Adelaide | UPDATED, 1.15pm: Prime Minister Tony Abbott today promised 2500 ongoing shipbuilding jobs “focused on Adelaide” from 2020 onwards.
However, he said naval shipbuilding jobs in Adelaide would drop from about 2000 to 1000 before bouncing back to 2500 once the future frigate project begins in 2020.
In Adelaide for a Cabinet meeting today, Abbott told ABC 891 this morning that two major defence construction projects – offshore patrol vessels and new naval frigates – would be brought forward.
“It’s a terrific announcement for Adelaide,” he said.
“We will have up to 2500 shipbuilding jobs safe for all time, focused on Adelaide, as a result of the decisions the Government is now taking.”
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Adelaide | Patients are being put at risk because of a shortage of radiologists at Lyell McEwen Hospital, a doctors’ union says.
InDaily understands several radiologists working at the hospital as visiting medical specialists last month refused more permanent, less flexible contracts offered by SA Health.
Radiologists from other hospitals have been tasked with reading medical images taken at the LMH – such as x-rays – while SA Health fills vacancies.
Six radiologists are currently employed at the LMH and two vacancies remain, with one radiologist due to begin next month, but SA Health declined to comment on the number of radiologists who did not renew their contracts.
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Artist Evelyn Roth’s unique, handcrafted educational creations are popping up all over the world.
For the past 25 years Roth, has been making her Festival Arts inflatable ‘Nylon Zoo’ animals from the dinner table of her Maslin’s Beach home.
With many of the creations reaching 15 metres in height, they are being used in countries including Germany, the United States, Brazil, China and Canada to educate people on environmental issues, endangered species, public health and ecology.
The enormous animals create a mobile schoolroom and can fit up to 50 people at a time inside, where a trained storyteller imparts the socially responsible message.
The meticulously crafted animals are hand sewn with stunning colours made from nylon material to create a cathedral-like ambience inside.
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Soccer | You really must see Stoke one day.
Wealthy people aren’t just visiting the city famous for its pottery industry history, they’re moving there.
And why not? You could do all kinds of exciting things in Stoke, such as touring Wedgwood. The Potteries Museum is pretty cool and it includes a Spitfire fighter aircraft. There’s Trentham Estate with its beautiful gardens, a monkey forest and a shopping village. Then… there are more pottery factory tours. And more museums… with pottery.
I know of four guys who have chosen to move to Stoke after living in Barcelona. So forget including the Catalan capital in your next European tour. The West Midlands is the place to be.
In other news, we’re just days away from the first weekend of the 2015-16 English Premier League season.
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