InDaily InDaily

Support independent Journalism Donate Subscribe
Support independent journalism

Reader contributions

Your views: on Liberal members, Ayers House and Cabaret Festival

Reader contributions

Today, readers comment on Liberal Party ructions over a conservative pushback, National Trust marching orders and the definition of cabaret.

Print article

Commenting on the story: Losing faith: Liberal schisms deepen as showdown looms

Re this comment by a Baptist Minister: “Consequently, I am seeing widespread support for a renewed expression of the place of conservative values in the political process,” he said.

The most recent passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation was carried out after 83 per cent of the population supported the concept.

Since according to the last census around 30 per cent say they have no religion and 55 per cent belong to the Catholic and Anglican churches and the remaining 15 per cent belong to a variety of other faiths or other Christian denominations, it seems that there are many out there who do have some religious background but also support VAD. So much for “widespread support of conservative values”.

There are a small percentage out there who subscribe to the ‘hard right’ ACL beliefs . Would “minority” and “infiltrate” describe the events that we are seeing within the SA Liberal party? – Helen Chadwick

Commenting on the story: The Conservative Correction: ‘Egregious’ social policy blamed for Libs’ Pentecostal insurgence

If only we could leave behind those tags left, right, conservative, progressive, which are often lazy generalisations of complex values and actions. Ian Clarkson

Commenting on the story: SA Govt boots National Trust from Ayers House, moves Govt tenant in

This will be such a loss to South Australia and the many local, interstate and international visitors who have enjoyed tours and events at Ayers House.

Ayers House has been cared for, nurtured and brought to life by the National Trust and dedicated employees and volunteers over the last 50 years. As a former SA Tourism Awards judge, I was struck by the passion these people had for the building and its history. I was also aware of the budgetary constraints the National Trust worked with whilst trying to maintain, manage and promote this South Australian icon.

I think it is appalling the way the National Trust and its employees and volunteers have been treated by the SA Liberal government. With regard to David Speirs’ comment that “most South Australians wouldn’t have known there was a museum there” – that is more a reflection on a chronic lack of fiscal support by successive governments than anything else. – Sharyn Rogers

Commenting on the story: Cabaret Festival review: The Variety Gala

It was very interesting indeed. This year’s Adelaide Cabaret had been transformed quite substantially from the original, seems to be all about the gay masculine than the female and male dualistic sexuality.

It was not at all equal in celebrating the concept of our divine selves’ sexuality. The male anatomy was displayed all over the screen and celebrated rather trashly. That took over for about 45 minutes and an underlying tone carried on through the show. 

There was no celebration of the feminine Cabaret. There was male Liza who was quite talented, however, he took his wig off to showcase himself. The C word was used on more than one occasion by the MC. I found the Queen’s speech was absolutely hilarious. 

This year’s performance was more of a comedy festival then a tasteful, classy Cabaret. There was an extraordinary amount of laughs. I dearly would have liked to appreciate and marvel in the Cabaret experience, however this did not occur.

It was a well put together show, artistically speaking, as was lighting and directing. However, it was definitely not a Cabaret. – Annette Kirkwood

The Variety Gala was, with a few exceptions, a load of rubbish.

Very average talent. Smut substituted for wit. Better shows at your average pub night.

True Cabaret is artistic, clever and interesting. Sorry guys, but never again. – Graham Kimber

Make a comment View comment guidelines

Local News Matters

Media diversity is under threat in Australia – nowhere more so than in South Australia. The state needs more than one voice to guide it forward and you can help with a donation of any size to InDaily. Your contribution goes directly to helping our journalists uncover the facts. Please click below to help InDaily continue to uncover the facts.

Donate today
Powered by PressPatron

More Reader contributions stories

Loading next article