Adelaide | AFL identity Dean Bailey has lost his battle with cancer.
The Crows senior assistant coach and former Melbourne coach died this morning.
Bailey, 47, was diagnosed with cancer late last year.
He recently attended a training session at West Lakes.
Bailey’s involvement with AFL football goes back to his debut with Essendon as a midfielder in 1986.
After his playing career ended he worked with Essendon as a development coach and later as an assistant coach to Mark Williams in Port Adelaide’s premiership year of 2004.
He was appointed Melbourne’s senior coach in 2007 and was axed from the job in dramatic circumstances midway through the 2011 season.
Bailey joined coach Brenton Sanderson’s panel at West Lakes at the end of 2011.
In a statement this morning, Adelaide Foot Full Story »
Adelaide | Premier Jay Weatherill has released his party’s election promise costings this morning, saying Labor will spend $670 million over the next four years.
He said the spending would be offset by savings of $689 million.
Labor has also costed the Liberals’ promises, which Weatherill said would be a total of $1.05 billion over four years.
He said the costings had been done by Labor, based on Treasury figures, without any independent verification.
He said Labor released its policy document a month ago because “we wanted South Australians to be fully informed about the decision they make on polling day”.
“Just as we released our plan for public scrutiny, our promises and costings will also be available for public scrutiny,” he told a media conference Full Story »
Adelaide | The South Australian Labor Party’s television advertising campaign is the best of a very bad crop, experts say.
InDaily approached three of Adelaide’s most respected advertising gurus for their verdict on the major parties’ TV ads.
They agreed neither major political party had made any convincing appeal to voters, but that Labor’s efforts have been marginally less ‘awful’ than the Liberals’.
According to Peter Joy of advertising agency Jamshop, “the voters, their views and issues appear to have been ignored or neglected in all approaches”.
He says good political advertisements target their message towards specific groups of voters, but the ads produced for this election have been disastrously vague and generalised.
“Because of the diversity of relevant issues Full Story »
Adelaide | If Labor’s campaign strategy shift in recent days was meant to stifle Nick Xenophon’s X-team in the Upper House, it’s gone awry, courtesy of a classic unintended stuff-up.
Xenophon’s “X-team” is aiming to get John Darley re-elected.
Darley came into the Upper House in 2007 as the casual vacancy replacement when Xenophon successfully moved to the Senate.
Labor’s concern about the X-factor has been heightened of late by polls that show a strong primary vote for the Liberals, a stable Green vote of around 6-7 per cent and the popularity of the Xenophon brand.
That trend could leave Labor short in the Upper House, much in the same way as it found itself one Senate seat short in the recent Federal Election, resulting in the loss of Senator Full Story »