Adelaide | Opportunities lost: nearly 20 years ago, an amazingly prescient report identified the way to create a new Adelaide – from super-fast broadband, to a new Adelaide Oval, to retaining our best and brightest.
In 1996 noted engineer and industrialist, the late Don Williams penned a “Letter from Adelaide” – dated 2010.
Williams’s “Back to the Future” letter forms the opening two pages of the Adelaide 21 project report, delivered to all tiers of government in 1996.
It imagines that the recommended strategies have been carried out – and how Adelaide can congratulate itself on the achievements it produced.
The 52-page report can be found these days in the preserved pamphlets section of the State Reference Library, and it’s a remarkabl Full Story »
Adelaide | The doctors’ union and the Opposition say they have no idea which hospital beds Health Minister Jack Snelling was referring to today when he said 150 extra beds had been added to the system.
Snelling told radio FIVEaa that the State Government had “opened an extra roughly 150 hospital beds” to help reduce overcrowding in the state’s public hospitals.
He did not say where or over which time scale those hospital beds had been added.
It follows doctors’ claims, first revealed by InDaily on Friday, that more than one patient had died as a result of extreme overcrowding at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH).
SA Health has launched an investigation into the deaths, one of which has been referred to the Coroner.
Shadow health minister Stephen Wade called i Full Story »
FOOD & WINE | Rio Coffee owner Fulvio Pagani is the oldest coffee roaster in Adelaide and considered to be the man responsible for our thriving coffee culture.
He is 82 this year and celebrating 50 years in the business.
But coffee wasn’t on Pagani’s mind in 1955. He was 21 and had just stepped off the boat from northern Italy. He was one of the nation’s million post-war immigrants and one of 300,000 Europeans to spend time at the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre in Victoria awaiting work and relocation.
Pagani had learned from a newspaper advertisement that Australia was inviting qualified weavers to migrate here to boost the quality of the textile industries. He hoped his skill and experience as a loom turner in a cotonificio (cotton mill) would bring adven Full Story »