Adelaide | After months of hostile rhetoric, the State Government and controversial company Uber are now working together to ensure the app-based taxi competitor is operating legally in South Australia.
The sea-change has been led by Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan and Uber’s Australian managing director David Rohrsheim – a former Adelaidean – who are working to bring the car-share company’s “Black” service under the legal umbrella of the Passenger Transport Act.
The Government has previously been extremely hostile to Uber, which is an app-based service to link passengers with drivers. The service began in South Australia in August.
Mullighan told InDaily today that he has never been opposed to competition in the car hire booking industry.
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Adelaide | Lord Mayoral candidate Martin Haese wants food trucks removed from Victoria Square and anywhere the vans compete with established businesses.
The trucks have been a feature of Adelaide in recent years, but have sparked some concerns from café and restaurant owners.
“What I find is that people generally like them, but we need some rules,” Haese told radio FIVEaa’s breakfast program Thursday.
“When you get the trucks opening up in front of a shop selling coffee, and that shop pays rates and business fees, that’s just not equitable.”
It’s the Adelaide City Council’s promotion of food trucks in Victoria Square that has riled Haese the most.
“The latest one – Victoria Square – is a case of a large scale commercial ve Full Story »
AFL | Port Adelaide and Adelaide have been given one Friday night game each at Adelaide Oval in the 2015 AFL fixture.
Both clubs were also allocated one Thursday night game at the venue.
Port plays Geelong on Friday June 12 while Adelaide hosts Richmond on Friday August 7.
Adelaide gets a blockbuster against Hawthorn on Thursday June 18 and Port hosts Collingwood on Thursday July 9.
The Oval will host plenty of Sunday twilight matches, including the first Showdown of 2015 on May 3.
“Across the country, we have sought to work with the respective clubs in each state for the best timeslots for fans in those parts of the country,” AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said.
“While we cannot meet all requests, we believe there are significant moves as part of today’s fixture release Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | It’s not a family thing, but Philip White almost loses his niceness adoring the new Paracombe whites.
Paracombe Adelaide Hills Holland Creek Riesling 2014
$20; 13% alcohol; screw cap; 92++ points
It was red that first introduced me to Paracombe. It was the first Adelaide Hills Affair about two dozen years back. In a crowded room in Hahndorf I sat tasting a long line of glasses when a great fist thrust through over my shoulder, offering me another. It was Paul Drogemuller. I took a sniff and suggested ironstone in the vineyard and we’ve been mates ever since. The vineyard’s peppered with shotgun ironstone. And that was a beautiful Shiraz.
Conversely, on my first visit to Paracombe soon after, it was obvious Paul’s nose was enticed by elegant fi Full Story »