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Anelia Blackie (Limestone Coast Region) and Kuol and Mel Baak Stories

In the 1970s, Anelia’s father could see the writing on the wall. He knew that the escalating violence in South Africa would have implications for his family. However, the children weren’t interested as they were about to spread their wings and leave the family nest.

It was only after Anelia’s father passed away that they realised his prediction was coming true.
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WOMADelaide (6 - 9 March 2015)

Over 4 unforgettable days and nights in March, Adelaide's glorious Botanic Park hosts a journey of remarkable performances by over 400 of the world's top traditional and contemporary musicians, artists, dancers and thinkers from every corner of the globe. The 2015 program features performances and workshops across 7 stages, a KidZone activity area, street theatre and visual artists, the Taste The World cooking program, The Planet Talks environmental discussions program, Electrolounge, Artists in Conversation and over 100 amazing food, retail and charity stalls.
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South Australian Event Calandar

In 2014 Lonely Planet named Adelaide as one of the top 10 must visit cities on the planet claiming it was a 'perfect host city'. The city centre is surrounded by parklands and is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is easy to get around with rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.
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South Australia

The State of South Australia covers approximately 984,000 square kilometres and has a population of just over 1.66 million people. Regions in the State are quite distinct and range from the cooler and more temperate grazing country found in the south-east to the hot, arid landscapes of the far north.

The State’s coastline, which forms the southern border of South Australia, is extensive and, in some regions, extremely rugged. Uniquely, the central location of the State on the Australian continent means South Australia has borders with every other Australian State.

South Australia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with temperatures ranging from an average of 29 degrees Celsius in January to an average of 15 degrees Celsius in July. Its community is culturally diverse as reflected in the rich lifestyle enjoyed by the majority of its population. Community Well-being and Sustainability are two goals common to all South Australian communities.

South Australian Economy

The South Australian economy is highly developed and diverse. Major industry sectors include;

  • Manufacturing,
  • Automotive,
  • Defence,
  • Education,
  • Minerals and Energy,
  • Food and Wine, and
  • Bioscience.

 

There has been a strong emphasis on ensuring the South Australian workforce is highly skilled and that the contribution of its people is valued. In recent years, there has a move towards positioning the State’s economy in order to take advantage of the opportunities presented by its close proximity to the rapidly developing economies of China and India. The State’s skill base will be fundamental to ensuring that this objective is realised.

South Australia is well positioned to take full advantage of its clean environment and extensive natural resource base. The growth of large-scale food production and the continued development of the State’s world-class wine industry are indicative of the future possibilities that exist in the State.

Affordable Lifestyle

South Australia has the lowest living costs and the most affordable housing of any mainland Australian state. Average Weekly Earnings for adults in May 2013 stood at approximately $1285 while the median price of housing in Adelaide is around $380,000, well below the median price of housing in other mainland states and the average of $395,000 for all capital cities.  Rental accommodation is also significantly less expensive.

South Australia also offers a culturally diverse and comfortable lifestyle in a safe and healthy environment. Access to excellent health care facilities and to renowned education and research institutions complete what is best described as an excellent place to live and work.

Adelaide

Adelaide, with a population of approximately 1.26 million people, is South Australia’s major city. It frequently features prominently in the rankings for the world’s most liveable city.

Adelaide is home to three world-class universities, offers its population an extensive choice of public and private schooling options and also has an established network of pre-school and child care facilities.

Health care includes major teaching hospitals as part of the public health system, located in both the city centre and in suburban locations across the city, as well as many private hospitals and health care centres for patients with special needs. 

Regional Cities

Regional cities include Mt Gambier in the State’s south east, Murray Bridge in the Murraylands, Renmark, Loxton and Berri in the Riverland, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla in the north and Ceduna in the far west. Additionally, there are a number of regional centres including Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, and Quorn. Many regional centres have available a wide range of education and health care facilities to meet the needs of the State’s regional population.

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For more information on South Australia's regions:

Barossa Barossa and Mallala Region

CooberPedy Far North Region 

Limestone Coast Limestone Coast Region

Murraylands Murraylands and Riverland Region

Eyre Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Mid North Yorke and Mid North Region

For information on the South Australian Government (migration) nomination visa program visit: here

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Whyalla Eyre Peninsula Region

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The Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula region is a diverse area that is home to approximately 60,000 people. It covers around 233,000 square kilometres, an area equal to 24% of the State of South Australia. The region extends from Spencer Gulf in the east across the Great Australian Bight to the border with Western Australia.

Cities in the region include Whyalla, a major centre for heavy industry and Port Lincoln, an iconic fishing and tourism centre.b The region’s economy is diverse with agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, aquaculture and tourism the pre-dominant areas of economic activity. The mining sector and renewable energy are growth sectors that add to this activity base.

Facilities in the region include 38 government schools and 24 pre-schools, the State’s largest regional university campus operated by the University of South Australia and 3 major Technical and Further Education campuses at Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Ceduna with smaller facilities at Wudinna, Cleve and Kimba.

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Yorke and Mid North Region

The Yorke and Mid North region has a diverse industry base, with the main industries on an employment  basis being;

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (29%)
  • Healthcare and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Education and training (13%)

 

Emerging industries include mining and renewable energy production. The region’s traditional broad acre farming, viticulture and forestry base is now complemented by value-adding processing and finishing, an expanding services sector and emerging tourism markets. The region is also home to the largest integrated lead-zinc-silver smelter in the world (at Port Pirie) and has a strong industrial sector supporting local agri-business and mining operations.

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  • Early Childhood Teacher Job (Horsham, Victoria) Applications Close: 7 July The successful candidate will lead our 30 place of 3-5 year-old Kindergarten Room and will partner with our educators, families and the local community to provide the highest quality early education and care to the children attending our service.
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  • Risk Management & WHS Officer (Local Government) Applications Close: 19 June Working with the senior management team, the Risk and WHS Officer will ensure risk management and work health & safety systems for Council employees together with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and work practices which ensure Council meets all appropriate legislative risk and WHS requirements.
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