North East Asia Action Plan

North East Asia markets are highly developed and present significant business opportunities for South Australia. This North East Asia Action Plan aims to create jobs, growth and investment for South Australia through increased trade with the North East Asia markets. Countries in the North East Asia markets are active in outward investment and have technologically…

Local company signs $2.8 million export contract

Local company SAGE Automation has joined forces with Navantia Australia to secure a $2.8 million contract to supply integrated platform management systems (IPMS), a core component of any naval control system, to Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for two ships under construction for the Royal Australian Navy. This is the third project secured by the joint venture…

Agreement to increase opportunities for South Australia

South Australian Government leaders and their Chinese counterparts in Shanxi Province are today signing an agreement with potentially lucrative education, research and trade outcomes in sectors as diverse as water and Chinese medicine. Minister for Trade and Investment Martin Hamilton-Smith and Shanxi Province Vice Governor Gao Jianmin witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding…

$230 million win for South Australian taxpayers

South Australia has resisted a play from the Federal Government to seize the state taxpayer owned Techport and shipbuilding land at no cost, insisting that the Commonwealth reimburse South Australians for state money used to build defence infrastructure. Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said South Australians have already been taxed for defence and shouldn’t have…

New office to support increasingly productive Shandong relationship

Minister for Investment and Trade, Martin Hamilton-Smith, will today officially open a new and expanded office in Jinan to provide a focal point for South Australia’s growing trade relationship with Shandong Province. The office is at a central city location easily accessed by South Australia’s existing and future government, research and education, and business partners…

Chinese soak up South Australia’s expertise at water cooperation forum

Minister for Trade and Investment, Martin Hamilton-Smith, is today urging Chinese governments and industries to consider South Australia’s internationally regarded water security and management expertise to support more advanced water management outcomes. Decades of planning for and managing scarce water resources has South Australia well-placed to offer its experience and advice to international partners, particularly…

Rare opportunity for local artists to exhibit in China

Five South Australian artists will have their work displayed in China for the first time, as part of the State Government’s cultural delegation to Shandong. The artworks will be featured in the joint exhibition produced by the SALA Festival (South Australian Living Artists’) and Shandong Young Artists’ Association – Sights and Impressions from South Australia.…

Time for anti-Chinese Whetstone to be dumped from trade portfolio

Opposition Leader Steven Marshall should immediately suspend Shadow Trade Minister Tim Whetstone after an extraordinary attack on the current trade and sporting delegation in China. Speaking from China, Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said Whetstone’s credibility is now shot after his anti-Chinese, anti-business outburst in parliament yesterday. Mr Whetstone also needs to explain what he meant…