upcoming community forum to provide information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP), as well as a new Skype counselling service giving advice and information to gay men in regional and remote areas where face-to-face counselling services may be limited.


 Well, There Goes The Neighbourhood!

26 March 2015 | Small Change,  Radio Adelaide

To talk more about Neighbour Day on Sunday 29 March, Small Change’s Marnie Round and Ross Womersley were joined in the studio by Naomi Ebert Smith from Relationships Australia SA.


Passion Takes Her to the Top

7 March 2015 | The Advertiser

Relationships Australia South Australia CEO Judith Cross was featured in the Career One International Women’s Day special feature where she discusses her experience as a female leader in our sector.


Worlds AIDS Day Marks 26 Years

4 December 2014 | Small Change, Radio Adelaide

The World Health Organisation declared World AIDS Day on December 1 1988. World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness of HIV and the issues related to the virus, and the need to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with the virus.


Have you Say…..Tell your Story

16 September 2014 | Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Pam Reilly talks with Relationship Australia Counsellors Christine Palmer & Heike Haffer and Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Aboriginal Liaison Officer with the Royal Commission Charmaine Wilson on Strong Voices.


“I want to talk about Ben”

12 September 2014 | In Daily

In a week when the community considers how to prevent suicide, Sue Frazer talks about losing her son Ben and how his death has inspired her to promote suicide prevention and awareness.


Together4Kids receives gong for tackling youth homelessness

12 September 2014 | Minister Zoe Bettison

Social Housing Minister Zoe Bettison has congratulated Together4Kids for winning the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) ‘Play Your Part’ award.


$50,000 government grant for a memorial to mothers who lost children through forced adoption policies

31 August 2014 | The Advertiser

MOTHERS who lost their children to the forced adoption policies of the 1950s, 60s and 70s will for the first time have a physical memorial to what they endured.


Support for sexual diversity on the Eyre Peninsula

19 August 2014 | ABC New England North West

A group has been established on the Eyre Peninsula to support sexual diversity within regional communities.


Mornings Reloaded

6 August 2014 | ABC Radio Adelaide

Mergho Ray from Relationships Australia (SA) talks through the help available to regional people who are adult survivors of child abuse, and those engaging with the current Royal Commission.


Living with HIV in regional South Australia

24 July 2014 | ABC Radio Adelaide

The World AIDS conference 2014 is in Melbourne. But how difficult is it for people living with HIV in rural and regional South Australia. Annette Marner speaks to Christopher Birt Whistle-Smith the Manager of Gay Men’s Health SA with Relationships Australia. This is followed by Matt Potter the men’s worker with Bfriend LGBTI Network SA with Uniting Communities.


Divorce is costing the Australian economy $14 billion a year

6 July 2014 |

DIVORCE and family breakdowns are costing the national economy more than $14 billion a year in government assistance payments and court costs, an exclusive News Corp analysis has found.


Redundancy – a public and personal crisis

12 June 2014 | The Wire

Every week seems to bring a new round of redundancies. Each person getting the golden or not so golden handshake has to deal with a huge change in their lives. The experts say how one deals with that change is crucial. Redundancy can be a time of psychological or financial crisis, or a way forward.


Men’s health service expands to Port Lincoln

10 June 2014 | Port Lincoln Times

Gay Men’s Health SA is hoping to expand its services into regional South Australia, starting in Port Lincoln.


Relationships Australia discuss grieving over losses On Drop The Dis

07 May 2014 | Radio Adelaide

Grant Pearson is Regional Manager for the metro area for Relationships Australia. Today he spoke to Jane and Kieran about the work he and his counsellors do with individuals and families in identifying where people are feeling the effects of grieving over losses.


Riverland Today Reloaded

17 April 2014 | ABC Riverland

Find out what gambling support services are available locally.


North Adelaide residents fear attacks as councillors argue over colour of street lights

02 April 2014 | The Advertiser

RESIDENTS of a North Adelaide street where a woman was raped fear someone else will be attacked while Adelaide City councillors argue about the colour of new street lighting.


Free gambling counselling available on island

30 January 2014 | The Island

Ash Whelan of Relationships Australia has been coming to Kangaroo Island for more than four years, bringing much needed assistance to community members adversely affected by gambling. Often he provides counsel to gamblers’ partners and children as well, as it is an issue that affects entire families.


