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South Australia secures world’s largest systems engineering event

South Australia will host the International Council on Systems Engineering International Symposium in 2017, which is expected to inject $4.69 million into the economy. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said IS2017 is the largest annual gathering of systems engineers in the world ... ... (Friday, 07 November 2014)

South Australia continues to outpace the nation in exports

South Australia continues its strong export performance, recording a value of $12.1 billion in the 12 months to September. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show overseas goods exported from South Australia grew... ... (Thursday, 06 November 2014)

South Australian potato industry chips away at South East Asian markets

The South Australian Government is partnering with Potatoes South Australia to gain export access and expand the state’s seed and fresh potato industry within the growing international markets of Thailand and Malaysia. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said Potatoes South Austr... ... (Friday, 31 October 2014)

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)

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