Adelaide | The State Government has been slammed for rushing anti-bikie laws through parliament late last week, just months before three parliamentary inquiries into organised crime legislation are due to be completed.
Under the new laws 10 bikie clubs will be prohibited from recruiting new members, meeting together in public, or entering bars wearing club colours or logos.
The list of targeted clubs includes the Comancheros gang allegedly involved in the violent assault of a man in the foyer of Yatala Prison last Monday, as well as the Finks, five members of which were on Friday sentenced for up to 15 years’ jail over charges of aggravated assault causing serious harm with intent to a fellow gang member.
A South Australian parliamentary committee inquiry into organised crime legisl Full Story »
Political satirist Bryan Dawe is looking to cause mischief and shenanigans at Port Adelaide’s Waterside Workers’ Hall on Friday night.
Dawe is known for many roles – including on Clarke & Dawe (with John Clarke) and as Sir Murray Rivers QC – but most people would be unaware he is also national secretary of the National Trouble Makers Union, which has joined forces with arts organisation Vitalstatistix to hold its SA branch launch at the Port.
“It’s obviously making mischief,” he says, when asked what the union is all about.
“That’s our prime motive: to cause mischief and ratbaggery and shenanigans; to give lip and to take on the pompous.”
Never heard of the National Trouble Makers Union? That’s because it has operated in secret for the past 50 years.Full Story »
MY BACKYARD | After living in the heart of Adelaide’s East End for many years, artist-designer Annabelle Collett decided to “bite the bullet” and make her home in the quieter environs of Clayton Bay on the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
Here, she explains the attractions of the area and reveals some of its best-kept local secrets.
Why did you decide to move to Clayton Bay and what is it you like about living there?
I moved to Clayton Bay because my house “found” me while I was searching online for about a year. It met all my requirements, so the notification kept appearing as I looked around many regional districts.
I wanted a change of environment, and had enjoyed living in the Southern Fleurieu many years before. Prior to this, I lived in in Rundle Street in Adelaide’s east e Full Story »
AFL | It was about something more than footy.
Thousands of supporters, decked in the colours of both Sydney and Adelaide, streaming into the SCG on a Saturday afternoon to make a statement. The booing would end today. They would stand with Kurt.
No more would they accept the angry jeers that regularly greet the lanky forward-cum-ruckman whenever he misses a goal from close range or handballs straight to Cyril Rioli during a Grand Final.
Because while those things are annoying, the booing isn’t really about those things.
In the end, it’s not really about the football.
It’s about an affluent white man being paid a sum disproportionate to his variable output, who left one club in a shambles citing homesickness only to go to another club far from home.
Some supporters say they’re just Full Story »