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Research project helping cuttlefish
11/9/2013 | 13:23
A suite of research projects are helping to shed light on the reasons for and ways to combat the Giant Australian Cuttlefish population’s decline in the northern Spencer Gulf. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Gail Gago said a recently commenced study is investigating the potential impacts of noise and turbidity from shipping traffic on the animal. “The University of Adelaide has received funding of $150, 000 from the Australian government’s Sustainable Regional Development program for the study, ” Ms Gago said. ...

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Mining urges new government on deep sea port
11/9/2013 | 13:4
South Australia’s mining industry has called on the new Coalition Government to push ahead with its promised exploration development incentive. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) wasted no time in giving Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott a few suggestions to boost the industry. “The exploration sector is the engine room of our resources sector, and an exploration tax credit scheme is vital in encouraging investment as it allows investors an immediate return on their investment, ” SACOME’s chief executive Jason ...

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Coalition commits to new Colombo plan, sending 300 students overseas
11/9/2013 | 12:49
TONY Abbott has recommitted the Coalition to implementing a new Colombo plan to provide financial support to allow up to 300 young Australians to study in the Asia-Pacific region. The $100m five-year plan, modelled on the original Colombo plan which between the 1950s and the 1980s assisted 40, 000 people from the region to study in Australia. SID MAHER From: The Australian August 30, 2013

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Adelaide CBD beer garden plan for $10m hotel in historic Electra House on King William St
11/9/2013 | 12:34
A PRIME piece of King William St real estate just north of the Adelaide GPO is set to become a beer garden. Developer Aspen Group has applied to the Development Assessment Commission to add a beer garden for 115 people to its approved plans for a $10 million revamp of historic Electra House into a hotel with dining, function and gaming rooms. The walls and pillars around the partially roofed garden would be a mix of recycled brick and timber cladding. ...

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Rundle Mall Management Authority wants to boost street theatre performances in Adelaide
11/9/2013 | 12:30
RUNDLE Mall could become the street theatre capital of the southern hemisphere - as long as performers can demonstrate how they will avoid animals and birds, falling flat on their faces or bumping into shoppers and verandas. The Rundle Mall Management Authority wants to boost its street theatre offerings on weekends, particularly when AFL football and major events are on at Adelaide Oval, and to introduce acts on weekday evenings following the success of this year's Fringe in the Mall program. The ...

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Jobs and Holden are newly-elected Labor Makin MP Tony Zappia`s top priorities
11/9/2013 | 12:24
SECURING Holden's future and boosting jobs within SA's defence sector are top priorities for re-elected Makin MP Tony Zappia. "It's in this part of the state that people depend so much on the defence sector and Holden, so my priority is ensuring those two sectors have a future in South Australia, " Mr Zappia said. "They mean so much to Adelaide and so much to people in the northeast, so securing the long-term future of Holden and the defence sector more broadly ...

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Elizabeth South project to feed struggling families to employ 175 locals a year
11/9/2013 | 12:18
AN Elizabeth South project to feed about 10, 000 struggling families each week will create about 175 of jobs and provide training for locals. The AGesture-SecondBite warehouse, run in partnership with Playford Council and Playford Alive, opened its Wiley St warehouse last week. The warehouse will take delivery of more than 20, 000 kgs of surplus food from 21 Coles supermarkets and local food outlets across Adelaide each week. Staff will sort, pack and distribute food to agencies to feed ...

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Garage sale raises funds for early learning centre
11/9/2013 | 11:58
The Roxby Downs Community Learning Group has hailed its recently held garage sale as a success. Many locals took the opportunity to check out people’s unwanted goods with some finding some treasure amongst the trash. The sale held at the Early Learning Centre on Saturday raised nearly $1000. Organiser Sally Bryant said it was a great day. “Yeah it was really good and really successful, ” she said. “The weather was perfect and there was a great turnout.” ...

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Tourism signs neglected
11/9/2013 | 11:44
Regional Tourism signs around the state have fallen into disrepair, with some in the mid north being left to rust away due to years of neglect from the state Labor government. This is according to Liberal candidate for Giles Bernadette Abraham.  “It is incredibly disappointing, ” Ms Abraham said. “These signs are the gateways to the regions, and are meant to give passing motorists and tourists their first glimpse of the towns and landmarks ahead.  “They should be illustrating the great ...

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