Vale Bill Schmitt AM

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith has paid tribute to Mr Bill Schmitt AM who died on Wednesday in the company of family and friends. Mr Schmitt turned 97 last month. He was a member of the 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, 7th Division, 2nd AIF, during the Second World War. “The thoughts of the veteran…

Export Partnership Program reform a success

Reforms to the State Government’s international support program announced in February have opened up new opportunities for South Australian exporters. The new Export Partnership Program provides 50:50 funding to eligible South Australian companies to pursue international market development opportunities. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said that the first round of the new program…

Engagement with South East Asia strengthens following Minister’s visit

The foundation for a successful South Australian trade mission to South East Asia later this year has been set following Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith’s recent trip to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The week-long trip provided Mr Hamilton-Smith the opportunity to establish relationships with a number of key Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai government…

DSTO opens its doors to Australia’s innovation sector

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) will open its doors to Australia’s innovation sector, hosting their inaugural Partnerships Week at Edinburgh this week. The new initiative aims to strengthen DSTO’s relationships with industry and the research and development sector, to help deliver the best capability outcomes for Australia’s defence and national security. Minister for…

Overseas trade representation the focus of South East Asia trip

Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith will fly to South East Asia today for discussions around the State Government’s in-country trade representation in the region.The trade mission will visit Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, meeting with key government officials to discuss embedding South Australian staff in the respective Austrade offices.Mr Hamilton-Smith said increasing the state’s…