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Employer-led program to increase Aboriginal employment in defence industry

South Australia’s defence industry has become the tenth industry to establish an Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster program to create sustainable employment for Aboriginal people. Defence SA Chief Executive Andy Keough will chair a team of employers who will individually and collectively leverag... ... (Tuesday, 28 March 2017)

The spirit of Aboriginal WWI digger finally going home

A State Government grant will help the family of Aboriginal World War I digger Miller Mack, who died in 1919, conduct a special service that will see his remains reinterred, with full military honours, at his home at the Raukkan community, near the Murray Mouth. For almost a century, 25-year-old Pri... ... (Monday, 06 March 2017)

February Newsletter

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South Australia leads nation in key business measures

Businesses in South Australia have a clear competitive advantage over their interstate counterparts, a new independent report shows. Analysis by the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute compared workforce costs, quality of life and liveability with Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and... ... (Friday, 17 February 2017)

State Government funds repair of vandalised Vietnam Vets Federation Hall

Damaged in a recent attack by graffiti vandals, a tribute mural on the front wall of the Vietnam Veterans Federation Hall, will be repaired with a State Government grant. The mural image of HMAS Sydney, known colloquially as the Vung Tau Ferry, was senselessly de-faced by vandals when it was graffit... ... (Friday, 17 February 2017)

Marshall’s Monarto Mirage

The airports industry has slammed the Opposition Leader’s plan for a freight airport at Monarto.The Australian Airports Association, the national industry voice for 260 airports and aerodromes in Australia has also written to the State Government and advised that; it was not consulted on the proposa... ... (Wednesday, 15 February 2017)

International ship designers converge on Adelaide

Adelaide is set to be a hot-spot for international shipbuilding companies in coming weeks with three ship designers visiting Techport Australia and holding engagement forums with South Australia’s defence industry ahead of 2018’s jobs windfall. Offshore Patrol Vessel contender Damen from the Netherl... ... (Tuesday, 31 January 2017)

AWD program reaches new milestone

The first Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart, today commenced the next phase of sea trials, undertaking testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith congratulated everyone involved in the project on the milestone and said that it... ... (Monday, 30 January 2017)

New defence innovation partnership set to give SA the edge

South Australia is establishing the Defence Innovation Partnership, a new organisation that will generate defence-related research and development activity for the state. Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said the new partnership allows South Australia to continue putting its best fo... ... (Wednesday, 25 January 2017)

Online compliance certificates now available

South Australians can now receive compliance certificates from plumbers, electricians and gas fitters electronically, through a government project that aims to reduce red tape and improve business efficiency.Paper based Certificates of Compliance (CoCs), which consume more than 1 million sheets of p... ... (Tuesday, 17 January 2017)

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