South Australia signs Sister-State agreement with Rajasthan India

Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith has signed a historic sister-state agreement between the governments of South Australia and India’s Rajasthan. Following successful visits to Rajasthan by Premier Jay Weatherill, Deputy Premier John Rau and a state government led business mission in August, the agreement was signed by Mr Hamilton-Smith and Rajasthan Chief Minister…

Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk design revealed

An interpretive wall made from local black granite and an open blade fence along the Government House Kintore Avenue boundary are key features of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk design released today. Marking Remembrance Day, Premier Jay Weatherill revealed the design alongside Governor Hieu Van Le AO, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith, Lord…

SA embarks on key trade mission to Indonesia

The South Australian Government will embark on its first trade mission to Indonesia since the execution of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Following the Federal Government’s decision to withdraw its Ambassador to Indonesia in April this year in protest, ministerial engagements between the nations stopped for months before beginning again in August. Today Minister…

Hundreds of South Australian exporters target new international markets

South Australian exporters have participated in a first-of-its-kind survey to support the State Government with its international engagement strategy. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the survey was sent to around 1800 South Australian exporters across every industry. “I wanted to know what South Australian exporters had experienced and endeavoured to achieve,” Mr…

ASC’s capability with launch of HMAS Farncomb paves way for build of Future Submarines and ships in Australia

Today’s launch of the first Collins Class submarine to undergo a new maintenance regime at ASC has underlined the shipbuilder’s standing as a world-class facility, for the construction of 12 new submarines, new frigates and patrol vessels. Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said the roll-out of the HMAS Farncomb highlighted ASC’s progress in achieving an…

Barossa Valley companies boosted by $140,000 export support

Five Barossa Valley wineries have been granted almost $140,000 in funding to help them market their premium wines to overseas clients. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Export Partnership Program is helping small to medium sized businesses take their products to international markets. “The Export Partnership Program is part of a targeted…