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 and will attract 1000 international delegates. “This is a major coup for…

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 Australia, the peak industry body, will receive $35,000 through the Department of State…

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 pre-election commitment to build the next 12 future submarines in Australia, Mr Johnston…

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 economic ramifications of purchasing 12 next generation submarines overseas to replace…