Adelaide | The historic Torrens Building has been quietly added to the State Government’s fire sale of its public service headquarters.
Seven years after the sale was first mooted by then-Treasurer Kevin Foley, expressions of interest in the Weatherill Government’s Victoria Square headquarters – the State Administration precinct – will close this Thursday, May 7.
But the real estate listing by agents JLL reveals that the extent of the sell-off has now gone beyond that previously suggested, with the Government offloading 1.54 hectares (around 3.79 acres) of land and 61,612 square metres of office space in the centre of the city’s business district.
The listing details that the sale comprises “the State Administration Centre, Education Building, Wakefield House, Torrens Buildin Full Story »
AFL | Just quietly, I’m really not very fond of Port Adelaide.
You might have noticed this, if you’ve been paying attention.
Their success is almost as distasteful to me as Adelaide’s lack thereof; thus, when they succeed at our expense – as was the case last night – it really is the worst of all possible worlds.
I caught the bus to Adelaide Oval yesterday for the twilight game because, after all, it’s always good to end the weekend with the fetid stench of disappointment.
I went along with … not hope … what’s that other thing called? Apprehension.
Which quickly turned to stunned disbelief as the second quarter unfolded, a litany of egregious errors that would have been very funny were it not for the fact that it was not very funny at all.
And then that familiar desponden Full Story »
Comment | Presenting the royals as “normal” has been a standard PR technique for a century and the images presented by the birth of a new baby shows it’s still part of monarchist propaganda, argues Laura Clancy.
After a day of waiting, the world’s press got their first look, and first photographs, of the newest member of the royal family at around 6pm on May 2. The picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge standing outside the hospital doors, new baby in Kate’s arms, will be one of the defining images of the year.
The young parents may well have been relieved by the lower level of frenzy that has surrounded the birth of their second child. For one thing, it probably made the whole experience a lot easier to deal with. But for another, it helps William and Kate ceme Full Story »
TELEVISION | Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore used her victory speech to get Australia talking about brain cancer, while Most Popular New Talent winner Miranda Tapsell called on casting bosses to put more Indigenous people on Australian television.
Offspring’s Asher Keddie picked up her fifth consecutive Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress, and House Husbands star Julia Morris forgot one thing before announcing a Logie winner: the nominees.
Bickmore, host of The Project, who was also named Most Popular Presenter on TV, urged Australians to wear a beanie today, take a picture hashtagged #beaniesforbraincancer and talk about the disease that killed her husband Greg Lange in 2010.
“I know that people watch TV and they think that we are just faces who, you know, get to spend hou Full Story »
canberra | Defence told the government it wanted Australia’s new submarines built in Adelaide, new documents reveal.
Ministerial advice given by the Defence department in December 2013 said the government-owned ship builder ASC was the only option for “assembly capability” although it might need assistance from other Australian companies, Fairfax reported on Monday.
The release of the advice under freedom of information laws comes after rumours Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised the submarine contract to Japan.
According to the Fairfax report, the December 2013 advice to then defence minister David Johnston said the only options for Australia were to either produce an “evolved Collins” or to pursue a “new design”.
The advice concluded: “ Full Story »