German defence delegates visit South Australia

South Australia’s manufacturing and defence industry has attracted another international visitor with Parliamentary State Secretary Dr Ralf Brauksiepe from the German Federal Ministry of Defence in town today. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said while Dr Brauksiepe was in the country to prepare for a meeting between the Australian and German Defence and Foreign…

International visit strengthens ties with South East Asia

The State Government has struck an agreement to establish a South Australia-Penang Joint Working Group to develop new investment and trade opportunities with South East Asia. The signing between The Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng and Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith occurred during a Malaysian delegation to Adelaide. It focused on…

South Australia – India Engagement Strategy

The South Australia – India Engagement Strategy was released in October 2012. This Strategy in 2016 represents a refinement of the original strategy in view of changing circumstances in India and developments in South Australia. It is informed by the experiences of the past three years, especially those of the business community. The key changes…

Retail and Commercial Leasing Guide launched

The State Government has launched a new guide for tenants and lessors of retail and commercial premises, which will provide guidance for tenants and prospective tenants on the key issues surrounding entering a commercial and retail property lease. Minister for Small Business Martin Hamilton-Smith said in the 2014/15 financial year, the Office of the Small…

Defence White Paper a win for South Australia

Premier Jay Weatherill said today’s release of the 2016 Defence White Paper is a win for South Australia. “I commend the Federal Government’s long term, significant investment in Australia’s Defence Forces and recognition of industry as a fundamental defence capability,” Mr Weatherill said. “The White Paper outlines a raft of opportunities for South Australia including…

Wine bottling investment uncorks 50 ongoing new jobs

Up to 50 new jobs are expected to flow from a new wine bottling venture announced today by Premier Jay Weatherill. Australian Global Wine Services, in conjunction with Red Capital Pty Ltd, have announced plans to construct a large bottling, storage and container facility at Port Adelaide, which will cater predominately to the wine industry.…

US “Internet of Things” data company to call Adelaide home

Buddy Platform, a US-based company providing crucial data processing infrastructure for the “Internet of Things”, is the latest technology leader to invest in South Australia. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said Buddy Platform will establish its Australian headquarters in South Australia in a multi-million dollar investment which is expected to create up to 30…

Success for new investment strategy

The State Government’s newly established agency Investment Attraction South Australia has secured about 400 jobs in the State in its first four months. Speaking today at the inaugural Investment and Trade Statement event at the Adelaide Oval, Premier Jay Weatherill said the State Government has taken a bold, new direction for trade and investment with…