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Political support for Uber taxi alternative
Political support for Uber taxi alternative

Adelaide | The car hire booking service Uber, labelled “illegal” by the State Government, has gathered some qualified political support with the Liberal Party refusing to join condemnation of the service.

One Upper House MP is prepared to introduce amendments to fix any legal problems wi Full Story »

White rites of spring
White rites of spring

PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey’s peeled the lids off the first whites of spring – a trio of affordable drops from O’Leary Walker.

O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2014
$20, 12% alcohol; screw cap; 94++ points

Consistently at the forefront of the fine, forceful Rieslings of Watervale, Full Story »

David Suchet shines in papal mystery
David Suchet shines in papal mystery

THEATRE REVIEW | The Vatican within Rome is the spiritual centre of global Catholicism. It is also the smallest recognised and independent city state in the world. In terms of its influence and wealth, it is remarkably powerful, and thus a choice subject for Roger Crane’s play The Last Confession. Full Story »

The Kindergarten Teacher
The Kindergarten Teacher

ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL | Nira (Sarit Larry) is a middle-aged kindergarten teacher whose routine life is reinvigorated by the discovery that one of her pupils is an artistic genius.

From time to time five-year-old Yoav (Avi Shnaidman) begins to pace across the kindergarten floor, indicating that he is Full Story »

Swedish tale laughs at the absurdity of life
Swedish tale laughs at the absurdity of life

FILM REVIEW | The novel by Jonas Jonasson with the unwieldy name The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared became a huge hit in Sweden when it was first released in 2009.

Being Swedish, I finally relented and struggled through it last year. It isn’t my kind of book. It’ Full Story »

Saving the earth from roads
Saving the earth from roads

Comment | “The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.”

These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it’s actually a direct quote from Professor Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil’s most respected scientists.

Many scientists share Full Story »

Centre ArtBeat showcase
Centre ArtBeat showcase

Guests at Centre ArtBeat’s 2014 South Australian Living Artists showcase event held at the Adelaide Convention Centre this month enjoyed the work of three artists and a collective photographic exhibition.

 

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Stirling
Stirling

This villa was once owned by the daughter of EC and Lady Stirling, after whom the township of Stirling is believed to be named. It features open fireplaces, high ceilings and polished floorboards. The residence also includes four double bedrooms, an office, lounge and formal dining space and a lar Full Story »

South Africa’s great chase
South Africa’s great chase

CRICKET | South Africa turned the tables on Australia in Harare with the second-biggest ODI run-chase in their history, but refused to call it revenge for their bitter Test loss earlier this year.

AB de Villiers (136 not out) and Faf du Plessis (106) both scored brilliant hundreds to reel in the vic Full Story »

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Welcome to the 21st Century: risk, fear and terror
Welcome to the 21st Century: risk, fear and terror

Why has the 21st century emerged as such a confronting, often at times, terrifying, world?  How did the late 20th century experience of consumer affluence and geopolitical stability transform so swiftly into 21st century social vulnerabilities and political uncertainties?

In this provocative conver Full Story »

Relive Hawke Centre events!
Relive Hawke Centre events!

The 2014 Hawke Centre lecture program provides opportunities for the public to Think, Connect, Act and therefore embrace a sustainable 21st century.

If you missed an event you can download the podcast or YouTube clip via the Hawke Centre website.

Recent highlights include:

The Biography of a Coin
The Biography of a Coin

Michael Dutton, a Professor based at the Department of Politics, University of London will present the 2014 OzAsia Festival Keynote: The Biography of a Coin. Formerly a Professor of Political Cultures at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Professor Dutton’s research is characterised Full Story »