Canberra | Christine Milne has announced she will not contest the next election and is standing down as leader of the Greens.
“It is with a mix of optimism, pride, excitement and sadness that I am resigning the leadership and leaving the Senate,” she said in a statement on Wednesday.
A partyroom ballot for leadership positions will be held at 11.30am (AEST) in Canberra.
Senator Milne was elected to the Senate in 2004 after a 15-year stint in the Tasmanian parliament.
She rose to leader of the federal party in 2012 after its founder Bob Brown resigned.
Senator Milne said she had achieved what she set out to do when she took over the leadership.
“The Greens have gone from strength to strength with solid election results and a growing, engaged party membership,” she sa Full Story »
THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: A new name and a new chef for a favourite Adelaide Hills restaurant, McLaren Vale gains its first whisky distillery, chestnut season, and flowers and cheese for Mother’s Day.
From strength to strength
Restaurateur Sophie Zervas has already done a great job of bringing new life and recognition to Hahndorf, founding two successful businesses in the highly competitive main street of the Adelaide Hills town.
Now she has joined forces with the “boy next door”, Sid Dinkoudis, and together they have rebranded White House and taken Luke Southwood (formerly of Public CBD) on board as chef.
The back story is this: After establishing the award-winning dessert café Chocolate @ No.5 (under new ownership since 2010), Zervas bought the last acreage pr Full Story »
HISTORY FESTIVAL | Back in the day, SA Brewing Company workers were allowed to take four six-minute breaks each day to enjoy a pot of beer.
Not surprisingly, the brewers found it easy to hire employees, even when other industries were suffering from labour shortages.
But workers were also accident-prone, with a 1944 report to the Labour Department including a long list of injuries such as cuts, burns and horse bites – probably from the animals that were used for deliveries up until the 1950s.
Was there a link between the beer breaks and workplace mishaps? You can hop to your own conclusions.
National Archives employee Jeremy Sibbald, a keen home brewer himself, has been researching the history of alcohol in Adelaide and will be sharing stories such as these at a talk at the Franklin Hote Full Story »
Comment | Treasurer Joe Hockey’s Intergenerational Study outlines some of the menacing realities facing Australia in light of its aging population increasingly leaving the workforce.
By seeking the answers down the road of austerity and deregulation Australia’s policy Mandarins have seemingly ignored the part that young innovators will play in this seismic shift in the economic landscape.
However, the Scandinavians may have found a solution to Australia’s impending economic convulsion through a policy that is a boon for tech start-ups and rock bands alike.
The dimly-lit path
When you first stare into the tiny black vortex that is the unfriendly end of a Beretta m12 submachine gun you cannot help but notice how graceless it is; more like the deformed offspring of a tractor and a pig t Full Story »