Comment | There’s frequently lip service paid in politics to the notion that state parties in Opposition benefit hugely from having a federal partner of the same stripe in power.
For starters, this means the Commonwealth co-conspirators can do their bit to withhold funding agreements, hurl grenades and just generally endeavour to make their state political opponents look bad.
We’re also told of the inevitably more collaborative state/federal working arrangement in the event of the lower-rung candidate seizing power, as though such happenstance would usher in a nirvana of federal-state legislative co-operation.
But like many things in politics, the reality can be somewhat different. Just ask the state Liberals.
In 2006, for instance, then-Opposition Leader Rob Kerin pulled what he thoug Full Story »
Adelaide | When business and industry leaders gather at the Entertainment Centre tonight to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Business SA, the Emergency Services Levy is expected to be the hot topic of conversation.
Changes to the levy’s discount and rebates system have combined with increased property valuations to deliver bills that have shocked businesses across Adelaide.
“We’ve got feedback that a number of our members were expecting a modest increase but have been shocked at the quantum of the jump,” Business SA chief executive Nigel McBride told InDaily.
“It seems to be partially related to new, higher valuations of property.
“This raises the related issue that people should be able to challenge valuation levels in the new SACAT (administrative trib Full Story »
LUNCH REVIEW | It’s hard to walk past this East End eatery without turning your head.
The décor is a riot of colour and kitsch, with hand-painted Indian tiles lining the counter and bright blue hand-painted walls hung with Persian artwork, posters and photos; recesses and shelves house an eclectic collection of teapots, bottles and assorted quirky ornaments.
Mouth-watering smells waft from the mint-green open kitchen, complete with a poster on the back wall of a buff Sly Stallone in Rambo III, which, in case you’re wondering about the connection, was set in Afghanistan.
None of that monotone minimalist or earthy rustic revival business here.
Kutchi Deli Parwana opened in May and is described as the second chapter in the story of Parwana, the popular Torrensville Afghan restaura Full Story »
In a world-first, sleep experts from Flinders University are attempting to fight fatigue caused by insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) by treating the two conditions at the same time.
Led by internationally-renowned sleep disorder specialists Professor Doug McEvoy and Professor Leon Lack, the study aims to treat both conditions, providing fresh hope for the thousands of people who experience severe fatigue and daytime sleepiness as a result of suffering both conditions (co-morbidity).
OSA occurs when the walls of the throat close together during sleep, blocking off the upper airway and producing frequent, brief stops in breathing. When the brain registers a drop in oxygen it sends a wake-up call, resulting in a fragmented sleep that causes excessive daytime sleepiness, poor concent Full Story »