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Port River dolphins

THE fight to protect the Port River dolphins has gone national. Port Adelaide MP Mark Butler has delivered a passionate speech in Federal Parliament supporting Messenger Community News’s Protect Our Dolphin campaign. The shadow cabinet member today used an address in the Federation Chamber to call for a 10-knot maximum …

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Adelaide Show 2018

A COLOURFUL stampede of excited children descended on the Adelaide Showground yesterday for a special preview of this year’s showbags. More than 60 lucky youngsters — including competition winners and children from charity Camp Quality — were unleashed on a room full of hundreds of the new offerings, as well …

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SANFL Retro Round

THE SANFL is to take a trip down memory lane this weekend and celebrate the golden era of the 1980s. Retro Round will reflect on the mullet, the tight shorts and the many characters like Grenville Dietrich, as well as greats such as Rick Davies and Stephen Kernahan, who dazzled …

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Mechai Viravaidya will talk about his bamboo schools initiative at the AICD’s annual dinner in Adelaide this year

ONE of the core goals of Mechai Viravaidya’s Bamboo schools is to “re-engineer rural education”, to provide real skills and opportunities to Thailand’s rural poor. Mr Viravaidya, who is speaking at The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Annual Dinner in Adelaide in October, has been a leading public figure in …

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FORMER prime minister John Howard has backed moves for migrants to be required to settle in smaller states, such as South Australia. The Federal Government is poised to make changes to the immigration system to “tether” some immigrants to regions with skills shortages. Mr Howard said encouraging new arrivals to …

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