Exclusive | South Australia’s Festival of Ideas will return in 2016.
The State Government withdrew funding for the event earlier this year but the festival’s founder, former senior public servant Greg Mackie, has convinced Premier Jay Weatherill to return ownership to him.
He has established a not-for-profit organisation to oversee the event which will re-emerge in Adelaide in October 2016.
The festival was held every two years from 1999, and was due to be run this spring before the Government dumped it due to a tightening arts budget. The last festival in 2013 saw more than 30,000 attend the various events.
Mackie will once again be doing the hard work he did in the lead-up to the first festival – convincing the South Australian community and corporates to support his c Full Story »
Comment | We have nothing to show for more than 13 years of Labor Government. The Weatherill administration is fixated with pet projects at the expense of job creation and the Marshall Opposition is a policy-free zone.
This is the general thrust of political debate in this state, refrains so oft-cited that they have become a virtual affirmation of faith.
When Weatherill yesterday revealed a timeframe to push ahead with his favoured option to align South Australia’s timezone to the eastern seaboard, the comments on this site provided a familiar mix of incredulity and cynicism. Why pursue a relatively cosmetic policy when this state has nation-leading unemployment to combat?
How can this be done without seeking the authority of the ballot box?
So which is it then? Is the timezone change so Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | A Japanese-themed after-hours event at the Art Gallery of SA, African beats at Nexus Arts, and a concert of musical theatre and opera classics by singers including Greta Bradman and Teddy Tahu Rhodes are among this weekend’s entertainment offerings.
Other picks include the Royal Adelaide Show, a youth art showcase in Victoria Square, a gig by Melbourne band The Drones, State Theatre Company’s Volpone, and a chance to shake your booty at a retro disco event in Norwood.
Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence – Nexus
Senegalese singer/dancer Lamine Sonko and his eight-piece band The African Intelligence will perform in Adelaide for the first time tomorrow (Saturday) night at Nexus Arts. The world musicians play a fusion of contemporary and traditional Full Story »
Adelaide | Adelaide City Councillor Robert Simms has been chosen by the Greens to fill its Senate vacancy.
The Greens announced this morning that Simms will step into the seat of outgoing senator Penny Wright, who is retiring from the position, citing an illness in her family.
Last month, InDaily revealed leaked official Senate candidate report cards, which named Simms as the Greens’ “highly recommended” candidate for the plum post.
The area councillor’s election to the Senate clears the way for a possible push by former lord mayor Stephen Yarwood to return to the council.
There was intense speculation within Town Hall last month, also revealed by InDaily, that Yarwood may be interested in Simms’ position as a stepping stone to a second mayoral tilt.
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Nearly a third of South Australians will be not just fat, but obese by 2019.
That’s the prediction in today’s (Friday 4 September) Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health (ANZJPH), which forecasts 28.7% of males and 29.2% of females will be seriously overweight by the time of the next Cricket World Cup.
Researchers from Flinders University and the CSIRO have applied data gathered on the habits and lifestyles of 51,618 South Australians over nine years, from 2003-12 to model their future behaviour and make the prediction.
Dr Shahid Ullah, a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at Flinders, is one of the authors of Past and projected trends of body mass index and weight status in South Australia: 2003 to 2019, and led the data analysis behind its forecast.
The results show people are Full Story »