Comment | There is nothing inevitable but death and taxes, and certainly the taxing cost of doing business has hastened the inevitable demise of an Australian institution.
Amid the uncertainty, the one constant appeared to be the growing confidence that Holden’s business case simply didn’t stack up. That was ultimately the view of GM in Detroit; it was certainly the view of a majority of the fledgling Federal cabinet, whose whispering campaign against the carmaker conspired to hasten its demise.
Even if leaks that GM had already decided Holden’s fate were true, cabinet ministers leaking to journalists against a company with which they are in active negotiations is surely a new low in Australian corporate diplomacy. And surely the claim that Holden “didn’t want to be saved” was Full Story »
Adelaide | The ABC has become South Australia’s largest television production investor after making big investments in local shows this year – including Aunty’s first online-only show, Wastelander Panda.
The ABC’s head of TV, Richard Finlayson, spent yesterday talking to local producers and staff at the public broadcaster’s Collinswood base, where he spruiked the ABC’s $12 million annual investment in local production.
That includes miniseries Anzac Girls, which filmed in Adelaide this year, and Wastelander Panda – a show described as Mad Max with a panda.
Wastelander Panda is expected to premiere on the ABC’s online streaming service iview – part of a strategy described by Finlayson as an attempt to broaden Aunty’s audience.
“Really the core of our strategy at th Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | Silent night? Not when it’s the season for Christmas music – and there’s plenty to choose from this weekend. Other happenings include a soiree combining music, burlesque and comedy; a bumper book fair; Thebarton’s Greek fest, and the opening of a new exhibition where you can meet bizarre-looking Permian monsters.
Carols by Candlelight
Around 30,000 people are expected to converge on Elder Park on Sunday for this popular annual event (now known as the Woolworths Carols by Candlelight), so you’d be well advised to arrive early to secure a prime position. Gates open at 2pm, with activities such as kids’ crafts and cooking demos from 3pm, then the community carols from 7.15pm, followed by the main concert which will be headlined by 2012 X Factor winner Sama Full Story »
Adelaide | Missed something in InDaily? Here are quick links to the best news, opinion and features from Adelaide’s independent news website this week.
Question of the week
We started the week asking whether GM was close to a decision on the future of its Australian manufacturing operations.
On Wednesday the decision came – Holden’s factories will close, with the Elizabeth plant due to produce its last vehicles in 2017.
In other news, debate continued on the State Government’s cuts to Surf Life Saving SA helicopter patrols. A study showed that while helicopters are more effective than fixed Full Story »