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by stumpjumper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 243431

Re: The SA Politics Thread

I have to disagree. To some extent, it's a point of view thing, but there is also such a thing as institutional bias. Even so, I'm convinced thqat on a fair analysis the ABC is biased, certainly against Abbott. And you can't argue that of dozens of presenters, Amanda Vanstone is the only one whose p...
by stumpjumper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA builds world's most expensive hospital
Replies: 14
Views: 10857

SA builds world's most expensive hospital

A German firm has produced a list of the world's most expensive buildings. The SA government is a major titleholder. http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/12/australia-has-two-of-the-most-expensive-buildings-ever-built/ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/adelaide-a-world-beater...
by stumpjumper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 243431

Re: The SA Politics Thread

I agree Monotone. We've got Marshall running his Wok in a Box or whatever it is, and Pat Conlon with a big office at Minter Ellison. At least Rachel Sanderson had the decency to sell her business.
by stumpjumper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 243431

Re: The SA Politics Thread

No. The bias in Adelaide is not as pronounced as the pro-Liberal slant of News Limited, or the anti-Liberal slant of the ABC and Fairfax, but at the journalist level, many journalists now editorialise as well as simply report, and a lot of them understandably, have little time for the Liberals. That...
by stumpjumper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 243431

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Rev, you're quite right about the Liberals. They need a bomb under them. There are a number of reasons they are constantly beaten by the even worse Labor outfit. Some of the reasons, such as journalists in an increasingly editorialising media preferring Labor, and the slight Labor gerrymander in SA,...
by stumpjumper
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Uni of Adelaide - Med School | 70m | 15lvl | $120m
Replies: 368
Views: 133695

[COM] Re: Uni of Adelaide - Med School | 62m | 13lvl | $120m

In urban planning terms, the change in use of the area of Parklands west of the Morphett St bridge and North of North Tce from 'Parklands leased to transport' to commercial and government multi level has saved the state government a lot of money, the Parklands being a free development site, but it h...
by stumpjumper
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46467

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

Fine words, mono. Let's hope that our complex, secretive IPOD/ICAC system can yield some results. I've waded through the 96 pages of its last annual report. As far as I can tell, there are 38 people working at the IPOD/ICAC offices, which cost just over $6 million dollars to run from September 2013 ...
by stumpjumper
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46467

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

InDaily reports that Planning Minister John Rau can't provide details of the so-called oil and gas hub that is going to make the 'irrational and unlawful' Gillman deal worthwhile. He'd love to help, but... "My advice is that it is potentially a breach of our obligations under the deed of agreement f...
by stumpjumper
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46467

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

It's hard to ensure that, Wayno. You're assuming that our highly secretive ICAC is itself a straight shooter, or not under duress. There is a great deal at stake here. Apart from the commercial interests of the Brown, McMahon and Gerlach families who are behind Adelaide Capital Partners, Mr Weatheri...
by stumpjumper
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46467

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

I'm right on it, mono. I've amended my complaint to ICAC to include the matter of a possible copnnection between the agreement to sell to ACP in 18th Dec 2013 and Urban Construct settling on 19th December 2013 their case against the government for a fraction of their claim. So my complaint, which al...
by stumpjumper
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46467

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

Fair enough, monotone. Here's some news: MLC and former valuer-general John Darley, who thinks the Gillman deal stinks, has been able to have the enquiry elevated from a parliamentary enquiry to a judicial enquiry. The main reason is that people can be forced to attend a judicial enquiry. There was ...
by stumpjumper
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Advertiser’s days are few
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Re: The Advertiser’s days are few

There was a time when you could rely on the ABC to report the news. Now it censors its reporting according to its groupthink prejudices, and editorialises in almost everything it publishes anyway. I except Matthew Abraham and David Bevan from the general malaise which is killing the ABC. I'd like to...
by stumpjumper
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 243431

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Ah the poor old Libs. They spend way too much time plotting, strategising and appeasing their major supoporters, and not enough time giving people what they want - straightforward, good, honest government. There's no magic to electoral success in SA. The most recent names I've heard for the Liberal ...
by stumpjumper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46467

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

In Daily today reports former Renewal SA board member Theo Maras saying that the government's disposal process for the Gillman land was flawed because it was not backed by a valuation. The sale of the land is currently the subject of a parliamentary enquiry. Note to mods - IMHO, this thread should b...
by stumpjumper
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Queen Adelaide Club | 83m | 21 levels | Mixed
Replies: 36
Views: 16748

[APP] Re: PRO: Queen Adelaide Club | 83m | 21 levels | Mixed

Apologies -I thought you meant setting the tower back above the existing buildings, using them as a podium as with the Pirie St buildings. There's not enough room for that on this small site. As to building within the walls of the existing buildings - I'm an architect not an engineer, but I can say ...