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Entries for June 2015

State Budget delivers improvements to Springbank Road

NEWS RELEASE- Minister Stephen Mullighan MPThe State Budget will invest $1.1 million dollars in improvements to Springbank Road - a key arterial road in Adelaide’s inner south.The Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said locals had emphasised the need for the upgrade when he atte... ... (Friday, 19 June 2015)

China-Australia FTA signing opens great opportunities for South Australia

South Australia is set to reap significant benefits following the official signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in Canberra today.The removal of tariffs in key industries and increased market access will create opportunities for local businesses.Minister for Investment and Tr... ... (Wednesday, 17 June 2015)

Boeing to increase activity in Adelaide

Global aerospace giant Boeing has opened its first South Australian office, a strong indication that key international primes have confidence in the state’s defence sector.The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith attended the opening of the new Boeing office – in Technology Park at ... ... (Friday, 12 June 2015)

South Australian exporters have their say

South Australian exporters are being encouraged to participate in a first-of-its-kind survey to assist the State Government with the continual development of its trade and investment strategy.Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the survey, sent to around 2000 businesses, is ... ... (Thursday, 11 June 2015)

Federal Government’s expert advisory panel on submarines not enough

The State Government has welcomed Defence Minister Kevin Andrew’s announcement that an expert advisory panel including a probity auditor has been appointed to oversee the Future Submarine Competitive Evaluation Process, but said it doesn’t go far enough. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilt... ... (Friday, 05 June 2015)

Defence Shipbuilding

Hansard Extract: The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH (Waite—Minister for Investment and Trade, Minister for Defence Industries, Minister for Veterans' Affairs) (14:05): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement. Leave granted. The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH: The most important single jobs and industry... ... (Wednesday, 03 June 2015)

Investment and Trade Initiatives

Hansard Extract: Ms VLAHOS (Taylor) (14:42): My question is to the Minister for Investment and Trade. What are the government's plans for investment and trade following South Australia's business month in China? The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH (Waite—Minister for Investment and Trade, Minister for De... ... (Tuesday, 02 June 2015)

Sir Angus Houston appointed Trade and Investment Special Envoy

Retired Australian Defence Force Chief, Air Chief Marshall Sir Angus Houston AK, AC, AFC has been appointed South Australia’s Trade and Investment Special Envoy to support the Government in delivering its international trade and investment program.Premier Jay Weatherill said Sir Angus, through his m... ... (Monday, 01 June 2015)