Two sides of the shipbuilding valley

New graphic modelling released today shows the huge jobs bonanza ahead for South Australia’s naval shipbuilding sector, set to peak at just under 6000 direct jobs in a decade. The Defence SA figures show the expected fall in jobs, to fewer than 2500 over the next 12 – 18 months, is followed by a spike…

Export grants helping small business explore global growth

More than $790,000 has been granted to South Australian SME exporters to help them access new global markets, expand business and grow jobs. The latest round of Export Partnership Program (EPP) funding has seen 33 small business recipients share in $791,000. One of the latest recipients, Hartwig Air Group used is its $20,000 EPP funding…

$10 million to grow small business and create jobs in the North

Job opportunities in Adelaide’s northern suburbs received a $10 million boost today through special grants to start or expand local businesses. Guidelines released today outline how the $10 million Small Business Development Fund will support small businesses to grow and create multiple, ongoing jobs in northern Adelaide. An initiative under the State Government’s Northern Economic…

RSL selected as successful Repat submission

The Repatriation General Hospital site will continue to serve South Australian Veterans and the community for years to come, with the RSL today announced as the successful submission for the Repat site. The RSL consortium, which includes RSL SA, RSL Care SA and RSL Life Care, will invest $125 million redeveloping the site into a…

United front essential on submarines

United leadership from Federal and State Governments is essential in order to continue to be taken seriously by international shipbuilding companies and investors. This week’s refusal by Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne to include the South Australian Government in a local defence round table sent the wrong message to the sector,…

South Australian flying school wins contract in South East Asia

A targeted international marketing campaign by a South Australian flying school has created a blue sky opportunity in Asia’s rapidly expanding aviation training market. Using its $20,000 Export Partnership Program (EPP) grant from the South Australian Government, Hartwig Air Group has secured a significant deal with Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnamese Civil Aviation Authority to…

International Students Action Plan

The South Australian Government’s Economic Priority Number 4, the ‘Knowledge State’, includes the objective of increasing the number of international students studying in South Australia from 28,300 in 2013 (baseline) to 35,500 in 2017. This equates to a market share of approximately 5% (See Appendix A). If South Australia was to achieve a market share…

South Australia – China Engagement Strategy

Our State’s engagement with the world will have a significant impact on our future growth, the wellbeing of South Australians and job prospects for future generations. Demand from Asia, particularly from China for goods and services, represents a great opportunity for South Australia to capitalise on its resources and talents. When these demands and external…

Kintore Avenue transformed to honour our veterans

Thousands of South Australians will get their first look at the new Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk when it opens to the public today. The 280 metre Memorial Walk runs along Kintore Avenue, linking the South Australian National War Memorial to the Torrens Parade Ground, where many service personnel left for war. A 70 metre…