Tag: <span>John</span>

John Bannon remembered as a passionate runner

Posted December 14, 2015 17:56:12 John Bannon was much more than just a premier, he was a tenacious runner, clocking up 28 Adelaide marathons among 1979 and 2006, say members of the South Australian Road Runners Club. Peter Slagter ran the inaugural Gawler to Adelaide marathon with Dr Bannon in 1979 and the two became…


Visionary John Bannon modernised Labor and South Australia

Posted December 14, 2015 14:52:59 John Bannon is being remembered for many factors such as being South Australia’s longest serving Labor leader, but it is the collapse of the State Bank that casts the longest shadow over his time in politics. The collapse nearly bankrupt the state, costing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs….


Former South Australian premier John Bannon dies aged 72

Posted December 13, 2015 18:08:17 Former South Australian premier John Bannon has died, aged 72, following fighting a extreme illness for many years. The former Labor leader passed away surrounded by family members nowadays. Mr Bannon led the Labor Party to Government at the 1982 election, where he became premier and treasurer. He held the…


Olympic boss John Coates ’embarrassed’ by Rowing Australia oversight

Posted December 04, 2015 00:45:35 Australian Olympic Committee boss John Coates has admitted to becoming embarrassed by the sports body he when presided more than. Speaking to ABC NewsRadio Mr Coates defended a controversial requirement for sports to compel their athletes to forego their legal “proper to silence” or miss selection for the 2016 Rio…


François Hollande: the John Wayne of the Champs Élysées

Veritable transformation … François Hollande. Photograph: Reuters If the Islamic State suicide bombers who attacked the Stade de France on Friday 13 November had succeeded in getting into the stadium, as seems to have been their intention, France may possibly now be facing an added crisis of political, constitutional and existential significance: namely, the assassination of the…