Removal of barriers to small business

State Government procurement reforms will make it even easier for South Australian firms to access work through government procurement contracts. Small Business Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said that changes to the Better Customer Charter, coming into effect on 1 July 2016, mean that Simple Procurement provisions will reduce the amount of information businesses need to provide…

New laws proposed to secure prompt payment for sub-contractors

Sub-contractors in the building industry will be supported in their push for prompt and fair payment by principal contractors under new laws proposed by the Small Business Commissioner. The proposal follows a review of the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act, conducted by retired District Court Judge Alan Moss and a round of extensive…

Explore and commemorate on the Flanders Fields Poppy Trail

Personal stories of endurance, tragedy, humour and mateship have been gathered into a program to commemorate the centenary of Australia’s loss and triumph in battles fought on the Western Front 100 years ago. Tokens, artefacts, letters, writings, music and art are among the keepsakes and historical treasures that make up the Flanders Fields Poppy Trail,…

New education agreement between South Australia and Da Nang

South Australian students, from primary right through to vocational and tertiary levels, are set to benefit from a new agreement to be signed this afternoon to strengthen education and training ties with Da Nang, Vietnam. In Vietnam as part of the South Australian Government’s South East Asia business delegation, Trade and Investment Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith…

South Australia-West Java educational forum a first

Minister for Investment and Trade Martin-Hamilton Smith has today opened the first South Australia-Bandung Vocational International Collaboration forum today and signed a new commitment between TAFE SA and Bandung’s LPKI Politeknik. The 50-person forum, attended by South Australian South East Asia business mission delegates and West Java vocational education providers, applied universities and vocational high…

Trade mission to promote business opportunities in South East Asia

Opportunities in business and education will be a focus of a South Australian delegation leaving today for the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The delegation of more than 60 business, education, cultural and government leaders, will work to advance relationships, increase engagement with South East Asia and raise South Australia’s profile in the region’s markets. Led…

Appointment of Veterans’ Advisory Council Chair

Mr Brent Espeland AM has been appointed Chair of the Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC), replacing the Hon Sir Eric Neal AC CVO who has served in the role with distinction since inception of the VAC in 2008. The Council’s key aim is to promote the well-being of South Australian Veterans and provide advice to the…

Act review to support growth of retail and small business

Consultation on the review of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 is now underway and the State Government encourages all stakeholders play an active part. The review was handed down by retired District Court Judge Mr Alan Moss last month and consultation will take place over the next three months. BackgroundMinister for Small Business,…