RESOURCES | Alinta Energy has announced it will shut down its Leigh Creek operations within weeks, stating today the mine would close on 17 November.
Alinta Energy also announced its two Port Augusta Power Stations will close around 31 March 2016.
More than 200 workers will lose their jobs at Leigh Creek, and about another 240 will be jobless when the power stations close.
“They’re obviously quite stunned,” Australian Services Union secretary Joseph Scales told InDaily on Wednesday morning.
Alinta Energy chief executive officer Jeff Dimery said the company had spoken with employees and “key stakeholders” about the closure.
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Adelaide | The Weatherill Government will bolster the minimum participation of South Australian firms in state projects, with Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis saying he would rather spend money employing more local workers than increasing the scale of infrastructure builds.
From next month, the minimum weighting for “local jobs” in Government tender evaluations will increase from the current five to 10 per cent, and to 15 per cent for Government contracts worth more than $220,000.
That weighting increases again to 20 per cent for projects under the $93 million Northern Adelaide infrastructure spend detailed in the state budget, which include school upgrades, public housing and a new Gawler East Collector Link Road.
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THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: Thebarton food secrets, new markets for Adelaide, InDaily photo competition winner, making the best of your beef, and how to prepare and eat globe artichokes.
What’s new in Thebarton
When InDaily decided to visit Adelaide Lebanese Bakery in the warehouse at the back of the West Thebarton Hotel in Anne Street, we discovered a three-week-old French patisserie/boulangerie/epicerie instead.
The Adelaide Lebanese Bakery, with its authentic pizzas, sweets, and fresh and packaged Middle Eastern grocery lines, has moved its retail operations to larger premises in Chapel Street, Thebarton, but in its place another foodie secret has emerged.
MUSIC | The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s 80th birthday year will see it present a new genre-bending series, music from iconic films such as Jaws and offerings for younger music fans that include concert after-parties.
It will also play in an operatic adaptation of author Tim Winton’s popular novel Cloudstreet being staged next May by the State Opera of SA.
“A great season of music-making is about variety of repertoire,” new principal conductor Nicholas Carter said of the ASO 2016 season launched last night.
“In 2016 there is music from the Baroque to Stravinsky and Shostakovich, as well as great classics by Beethoven and Brahms, but also some lesser-known works by Messiaen and living Australian composers, too.”
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