SA industry advocate model setting national standard

South Australia’s procurement policies and laws are setting the standard with key elements likely to be rolled out nationally. Releasing the final report of the Federal Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement, committee chair  Senator Nick Xenophon said a national Industry Advocate  “cast on the highly successful South Australian model is urgently needed’’. The report…

Hills Transport Forum

I will be hosting a Hills Transport Forum with Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan at Blackwood on June 28. We will be discussing the recent announcements of the Blackwood roundabout upgrade, Springbank Road, Daws Road, Goodwood Road intersection upgrade and other hills transport issues. Details of the forum can be found here Please RSVP by calling 8271…

Hills Transport Forum

I will be hosting a Hills Transport Forum with Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan at Blackwood on June 28. We will be discussing the recent announcements of the Blackwood roundabout upgrade, Springbank Road, Daws Road, Goodwood Road intersection upgrade and other hills transport issues. Details of the forum can be found here Please RSVP by calling 8271…

Major Bank Levy to support thousands of small businesses

South Australia’s new $200 million Future Jobs Fund will help small businesses create jobs, and will be underpinned by the Major Bank Levy, the 10th Ministerial Small Business Roundtable was told at today’s post budget briefing. Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis told 35 small business operators and associations that the levy represented just 0.3 per cent of…

Small business expo coming to Mount Gambier

An expo featuring local, state and Australian government services that support small businesses will be held in Mount Gambier on Tuesday 13 June. Small Business Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith will open the BizLink event, which will also be attended by the Small Business Commissioner John Chapman and representatives from the Department of State Development and the…

SA monthly exports up

South Australia is exporting more than ever, with the trend for total exports in merchandise goods and services reaching a new high in chain volume terms of $15.117 billion in the 12 months to March 2017, today’s ABS figures show. The state’s merchandise exports also improved over the 12 months to March 2017, rising $170 million. …

Upper Spencer Gulf poised to take advantage of opportunities in Defence

Large-scale defence exercises at the Cultana Training Area and Woomera Range Complex present huge economic potential to Upper Spencer Gulf communities, as outlined in the South Australian Government’s submission presented to a Senate inquiry in Port Augusta this morning. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the expansion and increased defence sector’s use of Cultana…