Time for anti-Chinese Whetstone to be dumped from trade portfolio

Opposition Leader Steven Marshall should immediately suspend Shadow Trade Minister Tim Whetstone after an extraordinary attack on the current trade and sporting delegation in China. Speaking from China, Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said Whetstone’s credibility is now shot after his anti-Chinese, anti-business outburst in parliament yesterday. Mr Whetstone also needs to explain what he meant…

Business mission to visit China Southern freight facilities

Minister for Trade and Investment Martin Hamilton-Smith and South Australian business representatives will today tour the facilities of China Southern Airlines in Guangzhou to explore the potential for increased goods trade between Adelaide and the south-eastern Chinese city. The tour is one of the first key appointments on Mr Hamilton-Smith’s agenda during this week’s South…

SA supports Australian Space Agency

The South Australian Government has thrown its support behind the creation of a new Australian Space Agency, providing an unprecedented opportunity for South Australia to further establish its presence in the hi-tech world of space. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said South Australia is a strong advocate for the growth and development of the…

Federal Government must stand by its pre-election promises

South Australians are right to expect the Federal Government to stand by its pre-election promise of 90 per cent local industry content in the Future Submarines program. The 90 per cent figure was first promised by French designer and builder DCNS and affirmed by   Federal Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne in an interview with the…

Delegates from South Australia to visit Indonesia

Around 30 industry, business and education representatives leave for Indonesia today to build international connections and seize opportunities for international trade, as part of the South Australian State Government’s business mission program. The delegation, led by Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, includes representatives from the agriculture food and wine, education, research and development, infrastructure…

The Marshall energy option highlights policy vacuum

Former State Liberal Leader, Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith says the Leader of the Opposition Steven Marshall exists in a political policy vacuum and that what South Australia needs is movers and shakers, not groovers and fakers. As Liberal Leader, Mr Marshall lacks vision, plans for the future and his position on energy…

Defence industry productivity conference

Senior leaders from some of Australia’s largest defence companies will meet today to discuss key challenges currently facing the multi-billion dollar defence industry. Today’s SA Partners Building Defence Industry Productivity Conference will include presentations from leading Defence organisations including BAE Systems, Airbus and ASC. Defence SA’s Chief Executive Andy Keough will open the conference, providing…

Employer-led program to increase Aboriginal employment in defence industry

South Australia’s defence industry has become the tenth industry to establish an Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster program to create sustainable employment for Aboriginal people. Defence SA Chief Executive Andy Keough will chair a team of employers who will individually and collectively leverage their professional influence within their organisations and industries to increase Aboriginal employment. The…

The spirit of Aboriginal WWI digger finally going home

A State Government grant will help the family of Aboriginal World War I digger Miller Mack, who died in 1919, conduct a special service that will see his remains reinterred, with full military honours, at his home at the Raukkan community, near the Murray Mouth. For almost a century, 25-year-old Private Mack’s remains lay in…