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Missed something in InDaily this week? Here are quick links to the week’s best news, opinion and features.

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The state election started with a little bit of a bang, with Labor’s official launch on Sunday and then the televised leaders’ debate on Monday night.

Since then, it’s been a patchy affair.

There was a stoush about funding for a new freeway interchange at Mt Barker (with plenty of confusing political by-play), and then the state’s lawyers told us they’d be entering the election campaign in an unprecedented fashion.

InDaily’s Kevin Naughton kept us entertained with his Campaign Diary – a daily recap and analysis of the campaign (here are links to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

We received plenty of comment on this story about a Labor promise to fund bicycle boulevards in Prospect and Norwood. Find out what they are, and how they might work.

In other news, there were more developments in the gobsmacking story of the convicted embezzler who managed to find a job as a financial counsellor in Families SA.

A fascinating analysis of the South Australian economy over the past three decades shows how we’ve been “muddling through” without a clear vision for our future. The story includes a very revealing table about employment – where the jobs were, and where they are now.

Opinion

A women’s advocate argues that we need to change the way we talk and think about violence against women – just as we’ve tried to change the language used about “king hits”.

It this the farm of the future? A South Australian endeavour where tomatoes are watered by the sea.

The dreaded El Nino – with its accompanying drought, bushfires and heatwaves – could be coming our way again. But are we prepared?

Michelle Grattan, one of Australia’s most experienced and measured political journalists, says the Manus Island detention centre has become Australia’s shame.

Food and wine

Our previews of Taste the World at WOMADelaide continued. This week we published a recipe for a Brik Pastry Apple Pie, as cooked by journalist Annabel Crabb for politician Joe Hockey.

Wine writer Philip White escapes a freaky vintage for adventures in the city. It’s quite a read.

He also reviews some lovely wines that make him want to escape further afield, to Italy.

The Forager has your weekly dose of food news and events, including plans that could make a corner of the East End one of Adelaide’s best wine destinations.

Arts and culture

Our team has been flat out reviewing shows in the first week of the Fringe. Go here for our Fringe hub page – with all of our reviews, interviews and features.

The Festival is also imminent. We previewed the innovative restaging of Needles and Opium.

For easy access to all of our Festival content, visit the hub page here.

Design

An Adelaide designer is breathing new life into old wine barrels, creating a range of innovative furniture.

 

 

 

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