Comment | The role of Lord Mayor is a mystery to many; it’s certainly unique.
I was often asked if it was full time: in reality it was a 24/7 commitment where even rare family time was punctuated by phone calls, text messages, urgent emails and social media.
The day regularly started with early morning radio, always included an intense daily schedule and consistently finished with evening functions or meetings. While long hours and complex issues are not unique, doing it under the spotlight of a competitive media informing an interested community is.
It is challenging when anything you say or do can go viral – even more so when a poor interpretation of your words or actions can have the same effect. Being on your best behaviour all day every day for years on end is a big ask for an Full Story »
Adelaide | South Australia has been hit hard by cuts to the ABC, with the axe falling on 7.30 South Australia, the Adelaide television production studio and the Port Augusta regional bureau.
In an address to staff a short time ago responding to Federal Government cuts, ABC managing director Mark Scott said more than 400 people – about 10 per cent of ABC staff around the country – would lose their jobs in the coming months and years.
“We regard the changes as vital to the long-term health of the organisation, but I acknowledge that is no comfort to those who will lose their positions,” Scott said.
Adelaide management told InDaily “less than 40″ staff are expected to have their jobs terminated in South Australia.
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Adelaide | Surprise independent candidate for Fisher, Daniel Woodyatt, has attempted to distance himself from his Labor past.
Woodyatt, who has been supported by Lyn Such, the widow of longstanding local member Bob Such, said today he regretted writing an email to Such in March this year strongly endorsing Premier Jay Weatherill.
In a candidates’ debate on ABC 891 breakfast, Woodyatt said he regretted the email as well as his previous membership of the Labor Party.
He wasn’t the only candidate to have a few awkward moments in today’s debate, with Labor’s Nat Cook endorsing the Government’s unpopular hike to the Emergency Services Levy, and the Liberals’ Heidi Harris ducking and weaving on a range of social issues including gay marriage.
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