Why the French Submarine Won the Bid to Replace the Collins-class

France will be awarded the contract to partner with Australia to build the next generation of submarines to replace the Collins-class, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced today. But what was at stake in this A$50 billion program? What were the real technological differences between the submarines on offer?


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Flight of the Blackbird

Award–winning local IT company LeetGeek is now known as Blackbird, as the Adelaide company rebrands with a new image fitting of its work.



A Guide to Adelaide’s Pub Heritage

With the National Trust’s Heritage Festival currently in full swing, we cast our eye to the fascinating details of Adelaide’s pub heritage.



Manukan: An Island Paradise

It might be a cliché but the ‘take nothing but photographs; leave nothing but footprints’ mantra on tourist signs around Manukan Island perfectly encapsulates the easy–going and respectful vibe of this beautiful jungle island. The short boat ride to the island was anything but easy–going. Fun though.



The Science Behind Psychopathy, Romance and Loneliness

Thanks to recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, we have a greater understanding of how our emotions and social behaviours manifest in the brain. Aside from just seeing the phenomena occur, this knowledge gives us a real chance to improve lives and treat conditions like depression and autism.



Local Luxury at the Southern Ocean Lodge

The Southern Ocean Lodge prides itself on two things: luxury and localism. A remarkable setting, excellent design and top-notch gastronomy combine with a serious emphasis on locally sourced produce and the surrounding natural splendour to make this stay an incredible experience.



Behind the Design: Alice Rawlinson

With a background in fashion design, it was a natural progression for Alice Rawlinson to step into a design and production assistant role with Naomi Murrell.



The Death of Shakespeare

Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil 400 years ago – but will he ever really die?



Modern Times: An Argument for Increased Revenue

Our tax system remains overly complex, tax concessions are frequently abused, and tax avoidance or minisation is rife. We must constantly strive to deliver services more efficiently, and to modernise our service systems. But these issues should not detract from the idea that the foundations of our society are made strong through the collection of revenue through taxation.


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How to Fix the SA Job Shock

Hopes were high that there might be calm before the economic storm next year. Unfortunately, successive months of decline in the unemployment rate at the end of last year appear to be over.



Will global warming make you fat?

First it was fats, then it was carbs, but one day we might be blaming climate change for our expanding waistlines. Climate change is already affecting Australia’s ability to reliably produce quality food.


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The Hahndorf Experience

With a new traditional German beer hall joining the family dining Hahndorf Inn and the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre – the Hahndorf Inn block is a one–stop shop for the complete Adelaide Hills experience.


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Shaping Our Future and the Startup Economy

By now you would have seen the news concerning the Prime Minister’s National Innovation and Science Agenda that aims to “create a modern, dynamic, 21st century economy for Australia”. The Government plans to invest $1.1 billion to incentivise innovation and entrepreneurship, rewarding risk-taking, and promote science, mathematics and computing in schools.



Think Twice: The True Cost of Food Waste

In January, France became the first country in the world to make food waste illegal. Under the new law, supermarkets larger than 400m2 are contractually bound to donate their food ‘waste’ to charity, or face fines of $6,000.



Off the Table: GST Hike to Never Never

The failure of the Turnbull Government to go ahead with the proposal for a higher and/or broader Goods and Services Tax (GST) was largely the result of the massive cost of compensating those losing out from such a change.