Adelaide | The State’s Deputy Commissioner for Small Business, Frank Zumbo, is embroiled in controversy over a harassment claim by an employee of NSW Federal MP Craig Kelly, who Zumbo advises.
Comcare, the national workplace compensation authority, has awarded compensation to one female employee who claims to have been subject to “bullying, intimidation and stalking” by Zumbo in Liberal MP Kelly’s office.
An article in the Sydney Morning Herald today makes a number of allegations about the consumer law expert and University of New South Wales professor, who it says is a “confidant” of the MP but is not on Kelly’s payroll.
Zumbo’s position as South Australia’s Deputy Commissioner for Small Business is a part-time position (0.2 full-time equivalent) and remuneration is Full Story »
Adelaide | It’s Christmas Eve, 1941.
At the Ooldea Mission, an un-named Aboriginal man with a life-threatening leg injury is placed on a wooden cart and transported the four miles to the Ooldea Siding, a stop on the Trans-Australian line, 500 miles northwest of Adelaide, but much further by road or rail. Arrangements have been made for the fast goods train to evacuate him to Kalgoorlie.
The siding consists of a few houses, a one-room station building, two water tanks and some 20 or 30 people – employees of Commonwealth Railways and their dependents. These white people are prohibited from employing Aboriginal people, who in turn are prohibited from buying goods from the ‘tea and sugar’ train that provides basic foodstuffs to (white) people at dozens of similar small outposts alo Full Story »
BOOKS | If your idea of holiday heaven is long, lazy days spent reclining with a stack of great books, then read on.
InDaily has asked four Adelaide book experts to share their top holiday reading recommendations from publishers’ 2014 lists, and the results offer something for every taste.
Gavin Williams, Matilda Bookshop
All The Birds Singing, Evie Wyld: This is a haunting story of an outsider, Jack Whyte, finding redemption from a traumatic past. Set between the harsh Australian cattle country and England, Wyld’s 2014 Miles Franklin Award-winning novel is both emotionally unsettling and spar Full Story »
SPONSORED CONTENT | Facebook, Instagram, skateboarders and personal trainers have all been part of an innovative marketing approach that has borne early fruit for new Adelaide business Restless Socks.
Partners Kirra Thomas and Andrei Priplotski built an army of social media friends and followers well before they had product to sell, sharing design ideas and even pictures of their trip to China to meet potential manufacturers.
They also sponsored skateboarders and BMX riders – squarely in their target market of 13-30 year olds – bringing them on board to spread the word.
When the company’s website went live with a pre-sale offer on November 1, the first order was received within three minutes. By the time of their launch party on November 28, the pre-sale stock had been exh Full Story »