Spanish shipbuilding experts to join Air Warfare Destroyer project

The State Government has welcomed the announcement that Spanish shipbuilder Navantia will lead the shipbuilding component of the Air Warfare Destroyer project, after management structure reform. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Federal Government’s decision to insert Spanish shipbuilding executives into the program is positive action that will ensure the Air Warfare Destroyer…

‘Mitcham AFA Family’ Book Launch

Hon MARTIN HAMILTON-SMITH MP Speaking at ‘Mitcham AFA Family’ Book Launch Thank you for inviting me to officially launch the Mitcham AFA Family. I still remember the first time I visited this AFA. I would have been no older than 11. At that age, I imagine, I was probably running amok outside on the greens…

All bids are in – Federal Government must build 12 submarines

Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said South Australia must build the nation’s next generation of submarines and only 12 will secure a continuous industry. Today the deadline closed for responses to the Federal Government’s competitive evaluation process to select an international partner to design and build the submarines. Mr Hamilton-Smith said the Federal Government…

Regional South Australia provides investment focus for China and Malaysia

Opportunities for business investment and trade between China, Malaysia and regional South Australia will be the focus of today’s Invest in Regional South Australia Exhibition in Adelaide. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the exhibition will provide an opportunity for Chinese and Malaysian business migrants and agency representatives to network and build relationships…

Lockheed Martin high-tech laboratory benefits industry and researchers

Global defence company Lockheed Martin has opened a high-tech laboratory in Adelaide today, which will create opportunities for industry innovation and research. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s largest defence contractors. “This new Submarine Combat System Laboratory in Mawson Lakes will create a space for collaboration with…

Rare Anzac exhibition opens at State Library

An exhibition that tells the stories of ten Turkish and ten Anzac soldiers, who fought in the trenches at Gallipoli, will be launched at the State Library tonight. Titled “From Hostility to Lasting Friendship – Cultural Reflections from the Turkish and Anzac Soldier Narratives,” the exhibition will be open to the public until 15 January.…