Centenary of Anzac website launched

A new website commemorating the centenary of Anzac has been launched today. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith said the website was launched to remember all of the courageous South Australian men and women who served during all wars, conflicts and peace operations over the last 100 years. It is a collaborative project between Veterans…

Defence leaders to hear why we need Australian built submarines

The benefits of Australia’s next fleet of submarines being built in Australia will be pushed to a national and international audience this morning in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith will join Federal Defence Minister Kevin Andrews and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this morning in addressing around 100 delegates at the Royal…

Operation SLIPPER National Commemorative Activity

Good morning ladies and gentleman We gather today to honour the service and sacrifice which you and more than 34,500 Australians have made, from the Department of Defence, the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other government agencies who have deployed as part of Operation SLIPPER. You have experienced an…

Most South Australians favour a change in time zone

South Australians want to change the State’s time zone, according to submissions received during the consultation phase. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said more than 1000 people have responded to the consultation since it began in February. “What is interesting is the numbers so far show a real appetite for change, with 79…

Saab should be reinstated in submarine tender process

The State Government is disturbed and disappointed at revelations made on the ABC’s Four Corners program that the Federal Government may have misled the State Government and public about its National Security Committee’s consideration around building the next generation of submarines in Japan. The Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said that he and the…

Hospital pitched as site for public pool

Mitcham and Hills Messenger: The Repatriation General Hospital has been touted as a possible site to fill a need for a community pool in the Mitcham Council area. Waite MP Martin Hamilton-Smith and Mitcham mayor Glenn Spear visited the Daw Park hospital last week to investigate the future of the Repat’s 25m hydrotherapy pool. The…