Adelaide | Senior Royal Adelaide Hospital surgeon Professor Margaret Davy has been cleared of any wrongdoing after it was alleged she slapped a nurse during a patient’s procedure in October last year.
An SA Health internal investigation has found the misconduct allegation against Davy was unsubstantiated.
The allegation was made public in an article by The Advertiser in January.
“SA Health takes any allegation of inappropriate behaviour extremely seriously,” SA Health Chief Executive David Swan said in a statement provided to InDaily.
“An accusation of misconduct against Associate Professor Davy was made in October last year and was immediately investigated.
“Professor Guy Maddern, Clinical Director Surgery, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, was aske Full Story »
Comment | Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran could be dead within days.
For many Australians, the mere knowledge of this fact gets under the skin and stays there.
No-one has been executed in Australia since 1967, although the death penalty wasn’t officially abolished in all states until 1985, and federal legislation prohibiting capital punishment nationwide was only formalised five years ago.
Culturally though, we are unaccustomed to what we are seeing now, which is why we are collectively compelled and appalled by the grim inevitability we see every few years, when an Australian national is executed overseas.
In our society, and on our nightly news, we regularly see death come quickly and callously, through car accidents and violent crime; we sometimes see it creep up slowly through disea Full Story »
ANALYSIS | On the anniversary of Liberal Premier Tom Playford’s defeat 50 years ago, political analyst Haydon Manning argues the SA Liberals’ lack of success since then is down to bad luck and geography.
A host of factors contribute to the recent absence of the Liberals ‘in government’ in South Australia.
Tom Richardson’s Grim anniversary for Australia’s least successful party presents the popular view that this is all explained by the local Liberals’ penchant for infighting, notably the Chapman–Evans family feuding.
Boiling it down, the Liberals were politically unlucky at a crucial point in time. They faced one of the most formidable politicians in Mike Rann and Labor during the past three elections campaigned brilliantly, especially in marginal seats.
But und Full Story »
WOMADELAIDE | A perfect weather forecast is expected to draw more than 80,000 world music fans to WOMADelaide this weekend, with headliners including Sinead O’Connor, Rufus Wainwright and the Buena Vista Social Club.
Festival director Ian Scobie says ticket sales for the four-day festival in Botanic Park are on a par with the same time last year.
“I would expect we’ll have a really great crowd over the weekend.
“It’s going to be the most perfect weather [fine, mid-20 degrees] that I can remember in a while, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to a capacity crowd.”
Tickets are still available for every day of the festival, with Scobie anticipating total crowds of more than 80,000. Around 85,000 people attend the 2014 WOMADelaide.
Tonight will open with Indigenous ensemble Th Full Story »
When discussing his decision to vote against the government’s proposed higher education bill on Wednesday morning, Clive Palmer made a rather alarming remark, suggesting that Prime Minister Tony Abbott “commit suicide” over the issue.Full Story »