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‘Blockbuster Betty’ shared passion for art
‘Blockbuster Betty’ shared passion for art

OBITUARY | Betty Churcher, one of Australia’s most accomplished and ground-breaking arts administrators, has died aged 84 after a brief illness.

Churcher, who died peacefully on Monday night surrounded by her four sons, was the first woman to be appointed director of the National Gallery of Au Full Story »

My backyard: Barossa Valley
My backyard: Barossa Valley

SOUTH AUSTRALIA | You can’t beat a sunrise in Seppeltsfield, says Barossa chef Lachlan Colwill.

Colwill was born in the Barossa Valley and, after a career working in top restaurants in Australia and overseas, he returned several years ago to take up the position of head chef at Hentley Farm winery Full Story »

Connie Rotolo’s Easter fish recipe
Connie Rotolo’s Easter fish recipe

RECIPE | Italians have a special relationship with baccalà – the salt-dried cod from the northern reaches of Europe is a favourite for the festive seasons and it’s always found in stalls at local markets.

Originally caught and dried by the Vikings, it first arrived in southern Italy wi Full Story »

What are Brandis’s arts priorities?
What are Brandis’s arts priorities?

OPINION | Australian governments at all three levels have always had complex relationships with the arts and how they relate to Australian culture.

In 1819, for example, Governor Macquarie appointed the colony of New South Wales’ first “poet laureate”, Michael Massey Robinson.

According to th Full Story »

Malt Fiction beer launch
Malt Fiction beer launch

New local brew Malt Fiction 13 was launched recently at a cocktail party held at Hindley Street’s Laneway the Third.

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New faces in Ashes squad
New faces in Ashes squad

CRICKET | Pakistani-born legspinner Fawad Ahmed and batsman Adam Voges have been summoned into Australia’s squad for Test tours of the West Indies and England.

NSW wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has been named as Brad Haddin’s back-up while batsman Shaun Marsh gets another crack at Test crick Full Story »

2015 Miles Franklin longlist announced
2015 Miles Franklin longlist announced

BOOKS | The complexity of families is a common theme among the 10 novels longlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award, says judging panel spokesman Richard Neville.

Announced this morning, the list includes four writers who were guests at this month’s Adelaide Writers’ Week: rapper and Full Story »

Treasury to boost Wolf Blass, sell Ryecroft
Treasury to boost Wolf Blass, sell Ryecroft

Companies | Treasury Wine Estates has announced a plan to boost packaging and warehousing at a key Barossa facility, but has confirmed the historic Ryecroft Winery in McLaren Vale will be sold.

The wine giant announced the end of production at Ryecroft last November with the loss of 33 jobs.

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Rosslyn Park
Rosslyn Park

This high-end residence is located in the eastern suburbs. It contains open-plan formal and informal living and dining areas, and four double bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a dressing room.  The house features marble, spotted-gum floors, coffered ceilings and large wi Full Story »

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Conference confronts ‘silver tsunami’ for aged care
Conference confronts ‘silver tsunami’ for aged care

An ageing population increasingly using alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription medicine means testing times lie ahead for alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia, say researchers from Flinders University’s National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).

These are a Full Story »

Flinders staff honoured by new Medical Academy
Flinders staff honoured by new Medical Academy

Several Flinders University staff were among the inaugural fellows inducted into the new Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS), which was opened by Federal Minister for Health, Sussan Ley,  last week.

The Flinders staff, including Professor Julio Licinio, Professor Karen Reynol Full Story »

Members – go green to win!
Members – go green to win!

CONTENT SUPPLIED BY RAA | RAA Members will go into the draw to win a TV and Quickflix package worth nearly $3000 simply by changing your communication preference to email.

RAA has responded to member feedback and, now, by changing your preference to email, we’ll communicate with you electronically Full Story »