Adelaide | The State Government says it will cancel a proposed park and ride at Paradise, with a range of other transport projects at risk, if its car park tax is defeated in Parliament today.
The Government has refused to rule out the cancellation of the O-Bahn tunnel project and other initiatives, including tram line extensions in the city, proposed in its 30-year transport plan.
The Legislative Council is expected to vote down the tax late today, after separating it from the rest of the Government’s budget measures.
The Transport Development Levy, first flagged by the Government nearly two years ago, would have raised more than $120 million over the forward estimates by imposing a $750 annual tax on city car park spaces.
The Government has always said the money was to be spent on Full Story »
Comment | When people with severe mental illness go to an Emergency Department with a physical health emergency they often find they get unequal treatment once it is discovered they are a “psychiatric case”.
While it is common to think that people with a mental illness go to Emergency Departments because they are having an acute episode of their particular mental illness, often this isn’t the case.
If someone with schizophrenia goes into an Emergency Department with a physical health crisis, they must have an equal opportunity for the best health care. However, in all sorts of subtle and not so subtle ways that frequently doesn’t happen.
Consumers with mental illness and their families tell of being taken to one side as soon evidence of the mental illness comes to light, of Full Story »
THE FORAGER | This week in The Forager: the South Australian wine that made Jamie’s list; supermarket chain brands local olive oil; Barossa quality guarantee, and more café and hotel openings.
Good enough for Jamie’s Italian
There are fewer than 10 red wines on the list at Jamie’s Italian and they are all produced in Italy except one: a 2006 Langhorne Creek Nebbiolo called La Signora, made by SA boutique winery Casa Freschi.
So how did the maker of this wine, David Freschi, make the list?
“All the decisions were made in Sydney regarding the Adelaide wine list,” he explains. “La Signora has been well established in the Sydney market since 2001; it was also on the list at Fifteen in Melbourne.
“We were ap Full Story »