Adelaide | The campaign for the December 6 by-election to replace the late Bob Such in Fisher has started with Labor candidate and anti-violence campaigner Natalie Cook hitting the airwaves today.
Cook and her husband Neil, whose 17-year-old son Sam Davis died in 2008 after being punched at a party, started the Sammy D Foundation to raise awareness of harm-causing behaviour and reduce youth crime.
After her candidacy for the seat was announced yesterday, Sammy D Foundation chairman Brett Duncanson wrote to supporters to advise “that as of today, Nat Cook has taken a leave of absence from her position as Executive Director as she contests the South Australian seat of Fisher.
“During this time for the Sammy D Foundation, it will be business as usual.
“Neil Davis will contin Full Story »
THE FORAGER | This week in The Forager: A new Gorgeous Festival food event; Fino set to open at Seppeltsfield; a second restaurant for the Casino; and a third cellar door for Geoff Hardy.
The first ever Gorgeous Table dinner – part of McLaren Vale’s 2014 Gorgeous Festival (November 28-29) – will offer a shared feast created by six of South Australia’s best chefs.
Karena Armstrong (Salopian Inn), Peter Reschke (d’Arry’s Verandah), Tom Boden (Ellen Street Restaurant, Maxwell’s Winery), Paul Baker (Botanic Gardens Restaurant), Phil Whitmarsh (Daniel O’Connell) and Stewart Wesson (The Flinders Street Project) will each contribute a unique dish as part of a three-course shared platter-style dinner following canapes from 2014 MasterChef runner-up and McLaren Vale Full Story »
Adelaide | South Australian Labor figures played key roles in the rise of Gough Whitlam to the prime ministership.
Local political and community figures today joined the mourning, remembering Whitlam’s legacy and the local players who were central to the towering man becoming Australia’s 21st prime minister.
Premier Jay Weatherill paid tribute on Twitter: “It’s hard to imagine Gough is gone – he was my inspiration.”
Deputy Premier John Rau had close connections to Whitlam from a very young age.
Rau’s late uncle Clyde Cameron, a long-time member for Hindmarsh, worked closely with Whitlam to modernise and democratise the Labor Party following the disastrous 1966 federal election.