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2012 April — On The Record

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Archive for April, 2012

Rainy ANZAC Day signals good year for farmers

Rainy ANZAC Day signals good year for farmers

ANZAC Day is a historic day for Australia, but it also holds special significance for farmers; an old farmers saying says if it rains on ANZAC Day, then you are in for a good year of weather, writes RHYS CLARK.

ANZAC Day – not as respectful as it should be?

ANZAC Day – not as respectful as it should be?

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, commemorated by both countries on the 25th of April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. However, in recent times the traditionally solemn day seems to have become synonymous with getting a day off work, partying and enjoying the perks that are usually associated with public holidays, writes MARGARITA DE GENNARO.

The great holiday debate

The great holiday debate

In November last year, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill proposed that the SA Holidays Act 1910 be amended so that two new half public holidays could be introduced on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve after 7pm. But what does this mean for workers and the businesses that employ them? writes ANGELA SCARFO.

What does it all mean? The 2012 Global Atheist Convention

What does it all mean? The 2012 Global Atheist Convention

One of the sceptics at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention was was Mitchell Jackett, a first year student at the University of South Australia who won tickets through the student union’s Secular Society. Mitchell spoke to TOM SYRMAS afterwards about what went on inside and why the convention was important.

Haunted generations: the untold tales of ANZAC veterans

Haunted generations: the untold tales of ANZAC veterans

The emotions a war veteran will display, even when speaking about the smallest details of the years they spent fighting will remain raw until the day they die, writes ASHLEIGH EBERT.

Are confusing NAB Cup rules distorting South Australia’s game?

Are confusing NAB Cup rules distorting South Australia’s game?

The Australian Football League has decided to terminate all NAB Cup game rules after a meeting with the captains at the 2012 Season Launch in Sydney, writes ELLE VINCE.

Time for elderly Australians to embrace the internet

Time for elderly Australians to embrace the internet

With the internet being increasingly relied on to help run the daily lives of Australians, the elderly without access to computers or the internet are at risk of missing out on the services they provide, says ALYSSA-JANE TUCKER.

Government stepping up to reform mental health

Government stepping up to reform mental health

The Federal Government is investing $79.4m to provide more health care opportunities for people living with a mental illness. As part of the reform, South Australia will receive 86 acute mental health beds, on top of the current 23 beds for every 100,000 people in the state, writes NADIA BOSCAINI.

Australia’s Weapon of Mass Destruction

Australia’s Weapon of Mass Destruction

Prominent cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Craig Jurisevic argues that because cigarettes kill 22,000 people in Australia each year whilst the government profits from the revenue, tobacco could be classified as a weapon of mass destruction, writes STEPHANIE GROPLER.

South Australia dines on Tasting Australia

South Australia dines on Tasting Australia

Held from April 26 to May 3 on the riverbanks of Elder Park and a variety of locations around the state, Tasting Australia features more than 80 events that appeal to anyone with a professional, novice or inquisitive interest in food and wine, writes CHRISTIAN MAMMONE.


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