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Entries for November 2014

Chinese investors converge on South Australia in search of opportunities

More than 130 Chinese investors, business migrants and economic leaders are in Adelaide to network with South Australian companies. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Invest in South Australia conference will strengthen business and investment opportunities with China. ... ... (Friday, 28 November 2014)

Abbott Government’s slap in the face to local shipbuilding industry

South Australian Minister for Defence Industries, Martin Hamilton-Smith, is outraged at comments by an Abbott Government Minister which criticised the Australian shipbuilding industry. During Senate Question Time on Tuesday, Federal Defence Minister David Johnston criticised the performance of the A... ... (Wednesday, 26 November 2014)

Trade programs assist West Coast businesses to export and thrive

Regional businesses are continuing to thrive by engaging with international markets, with support from the State Government TradeStart and Gateway Business Program. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith will today visit an example of this success, Streaky Bay Marine Products, to le... ... (Tuesday, 25 November 2014)

South Australia enjoys spike in skilled and business migration nominations

Skilled and business migrants are increasingly looking to settle in South Australia, with 1,495 nominations this financial year, helping to boost South Australia’s economic growth. Minister for Investment and Trade, Martin Hamilton-Smith said this is a significant increase on the number of nominatio... ... (Tuesday, 25 November 2014)

Streaky Bay RSL becomes wheelchair friendly thanks to State Government

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith has awarded $2,000 funding to the Streaky-Bay RSL Sub-Branch to help provide wheelchair access to its clubroom. Mr Hamilton-Smith said the Sub-Branch is an integral meeting spot for the local community. “The Streaky Bay RSL Sub-Branch clubroom... ... (Monday, 24 November 2014)

South Australian services are in high demand on the global market

South Australia has achieved a record high $2.4 billion in service exports in the 2013-14 financial year – boosting the state’s education, tourism, health, business and legal sectors. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the latest data brings total goods and services exports... ... (Saturday, 22 November 2014)

Food industry trailblazers recognised at SA Food awards

A pioneer in establishing kangaroo on Australian restaurant menus has been recognised with two major awards in the 2014 South Australian Food Industry Program Awards. Macro Meat Gourmet Game founder Ray Borda was last night awarded the inaugural Duncan MacGillivray Entrepreneurs Award for pioneering... ... (Saturday, 22 November 2014)

Submarine debate: Labor accuses Commonwealth of gagging ASC on local building costs

YAHOO!7: The South Australian Government has accused the Commonwealth of "gagging" the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) over the cost of building submarines locally. Read More ... (Friday, 21 November 2014)

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Hansard ExtractsThe Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH: I thank the member for Colton for his question because yesterday the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, and the Chinese President, Mr Xi Jinping, signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement which we are discussing today. It is a historic agree... ... (Wednesday, 19 November 2014)

China to establish Consulate-General in South Australia

South Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China has received an enormous boost with the news that a Chinese Consulate-General will be established in Adelaide. The Consulate-General will further promote economic, trade, scientific, technological, cultural and educational ties betwe... ... (Monday, 17 November 2014)

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