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Defence leaders to hear why we need Australian built submarines

The benefits of Australia’s next fleet of submarines being built in Australia will be pushed to a national and international audience this morning in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith will join Federal Defence Minister Kevin Andrews and Federal Opposition Leader Bil... ... (Wednesday, 25 March 2015)

Students win trip to Gallipoli for Centenary of Anzac service

Twenty two South Australian students have won the opportunity to travel to Gallipoli in April this year to attend the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Anzac Cove. The students will embark on their 10-day-trip as part of the Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize, which encourages students to l... ... (Sunday, 22 March 2015)

Most South Australians favour a change in time zone

South Australians want to change the State’s time zone, according to submissions received during the consultation phase. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said more than 1000 people have responded to the consultation since it began in February. “What is interesting is the numbe... ... (Thursday, 19 March 2015)

Export opportunities and tax reform the focus of Small Business Roundtable

Opportunities for small business in export markets and the State Tax Review were the focus of the Small Business Roundtable, which convened for the third time at Parliament House today. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Roundtable was established in 2014 to improve communi... ... (Thursday, 19 March 2015)

Saab should be reinstated in submarine tender process

The State Government is disturbed and disappointed at revelations made on the ABC’s Four Corners program that the Federal Government may have misled the State Government and public about its National Security Committee’s consideration around building the next generation of submarines in Japan. The M... ... (Wednesday, 18 March 2015)

Federal Government’s Pacific Patrol Boats promise won’t save our industry

The State Government has welcomed Defence Minister Kevin Andrew’s announcement that the next fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats will be built in Australia, but said it doesn’t go far enough. Today the Federal Government announced its Request for Tender to build 21 steel-hulled replacement patrol boats fo... ... (Thursday, 05 March 2015)

Export partnership program set to drive state’s trade

The State Government has launched its Export Partnership Program, which will help South Australian businesses to engage with key trading partners. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the program provides 50:50 funding to eligible South Australian companies to pursue internat... ... (Thursday, 05 March 2015)

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)

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