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Federal Government is sinking Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry

The Federal Government must commit to a 30 year strategic ship building plan for Australia to rescue an industry on the brink of extinction. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Federal Government must move now to stem the flow of job losses and save highly skilled workers ... ... (Thursday, 05 March 2015)

South Australians have switched on to a shift in time-zone

The State Government has received a tremendous response to the first month of consultation on the merits of changing South Australia’s time-zone. The Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith who is leading the consultation process said the State Government has been inundated with hund... ... (Wednesday, 04 March 2015)

South Australia’s aerospace and systems expertise on world stage

South Australia’s aerospace and systems expertise has been showcased to the world at the Avalon Airshow this week. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said Avalon is the largest aviation aerospace and defence exposition in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring 600 exhibitors from ... ... (Friday, 27 February 2015)

South Australia to build on defence strengths

Premier Jay Weatherill and Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton Smith today launched a 10-year strategy for South Australia’s defence sector. Speaking to a 100-strong audience of Defence and industry leaders, Premier Weatherill reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the defence sector.... ... (Friday, 20 February 2015)

South Australia primed to build Australian Army vehicles

South Australia stands ready to build and support Australia’s next generation Armoured Fighting Vehicles. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith welcomed the Federal Government’s Request for Tender for initial vehicles to be acquired under Defence Project Land 400. “It is pleasing... ... (Thursday, 19 February 2015)

Australia’s first aerospace cluster blasts into Adelaide

South Australia’s status as an international leader in aerospace development has been enhanced with the establishment of Australia’s first aerospace cluster. Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher has today officially launched the Australian Aerospace Alliance. The Minister said the Allian... ... (Tuesday, 17 February 2015)

Repat Foundation Chair to lead new Post-Traumatic Stress move

The Chair of The Repat Foundation will lead a panel of experienced veteran’s representatives and clinical experts to advise on the location and model of the new Post-Traumatic Stress Centre for Excellence. Health Minister Jack Snelling said Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus CSC will lead the input o... ... (Thursday, 12 February 2015)

Federal Government continues to fuel uncertainty in submarines purchase

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government and the State Liberals that there will be a ‘competitive evaluation process’ has created further uncertainty surrounding the future of naval shipbuilding in Australia. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said only a proper project defi... ... (Tuesday, 10 February 2015)

Open project definition study on submarines doesn’t go far enough

The Federal Government’s commitment to an open project definition study to build Australia’s new fleet of submarines doesn’t guarantee local jobs. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said he welcomed any step towards a transparent and competitive tender process, where every option ... ... (Monday, 09 February 2015)

Shifting South Australia’s time zone

South Australians will be asked to consider the merits of changing the State’s time-zone to either align with the eastern states or closer to Western Australia. Premier Jay Weatherill said a state-wide consultation process will be led by Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith and ex... ... (Thursday, 05 February 2015)

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