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Survey says Federal Government faces voter backlash over submarines

An overwhelming 84 per cent of South Australians support the next generation of submarines to be built locally, compared to only 4 per cent who don’t favour it, according to a new survey. Harrison Research compiled the results which also indicated a backlash against the Federal Government if it brok... ... (Friday, 24 October 2014)

An exciting future for Kimberly-Clark’s Millicent Mill

Kimberly-Clark Australia, the single largest employer in the State’s South East, is investing a further $20 million in its Millicent Mill to upgrade equipment and increase production of its Kleenex products. It follows a $33 million investment earlier this year in a new energy-saving cogeneration pl... ... (Thursday, 23 October 2014)

New expert economic report supports an Australian submarine build

A new report has for the first time exposed the extent of the economic impact that building submarines overseas would have on local government regions – identifying the real winners and losers. Expert modelling has also been used to pin point the difference in tax recoupment figures, which were prev... ... (Tuesday, 21 October 2014)

South Australian defence leaders hold Summit on industry's future

The State Government will today host a Summit to discuss its submission to the Defence White Paper on industry policy. The Summit will be held in the House of Assembly Chamber at Parliament House from 9am to 12.30pm. It will be opened by Premier Jay Weatherill and hosted by the Minister for Defence ... ... (Tuesday, 21 October 2014)

New submarines developments underline need for an open tender process

A chorus of experts have called for the Federal Government to follow a competitive open tender process before any decision on a multi-billion dollar submarines acquisition. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said he welcomes the decision by Liberal Senators Sean Edwards, David Faw... ... (Friday, 17 October 2014)

Sporting event arrangements for Anzac Day 2015

As Australia prepares to mark the 100th commemoration of the Gallipoli Landings next year, and with Anzac Day falling on a Saturday in 2015, South Australians are reminded of the restrictions around public sport and entertainment events on the day. Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell said und... ... (Thursday, 16 October 2014)

South Australian defence leaders to hold Summit on industry's future

The State Government will host a Summit to discuss the South Australian Government submission to the Defence White Paper on industry policy, which is due for submission at the end of this month. A particular focus will be the effect of policy on the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.... ... (Saturday, 11 October 2014)

Former Colonel appointed as Veterans SA Director

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith today announced that Rob Manton has been appointed as the new Director of Veterans SA. Mr Manton leaves his role within the Federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs Income Support and Grants Branch, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to Vete... ... (Tuesday, 30 September 2014)

Driving opportunities for investment in South Australia

Professor Christof Rühl, Global Head of Research for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, will meet with the State Government today. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith, who will host the meeting, says ADIA was established ... ... (Thursday, 25 September 2014)

South Australia bids for defence jobs at Land Forces 2014

South Australia’s Defence Industry capabilities will be on centre stage at the inaugural Land Forces 2014 Conference and Exposition in Brisbane today.. Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said Land Forces is a premier exhibition that showcases land defence equipment, technology and ser... ... (Monday, 22 September 2014)

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