Adelaide artist Peter Drew is pasting up around 150 posters in his home city this week as part of his national odyssey seeking to influence the way Australians think about asylum seekers.
Drew, whose work has been exhibited in the Art Gallery of South Australia and internationally, has also put up hundreds of the Real Australians Say Welcome posters in Sydney, Melbourne and the Northern Territory in recent weeks and says he’s been surprised by the largely positive response.
“In the beginning, I thought this was a good way to provoke moderate voters into thinking about how we treat asylum seekers, how they intersect with us and our identity,” he tells InDaily.
“But as it’s gone on, I think probably the most important audience is asylum seekers themselves who are living in Austral Full Story »
ADELAIDE | South Australian public transport users will be able to access weekly performance statistics for Adelaide Metro services from today.
Historically, Adelaide Metro has only published quarterly statistics, and often published them late.
Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the change would make the public transport services more accountable.
“Until now it has been common practice to publish statistics quarterly, but by increasing the frequency we are aiming to be more open and accountable to our passengers,” he said.
“This is a good first step for giving people up-to-date information and performance of the public transport system, and over time we would hope that we could provide more detail for each of the modes of transport and service areas.
“The information provide Full Story »
People must come first in cities, but our current focus is the opposite.
Moving vehicles around our cities efficiently seems to remain the primary objective of transport planning in Australia, and it continues to ruin our cities.
When we walk, we are programmed to maximise efficiency of movement, unless we are exercising towards a healthy outcome. We abhor walking backwards to go forwards. Walking the straightest line to our destination is called a desire line. These are most evident in parks and gardens, and are often off the designated path. The desire lines turn into what are termed “goat tracks” and are usually the result of poor design and planning. They are where more people walk, naturally and instinctively.
Many cities identify their good bits – the visually appeal Full Story »