Adelaide | The State Opposition would abolish the Economic Development Board, South Australia’s highest-level independent advisory panel, if it formed Government.
Liberal leader Steven Marshall, who will outline the measure and urge the Weatherill to adopt it in his budget reply speech today, told InDaily: “Either they’re not providing advice or the Government’s not listening to the advice.”
“Either way we find ourselves in a state where our economy is a real problem,” he said.
“We’ve got the highest unemployment rate in the nation, and no impetus to change.”
The state’s Essential Services Commission would also be wound up in its current form and subsumed by a new state-based Productivity Commission, which Marshall first announced in his corresponding budget replay sp Full Story »
Adelaide | The State Government will launch a $1.1 million battery storage pilot project for some of the state’s most beloved public buildings.
The project, believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, will see energy storage batteries installed at the South Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the State Library, each of which have solar arrays.
Public schools in the city may also benefit from the project.
Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the project would help position the state among the early adopters of the promising technology, which stores excess energy generated by renewable power sources.
“Battery energy storage is an emerging global market, and storage systems offer particular benefits when combined with solar photovoltaics, allowing Full Story »
ADELAIDE | The state’s peak motoring body has expressed deep concerns about Adelaide City Council plans to alter Frome Street bikeway.
The RAA is warning that changes recommended by the council’s Economic and Community Development Committee last week would only inconvenience motorists and cyclists, and fail to yield benefits for traffic flow.
In a close vote, the committee – which includes all 12 elected councillors – recommended a redesign of the road to accommodate two peak-time driving lanes in each direction.
A full meeting of the council tonight will vote on the recommendation.
However, RAA senior manager of road safety Charles Mountain said these proposed changes would not benefit motorists or cyclists.
“If the council were to reconstruct the southern section of the Frome S Full Story »
FILM & TELEVISION | A short film exploring the importance of the Aboriginal flag and its creation in Tarndanyangga / Victoria Square is one of five South Australian “micro-docs” that will be screened on television during NAIDOC Week.
The five-minute documentaries have all been created by emerging Indigenous filmmakers through a pilot initiative supported by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), National Indigenous Television (NITV) and Adelaide’s Media Resource Centre (MRC).
“My micro-doc is about the Aboriginal flag, but it’s also about informing people,” Pascoe Braun says of his film, Symbol of Strength.
“Unfortunately, the Aboriginal flag can be polarising for people today. However, as an Indigenous person, it’s empowering and inclusive to see our flag flyin Full Story »