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.
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Adelaide | After hundreds of hours of putting them up, former federal Labor MP Steve Georganas says it’s time to ban election posters from public places.
Georganas, who lost his seat of Hindmarsh at the 2013 Federal Election, says putting the signs up are a waste of an MP’s time – time that could be better spent talking to voters.
“They should be banned. If people want to put them up, they can put them up on their front fence,” Georganas told InDaily this morning.
“It’s a visual pollution. It takes up so much energy from candidates who should really be out there selling their message not their face.”
Parties put the signs up in the belief that facial recognition – being able to match a name on a ballot paper to a face – is important when voters go to cast th Full Story »
Kuala Lumpur | Mystery has deepened over the fate of a Malaysian jet carrying 239 people, as tests on oil slicks scotched suspicions it was aircraft fuel while the search for debris failed to yield any trace of the missing aircraft.
Laboratory analysis of the oil samples showed they were not from the Malaysia Airlines jet but were a type of fuel used by ships, the Maritime Enforcement Agency said in Kuala Lumpur.
The area became a focus for frantic international search efforts for the Boeing 777 after the large tongues of oil were found in the water on Saturday, hours after the plane dropped off the radar.
In a day of conflicting information which deepened relatives’ anguish, initial reports of debris off southern Vietnam were ruled out, before an aircraft spotted another object whic Full Story »
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL REVIEW | Let me open by saying I really liked Snowtown, the film. Although “liked” is not really the right word for a home-grown body of work that could have come from the camera of Mike Leigh – not since Naked has an equivalent level of menace and societal decay been woven so tightly and frighteningly together.
Snowtown is the sort of product that scares the bejeezus out of you not because you feel one step away from the innocent but in the fear that you are not two steps away from the guilty.
Amazingly, I don’t remember any music in the film. This is the highest compliment I can bestow on the Kurzel brothers: composer Jed for composing that almost subliminal participant in their production, and director Justin for managing to avoid the “leading the wit Full Story »