AFL | Adelaide Crows Chairman Rob Chapman says the decision to sack coach Brenton Sanderson was “tough as all hell”, but needed to be made to prevent another mediocre season.
However, this morning a leading contender for the job touted by the Crows – Adelaide premiership player Simon Goodwin – made himself unavailable for the job, agreeing to join Melbourne.
Chapman told a press conference this morning he spent four to five hours yesterday discussing the decision with Sanderson.
“I put forward my point of view. Naturally, Brenton doesn’t agree with that point of view and I respect that,” Chapman said.
“At the end of the day, this is the coach; the head of our football department, whose prime responsibility and accountability is to have great rela Full Story »
Adelaide | Independent minister Geoff Brock has ensured the narrow defeat of a Liberal attempt to water down the State Government’s marine parks regime.
However, Liberal defector Martin Hamilton-Smith has sided with his former colleagues.
The private members bill, from shadow environment minister Michelle Lensink, sought to reduce restrictions on fishing within sanctuary zones in some of the marine parks.
The bill passed the Upper House with cross-bench support, but was narrowly defeated in the House of Assembly today by 21 votes to 20.
After the vote, the Liberal Member for Finniss Michael Pengilly was accused by Labor of pushing Brock on the floor of Parliament.
Brock said “there might have been a slip” but told Parliament he wouldn’t take the issue further.
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COMMENT | Criticism of the food industry has itself become a niche industry. But the tendency to embrace a US-centric conception of how the industry works risks masking local variants and inhibiting a targeted response in other countries.
The food industry is depicted as a highly organised set of multinational food and beverage lobbyists peddling the global diet of sugary drinks and highly processed, energy-dense salty foods – akin to tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor in the 2005 film Thank You For Smoking.
But although it is highly globalised, the food industry is far from homogeneous. Big Food in Australia is not the Full Story »