Home' InDaily : May 21st 2010 Contents Apology To JB HiFi Customers
On page 2 of JB s "TV PRICE BLITZ"
catalogue, are shown 2 Samsung TVs
with a Bonus Blu-ray player valued at
$899. Please note that since JB printed
this catalogue, Samsung has changed
the price of the bonus to $849. Samsung
apologise for any inconvenience caused
to JB HiFi customers.
What a year for Finlaysons, this month awarded 2010
of the Year at the ALB Australasian Law Awards. Finlay
receive the same award in 2007 but to win again this y
their 160th year is certainly icing on the cake. Finlaysons
work and dedication of all staff and thanks clients for thei
Law firm of the year0 Adelaide Law Firm
ysons was honored to
year as they celebrate
s recognises the hard
ir continued support.
May 21 - 27, 2010
The Independent Weekly hear'say
Last August, Premier
Mike Rann banned
all state ministers and
government MPs from ever
again appearing in television
and radio commercials.
came on the very day the
Premier s Department
chief executive was to give
evidence at a parliamentary
inquiry into taxpayer-
funded political advertising.
"I have no doubt that the
timing of the Premier s
announcement is because
the Upper House has a
magnifying glass on his
Government," said Greens
MLC Mark Parnell, who led
Independent Senator Nick
Xenophon was sceptical,
too. He said Rann made the
same promise when he was in
Opposition eight years ago.
"How many millions of
dollars have been spent
by this Government since
that promise was made?"
Well, a promise made is a
Last week, Grace
Portolesi, the "Minister
for Volunteers" -- yep, it s a
ministerial portfolio without
a department -- featured in
a taxpayer-funded ad in a
Messenger newspaper centre
spread. She was spruiking for
Perhaps she could
volunteer to pay for the ad
and give us our money back.
Second-hand car dealers are hoping councils
keep fining drivers who leave their cars
parked by the roadside displaying "For Sale"
We re not talking about council reserves,
but cars parked legally on the side of the
road, not breaching any traffic law, not
creating a traffic hazard -- simply for sale.
The Onkaparinga, Mid Murray, Port
Augusta, Robe and Yankalilla councils are in
on the ban.
Hear say hears the same provisions can
be used to fine people who put up signs for
garage sales or for charity events such as
fetes and fairs.
"We often ask our inspectors to do very
difficult things," acknowledged the Local
Government Association s Chris Russell.
Not just difficult, but stupid.
Independent MP Bob Such says people have
been getting a $100 fine, even parked outside
their own house.
When Woodside Cheese
Wrights Kris Lloyd
entered this year s
Royal Queensland Food
and Wine Show, she
never expected every
cheese submitted to get
an accolade, but Kris
and her passionate team
gold medals and two
"I had almost forgotten
to send the cheeses to
Queensland this year and
we chose our exhibits at
the 11th hour, in a huge
rush -- maybe that s the
secret!" Kris says.
The Figaro cheese,
aged around six months,
Judge John McDonald
said it was "a stand-out,
presentation and lovely
Chief judge Russell
Smith put it simply: "The
Figaro was great!"
is a lot about the milk,
its makers say. Woodside
sources cow milk from
Mieglich Dairy in the
Adelaide Hills, which
they say is exceptional
The dead heart
A reflective coffee break in Victoria Square with
cross-party members MP3 and MP4.*
MP4: I love the way you guys appoint an American
professor to head an Urban Design Commission,
then redesign the city before she s started.
MP3: That s an advisory role. And we re only
talking about revitalising the riverside.
MP4: Which was our plan!
MP3: It was a good one. We couldn t say so before
MP4: I get it. When the oval costs blow out you
say it s part of a bigger plan and no one will know
which costs are which.
MP3: Don t be so cynical. And I m sure the Urban
Design Commission will approve.
MP4: Huh! And what will Professor Laura Lee
from Pittsburgh think about the council s plan for
MP3: It s just a plan. We ve only put up two million
for the design.
MP4: Two million? We could hire more police with
MP3: We have to keep architects in business.
MP4: OK, where do you think is Adelaide s heart?
MP3: Parliament House. I can feel the very throb of
MP4: Yeah right. Where do real people go?
MP3: Rundle Street? Hindley Street?
MP4: Eateries. Cinemas. Apartments nearby.
MP3: Yeah, it s all about where the people go.
MP4: And people don t like empty buildings.
MP3: Not at night. No atmosphere.
MP4: So this Victoria Square plan won t get up?
MP3: I didn t say that. The Central Market is lively.
The professor loved it.
MP4: It only opens till 9 on a Friday.
MP3: The Hilton makes a good coffee. Want
another? It s after 9.
MP4: What else is here? Courts, cathedral, offices --
all dead at night.
MP3: Good set for a horror movie.
MP4: What if the council can t stump up more than
MP3: Governments do nothing unless there s a
major campaign in the media.
MP4: It could cost another $75 million.
MP3: There has to be a perceived groundswell of
MP4: Is that a no?
MP3: You can only have one groundswell at a time.
MP4: The oval and the riverside?
MP3: Of course. The Tiser ran a big campaign for
MP4: Now you ve got me thinking.
MP3: Careful. The Premier might make you a
Thinker in Residence.
MP4: I can see the Torrens Parade Ground linked
to Elder Park by a giant 24-hour shopping arcade,
cinemas, restaurants, parking, big screens beside
the river, it s close to the casino and the theatres
and the oval ...
MP3: We could walk to it from here.
MP4: I can feel the throb, the pulse, the heartbeat.
MP3: Pitch it to The Tiser. There s no money
without a groundswell.
* While MP3 and MP4 sit at the heart of politics, this
conversation obviously couldn t have happened.
Wheely good cheese
Advertising before the invention of the horseless
Links Archive May 20th 2010 May 24th 2010 Navigation Previous Page Next Page