Adelaide | The CSIRO will make 41 of its South Australian staff redundant by June next year, a union analysis of CSIRO management statistics shows.
They are part of nearly 900 jobs to be axed across the country before the end of the financial year.
As of June this year, the CSIRO employed 332 staff in South Australia.
According to the report, more than one in five CSIRO staff will have lost their jobs in 2013-14 and 2014-15, with more than 500 jobs cut in the past financial year.
The majority of the South Australian cuts are to jobs in research support, food and nutrition, and management.
SA researchers in food and nutrition have been involved in the development of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet and research into colorectal cancer.
Premier Jay Weatherill told InDaily this morning he was Full Story »
Adelaide | The ABC’s most senior local television producer says the cuts to the national broadcaster’s South Australian operations will be devastating for the local industry.
The SA-based executive producer of television factual, Margot Phillipson, told InDaily that yesterday’s cuts were “disturbing” in their lack of transparency.
Phillipson, a 37-year ABC veteran, said the loss of the ABC’s in-house production capacity would be “devastating” for the local film and television industry.
In yesterday’s announcement to staff across the country, ABC managing director Mark Scott confirmed what many had speculated for weeks – the South Australian television production unit at ABC’s Collinswood Studios will close.
In a statement to staff S Full Story »
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 »
PHILIP WHITE OPINION | Whitey reports on a scary paper just released by the New York-based Luxury Institute – scary because of Australia’s presumptuous pricing of many expensive wines which aren’t quite true luxuries – among other things.
“All around the globe, the luxury industry has navigated against strong headwinds,” the analysis starts. “Growth in China has slowed due to government crackdowns and macroeconomic forces, Russian clients are buying far less for obvious reasons, and key European countries dependent on streams of wealthy tourists and aspirational buyers have also stalled.
“The situation is comparatively better in the United States and in Japan but both nations are growing far below their long-term economic potential. To these Full Story »