Adelaide | There will be no court challenge to the knife-edge by-election result in Fisher.
The cut-off for lodging a disputed returns notice with the Supreme Court ended at close of business yesterday.
Independent candidate Daniel Woodyatt told InDaily via text message this morning: “I will not be challenging the Fisher by-election result.”
Woodyatt finished 219 votes behind Labor’s Nat Cook, who beat Liberal Heidi Harris on preferences by just nine.
But the campaign was marred by contentious electioneering: electoral commissioner Kay Mousley ordered a Liberal pamphlet withdrawn in the last week and told Woodyatt he could consider an appeal to the court of disputed returns if he considered the election result had been compromised. Then, on polling day, Independent candidate Robert d Full Story »
Adelaide | A Flinders Medical Centre brain surgeon has won the right to compensation from SA Health for injuries he sustained in a car accident on his way to work.
Dr Henry Buckett suffered serious injuries in a car accident while driving to the hospital, earlier than usual, on the morning of June 6 last year.
Buckett had been recalled to FMC the previous night to assess a patient, “Mr A”, who had presented at the neurosurgical ward. The patient had signs of bleeding on the brain and was deteriorating.
Workers Compensation Tribunal Deputy president Stephen Lieschke accepted Buckett’s explanation that he was returning to the hospital earlier than usual the next morning to reassess Mr A as part of his recall duties, before beginning his usual day shift.
In his judgement, Full Story »
Adelaide | Planning Minister John Rau says he is frustrated that he can’t provide detail about what is planned for the development of more than 400 hectares of government land at Gillman.
Rau said today that he would be happy to talk more freely about the oil, gas and transport “hub” planned for Gillman under the deal – but Crown advice prevented him from doing so.
His argument is a change in tone from the defiant approach of Premier Jay Weatherill and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis on the controversial Gillman deal, which provides exclusive rights to Adelaide Capital Partners (ACP) to develop the land.
ACP’s contract apparently involves the staged fill and development of parcels of the land over many years.
The Government insists the contract requires the eventua Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Philip White has a think about two expensive Shiraz blends from Penfolds.
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna ® South Australia Shiraz 2012
$40 Vintage Cellars, $37 Dan Murphy’s; 14.5% alcohol; screw cap; 80++ points
Kalimna is a priceless old vineyard property at the north end of the Barossa. There’s a very, very special 1880s Cabernet Block 42 there, whose wine sells at around Grange prices. If you wanted to, you could have paid $168,000 for 750 mls of the 2004 in the ravishing Ampoule, which quickly sold out in 2012.
On the other hand, Kalimna’s Shiraz vines start in 1948. Somehow, instead of revering that special place, some marketing genius decided to make Kalimna a registered brand name in a more generic sense, so the grapes in this wine come, as the lab Full Story »