Comment | Last weekend’s New South Wales election was significant in Australian politics because it halted the seemingly-inexorable momentum of states turning red.
Instead, Labor was red-faced: fuming and more than a little embarrassed that its policy (for want of a better term) platform was discredited by one of its own.
The significance of the NSW domino refusing to fall, following first-term Liberal collapses in Victoria and Queensland and Jay Weatherill’s own ability to hold back the tide of transition here in SA, cannot be understated.
It signals to a somewhat resurgent federal Coalition that the brand can still prevail with the right campaign.
And it’s not like Tony Abbott’s leadership was the biggest of Premier Mike Baird’s problems. The taint of scandal was never far from Full Story »
Adelaide | The rollout of the State Government’s troubled $422 million electronic health records system has been delayed again.
The Government revealed today that the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) will not be implemented at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) before the transition to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
In June last year, Health Minister Jack Snelling announced that the statewide rollout of EPAS would be halted, following complaints from doctors that the system caused threats to patient safety, “rage attacks” and resignations, and the May announcement of federal funding cuts to health.
Snelling told InDaily at the time that the government would ensure the system is functioning properly at the RAH before the transition to the new hospital, Full Story »
LUNCH REVIEW | A visit to Caffe L’Incontro is one of the closest experiences you’ll have to time travel – not only is it located in historic Gays Arcade, the 1885-built offshoot of Adelaide Arcade, but it has that red-and-white-checked-tablecloth and straw-covered-Chianti-bottle feel about it that disappeared from the Adelaide dining scene around 1990.
But the thing that will have you thinking you’ve stepped into a magic wardrobe is that it’s run by a troupe of young people born after 1975. No, this is not Gen Y irony, Caffe L’Incontro is operated by Italians with rolling accents and old-school food pedigrees.
Owner Federico Strada arrived in Adelaide from Forli, near Bologna, and bought L’Incontro from its previous owners in 2007. Strada says L’In Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | A colourful line-up of Easter long weekend entertainment includes the annual Kite Festival at Semaphore Beach, Grammy-winning reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, Lego fan event Brick-a-laide and alt-rock band Counting Crows.
Families can join in Easter Sunday activities in the city, and looking further afield there’s the Oakbank racing carnival, BlenheimFest music and camping festival in the Clare Valley, and sand sculpting at Port Noarlunga.
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff began performing in 1962 and is still going strong. His last release, 2012’s Rebirth – which includes a cover of The Clash’s “The Guns of Brixton” and Rancid’s “Ruby Soho” – won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. But many people will know Cliff better for his early mainstream hi Full Story »
Flinders University’s internationally renowned School of Medicine has received the highest endorsement from the national accreditation body for medical education programs.
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) has granted the University’s medical program a maximum reaccreditation of six years, with the opportunity for this to be extended for a further four years.
Flinders University’s Dean of Medicine, Professor Paul Worley, said this achievement recognised the quality environment established by the Flinders School of Medicine in South Australia and the Northern Territory in producing a “workforce of the future” for health professions.
“This is the maximum length of reaccreditation in Australia and is not often granted by the AMC,” Professor Worley said.
This is the second con Full Story »