China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Hansard Extracts The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH: I thank the member for Colton for his question because yesterday the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, and the Chinese President, Mr Xi Jinping, signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement which we are discussing today. It is a historic agreement. Many of its key areas will involve South Australia’s most…

China to establish Consulate-General in South Australia

South Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China has received an enormous boost with the news that a Chinese Consulate-General will be established in Adelaide. The Consulate-General will further promote economic, trade, scientific, technological, cultural and educational ties between South Australia and China, supporting the 50,000 Chinese nationals that call our State home. Premier…

South Australians pause to reflect on Remembrance Day

South Australians will observe a minutes silence at 11am today in memory of all the men and women who died or suffered in Australia’s war-like and peace time missions to keep the nation safe and free. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said today marks the 96th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World…

Repat Foundation’s Remembrance Business Breakfast

Good morning ladies and gentleman it’s  a pleasure to speak to you this morning and to introduce our guest speaker Dr Brendan Nelson. We give our thanks to the Repat Foundation for inviting Dr Nelson to be with us today. The invaluable work the Foundation continues to do in supporting the Veterans’ Health community, in…