Comment | The first rule of ICAC is you do not talk about ICAC. The second rule of ICAC is you do not talk about ICAC.
You can’t. I can’t. Even the Premier can’t. Only the ICAC commissioner Bruce Lander can talk about ICAC.
So when he does, it’s kind of a big deal. Yesterday, the corruption watchdog chose to broadcast the fact he was investigating the Gillman fiasco. He was at pains to point out that this was “not a corruption investigation”, rather: “I am investigating the matter to determine if there is any evidence of maladministration.”
It’s unclear to what specifically this refers. Suffice to say there has been much-needed light already shed on this matter solely because of the actions of those insiders who correctly believed the public had a right to know how the de Full Story »
ADELAIDE FRINGE | A show that takes inspiration from the hedonistic New York nightclub Studio 54, stars legendary diva Marcia Hines and promises a wild trip to Boogie Wonderland – how could any disco devotee resist?
“It will be fun with a capital F,” director Craig Illott says of Velvet, which will have its world premiere at next month’s Adelaide Fringe.
“I think it’s going to be exciting. Don’t you get excited when you listen to disco music? It’s just such a feel-good sort of music.”
Velvet is set in a nightclub and has a subtle narrative centred on a young man (played by singer-songwriter Brendan Maclean, from The Great Gatsby) on a journey of self-discovery, with Hines as a kind of fairy-godmother figure.
While the disco diva and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee will no doub Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | This long weekend you can head to the Hills for the Crush Festival, see Sneaky Sound System headlining the Australia Day concert in Elder Park, catch the latest Tour action or get your sci-fi fix with the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
Sneaky Sound System will headline the Australia Day in the City concert in Elder Park on Monday, with other music acts including Brothers3 and Adelaide singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin. The Australia Day Parade (including vintage cars, horses, floats and a giant echidna) will begin at 6pm at Victoria Square, making its way to the park, and there will be a 21-gun salute performed from the King William Bridge. The concert will begin at 7pm, with a fireworks finale at 10pm. Full details can be found online.
Power naps may hold the key to treating insomnia, Flinders University researchers believe.
In a world-first study, Flinders Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Nicole Lovato is recruiting patients to test the role of brief daytime sleeps as an adjunct therapy to improve the success of sleep restriction therapy, a main behavioural treatment for insomnia.
While sleep restriction is highly effective, Dr Lovato said many insomniacs struggle to adhere to the therapy due to significant daytime sleepiness.
“Sleep restriction therapy limits the time an insomniac is allowed to spend in bed to the time they report sleeping for,” Dr Lovato, based at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, said.
“Some insomniacs, for example, may be in bed for nine hours but report only sleeping for six so their Full Story »