Adelaide | The State Government will spend an extra $176.6 million on the transition from the current Royal Adelaide Hospital to the new facility – both of which will operate in tandem for more than two months.
Health Minister Jack Snelling announced the extra money this morning as he confirmed that the opening of the new RAH would be delayed until the second half of 2016.
The $1.85 billion new RAH is contracted to be completed in April 2016, but Snelling said today that an independent review of the project had concluded that date had slipped to the second half of 2016.
He said the current hospital and the new RAH would run in conjunction for about 73 days.
He said the decisions to run the hospitals concurrently and to allocate new funds had both been made to ensure the wellbeing of Full Story »
Adelaide | The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources will be headed by long-standing public servant Sandy Pitcher from January next year.
Premier Jay Weatherill announced Pitcher’s appointment as DEWNR chief executive today. She replaces outgoing head Allan Holmes.
Pitcher is currently deputy chief executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, a role in which she has served since 2010.
She has more than a decade of experience in the senior ranks of the public service. She has worked for government in South Australia, Canberra and the United Kingdom.
Weatherill said Pitcher was a great asset, evidenced by her recognition in 2012 when she won Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in the community and government category.
“Sandy has been at the centre of managing Ca Full Story »
The celebrity chef trend and an increase in the number of people cooking at home has helped drive growth in the cookbook industry, with myriad famous and not-so-famous foodie faces filling the shelves.
If you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your own culinary endeavours but are bamboozled by the choice, here are some of InDaily’s favourites (in no particular order) from 2014.
A cookbook deal is part of the prize for winners of reality-TV show MasterChef, but the most successful former contestants have not been content with just one collection, instead going on to publish multiple books.
Goodwin’s recipes tend to be of the homely, no-fuss variety – perfect for family meals or easy entertaining. We’ve tried seve Full Story »