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Entries for July 2015

South Australian delegation to commemorate Battle of Lone Pine in Gallipoli

22-year-old South Australian Alex Hibbard will honour his late father and represent Legacy at the Battle of Lone Pine centenary commemoration in Turkey this week.The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith said a bi-partisan parliamentary and veteran delegation will also pay tribute to ... ... (Friday, 31 July 2015)

Federal Government must support local jobs in $350m Edinburgh upgrade

The State Government is calling on the Federal Government to support the South Australian construction industry and business community during its facilities upgrade at RAAF Base Edinburgh, worth up to $350 million.Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said Defence personnel are an im... ... (Friday, 31 July 2015)

Window into Shandong 2015

South Australia’s biggest investment and trade mission to China’s Shandong Province was the culmination of almost 30 years of relationship building with our sister state.Understanding the modern Chinese commercial market will ensure that South Australian businesses will have a strategic advantage to... ... (Wednesday, 29 July 2015)

Shifting South Australia’s time zone

The Government is favouring a shift to Eastern Standard Time following the consideration of two reports into the benefits or difficulties a potential change in time zone could cause. Releasing two reports from the first round of community consultation, Premier Jay Weatherill said the wide-ranging su... ... (Tuesday, 28 July 2015)

The Defence White Paper must defend Australian jobs

The State Government has announced three key points that must be included in the Defence White Paper next month, to rescue the Australian shipbuilding industry.Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said when the Federal Government releases the Defence White Paper next month it must defen... ... (Monday, 27 July 2015)

Internationally respected submarine commander to lead Defence SA

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith today announced that Andy Keough has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Defence SA.Mr Keough leaves his role as General Manager Business and Strategic Development with Australian naval shipbuilding company ASC, which built the Air W... ... (Sunday, 26 July 2015)

Federal Government must rule out a hybrid or overseas submarine build

In response to evidence provided this week at The Senate Economics References Committee into the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry, the State Government has demanded a hybrid or overseas submarine build be ruled out immediately, before the Federal Government releases its Defence Whit... ... (Friday, 24 July 2015)

South Australian exporters use funding to engage with international markets

Twelve South Australian companies have shared in more than $340,000 of funding under the first round of the State Government’s new Export Partnership Program.Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said there has been a resounding response from South Australian exporters with 48 full... ... (Wednesday, 22 July 2015)

101 jobs shed at ASC - Australian submarines and frigates build essential

The shedding of another 101 blue collar contract worker jobs at ASC today makes it essential that the Federal Government decides to build the Future Submarines and Frigates in Australia.More than 500 naval shipbuilding jobs have been cut nationally this year, renewing calls for the Federal Governmen... ... (Friday, 17 July 2015)

Adelaide Crows Chairman to lead state’s investment attraction agency

Adelaide Crows Chairman and seasoned banking executive Rob Chapman will lead a $15 million investment fund aimed at bringing new jobs to South Australia.The 2015-16 State Budget includes $15 million over two years for the fund, which will be administered by a newly established investment arm reporti... ... (Monday, 13 July 2015)