Shelter SA – Deanna Rohrsheim & Child Homelessness

30 January 2014 | Radio Adelaide

Amanda is joined by Deanna Rohrsheim from Together4Kids, a service provided by Relationships Australia SA. Together4Kids assists children through the uncertainty and distress of homelessness and Deanna gives us an in-depth look at how and why this service operates.


Free gambling counselling available on island

30 January 2014 | The Islander

Ash Whelan of Relationships Australia has been coming to Kangaroo Island for more than four years, bringing much needed assistance to community members adversely affected by gambling.


Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get a voucher…

27 January 2014 | Radio Adelaide

Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has announced a $200 voucher for marriage counselling for newlyweds, beginning with a trial of 100,000 couples from July 1 this year.


Adelaide’s most popular suburbs for same-sex couples revealed by Census data

8 January 2014 | The Advertiser

KARA Pickard loves living in Eastwood with her partner Jessica Jackson because it’s a neighbourhood where they won’t get a “second look” just because they’re gay.


World AIDS Day: The Fight Goes On

29 November 2013 | Gay News Network

First held 25 years ago in 1988, World AIDS Day each year brings a global focus to the epidemic that first emerged some 30 years ago and is still very much with us today.


Social media partly to blame for 50 new HIV cases a year in SA

27 November 2013 | The Australian

SOUTH Australia is getting more than 50 new HIV notifications a year despite public safety campaigns on issues – and social media such as Facebook is partly to blame, experts say.


Recognising White Ribbon Day

25 November 2013 | The Legacy Hour, Radio Adelaide

Grant Pearson, Regional Manager, Central and Hills at Relationships Australia (SA) speaks about White Ribbon Day which is the annual campaign and global recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.


Getting on with gay men’s health

20 September 2013 | Gay News Network

It has finally been announced officially that Relationships Australia SA (RASA) has taken over the Gay Men’s Health and HIV peer education programs of the now-defunct AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA).


Abuse report line ‘failing children each day’

19 June 2013 | Channel 7 News

Welfare workers have told 7News an overloaded and underfunded system is failing abused and vulnerable children each day.


Divorcing parents warned of social media dangers

25 May 2013 | The Advertiser

Divorcing parents who use the ‘‘insidious features’’ of social media as a weapon will put at risk their custody arrangements and settlements and could even face prison, legal experts warn.


Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

22 May 2013 | Radio Adelaide

It’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week and you might not be aware of it but there are 5000 people in South Australia that suffer day to day through gambling addictions.


South Australia moves to ban live odds betting

21 May 2013 | Channel 7 News

The South Australian Government is to ban advertising of live odds betting on television and during sporting matches played anywhere.


South Australia to ban advertising of betting odds during live sport

21 May 2013 | TV Tonight

South Australia will ban advertising of betting odds during live sporting broadcasts and at sporting grounds – the first state in Australia to move on a growing social debate.


South Australia to ban advertising of live odds betting

20 May 2013 | Gaming Intelligence

South Australia is looking to become the first Australian state to ban the advertising of live odds betting on television screens during the broadcast of sporting events.


Live odds betting advertisements to be banned in SA, Premier Jay Weatherill announces

20 May 2013 |

Advertising live odds betting during sporting matches will be banned in South Australia following recommended changes to gambling codes of practice.


South Australia plans to ban live odds

20 May 2013 | ABC Lateline

South Australia will go it alone to become the first state to ban the promotion of live betting odds on television and at sporting grounds.


National apology for forced adoption – an important step for healing

20 March 2013 | Open Forum

In the lead up to the National Adoption Apology, social justice advocate, Nikki Hartmann, explains the importance of breaking the decades-long silence surrounding past forced adoption practices and acknowledging the lasting grief experienced by countless men, women and children.


Forced adoption apology

19 March 2013 | ABC Brisbane

On the 21st of March Julia Gillard will deliver a historical apology on behalf of the Australian government, to the people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices.


When work’s a long way off and dealing with it

17 March 2013 | The Advertiser

As Australia’s mining and resources industry continues to boom, the number of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers is also on the rise.


Women who fought for adoption rights

15 March 2013 | ABC News

Next week in Federal Parliament, the Prime Minister will deliver a national apology for past adoption practices, where single mothers were given no choices and in many cases were forced into adoption.


Michelle Trestrail turns to Facebook in her search for her birth father Michael Martin

19 February 2013 | Adelaide Now

A South Australian teenager’s quest to find her birth father has become a global social media sensation after a photograph of her holding a handwritten plea for information went viral on Facebook.