Adelaide | Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Defence Minister David Johnston, saying he engaged in a “slip of the tongue” when he told the Senate he wouldn’t trust SA shipbuilder ASC “to build a canoe”.
“(Johnston) said something in the Senate which he shouldn’t have said, which he didn’t mean, which he’s withdrawn and which he’s apologised for,” Abbott said.
“He does not deserve to be undermined by members opposite for a slip of the tongue in the Senate yesterday.”
Johnston made the claim in question time yesterday, voicing frustration about the ASC being $350 million over budget to build three air warfare destroyers for the navy. He said the blow out could rise to $600 million.
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Sydney | Cricketer Phillip Hughes is to undergo further scans on Wednesday as he fights for his life in an induced coma in a Sydney hospital.
Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said Hughes remained in a critical condition and would have more scans later in the day.
“We hope to be able to provide you with further information after the scans,” Dr Brukner told media outside St Vincent’s Hospital.
Australian Test captain Michael Clarke was one of the first people to arrive at the hospital again on Wednesday morning, joining Hughes family.
Well wishes and support for Hughes have been flowing in from the cricket community around the world.
England captain Alastair Cook said he was in shock at the news.
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THE FORAGER | Today, while the city scene continues to take off, some suburban restaurants are struggling; Fino’s grand Barossa opening; a boutique brewery’s expansion plans; foodie events for the weekend and much more.
The vibrancy see-saw
On the face of it, Adelaide’s restaurant scene has had a huge year.
Last Friday, the excellent crew from Willunga’s Fino restaurant launched their Barossa enterprise at Seppeltsfield, while Duncan Welgemoed has just opened his creative Africola restaurant (pictured above) in the city.
Orana has cemented its reputation as a national destination, while Adelaide Oval’s Hill of Grace restaurant launched its brave attempt to get fine diners into the stadium to cheer on food and wine instead of footy and cricket.
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