Inverbrackie

Inverbrackie reborn

In just a few years the Hills hamlet of Inverbrackie would be unrecognisable from its former role as a detention centre for refugees if a…

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Inverbrackie sale

The sale and future development of the former Inverbrackie Detention Centre will undoubtedly bring many benefits to Woodside. Attracting residents to the 81 vacant houses…


A little lifesaver

A little boy lies lifeless on the sand of a Turkish beach, washed up and stranded like a piece of flotsam. It is the image…


Inverbrackie sale

The sale of the 80 houses at the former detention centre site at Inverbrackie is extremely welcome news. The likely injection of 80 new families into the Woodside economy will bring widespread benefits to the town and wider region.


Inverbrackie future

The news that the Federal Government will shut down the Inverbrackie detention facility at the end of the year is no surprise. The closure was…


Wright or wrong?

What was once an infrequently visited green space at the end of a no through road has now become a magnet for pet owners across the Hills… so it’s no wonder nearby householders are upset about suddenly losing their privacy and amenity.


Killer blow

Isobel Redmond’s gaffe last week, during which she outlined her desire to cut 25,000 SA public servants, could be the killer blow to her tenure…


Broken promise

When the Federal Government informed the Hills community in 2010 that the old Inverbrackie army base housing estate was going to be converted into detention…


Anzac mateship

Woodside was an angry community 18 months ago when Prime Minister Julia Gillard dropped a bombshell and announced that the old army housing estate at…


Detention costs

To spend $27m on the upkeep of a few hundred people in the Inverbrackie detention facility in less than eight months is an extraordinary figure,…