AFL | Hey Port, tell ya what. We’ll trade you your 2000 extra members for a spot in the finals? No?
In truth, I was slightly relieved that the Crows had fallen behind the Power on the “official” membership table, as my general predilection for backing hapless underdogs has always felt a bit indefensible when it came to supporting one of the biggest, brassiest clubs in the league. Ironically, I reckon being the second-biggest football team in town now makes us more sympathetic.
But the fact we kicked eight goals to none in yesterday’s opening term against the bandwagoner’s premiership favourite was pretty good too.
I took my almost-four-year-old along to the Oval for his first AFL game yesterday. He lasted until about halfway through the first quarter before deciding it was time t Full Story »
Adelaide | Sydney Swans premiership forward and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes was on a “wishlist” of potential candidates to run on a national Nick Xenophon Team ticket, InDaily can reveal.
But the SA senator has distanced himself from any move to recruit the dual Brownlow medallist, who has been at the centre of a national race debate in recent weeks amid sustained heckling from some AFL fans.
“(There were) a number of people who were sounding people out (but) not with my authority,” Xenophon told InDaily.
“I found out about it afterwards.”
He said “supporters of mine” had spoken to various high-profile people about running on a national ticket, “but it wasn’t anything I was aware of at the time”.
“A number of people were approached, but it wasn’t don Full Story »
ADelaide | Premier Jay Weatherill says he would be “very alarmed” by any Adelaide City Council policy that threatens the city’s nascent food truck industry.
Yesterday, a dozen city food truck operators warned “many – if not all” of them would be driven out of business if fee hikes and expanded exclusion zones for mobile vendors proposed by the council were implemented.
Weatherill told InDaily this morning that “about this particular issue, I am alarmed”.
“We would be very alarmed if this represented a lack of commitment by the Adelaide City Council to the vibrant city agenda,” he said.
“It’s inconsistent with the approach that I thought the new Lord Mayor (Martin Haese) wanted to take, which was basically to continue that agenda.”
Asked if hi Full Story »
Comment | Nick Xenophon has long straddled an awkward line between flippant and fanatical.
He has forged a public image on wacky political stunts, but a private reputation for an intense work ethic, fuelled by a passion that occasionally borders on obsession.
When one gets to a certain age, a common resolution amid the eternal struggle to balance the competing demands life and work throw at you is to learn to say ‘no’ more.
It’s not a resolution Xenophon has ever mastered.
His workload now, as one of the most in-demand federal crossbenchers, is monumental, punishing. He sounds perpetually harried. The turnover of his staff in recent years, for various reasons, has made his office look at times like a revolving door.
I’ve always considered the one-time Legislative Councillor and lat Full Story »