Adelaide | Sydney Swans premiership forward and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes was on a “wishlist” of potential candidates to run on a national Nick Xenophon Team ticket, InDaily can reveal.
But the SA senator has distanced himself from any move to recruit the dual Brownlow medallist, who has been at the centre of a national race debate in recent weeks amid sustained heckling from some AFL fans.
“(There were) a number of people who were sounding people out (but) not with my authority,” Xenophon told InDaily.
“I found out about it afterwards.”
He said “supporters of mine” had spoken to various high-profile people about running on a national ticket, “but it wasn’t anything I was aware of at the time”.
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ADelaide | Premier Jay Weatherill says he would be “very alarmed” by any Adelaide City Council policy that threatens the city’s nascent food truck industry.
Yesterday, a dozen city food truck operators warned “many – if not all” of them would be driven out of business if fee hikes and expanded exclusion zones for mobile vendors proposed by the council were implemented.
Weatherill told InDaily this morning that “about this particular issue, I am alarmed”.
“We would be very alarmed if this represented a lack of commitment by the Adelaide City Council to the vibrant city agenda,” he said.
“It’s inconsistent with the approach that I thought the new Lord Mayor (Martin Haese) wanted to take, which was basically to continue that agenda.”
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Comment | Nick Xenophon has long straddled an awkward line between flippant and fanatical.
He has forged a public image on wacky political stunts, but a private reputation for an intense work ethic, fuelled by a passion that occasionally borders on obsession.
When one gets to a certain age, a common resolution amid the eternal struggle to balance the competing demands life and work throw at you is to learn to say ‘no’ more.
It’s not a resolution Xenophon has ever mastered.
His workload now, as one of the most in-demand federal crossbenchers, is monumental, punishing. He sounds perpetually harried. The turnover of his staff in recent years, for various reasons, has made his office look at times like a revolving door.
I’ve always considered the one-time Legislative Councillor and lat Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | This weekend’s highlights include a festival of food and wine in the city, a pop-up exhibition in Glenside Hospital’s Z Ward, ex-Hunters & Collectors Mark Seymour playing at The Gov, a curated market of vintage fashion and handmade accessories, and a last chance to see Etypejazz, State Opera’s Faust and all the local visual art talent during the final days of SALA.
Presented by Vitalstatitistix and Mobile States, this is football as theatre, stripped back, extracted, frozen, repeated, abstracted, beautiful and ugly all at once. Former soccer player Ahilan Ratnamohan performs this thrilling dance-inspired work derived entirely from the physicality of ‘the beautiful game’, transforming the stage to give audiences the surreal, visceral and poetic exp Full Story »