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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)

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)

SA builds support for submarines contract with European bidders

The South Australian Government and industry delegates will ramp up efforts to secure the Future Submarine contract and protect local jobs by lobbying bidders in Europe this week.Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith will visit Future Submarine bidders DCNS in France and ThyssenKrupp... ... (Tuesday, 19 May 2015)

South Australia’s largest ever trade delegation to China

Less than a fortnight out from the biggest trade mission in South Australian history, delegates met today to learn more about potential investment and trade opportunities.Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith informed many of the 250 delegates at a pre-departure briefing. Delegates... ... (Tuesday, 12 May 2015)

Trade Ministers focus on Free Trade Agreements at national meeting

Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith will strengthen South Australia’s export aspirations at the national Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting.The forum to be held in Hobart today will be chaired by Federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and attended by state ministe... ... (Friday, 08 May 2015)

Export Partnership Program reform a success

Reforms to the State Government’s international support program announced in February have opened up new opportunities for South Australian exporters. The new Export Partnership Program provides 50:50 funding to eligible South Australian companies to pursue international market development opportuni... ... (Thursday, 07 May 2015)

Vale Bill Schmitt AM

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith has paid tribute to Mr Bill Schmitt AM who died on Wednesday in the company of family and friends. Mr Schmitt turned 97 last month. He was a member of the 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, 7th Division, 2nd AIF, during the Second World War. “The though... ... (Thursday, 07 May 2015)

Engagement with South East Asia strengthens following Minister’s visit

The foundation for a successful South Australian trade mission to South East Asia later this year has been set following Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith’s recent trip to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The week-long trip provided Mr Hamilton-Smith the opportunity to establi... ... (Wednesday, 06 May 2015)

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