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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)

South Australian companies strive for global export success

An award-winning animation studio, a Barossa Valley winery and a manufacturer in automation equipment are some of the businesses to win funding under the Gateway Business Program. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the funding is part of State Government’s commitment to ass... ... (Tuesday, 03 February 2015)

A new centre to treat Post-Traumatic Stress among infrastructure boost

The South Australian Government proposes to invest $252 million over four years to improve the state’s health infrastructure as part of Transforming Health. The proposal also includes a new Centre of Excellence for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress. Health Minister Jack Snelling said the change... ... (Monday, 02 February 2015)

Australian workers must build Abbott’s new armoured fighting vehicles

A $10 billion Armoured Fighting Vehicles program, which could provide 30 years of advanced manufacturing and sustainment work for South Australians, is at a cross road. The Federal Government is poised in coming weeks to release its Request for Tender (RFT) for initial vehicles to be acquired under ... ... (Friday, 30 January 2015)

South Australian farmers to reap the benefits of Japan agreement

South Australian agribusiness is well positioned to take full advantage of the benefits offered by the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton Hamilton-Smith said Japan is an important trade partner and South Australia’s fourth bigges... ... (Friday, 16 January 2015)

State Parliament to condemn Federal attack on SA subs

Premier Jay Weatherill will today lead a debate in the State’s Parliament that will call on the Abbott Government to keep its promise and build future submarines in Adelaide. The motion, to be debated at midday today, also condemns the Federal Defence Minister for his recent attack on ASC workers an... ... (Wednesday, 03 December 2014)

Chinese investors converge on South Australia in search of opportunities

More than 130 Chinese investors, business migrants and economic leaders are in Adelaide to network with South Australian companies. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Invest in South Australia conference will strengthen business and investment opportunities with China. ... ... (Friday, 28 November 2014)

Abbott Government’s slap in the face to local shipbuilding industry

South Australian Minister for Defence Industries, Martin Hamilton-Smith, is outraged at comments by an Abbott Government Minister which criticised the Australian shipbuilding industry. During Senate Question Time on Tuesday, Federal Defence Minister David Johnston criticised the performance of the A... ... (Wednesday, 26 November 2014)

Trade programs assist West Coast businesses to export and thrive

Regional businesses are continuing to thrive by engaging with international markets, with support from the State Government TradeStart and Gateway Business Program. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith will today visit an example of this success, Streaky Bay Marine Products, to le... ... (Tuesday, 25 November 2014)

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