State Budget delivers improvements to Springbank Road

NEWS RELEASE- Minister Stephen Mullighan MP The State Budget will invest $1.1 million dollars in improvements to Springbank Road – a key arterial road in Adelaide’s inner south. The Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said locals had emphasised the need for the upgrade when he attended a public meeting hosted by community members concerned…

Boeing to increase activity in Adelaide

Global aerospace giant Boeing has opened its first South Australian office, a strong indication that key international primes have confidence in the state’s defence sector. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith attended the opening of the new Boeing office – in Technology Park at Mawson Lakes today – alongside Boeing Defence Australia’s vice president…

South Australian exporters have their say

South Australian exporters are being encouraged to participate in a first-of-its-kind survey to assist the State Government with the continual development of its trade and investment strategy. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said the survey, sent to around 2000 businesses, is seeking feedback on a number of issues with the view of better…

Federal Government’s expert advisory panel on submarines not enough

The State Government has welcomed Defence Minister Kevin Andrew’s announcement that an expert advisory panel including a probity auditor has been appointed to oversee the Future Submarine Competitive Evaluation Process, but said it doesn’t go far enough. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said that today’s announcement does not guarantee that the tender process will…

Defence Shipbuilding

Hansard Extract: The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH (Waite—Minister for Investment and Trade, Minister for Defence Industries, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) (14:05): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement. Leave granted. The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH: The most important single jobs and industry question facing South Australia over the next 30 years is whether we build 12…

Investment and Trade Initiatives

Hansard Extract: Ms VLAHOS (Taylor) (14:42): My question is to the Minister for Investment and Trade. What are the government’s plans for investment and trade following South Australia’s business month in China? The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH (Waite—Minister for Investment and Trade, Minister for Defence Industries, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) (14:42): I thank the member for…

Sir Angus Houston appointed Trade and Investment Special Envoy

Retired Australian Defence Force Chief, Air Chief Marshall Sir Angus Houston AK, AC, AFC has been appointed South Australia’s Trade and Investment Special Envoy to support the Government in delivering its international trade and investment program. Premier Jay Weatherill said Sir Angus, through his military roles and most recently as the coordinator of the search…