ADELAIDE | An Adelaide City Council election is a strange beast.
Last time the ACC held its elections, in 2010, nearly 70 per cent of those enrolled didn’t cast their vote.
The low turnout meant that one councillor was able to be elected with less than 300 primary votes; another received just 390.
It’s strange also, because those who pay the lion’s share of Adelaide City Council fees tend to vote in disproportionately low numbers. Businesses pay just over 80 per cent of the council’s revenue; residents pay just under 20 per cent.
A spokesperson for Business SA told InDaily in April that “it’s unlikely many businesses would be aware of their voting rights” in city council elections.
State Electoral Commissioner Kay Mousley confirmed that businesses ten Full Story »
LUNCH REVIEW | There has been a steady appreciation building within the Adelaide food scene for the American style of smoked meats cooked using a “low and slow” method.
Slow-cooked pork takes on a distinctly smoky flavour when barbecued, and is at the heart of lunch options such as the Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese Sunday from Downtown HDCB in Hindley Street.
You may have heard of this place when a furore erupted a few months ago over some insensitive Facebook posts, but cook Sam Worrall-Thompson insists these aren’t the norm for the restaurant and bar. Opening in December last year, HDCB is owned by the same stakeholders as Jack Ruby on King William Street and has a similar yet perhaps more over-the-top American dive-bar vibe which is accentuated by its Hindley Street location and Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | This weekend marks the start of one of South Australia’s favourite visual arts events – the South Australian Living Artists’ Festival (SALA), with a feast of exhibitions to explore.
Other picks include the opening of the musical Grease is the Word, two new OzAsia exhibitions at the Samstag Museum of Art, and three shows from The Yearlings, who are back home from their All the Wandering tour.
2014 SALA Festival
From today until August 24, this year’s SALA Festival celebrates South Australian visual artists with a record 547 exhibitions and a diverse range of events featuring 4627 participating artists. Download the full program here. A highlight will be Adelaide photographer Che Chorley’s debut solo exhibition The Sea and Me, which opens today Full Story »