Adelaide | The State Government has started legal action against six drivers and five hire car operators who have been taking bookings from the taxi competitor Uber, InDaily can reveal.
The 11 South Australian-based Uber partners have received legal “please explain” letters from the Government’s Accreditation and Licensing Centre for the taxi and hire car industry.
A Government spokesman told InDaily the drivers and operators had been asked to “provide detailed information ahead of referral to the Passenger Transport Standards Committee for investigation”.
The spokesperson said the drivers and operators could then face penalties for breaches of the Passenger Transport Act.
“Pending the outcome of the PTSC’s deliberations, drivers and operators face pos Full Story »
Comment | South Australia is to the nation what Port Adelaide is to the AFL – the Power circa 2012 that is.
Broke, a laughing stock, no credible game plan, no future – but a proud history and supported by a legion of rusted-ons who aren’t going anywhere.
But back to Port Power.
In 2012, the team endured tiny crowds, a terrible game style, and barely any marketing to speak of. It was reliant on handouts to survive, and topped it off with a humiliating loss to Greater Western Sydney.
South Australia today is shaking an empty piggy-bank, the rest of the nation enjoys having a chuckle at our expense, and we’re struggling to stay in front of that other perennial struggler Tasmania on economic indicators.
Port Adelaide managed to turn things around very quickly – ca Full Story »
THE SUIT | The last time Rob Bookman helped bring one of influential British theatre director Peter Brook’s plays to Adelaide, he had to get flights diverted so the plane noise wouldn’t drown out the actors.
The play was the nine-hour epic The Mahabharata, an adaptation of the Indian epic poem of the same name, which was part of the 1988 Adelaide Festival.
It was presented in a disused quarry at Anstey’s Hill in the Adelaide Hills – the same venue as his 1980 Adelaide Festival productions of Ubu, The Conference of the Birds and The Ilk.
“We got air traffic control to agree that for three weeks across the hours that we were performing … the early morning flights and the later flights in the evening would all be diverted to the other [southern] approach,” says Brookman, who is Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE OPINION | Whitey has drowned himself in some famous Pinots noir from two hero producers in southern Victoria: Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, and Kooyong, further south on Mornington Peninsula.
Just another shard of critical evidence in your correspondent’s insanity trial is his firm belief that the best Pinot noir, the red grape of Champagne (where it makes white wine) and Burgundy (where it makes the most sensuous, sensual and confounding reds), is actually more like Riesling than red.
In the sense, like, of staunch Riesling with dollops of plum, prune or maraschino and/or morello cherries, along with the meagre-to-plush flesh such fruits provide.
Unfairly, the writer compared two of Victoria’s leading Pinot makers’ most recent releases. It’s unfair, becaus Full Story »