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Your views: on sexual harassment, rent relief and heritage protection

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Today, readers comment on Adelaide Uni’s former head and a sexual harassment compo payout, emergency rent relief and trying to retain some of the city’s heritage streetscape.

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Commenting on the story: Adelaide Uni paid VC more than $600k after harassment compo claim

Where do I get this type of job? The University is not doing itself any favours by trying to sweep this under the carpet and hoping it will go away.

Plausible deniability. No wonder their supporters are pulling the plug. No accountability for spending vast amounts of money on administrators who just don’t return a fraction of that investment in any way, shape or form.

As even big business is finding out these days, ethical shareholders want openness and transparency eg AMP. – Graeme Crook

Commenting on the story: SA Govt to extend emergency rent relief

Please, no. I am a real estate agent with our own commercial property and tenants are taking advantage of the situation and in commercial situation not paying anything.

They know that we can’t evict them and are just playing the game. Yes, there are genuine situations but there has to be a way to stop people rorting the situation. It’s too one-sided. – Clinton Barker

Commenting on the story: Another city heritage site under demolition threat

This just goes to show why it was a fundamental mistake to make demolition of a Local Heritage item ‘On Merit’ as done as part of John Rau’s Capital City DPA.

The SCAP and developers it now seems seem to think that “on Merit” means, a comparison of relative merit of retaining and incorporating an existing local heritage listed building into the development, or not, if it is a bit difficult as was considered the case in Pirie Street,

On Merit pertains to Planning Appeal rights. When demolition of a Local Heritage item was Non-Complying developers didn’t ’try it on’ and third parties had a right of appeal against an approval to demolish. 

Perhaps the developer, following the SCAP approval of the demolition of the Local Heritage listed former Bank of South Australia building in Pirie Street have now just assumed that they can demolish the Sands & McDougall building, which was one of only 37 listed by John Rau, of 251 recommended in the CBD by Donovan & Assoc Heritage Consultants, and of more than 300 that could or should have been recommended. Sandy Wilkinson

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