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Entries for October 2015

ASC’s capability with launch of HMAS Farncomb paves way for build of Future Submarines and ships in Australia

Today’s launch of the first Collins Class submarine to undergo a new maintenance regime at ASC has underlined the shipbuilder’s standing as a world-class facility, for the construction of 12 new submarines, new frigates and patrol vessels.Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said the ro... ... (Friday, 30 October 2015)

South Australia’s export sector is the key to creation of new jobs

A new report released today has highlighted that more than 200,000 jobs are attributed to South Australian exports and the sector could hold the key to the state’s economic future.An estimated 28.5% of the local workforce or 203,000 jobs were linked to activities outside of the state, including over... ... (Tuesday, 27 October 2015)

Barossa Valley companies boosted by $140,000 export support

Five Barossa Valley wineries have been granted almost $140,000 in funding to help them market their premium wines to overseas clients.Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Export Partnership Program is helping small to medium sized businesses take their products to interna... ... (Monday, 19 October 2015)

Submarine project focus of defence and trade delegation to North Asia

The State Government is taking its pitch for the Future Submarine Program to Japan, with a series of high-level meetings between senior Japanese Government officials this week.Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the South Australian delegation will also focus on strengthening ... ... (Monday, 19 October 2015)

New push for Port Adelaide Pacific Patrol Boat builder to create 500 jobs

The South Australian-based bid to construct Australia’s new Pacific Patrol Boats could result in more than 500 jobs for local businesses involved in the supply chain.Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the project had the potential to create about 120 new and 400 indirect jobs... ... (Sunday, 18 October 2015)

SMEs the key links in major defence projects’ supply chains

The State Government continues to support small-to-medium enterprises to prepare for major defence projects including construction of the nation’s future frigate and submarine fleets. At Port Adelaide-based shipbuilding and fabrication company MG Engineering today Minister for Defence Industries Mar... ... (Saturday, 17 October 2015)

Local manufacturer exporting coffee pods to the world

A western suburbs manufacturer will use a State Government grant to promote their coffee pods online, to boost exports to international markets.Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said $49,800 from the Export Partnership Program will help PODiSTA develop an innovative e-commerce ... ... (Friday, 16 October 2015)

Local business creating jobs through export push

Thebarton-based water management company Micromet is creating local jobs as international demand for their products grow.Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said a $20,600 State Government grant will help Micromet reach out to new markets, particularly in regions where improvemen... ... (Wednesday, 14 October 2015)

South Australia defence innovators pitch new technologies to global audience

South Australian companies and researchers have pitched innovative ideas to international naval and maritime leaders at the Pacific 2015 maritime exposition in Sydney. Eight presentations by South Australian industry, academia and the Defence Science and Technology Group were provided to potential c... ... (Friday, 09 October 2015)

Steven Marshall fails to stand up for sustainable shipbuilding industry

The State Government has called on Opposition Leader Steven Marshall to immediately declare his unqualified support for a sustainable shipbuilding industry in South Australia. Before the last Federal election, Steven Marshall said:“The State Liberals welcome the Coalition’s confirmation today that 1... ... (Friday, 09 October 2015)

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