Officially half way to 46!
I feel that 23 is really the age where you can no longer look back at what is gone.
Thank you to all my Tumblr friends who messaged this morning.
I have got news for the Treasurer. This is actually a hung parliament. The government has a big majority in this House but no majority in that house. A hung parliament requires a bit of cooperation, a bit of negotiation and a bit of transparency. It does not mean being arrogant. It does not mean saying, ‘My debt limit or no debt limit.’ It does not mean chest beating. It does not mean political stunts. It does not mean saying, ‘You’ll wear this like a crown of thorns.’ It means being responsible, open, transparent and constructive—something this Treasurer is just not capable of.
Future train corridors in outer growth areas will be defined and protected – Aldinga to the south, and north and east of Gawler. following community consultation, the definition of the Seaford to Aldinga route is near completion. In the longer term, the potential electrification and extension
of the belair train corridor may be necessary. looking further ahead, a city underground train link connecting the northern and southern lines could have the potential to free-up capacity on the train network by relieving the congestion caused by having to turn trains around at Adelaide Railway Station. further investigations would need to occur before such a link could proceed.
In the shorter term, our integrated approach to planning will make sure that the expansion and upgrade of Greater Adelaide’s rail network does not preclude the development
of an underground link into the future.
Proposed Women’s and Children’s Hospital - Adelaide
As most from Adelaide would know, SAHMRI and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital are currently under construction on the old railway yards between the River Torrens and North Terrace. The South Australian Government are proposing to relocate the existing Women’s and Children’s to this site to create the largest health and biomedical research centre in the Southern Hemisphere. The existing hospital could potentially be readapted as the athlete’s village for the future Commonwealth Games bid, and then converted into a mixed use development and apartments thereafter, providing more activation to lower O’Connell and Melbourne Street.
Multicultural Festival 2013
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
It felt enlivening to be in Adelaide today, with the mall absolutely packed with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. I tried some amazing Malaysian and Lebanese dessert. Even had the opportunity to have my name written in arabic, which looks a lot more artistic than using traditional latin characters. Not to mention all the great music. Multiculturalism is something that I like to feel that our country prides itself upon and today was a great representation of that image of cohesiveness.
$1.5 billion to get Melbourne’s East-West Link underway, including $500 million in this financial year to get an early start to that project. It is a vital project for Melbourne’s sprawling suburbs.
The Multicultural Festival 2013 - November 3 at Rundle Mall
South Australia is home to many cultures and the Multicultural Festival is an opportunity for all South Australians to experience a small part of each of them.
This free event will showcase and celebrate multiculturalism in South Australia and will be a fun filled day of colour, music and dance.
There will be three stages spread across the Mall, showcasing the skills and talents of many different cultural groups including African, Indonesian, Russian, Irish and Indian dance, choir and music performances, a Chinese Lion Dance and Burundian drumming; and many more.