Comment | David Johnston really ought to be congratulated. He achieved something this week that has rarely, if ever, happened before; he managed to get the SA Libs to come out strongly against their federal colleagues on a matter of parochial self-interest.
The Abbott Government poured scorn on Holden while General Motors weighed up its future in Australia and the state Liberals, despite facing a general election within months, barely raised a whisper in objection.
The feds then clearly broke an explicit commitment to build the next generation of submarines at ASC’s Osborne base, with Defence Minister Johnstone instead weighing up a raft of alternative options and using increasingly strident “rhetorical flourishes” to berate the Government-owned South Australian-based bui Full Story »
Adelaide | In this week’s column, intrigue at the newsreaders’ desk at Seven, PR winners, and some hard data on what the ABC cuts will mean for South Australians.
Intrigue at Seven
Channel Seven’s Adelaide news team is on the verge of a ridiculous ratings achievement.
If they win tonight and tomorrow, Seven will register a clean sweep of the news ratings for the year – that’s a win on every single night.
As far as anyone can remember, that’s never happened before in South Australia’s TV news battle.
The question then becomes – why get rid of veteran weekend newsreader Graeme Goodings?
Goodings was upset on Monday when told he would be offered a reduced role with Seven in 2015.
He took to Twitter to express his disappointment at not being give Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | Blues, roots and folk music at Deep South, the highs and lows of Stevie Wright and The Easybeats, and McLaren Vale’s Gorgeous and Feast festivals are among this weekend’s entertainment picks.
The Life and Music of Stevie Wright and The Easybeats
For teenagers who think they know everything to baby boomers who have done everything. The true story of a life filled with drugs, women, rock and roll and 18 hit songs. Scott McRae stars in this world first, warts and all stage musical on Saturday night only.
More information can be found here.
French Christmas Market
Alliance Francaise d’Adelaide is holding its second French Christmas Market this weekend, creating a French atmosphere to connect South Australians with French culture. At this family-friendly event, there w Full Story »
RESTAURANT REVIEW | Lucky Cat is a casual and chic dumpling bar much in the same vein as those that populate the laneways and backstreets of Sydney and Melbourne.
Formerly known as Suzie Wong’s, it is still run by Nina (also known as Lolita), yet the recent reinvention has changed the focus – but not the vibe.
Situated along Port Road, it is in an area more accustomed to theatre type crowds from the nearby Entertainment Centre.
Suzie Wong’s was ahead of the pack in attempting to create a place not reliant on these festival crowds and Lucky Cat goes a step further.
It is busy on this early mid-week night, where upon arrival, we are greeted at the door and seated up the back at a long communal table.
The room is split level. The front, set up for smaller groups in a more intimate s Full Story »
CONTENT SUPPLIED BY FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | It’s no secret that most, if not all, of the images in women’s magazines are PhotoShopped to some degree.
Flipping through the pages of such magazines as Cleo, Cosmopolitan and Vogue, picture perfect photographs of leggy models with toned arms, washboard abs and flawless features are the norm.
In a new Australian study, Flinders University body image expert Marika Tiggemann will investigate whether warning labels on digitally-enhanced images in women’s fashion magazines make readers feel better about their bodies, or potentially worse.
Funded through a $369,939 grant from the Australian Research Council, the study will explore the impact of disclaimer labels on women’s body image, particularly when the image has been altered to make the mod Full Story »