South Australia defence innovators pitch new technologies to global audience

South Australian companies and researchers have pitched innovative ideas to international naval and maritime leaders at the Pacific 2015 maritime exposition in Sydney. Eight presentations by South Australian industry, academia and the Defence Science and Technology Group were provided to potential collaboration partners at ‘Innovation Pitchfest.’ Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the event…

South Australia to press case for naval shipbuilding at PACIFIC 2015

South Australia’s naval shipbuilding capabilities will be showcased to a global audience at the PACIFIC 2015 international maritime exhibition in Sydney this week. Premier Jay Weatherill and the Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith will lead a South Australian defence industry delegation to PACIFIC 2015, reinforcing the state’s position as the national centre of naval…

Huge defence contingent converges on Adelaide

Adelaide will host Australia’s largest land defence exhibition, Land Forces which is expected to inject more than $16 million into the state’s economy. Global delegates will converge on Adelaide in September 2016 for the biennial event, which will be conducted in conjunction with the Australian Army’s international Chief of Army Exercise and showcases international land…

Global economic expert to head South Australian investment agency

An international expert and former head of the Welsh Government’s trade and investment body has been appointed Chief Executive of South Australia’s new investment agency. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said Michael Hnyda brings a wealth of global experience to the role including an unrivalled track-record in delivering major investments for Wales. “I…

$70 million agricultural park to be built in South Australia

A South Australia-Shandong consortium has proposed a $70 million agricultural consolidation park in Adelaide, which would supply premium food and wine to China. The agreement to construct the park was signed at an official welcome dinner last night attended by Premier Jay Weatherill and Shandong’s Communist Party Secretary Jiang Yikang. Armstrong Wines Trading Pty Ltd,…

$4 billion iron ore project strikes agreement with China

The stock exchange has today been advised that a major South Australian iron ore project has taken a significant step closer to development, after agreements were struck with five Chinese steel companies. Iron Road has signed with five global leading Chinese steel companies, including with Shandong Iron & Steel Group at the Adelaide Convention Centre…

Cenotaph new home at Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk

The Australasian Soldiers Dardanelles Cenotaph, the first Australian memorial to the Gallipoli campaign could become a feature of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith will attend the 100th anniversary of the memorial on Sunday and has proposed to transfer it from the South Parklands. “The cenotaph is the first…