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Medibank Private: taxpayers face raw deal
Medibank Private: taxpayers face raw deal

Comment | Taxpayers could end up being the big losers from the sale of Medibank Private, argues Elizabeth Savage.

The IPO of Medibank Private is set to take place on November 25, and the indicative share price range in the prospectus released today suggests a market capitalisation of between A$4.3 b Full Story »

Havilah one step away from mining gold resource
Havilah one step away from mining gold resource

Minerals explorer Havilah Resources NL has been given the green light for its Portia gold project, 120km north west of Broken Hill.

State Government approvals were completed this week, opening up the way for Havilah to seek finance for the project which has an expected operational life of 18 months. Full Story »

Aussies fit for Pakistan Test
Aussies fit for Pakistan Test

Cricket | Australia’s three players under minor fitness clouds have all trained strongly ahead of Wednesday’s first cricket Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

Skipper Michael Clarke and uncapped allrounder Mitchell Marsh both came to the United Arab Emirates earlier this month with hamstrin Full Story »

New city laneway set for renewal
New city laneway set for renewal

Gresham Street is the latest West End laneway set for transformation, with plans for two new small venues – one a French aperitif bar and the other a speakeasy featuring walls lined with vintage books.

Renovations are in progress while the Small Venue Licence applications are pending, and the Full Story »

Bangarra celebrates cultural resilience
Bangarra celebrates cultural resilience

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Kinship brings together the past and present in a two-part work that celebrates a traditional creation story and also explores the issue of Aboriginal identity in the 21st century.

Artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page says the two stories in the production – Full Story »

Annabel Langbein’s Chocolate Bark
Annabel Langbein’s Chocolate Bark

RECIPE | New Zealand chef Annabel Langbein, whose popular show The Free Range Cook airs on Australian television, has taken a seasonal approach to the presentation of recipes in her latest cookbook.

This chocolate bark comes under summer, but we reckon it would be delicious at any time of year.

“T Full Story »

Is Australian TV just too tepid?
Is Australian TV just too tepid?

TELEVISION | A special thing happened in August this year: Foxtel launched BBC First, a premium channel showcasing the best of contemporary British television drama.

As a global channel that chose Australia as its inaugural audience, here’s how it describes itself:

BBC First celebrates humanity in Full Story »

Laneway The Third opening
Laneway The Third opening

Adelaide’s first permanent container bar launched its third year of operation this month with a party to celebrate the 2014 season  - Laneway The Third.

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Strathalbyn
Strathalbyn

This charming, two-storey home, built in 1856, is currently used as a bed and breakfast.

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Unlocking the history of a sleepy seaside town
Unlocking the history of a sleepy seaside town

A Flinders University researcher is on a quest to dig out the history of Normanville, shedding new light on the heritage and significance of the coastal South Australian town.

As part of her masters degree in maritime archaeology, Peta Straiton is this week conducting field work in Normanville, abou Full Story »

Teaching with difference, to make a difference
Teaching with difference, to make a difference

“They might think I’m crazy, but as long as they don’t mind, then that’s OK with me,” says Dr Sam Moyle.

They’re unconventional words, from an unconventional science teacher – but then again, when you’ve just won one of SA’s top teaching awards, unconventional is the order of the d Full Story »

Grants of $6.67m back Flinders medical research
Grants of $6.67m back Flinders medical research

Medical researchers at Flinders University have received a total of more than $6.67 million in funding in the latest round of grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

The funded research at Flinders will address issues that include sleep apnea and a virus linked to cancer in rem Full Story »