Adelaide | Opposition Leader Steven Marshall has denied playing politics on the Premier’s push to wind back mandatory child protection reporting, despite conceding it was his idea to refer the concept to the Nyland Royal Commission.
InDaily revealed in June that Premier Jay Weatherill believed South Australia had “a real problem” with mandatory notification, which he said had resulted in one in four children being subject to a report.
At the time, Marshall also confirmed he had “asked the Premier to consider a joint approach to the Royal Commission regarding our notification systems in SA, and any opportunities for improvement”.
But the Premier repeated his concerns yesterday on Adelaide radio, prompting Marshall to denounce any push to scale back the current system as “complet Full Story »
ADelaide | The West End Association has renewed its call for the Adelaide City Council to step in to enforce building maintenance standards following yesterday’s fire in a city martial arts academy.
Co-president of the west end business precinct group, Andrew Wallace, told InDaily some buildings on Hindley Street, near the site of the blaze, were “dilapidated”.
The Metropolitan Fire Service has reported the Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy off Hindley Street contained old-fashioned seaweed insulation which caught fire quickly.
While not wanting to pre-empt the MFS investigation into the cause of yesterday’s blaze, Wallace said poor building maintenance was common in the West End, which raised questions about building safety.
He said if some business owners were unwilling to fix or m Full Story »
Adelaide | The Port Adelaide Football Club has enlisted “the best connected Australian in China” to help realise its dream of successfully cracking the world’s biggest market.
Geoff Raby was Australia’s ambassador in Beijing from 2007 until 2011, and was previously deputy secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Among his other private sector interests, Raby is now chairman of communications innovation company SmartTrans, whose Chinese arm has developed a billing and marketing platform tailored for companies trying to cut through on social media in a country of almost 1.4 billion people.
“We’ve developed a model, an online billing platform, that provides a solution for people that want to market products through mobile phones and online in China,” Raby told Full Story »
THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: Electra House gets a revamp, Olea chef moves on, Adelaide’s first champagne bar opens, a honey cellar door in the Adelaide Hills, single-origin flour and a chance to create your own food event for Tasting Australia.
Changes for Electra House
Just six months after it opened following a $13.5 million renovation, Electra House is already preparing to make changes – including revamping its Chamber Bar and introducing a fresh flavour in the fine-dining Olea restaurant.
Young entrepreneurs Leigh Morgan, VinoMofo founder, and Sam O’Leary, The Lion Hotel operations manager, took over about three months ago as managers of the King William Street heritage venue, which also incorporates functions spaces, a beer garden and a gaming room.Full Story »