Our land-title system originated in the mid-19th century when Sir Robert Richard Torrens campaigned to reform Adelaide’s chaotic deeds-based land system.
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Sir Robert Richard Torrens – the man behind Australia’s 'Torrens system' of land-title registration – was an economic liberal who might have approved of privatising title registries.
Students with disabilities are regularly segregated from their peers in the playground, classroom and lessons.
'Cage-like' facilities, segregation, and high numbers of exclusions show the concerning ways schools have responded to challenging behaviours by students with disabilities.
Enormous sediment cones in a cave at Naracoorte. Two people in overalls show the scale of the area.
Layers and layers of sand and sediment collected in Naracoorte Caves create windows into what Australia was like in our recent past.
Hydro electricity will be part of Australia’s energy future.
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Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
This photo of Pearl Mackenzie, taken by Charles Mountford in 1937, is part of the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection.
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Associatio
UNSETTLED, an extraordinary exhibition in Adelaide, displays the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection of photographs in a new context.
South Australia has the most wind energy in the country.
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The South Australian and federal governments' energy feud reached a peak this week, but just who is responsible?
Cultana, South Australia: scene of the nation’s next big hydro scheme?
A planned expansion to the Snowy Hydro scheme is grabbing headlines. But a new plan could build oceanfront hydro power in places without mountains - including South Australia.
SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis outlines his plan to make his state more energy-independent.
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South Australia has unveiled its keenly awaited energy plan, featuring battery storage, a state-owned gas power station, and a thumb of the nose to the federal electricity rules.
SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis (left) and Premier Jay Weatherill have outlined their vision for the state’s electricity.
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South Australia is investing $550 million in a plan to improve the reliability of its electricity. But the side-effect is that the National Electricity Market will now be even harder to run.
Going into the gas industry meeting, the federal government said its priority is to make sure adequate gas is available to meet peaking demands.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will pressure the gas industry to increase the supply available to the domestic market, as the government scrambles to get together a viable national energy policy.
With the steelworks under a cloud, Whyalla continues to fluctuate between hope and despair.
Decades of expansion for Whyalla were followed by decades of contraction. Whyalla has seen optimism and idealism but also, if not despair, then its close neighbours, alienation and apathy.
It’s time to take the political heat out of electricity grids.
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Privatisation and competition were supposed to make electricity cheaper. Instead, Australia's quasi-federal energy system has made it easier to pass the buck when things go wrong.
High gas prices have left Adelaide’s Pelican Point power station running at less than half its capacity.
South Australia's government was angry about the blackouts enforced by electricity regulators. But with much of the state's gas power offline, the regulators had little choice.
Before the AFL, there was the much better, much cooler, much more local SANFL.
Footy isn’t just the dominant spectator sport and topic of conversation in South Australia. It’s a salve.
Cory Bernardi leaves the Senate after quitting the Liberal Party.
Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives joins a crowded field battling for the relatively small right-of-centre vote.
Chris Wallace (centre) in 1966 with brother Ron and father Arch.
For once in its life, under the premiership of Don Dunstan, South Australia felt like the very centre of the universe.
The threat of the closure of Arrium’s steelworks in the SA town of Whyalla is just one of many that could disrupt the state’s economy.
South Australia is facing a whole range of social and economic problems that are forming the perfect storm.
The last four years have witnessed a sea-change in the debate on the adequacy of safeguards in protecting the vulnerable.
A bill may be released soon in Victoria so we should examine why the South Australian bill did not pass to see if any lessons can be learned for future bills.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill meeting members of the citizens’ jury.
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After a Royal Commission and a citizens' jury, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has enough advice to decide on his nuclear waste dump plan. Which makes his decision to hold a plebiscite baffling.
Queensland’s got a long way to go to meet its renewable target.
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Queensland currently gets 7% of it's electricity from renewable sources - but is aiming for 50% by 2030.