SYDNEY | Former long-serving NSW premier Neville Wran is to have a state funeral.
Mr Wran died on Sunday after a long battle with dementia. He was 87.
NSW Premier Mike Baird says the Wran family has accepted the offer of a state funeral and the date will be confirmed in coming days.
“Following my discussion with Jill Wran last night, the family has accepted a state funeral,” Mr Baird told reporters in Sydney on Monday.
“It is an entirely fitting tribute to a man who has left his mark on this state.”
Mr Baird paid tribute to the former Labor premier who led the state between 1976 and 1986.
“He was pivotal in relation to electricity privatisation on the rail networks,” Mr Baird said.
“He was pivotal in relation to the natural environment.”
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Comment | In his first column for InDaily, veteran journalist and ABC presenter Matthew Abraham slips down the rabbit hole that was the state election.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “We’re all mad here.
I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Nobody, with the possible exception of Vladimir Putin, does wacky elections quite like us.
South Australia is the only state in the Commonwealth with a clause cemented into its constitution declaring that the party that gets more than 5 Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey discovers two beaut off-the-wall babies made at a very shiny price by a bloke of uncommon gastronomic intelligence – don’t forget your Small Change.
Small Change White
$20; 11.9% alcohol; screw cap; 93 points
Fillets, Flipper, Filth, Furber, Snow, Whitey … I’ve had some nicknames in my time, some of them completely appropriate, but I’ve never been called Small Change. Pardon my presumption, but I rather like it. Rhys Howlett made the wine and named it. It’s 2013 Verdelho from Langhorne Creek, made, dare I say, much after the retro-rad style of Luis “Louie the Duck” Pato, leader of the Portuguese white wine revolution. It reminds me of some of his exemplary Vinhas Velhas, like the 2010, which just manages to have Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | There’s ample entertainment on offer in Adelaide over the Easter long weekend, including the popular Kite Festival, cutting-edge exhibitions and a stunning showcase of ancient Chinese culture.
Adelaide International Kite Festival
All eyes will be on the sky at Semaphore, with the Adelaide International Kite Festival celebrating its 17th anniversary. The festival runs from 11am until 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Semaphore Beach, and will feature large kites, stunt kites, lolly drops, kite battles, carnival rides, kite-making, music and more.
Back under the big top in Bonython Park until May 11, Silvers Circus promises two hours of “glamour and death-defying acts”, including “the Globe of Death” (motorbike riders speeding around a 3.5m-diame Full Story »