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Entries for August 2014

State Government demands explanation over secret Japanese visit

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has called on the Federal Government to explain why a group of Japanese Submarine experts are on a secret mission in Adelaide. Media reports say a 40-strong delegation is inspecting the ASC base at Osborne, renewing the State Government’s fears that ... ... (Wednesday, 27 August 2014)

Federal Government must rule out building submarines overseas

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has called on the Federal Government to clearly rule out building submarines overseas and honour its pre-election promise to build the ships in Adelaide. Before the election (May 8, 2013), Defence Minister David Johnston stood at ASC and promised Aus... ... (Monday, 25 August 2014)

South Australian exports again exceed $12 billion

South Australia’s export performance has again topped the nation, growing 15% in the 12 months to June to $12.362 billion. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics trade figures also show overseas goods exported from South Australia have exceeded $1 billion for each of the past seven months. Inves... ... (Tuesday, 05 August 2014)

South Australia commemorates 100th anniversary of First World War

On Monday, 4 August 2014 the world will commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War. “For Australians this is a momentous occasion,” Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith said. “The First World War touched the lives of nearly every Australian and many of the impacts a... ... (Saturday, 02 August 2014)