ADELAIDE | Two senior Adelaide City Councillors have suffered an ugly falling out following a heated discussion in a private council meeting last week.
InDaily understands Deputy Lord Mayor Houssam Abiad and veteran area councillor Anne Moran were involved in a robust discussion during the final section of a council meeting, which was closed to the public, last Tuesday evening.
Details of the exchange are subject to competing claims, which InDaily has chosen not to publish.
However, the pair traded furious text messages in the days after the meeting.
Now, Moran says she will never speak to Abiad outside of council chambers again, and each has threatened to “code of conduct” the other.
InDaily has seen the text messages, in which the pair make accusations and counter-accusat Full Story »
Adelaide | Veterans protesting against the planned closure of the Repatriation General Hospital have hit out at suggestions from ex-service community leaders they will be viewed as “whingers” for opposing the Weatherill Government’s plans.
Veterans SA director Rob Manton last week revealed senior members of the Veterans’ Advisory Council had made a public show of support for plans to offload the site for private health and supported accommodation because chair Sir Eric Neal was “concerned the argument had been skewed by a few people who were advocating for saving the Repat”.
“The veterans community was potentially being seen in a bad light, and there were those who would refer to them as ‘whingers’,” Manton told InDaily.
But Augustinus Krikke, an ex-Vietnam army medic Full Story »
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL | National arts leaders Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy have been announced as the new co-artistic directors of the Adelaide Festival from 2017 in what Arts Minister Jack Snelling describes as a coup for the city.
The pair will take over from current director David Sefton, who delivers his fourth and final Festival program next year.
Armfield’s extensive career across film, opera and theatre includes 17 years as artistic director of Sydney’s highly regarded Belvoir Street Theatre and a period early in his career as associate director with the State Theatre Company of South Australia. His most recent directing success was Opera Australia’s production of Ring Cycle, which won five 2014 Helpmann Awards.
Adelaide-born Healy helped drive the recent review of Sydney’s l Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey gets emotional over two amazing Rieslings from O’Leary Walker and barr-Eden.
O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2015
$25; 12% alcohol; screw cap; 95 points
Guava. Lychee. Rambutan. Bosc pear. Rose hip. Lime blossom. Ripe Kingston Black cider apples. It’s risky to attempt an estimation of the fruits from hither and thither, from the tropics in which we holiday to the bits of central Asia that frighten the living shit out of us, that are somehow entrapped in this German grape grown in the ancient geology of the Polish Valley, in the semi-arid uplands west of Clare, in the North Mount Lofty Ranges of South Australia. It’s like taking a slo-mo stroll through millions of years in an exotic fruit market. Facets and fruits and beautiful per Full Story »