Defence Shipbuilding

Hansard Extract The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH: Sustaining the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry is absolutely vital to our economy, to our advanced manufacturing future and to jobs. We are currently at a critical crossroads, where the federal government will either choose to spend $250 billion to deliver and sustain our future Navy fleet here in…

Business SA Export Awards

At the turn of the 20th Century South Australia was one of the most prolific exporters of wheat flour in the world, with more than 60 mills in operation. Now we only have 5 flour mills. We export wheat in bulk – the jobs and enterprise within flour mills is now offshore. Last month I…

Exports thrive on Asia focus

PS NEWS ONLINE: Growth in exports from South Australia has outpaced the national average for 11 consecutive months, helped by programs administered by the Department of State Development, according to the Minister for Investment and Trade, Martin Hamilton-Smith. Read more

Former Colonel appointed as Veterans SA Director

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith today announced that Rob Manton has been appointed as the new Director of Veterans SA. Mr Manton leaves his role within the Federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs Income Support and Grants Branch, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to Veterans’ Affairs. “I congratulate Mr Manton on his appointment,” Mr…

Driving opportunities for investment in South Australia

Professor Christof Rühl, Global Head of Research for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, will meet with the State Government today. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith, who will host the meeting, says ADIA was established to invest funds on behalf of the Government of the…

Land 400 Project

Hansard Extract Mrs VLAHOS (Taylor) (14:48): My question is to the Minister for Defence Industries. Can the minister inform the house about the government’s effort to attract land vehicle projects, such as the Land 400, to South Australia? The Hon. M.L.J. HAMILTON-SMITH (Waite—Minister for Investment and Trade, Minister for Defence Industries, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) (14:48):…