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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)

Small Business Commissioner backing state’s $34 billion SME sector

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner continued its support of the state’s economic engine room, the SME sector in the 2015/16.Minister for Small Business Martin Hamilton-Smith tabled the latest annual report of the SBC Office this week. The report shows there was a substantial increase in t... ... (Sunday, 11 December 2016)

South Australia’s October overseas goods exports

South Australia’s overseas goods exports totalled $10.8 billion in the year to October 2016, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.This was down 7.7 per cent compared with the year to October 2015. Figures show national exports totalled $242 billion in the year t... ... (Thursday, 08 December 2016)

South Australia’s first Small Business Statement released

The State Government’s first consolidated “State of the State” Annual Small Business Statement sets a future course for the sector that provides almost a quarter of a million local jobs, is worth $34 billion each year and underpins the local economy.Released today at an industry event by Minister fo... ... (Thursday, 08 December 2016)

Fisheries agreement to support West Java graduates in South Australia

An agreement signed today between the Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy (AMFA) and the Fisheries and Marine Agency of West Java Province, will support the development of a two year training and industry placement pilot program for graduates from West Java’s maritime vocational schools.The Me... ... (Wednesday, 07 December 2016)

Malaysia meeting further cements relationship

South Australia’s relationship with Malaysia received a boost today as Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed visited Adelaide for the first time since 2014.At a meeting with Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith the Ministers discussed m... ... (Tuesday, 06 December 2016)

Latest steps in getting SA companies ready for defence contracts

Defence SA will hold the first in a series of forums today that are aimed at getting South Australian companies ready to take part in lucrative Defence contracts.Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the forums were about supporting local companies and giving them a competitive ... ... (Tuesday, 06 December 2016)

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