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,…

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…

$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…