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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)

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)

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