Comment | David Johnston really ought to be congratulated. He achieved something this week that has rarely, if ever, happened before; he managed to get the SA Libs to come out strongly against their federal colleagues on a matter of parochial self-interest.
The Abbott Government poured scorn on Holden while General Motors weighed up its future in Australia and the state Liberals, despite facing a general election within months, barely raised a whisper in objection.
The feds then clearly broke an explicit commitment to build the next generation of submarines at ASC’s Osborne base, with Defence Minister Johnstone instead weighing up a raft of alternative options and using increasingly strident “rhetorical flourishes” to berate the Government-owned South Australian-based bui Full Story »
CRICKET | Australian cricketers are yet to broach the subject of whether they should play next week’s first Test against India following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.
Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland says people are grieving and now is not the time for such discussions.
Hughes died yesterday after being hit in the head by a bouncer two days earlier during a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG.
Sutherland says cricket will go on when everyone is ready, but the organisation hasn’t yet raised the issue of the Test with players.
Test players Brad Haddin, David Warner, Shane Watson and Nathan Lyon were all in the field for NSW when they watched Hughes slump to the ground after being struck.
National selector Mark Waugh believes the Test should be played because Hughes wo Full Story »
CRICKET | From Macksville to Lord’s to Mumbai, cricketers and friends around the world have mourned the death of Phillip Hughes.
The 25-year-old died on Thursday afternoon, two days after he was hit on the side of his neck by a cricket ball in what’s been called a freak accident.
Flags at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the home of cricket, Lord’s in England, have been lowered out of respect.
Tributes have been left by the public at the gates of Adelaide Oval and Lords.
Cricket Australia has released a tribute video with a 2010 interview with Hughes and footage of his time on the road with national team. It has also opened a public condolence book on its website.
The SCG has invited the public to leave a tribute at the ground’s gates.
Cricketers and fans from top inte Full Story »
RESTAURANT REVIEW | Lucky Cat is a casual and chic dumpling bar much in the same vein as those that populate the laneways and backstreets of Sydney and Melbourne.
Formerly known as Suzie Wong’s, it is still run by Nina (also known as Lolita), yet the recent reinvention has changed the focus – but not the vibe.
Situated along Port Road, it is in an area more accustomed to theatre type crowds from the nearby Entertainment Centre.
Suzie Wong’s was ahead of the pack in attempting to create a place not reliant on these festival crowds and Lucky Cat goes a step further.
It is busy on this early mid-week night, where upon arrival, we are greeted at the door and seated up the back at a long communal table.
The room is split level. The front, set up for smaller groups in a more intimate s Full Story »
CONTENT SUPPLIED BY FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | It’s no secret that most, if not all, of the images in women’s magazines are PhotoShopped to some degree.
Flipping through the pages of such magazines as Cleo, Cosmopolitan and Vogue, picture perfect photographs of leggy models with toned arms, washboard abs and flawless features are the norm.
In a new Australian study, Flinders University body image expert Marika Tiggemann will investigate whether warning labels on digitally-enhanced images in women’s fashion magazines make readers feel better about their bodies, or potentially worse.
Funded through a $369,939 grant from the Australian Research Council, the study will explore the impact of disclaimer labels on women’s body image, particularly when the image has been altered to make the mod Full Story »