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Commonwealth clearing path for broken promise on local submarine build

South Australia Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has expressed concern at comments by Federal Government Minister for Defence David Johnston on timeframes for delivering Australia's next generation of submarines. When asked yesterday by Sky News on whether he would honour his pr... ... (Tuesday, 28 October 2014)

Iconic South Australian brands to be showcased in China

Chinese investors and consumers will be exposed to luxury South Australian food and wine products in a three month showcase at the Double Tree by Hilton Beijing. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said the five iconic South Australian brands include Hilton Adelaide, The Beerenberg F... ... (Monday, 27 October 2014)

Local councils will lose if submarines contracts go offshore

A report commissioned by the South Australian Economic Development Board has identified which local council regions will be hardest hit if the future submarines contracts are lost. The independent analysis was compiled by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research and assesses the econ... ... (Friday, 24 October 2014)

Survey says Federal Government faces voter backlash over submarines

An overwhelming 84 per cent of South Australians support the next generation of submarines to be built locally, compared to only 4 per cent who don’t favour it, according to a new survey. Harrison Research compiled the results which also indicated a backlash against the Federal Government if it brok... ... (Friday, 24 October 2014)

An exciting future for Kimberly-Clark’s Millicent Mill

Kimberly-Clark Australia, the single largest employer in the State’s South East, is investing a further $20 million in its Millicent Mill to upgrade equipment and increase production of its Kleenex products. It follows a $33 million investment earlier this year in a new energy-saving cogeneration pl... ... (Thursday, 23 October 2014)

New expert economic report supports an Australian submarine build

A new report has for the first time exposed the extent of the economic impact that building submarines overseas would have on local government regions – identifying the real winners and losers. Expert modelling has also been used to pin point the difference in tax recoupment figures, which were prev... ... (Tuesday, 21 October 2014)

South Australian defence leaders hold Summit on industry's future

The State Government will today host a Summit to discuss its submission to the Defence White Paper on industry policy. The Summit will be held in the House of Assembly Chamber at Parliament House from 9am to 12.30pm. It will be opened by Premier Jay Weatherill and hosted by the Minister for Defence ... ... (Tuesday, 21 October 2014)

New submarines developments underline need for an open tender process

A chorus of experts have called for the Federal Government to follow a competitive open tender process before any decision on a multi-billion dollar submarines acquisition. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said he welcomes the decision by Liberal Senators Sean Edwards, David Faw... ... (Friday, 17 October 2014)

Sporting event arrangements for Anzac Day 2015

As Australia prepares to mark the 100th commemoration of the Gallipoli Landings next year, and with Anzac Day falling on a Saturday in 2015, South Australians are reminded of the restrictions around public sport and entertainment events on the day. Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell said und... ... (Thursday, 16 October 2014)

South Australian defence leaders to hold Summit on industry's future

The State Government will host a Summit to discuss the South Australian Government submission to the Defence White Paper on industry policy, which is due for submission at the end of this month. A particular focus will be the effect of policy on the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.... ... (Saturday, 11 October 2014)

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