Small business focus pays off

The State Government’s decision to bring together three key offices and agencies dedicated to supporting South Australian SMEs is set to build on recent signs of improvement in the sector. Latest positive signs include an additional 78 South Australian businesses now exporting internationally in the past 12 months; latest economic, confidence and investment surveys showing…

South Australian business confidence and conditions improve

Investment and business confidence in South Australia rose in the June quarter, as shown by leading economic surveys released yesterday. A number of recent surveys, including the Sensis Business Index Survey, NAB Quarterly SME Survey, NAB Quarterly Business Survey and ANZ/Property Council Survey, all indicate improving business confidence and conditions in South Australia. Also released…

LAND 400 Phase 2 takes another step forward

Today sees another great opportunity for South Australia’s defence industry with the Department of Defence announcing the shortlisted bidders for delivering Army’s next generation of armoured fighting vehicles. The shortlisted bidders are BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh, with both companies having a substantial existing presence in South Australia. LAND 400 Phase 2, is…

Limited and flawed research in Productivity Commission industry assistance review

he State Government has criticised the limited analysis, assumed figures and incorrect conclusions contained in the latest Productivity Commission’s review of trade and assistance. The review out today is critical of Government support for the submarine construction program and claims assistance will exceed the level of support for the car industry. Its conclusions are made…