Adelaide | The Prime Minister’s $40 billion pledge for the Adelaide ship building industry may come too late for many workers, the state’s peak defence industry association has warned.
On Monday, Tony Abbott unveiled plans to begin construction on a fleet of Offshore Combatant Vessels – from 2018 – and a fleet of frigates – from 2020 – at the Adelaide Submarine Corporation’s Osborne shipbuilding yard.
Abbott said the plans would see the number of Adelaide shipbuilding jobs fall to 1000 before rising again to 2500, for the construction of the multibillion dollar warships.
Defence Teaming Centre CEO Chris Burns told InDaily this morning that the high-tech skills of many who lose their jobs in the intervening period will “atrophy”, and those who find work in Full Story »
Comment | The Holden cars of the 1950s, 60s and 70s were the masculine expression of freedom and sexuality; brooding six or eight-cylinder beasts that rumbled with power and passion.
While my Boomer nostalgia for gunning down the wide open road in an old Holden no longer resonates in the national psyche, there is even less political conviction for sustaining working class communities in South Australia, through the full-time employment of men.
The word “job” comes from 14th century English. It meant a lump or piece of something that could be carted around. “Flexibility” today brings back the arcane sense of the word as “lumps of labour” and pieces of work done over a lifetime. What sort of life narrative can one build surviving on dribs and drabs of work Full Story »
Adelaide | Locked in a room with others and forced to work together to solve a series of puzzles before the clock ticks down to zero – it might sound like the premise of a horror movie, but the only reason to be scared is if you dread corporate team-building exercises.
Originally born out of a Japanese virtual experience, the escape room craze has already swept through Europe, Asia and the rest of Australia, and now it is headed South Australia way, with Adelaide set to make up for lost time with four different venues in the works.
The quartet of projects are all at different phases of the development cycle – Adventure Rooms on Rundle Mall has just opened, Escape Hunt Experience is under construction nearby, a third North Adelaide venue has secured council approval, and a fourth projec Full Story »
THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: New life for an Adelaide Hills institution, awards for the state’s best restaurants, making a different kind of cheese, a book club where you can taste the recipes as you read them, and new producers for the Central Market.
The iconic Bridgewater Mill, which for more than 20 years operated as a winery cellar door and award-winning restaurant, has thrown open its doors to a broader clientele as a casual lounge and dining destination.
After Petaluma shifted its cellar-door operations to its new Woodside winery last month, the “granary” space at the 1860s flour mill became available for new owners Warren and Nicolla Randall to develop the venue.
“In the past, the Bridgewater Mill was seen as elitist,” says Nicolla. “Bu Full Story »