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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)

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)

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