MELBOURNE | Mourners at a Melbourne state funeral for former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser have heard he was always thoughtful, resilient and passionate.
Fraser’s son Hugh said his father was a global man, who cared deeply about current events.
“Somewhere during his formative years, he developed an unwavering certitude, a resilience, a belief in the power of one,” he said.
“There were no days in his life where he woke and ceased to care about current affairs.
“His sense of responsibility endured to the end.”
Hugh Fraser observed that only last week his father had shared his views on successful leaders and governments.
“Good governance comes from good judgment, good judgment comes from experience,” he said.
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ADELAIDE | The state’s Chief Justice has spoken out about the “dangerous” assumption that appeals are prevalent and frequently successful, insisting overwhelming evidence shows the vast majority of judgments are not challenged.
Speaking exclusively to InDaily, Chris Kourakis warned public confidence in the administration of law could be undermined by misinformation and undue focus on a few high-profile and emotive cases, arguing “there’s every reason for the public to be confident in the administration of criminal law and appeals in particular”.
The Adelaide Advertiser sparked a debate this week with a feature analysing criminal appeals across 2014, concluding “almost half of people facing the courts have their convictions erased, or had their jail terms cut”.
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THEATRE REVIEW | This production is a tour de force by a genius of the stage at the height of her powers.
Adelaide audiences will not quickly forget Miriam Margolyes’ dazzling performance in the autobiographical character medley The Importance of Being Miriam, which opened at the Dunstan Playhouse on Wednesday night.
The show is Margolyes’ charismatic masterclass in communicating human experience.
It runs like a tangential memoir, anchoring briefly to important moments in the actress’s life, then darting off into a scene from Great Expectations, a melancholy reading from a Clive James poem or a recount of Margolyes’ hilarious, outrageous encounter with Queen Elizabeth.
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LUNCH REVIEW | The Wined Bar, also known as the NWC W Bar, is like a cellar door with a breakfast and lunch menu. It’s a place where you can taste and purchase more than 100 Australian wines or take a seat and enjoy them with food.
Located inside the National Wine Centre, the Wined Bar offers seating indoors, at high bar tables and at regular tables and chairs, as well as outdoors on the terrace, where you are met by the splendour of the Botanic Gardens.
Indoors and outdoors are two very different experiences. Indoors is an architectural and airy space, with a slightly executive edge. It’s similar to the Art Gallery café (Art Gallery Food + Wine), in that it’s located in a public exhibition building that has a focus on education.
Flinders University researchers are working on creating a bacteria-resistant catheter to solve a problem estimated to cost more than $400 million a year in the US.
Dr Ingo Koeper, lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and a researcher at the Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology, said that up to 25 per cent of patients who have a urinary catheter inserted currently develop urinary tract infections.
In partnership with Flinders University’s Head of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Professor David Gordon, Dr Koeper and his team has research which suggests that 95 per cent of the bacteria which causes those infections could be avoided by coating catheters with a non-toxic bacteria-resistant chemical compound.
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