Defence interns launched into career trajectory

Ten South Australian university students have been awarded exclusive internships designed to pave the way to careers in the defence, science and technology sectors. Minister for Science and Information Economy Gail Gago said the Defence and STEM Scholarship and Internship Program will enable students to gain valuable industry experience through structured work placements with local…

A new PTSD Centre for Excellence at Glenside

An expert advisory panel including clinicians, veteran representatives, consumers and carers has recommended Glenside Health Service Campus as the site for the new $15 million veteran mental health precinct including the Centre for Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Health Minister Jack Snelling said the panel assessed a number of locations based on specific criteria,…

Window into Shandong 2015

South Australia’s biggest investment and trade mission to China’s Shandong Province was the culmination of almost 30 years of relationship building with our sister state. Understanding the modern Chinese commercial market will ensure that South Australian businesses will have a strategic advantage to attract investment, export our premium products and services, and drive job growth…

Shifting South Australia’s time zone

The Government is favouring a shift to Eastern Standard Time following the consideration of two reports into the benefits or difficulties a potential change in time zone could cause. Releasing two reports from the first round of community consultation, Premier Jay Weatherill said the wide-ranging submissions and comments had brought new elements into the debate.…

The Defence White Paper must defend Australian jobs

The State Government has announced three key points that must be included in the Defence White Paper next month, to rescue the Australian shipbuilding industry. Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said when the Federal Government releases the Defence White Paper next month it must defend Australian jobs. 1. Both the submarines and frigates must be…

Internationally respected submarine commander to lead Defence SA

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith today announced that Andy Keough has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Defence SA. Mr Keough leaves his role as General Manager Business and Strategic Development with Australian naval shipbuilding company ASC, which built the Air Warfare Destroyer and Collins Class submarines. “Mr Keough is a globally…

Federal Government must rule out a hybrid or overseas submarine build

In response to evidence provided this week at The Senate Economics References Committee into the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry, the State Government has demanded a hybrid or overseas submarine build be ruled out immediately, before the Federal Government releases its Defence White Paper. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said that “before…