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Entries for June 2016

South Australian tech company expands operations

Forecast business growth has prompted high-tech South Australian defence firm APC Technology to relocate to larger premises, allowing it to meet increased customer demand. Opening the new premises in Cheltenham today Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said APC’s expansion was anot... ... (Thursday, 30 June 2016)

South Australia stands up for regional economies

South Australia wants a Federal commitment to ensure regional economies benefit from multi-million dollar Commonwealth works contracts.South Australia’s Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has written to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten see... ... (Tuesday, 28 June 2016)

South Australia’s export strategies lead to growth

The State Government’s export strategy is paying dividends, a leading economic report says.Despite falling prices in some sectors, a strong rise in volumes contributed to an almost $600 million boost in exports, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies June 2016 report shows.Investment and T... ... (Tuesday, 28 June 2016)

Removal of barriers to small business

State Government procurement reforms will make it even easier for South Australian firms to access work through government procurement contracts.Small Business Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said that changes to the Better Customer Charter, coming into effect on 1 July 2016, mean that Simple Procure... ... (Monday, 20 June 2016)

Limestone Coast investment on the agenda

Food and tourism investment opportunities on the Limestone Coast are being explored by nine business migration clients taking part in Immigration SA-led tour to the region this week.Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said that over the next two days the group of investors from China... ... (Monday, 20 June 2016)

New laws proposed to secure prompt payment for sub-contractors

Sub-contractors in the building industry will be supported in their push for prompt and fair payment by principal contractors under new laws proposed by the Small Business Commissioner.The proposal follows a review of the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act, conducted by retired Distri... ... (Friday, 17 June 2016)

Explore and commemorate on the Flanders Fields Poppy Trail

Personal stories of endurance, tragedy, humour and mateship have been gathered into a program to commemorate the centenary of Australia’s loss and triumph in battles fought on the Western Front 100 years ago.Tokens, artefacts, letters, writings, music and art are among the keepsakes and historical t... ... (Friday, 17 June 2016)

New education agreement between South Australia and Da Nang

South Australian students, from primary right through to vocational and tertiary levels, are set to benefit from a new agreement to be signed this afternoon to strengthen education and training ties with Da Nang, Vietnam. In Vietnam as part of the South Australian Government’s South East Asia busine... ... (Saturday, 04 June 2016)

South Australia-West Java educational forum a first

Minister for Investment and Trade Martin-Hamilton Smith has today opened the first South Australia-Bandung Vocational International Collaboration forum today and signed a new commitment between TAFE SA and Bandung’s LPKI Politeknik. The 50-person forum, attended by South Australian South East Asia ... ... (Wednesday, 01 June 2016)