While State Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond’s shock resignation garnered a whole lot of interest from the media last week, now attention has turned to who will take the top job as Leader of the Liberal Party.
Radio Adelaide’s Angus Randall spoke with former State Liberal MP Mark Brindal, about what’s been happening over in State Parliament.
Successful Australian businessman Dick Smith is well-known for his passionate fight to keep Australian products in the hands of Aussies.
He made headlines again around Australia last week, when he stood outside The Advertiser building here in Adelaide and challenged News Limited’s decision not to run his publication, Dick Smith’s Magazine of Forbidden Ideas, in their papers.
So what’s inside this magazine that’s so forbidden, then? And why has he taken his nation-wide fight to the streets of little ol’ Adelaide?
Dick Smith joined Tim Brunero on the program to answer these questions and discuss everything from captalism to the importance of raising ‘Free-Range Kids’.
It’s a question that pops into every conversation these days and with the arrival of nine boats carrying over 500 asylum seekers since this time last week, it’s a question the Federal Government is going to be asking itself a whole lot more.
But in the middle of all of this political toing and froing, it’s easy to forget about the people at the heart of the issue – like Mohammad Al-Khafaji (pictured above), who came to Australia nine years ago with his family.
He spent years moving about from Northern Iraq, to Iran and finally to Syria, where they were processed and granted permanent Australian residency. He joined Tim Brunero in the studio to share his inspiring story about the long journey from Baghdad to his new home here in Adelaide.
It pays to steer clear of the banned substances when you’re competing at the Olympics, especially when your gold-winning opponent loses their medal after being charged for doping and you’re given an automatic upgrade from silver.
This is what happened to New Zealand shotputter Valerie Adams, whose Russian opponent, Nadzeya Ostapchuk, was thrown out of the Olympics after being found guilty of using a banned steroid.
Ostapchuk has vowed to fight the decision, but ‘que sera sera’ says our New Zealand correspondent Lucas Jensen-Carey, who joined Tim Brunero to give us this and all of the other latest news from across the Tasman!
Grab your bunsen burners and fill up your bathtubs so you can re-enact an Archimedes “Eureka!” moment – it’s National Science Week, ya’ll!
All week on Breakfast we’ll be paying homage to the wonders of science and to kick off the celebrations, Tim Brunero donned his horn-rimmed glasses and lab coat to speak to Dr Paul Willis, Director of the Royal Institution of Australia, about all of the science-inspired events happening around Adelaide.
One of the beauties of growing-up is re-discovering the old movies you absolutely adored as a child and finally getting all of the gags that used to fly over your head and hit the adults right in the funny bone.
But what if we were to tell you there’s more to some of your childhood favourites, than just the in-jokes?
Science communicator, Cobi Smith, and University of Adelaide mathematician, David Butler, have come together to do just this – they’re presenting a show for National Science Week, which suggests that the story of Alice in Wonderland has multiple mathematical equations hidden within. Intrigued?
They joined Tim Brunero in the studio to help solve this mathematical dilemma!
Can you get diabetes from a lack of sleep? That’s what a group of workers in the United States believe – they sued their bosses, claiming their scattered, round-the-clock shifts resulted in them getting diabetes.
Could this be true? How important is a good night’s shut-eye?
Professor Drew Dawson, Director of the Appleton Institute at Central Queensland University, joined Breakfast’s Tim Brunero to discuss the science behind forty winks.