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South Australia call for jobs cash

31 July 2015 In: Jobs, South Australia, General

Local government money should be used to create more jobs in South Australia, industrial experts say. The call has come from Australia’s Civil Contractors Federation whose members provide the major infrastructure projects that have been driving the country’s economy. “The State and the Federal Government are investing in a number of projects in SA, including major road projects. Now we’re calling on local councils now to play their part by bringing forward projects and debt-funding…

Adelaide to test driverless cars

24 July 2015 In: Travel, Adelaide, South Australia, Technology, General

Adelaide will play host to the first on-road trials of driverless cars to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere. Car-maker Volvo will conduct a series of on-road tests in South Australia as part of an international conference on driverless cars to be held in Adelaide. Volvo will use the same vehicle featured in similar tests in Sweden. South Australia legalized the use of driverless cars on its roads earlier this year and the trials are part…

Adelaide aims to be City of Music

19 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, General

Adelaide aims to be the next UNESCO City of Music in a bid to encourage young musicians and boost tourism in the state. Arts Minister Jack Snelling says Adelaide is a serious candidate to become the next UNESCO City of Music and that the state had the backing of Seville, the first ever world city of music. If successful, Adelaide will join Seville, Bologna, Hamamatsu, Glasgow, Gent, Mannheim, Bogota, Brazzaville and Hannover as recognised cities…

New jobs in Adelaide port plan

18 July 2015 In: Jobs, Adelaide, South Australia, General

Thousands of new jobs will be created in Adelaide, Australia as a result of a planned massive re-development of the city’s historic harbour. The Port Adelaide town centre and waterfront, 14km northwest of the CBD, is being targeted for major re-development in a 20 year plan to transform the former shipping and industrial harbour area into a new urban and commercial centre. The proposed Port Adelaide Precinct Plan is set to generate at least 1500…

Australia declares war on wild cats

17 July 2015 In: Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, General

The government in Australia has approved a plan for a massive cull of wild cats in a bid to protect scores of endangered native plants and animals. More than two million feral cats will be targeted in an attempt to create new safe havens for native animals and improve the chances of survival of 20 mammal, 20 bird and 30 plant species that are at risk of extinction. Greg Hunt, the Federal environment minister, unveiled…

Australia firefighters aid Canada

13 July 2015 In: New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, General

Fire fighters from Australia have flown to Canada to help tackle more than 400 bush fires burning in three provinces. Fire fighters from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia are in Canada to support the country’s emergency services. Raging fires in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan cover more than one million hectares and 102 Australian fire fighters and specialists have travelled to help the Canadians. Aussie fire fighters have travelled…

500 new jobs for Adelaide

12 July 2015 In: Jobs, Adelaide, South Australia, General

A major new construction project in Adelaide will create 500 new jobs and office space for 3,800 workers. Plans have been lodged with the city council for the $300m development in Adelaide’s GPO precinct which involves renovating the historic post office and two multi-storey office towers and will also include retail shops, food stores and adjoining laneways and a plaza. Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the council needed to stimulate growth, which included expanding tourism,…

Chelsea star for Adelaide United

10 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, Sport, General

Adelaide United have signed former Chelsea midfielder George Mells on a one-year deal with the option to extend for a further season. Melbourne-born Mells left Australia at the age of 12 to sign for Chelsea FC’s youth team and later moved to Premier League side Southampton. Now the 18 year old player is back down under and looking forward to the forthcoming season with Adelaide United. “Now is the right time for me to start…

Adelaide United v Liverpool FC

06 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, Sport, General

Adelaide will play host to Liverpool FC when the British Premier League side takes to the field in the city as part of their tour of Australia. Adelaide United are based at a 16,500 capacity stadium but the Liverpool game will take place at the much bigger Adelaide Park stadium situated close to the city centre and well-serviced by Metro buses, trains and trams. Tickets for the match, on Monday July 20, sold out within…

Volcano grounds Australia flights

05 July 2015 In: Travel, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, South Australia, General

Flights in and out of Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns were grounded by ash from an Indonesian volcano. A tourist flight between Darwin and Bali was one of 13 Jetstar flights cancelled due to ash from Mount Raung in Eastern Java that has been erupting for two days. Flights across Australia were cancelled upon advice from the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, one of nine around the world that monitors all active volcanoes in…

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