Strengthening South Australia’s French and UK connections

With the Federal election outcome decided, South Australia is getting on with the task of maximising industry and job opportunities arising from the $89 billion Future Naval Shipbuilding contracts, announced in April. Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith is in France and the UK over the next week meeting with defence and high tech industry representatives…

Consul-General of India visits Adelaide

Consul-General of India visits Adelaide The Consul-General of India in Sydney, Mr B. Vanlalvawna, will be in Adelaide today to highlight opportunities for South Australian businesses interested in trading with Indian counterparts. As part of the South Australian Government’s Business Education Program, today’s engagement session provided an insight into India’s business environment and recent India…

South Australia’s overseas goods exports up

South Australia’s overseas goods exports totalled $11.5 billion, up 0.7 per cent in the year to May 2016, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The latest figures show South Australia again performed better than the national average, where total exports fell 4.2 per cent in the same period. Minister for…

South Australian Government – Defence Strategy 2030

South Australia’s defence industry is entering a new era of growth and prosperity, and this is creating jobs, driving investment and aiding the transition of our economy. Our state has evolved into a hub of defence activity, underpinned by innovation, cutting-edge technologies and a highly skilled workforce. Defence Strategy 2030 Brochure (PDF)

Anzac Day Commemoration Fund grants highlight centenary of service

A virtual war memorial, light show and multi-sensory Vietnam War-themed arts experience and a short film are among the meaningful and poignant projects sharing in the State Government Anzac Day Commemoration Fund grants. Announcing the recipient projects today, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Anzac Day Commemoration Council was impressed by the standard…

South Australian tech company expands operations

Forecast business growth has prompted high-tech South Australian defence firm APC Technology to relocate to larger premises, allowing it to meet increased customer demand. Opening the new premises in Cheltenham today Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said APC’s expansion was another example of the transforming South Australian economy. APC has moved from Stepney to…

South Australia’s export strategies lead to growth

The State Government’s export strategy is paying dividends, a leading economic report says. Despite falling prices in some sectors, a strong rise in volumes contributed to an almost $600 million boost in exports, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies June 2016 report shows. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith says the report is a…

South Australia stands up for regional economies

South Australia wants a Federal commitment to ensure regional economies benefit from multi-million dollar Commonwealth works contracts. South Australia’s Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has written to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten seeking a post-election commitment to ensuring local economic benefit from the regional construction works at the Cultana…

Limestone Coast investment on the agenda

Food and tourism investment opportunities on the Limestone Coast are being explored by nine business migration clients taking part in Immigration SA-led tour to the region this week. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said that over the next two days the group of investors from China, Malaysia and Taiwan will investigate identified tourism accommodation,…