ADELAIDE | An Adelaide City Council election is a strange beast.
Last time the ACC held its elections, in 2010, nearly 70 per cent of those enrolled didn’t cast their vote.
The low turnout meant that one councillor was able to be elected with less than 300 primary votes; another received just 390.
It’s strange also, because those who pay the lion’s share of Adelaide City Council fees tend to vote in disproportionately low numbers. Businesses pay just over 80 per cent of the council’s revenue; residents pay just under 20 per cent.
A spokesperson for Business SA told InDaily in April that “it’s unlikely many businesses would be aware of their voting rights” in city council elections.
State Electoral Commissioner Kay Mousley confirmed that businesses ten Full Story »
GLASGOW | Australian Olympic champion Sally Pearson has powered into the women’s 100m hurdles final at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Pearson’s winning time of 12.69 seconds in the second of three heats was clearly her fastest since returning from a hamstring injury suffered in early June.
England’s Tiffany Porter also won her heat, but in a much slower time of 12.84.
Porter is likely to be the main challenger to defending champion Pearson in the final on Friday (Saturday morning AEST).
Canadian Angela Whyte won the slowest of the three heats in 13.33.
Australian officials have insisted that Pearson has been unaffected by the controversy swirling around suspended coach Eric Hollingsworth, who launched an extraordinary attack on the team cap Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | This weekend marks the start of one of South Australia’s favourite visual arts events – the South Australian Living Artists’ Festival (SALA), with a feast of exhibitions to explore.
Other picks include the opening of the musical Grease is the Word, two new OzAsia exhibitions at the Samstag Museum of Art, and three shows from The Yearlings, who are back home from their All the Wandering tour.
2014 SALA Festival
From today until August 24, this year’s SALA Festival celebrates South Australian visual artists with a record 547 exhibitions and a diverse range of events featuring 4627 participating artists. Download the full program here. A highlight will be Adelaide photographer Che Chorley’s debut solo exhibition The Sea and Me, which opens today Full Story »