‘An atmosphere you don’t get anywhere else’: Mount Gambier, the unexpected cultural haven in rural SA

When virtuoso multi-instrumentalist James Morrison decided to open a jazz academy, he knew exactly where it should be. Morrison has an association with Mount Gambier stretching back more than 30 years via the Generations in Jazz festival, which he supports with an annual scholarship. This year marks the fifth year for the James Morrison Academy of Music,…

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Victorian Airbnb unit owners can now be fined and banned, houses unaffected

Unruly Airbnb guests will soon cause more headaches for their hosts, as neighbours gain new legal powers to seek compensation of up to $2000 and bans for problem rentals. But a blindspot in the apartment-focused legislation means free-standing houses are completely unaffected, one of the law’s key architects has warned. From Friday, members of an…

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