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Director, Graduate School of Government, The University of Sydney,
Former WA Premier
In the wake of the 2010 Election, Geoff Gallop will ask the key
questions and pose solutions.
Wednesday 13 October 2010, Adelaide Town Hall.
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2010 Annual Hawke Lecture
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The Royal Adelaide Show has
fought for success this year,
battling blackouts, torrential
rain and mysterious cases of sore
This week at least 30 people were
treated at the show s first-aid area
for painful eyes after visiting the
dairy cattle judging marquee.
Show CEO John Rothwell said
the rain could be a factor.
"The thing that is a factor I m
sure is the extent of rains we had
before the show and even during
the show," he said. "That s the only
ingredient that s different than
setting up for any other year on the
dairy cattle lawn.
"I guess it s feasible that it s a
combination of humidity, moisture,
urine and so on. We re also
investigating sawdust or woodchip
that s been down on the floor. But
really we don t have very much to
SA Health said it was looking into
the cause of sore eyes, but there
was no ongoing public health
Mr Rothwell took on a different
challenge yesterday at the celebrity
milk-off. His team -- including state
Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond,
Jane Reilly and Mark Aiston --
swapped microphones for udders
to attempt to win the challenge
against teams from SAFM, 891 and
But the celebrity challenges
didn t stop there, with bulky,
axe-wielding men welcoming
challengers including Ms Redmond
into the woodcutting arena.
Agriculture Minister Michael
O Brien was a more low-key
participant during the week, hand-
ing out Riverland oranges at the
Citrus Industry Board display and
launching two new lentil varieties,
as well as awarding blue ribbons to
Border Leicester sheep.
The Show businesses were kept
to task, too, with the Fair Work
Ombudsman catching six employ-
ers underpaying workers.
The Metropolitan Fire Service
won the Community Organisation
Award for its educational stand.
"Children of all ages have been
enjoying the fun; dressing up as
firefighters, sitting in a mini fire
engine, taking a journey down
Livelonga Lane and having a turn
at Stop, Cover, Drop and Roll," MFS
district officer of community safety
Allan Foster said.
One company has single-handedly
changed the face of Rundle Street
East but a broad range of traders have
benefitted from the transformation.
The Maras Group has created a
high-end fashion precinct which has
pushed up rents in the area. Despite
this, businesses such as cafes and
restaurants are positive about the
"Everyone is pretty happy about
it," said Julie Wrobel, of the East End
Co-ordination Group. "Our view is
we would like to see it retained as a
All eyes on the Show
mixed-use precinct and keep
the restaurants and the dining
alongside the fashion."
The southern side of Rundle
Street between Union Street
and East Terrace is now mostly
occupied by designer Australian
fashion labels. They were lured
to the street by the Maras Group
after what managing director
Steve Maras calls "stagnation" in
"When you have a strip and
there isn t some wholesale changes
over a decade or more, the place
can get a bit stale. The excitement
of coming to a strip where there s
new things to do isn t there," he
said. "We wanted something that
was very unique."
Fashion names on the street
include Allanah Hill, Jack
London, Mimco, Sass and Bide and
Zimmerman. However, Mr Maras
agreed it was important to keep a
"My other operators are valued
tremendously," he said. Places like
Endota, Bauhaus, Mary Martin
Bookshop and Bimbo keep Rundle
Street-level stores, cafes and
restaurants alongside the high-
fashion labels are most affected
by rent increases, but Sally
Neville, CEO of Restaurant and
Catering SA, said the higher
overheads were compensated by
more consumers coming into the
"To create a mix of retail
and dining is the dream, really,
because it offers the dining venue
the opportunity to catch walk-by
traffic," she said.
Smaller businesses on the street
have closed recently, including
the Cold Rock ice-cream store and
Mr Maras said there was space
for independent local operators on
the upper levels and on the fringes
of Rundle Street.
Adam Johnson, who operates
ad agency Xtra Shiny from a
first-floor Rundle Street office, said
the street was well balanced at the
"But if it went any further
towards fashion, we would have
the wrong kind of consumers
coming into the area. Any more
would be overkill," he said.
Is Adelaide the new couture
capital? Page 29.
Rain threatened to drown the Show's spirit.
Traders happy after Rundle Street makeover
The two faces of Rundle Street: the old dining precinct is turning towards designer fashion.
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