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United Kingdom and South Australia agree to forge closer ties

Peter Malinauskas MP Premier Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO British High Commissioner to Australia The United Kingdom and South Australian Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to forge closer ties in areas of mutual interest, including defence and green hydrogen. UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Lord David Cameron and South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas signed the agreement in Adelaide today on the sidelines of the AUKMIN meeting. The MoU will see both jurisdictions work together to forge closer co-operation in key areas of mutual interest including: Defence industries, workforce development and skills capability ...

United Kingdom and South Australia agree to forge closer ties2024-03-25T12:04:08+10:30

AUKUS build partners put Adelaide built nuclear powered submarines on course

Peter Malinauskas MP Premier The Malinauskas Labor Government welcomes the selection of Adelaide-based shipbuilders ASC Pty Ltd and BAE Systems to build Australia’s SSN-AUKUS submarines at Osborne. The Federal Government has entered into a collaborative arrangement between the two world-leading companies, who will eventually form a Joint Venture to lead Australia’s sovereign building program for nuclear powered, conventionally armed submarines. The announcement will be confirmed today in Adelaide ahead of high level AUKMIN talks between the United Kingdom Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron, and their Australian counterparts, Richard Marles and Senator Penny Wong. ASC has ...

AUKUS build partners put Adelaide built nuclear powered submarines on course2024-03-22T10:28:29+10:30

Local defence expert to head up Defence SA

Susan Close MP Deputy Premier Minister for Defence and Space Industries One of South Australia’s leading defence industry experts, Matt Opie, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Defence SA. Mr Opie replaces outgoing CE Richard Price who resigned in December 2023. An Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College Duntroon graduate, Mr Opie has held senior defence positions across government, industry and academia over the course of his 30-year career. He served as an Officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals both in Australia and the Middle East. Since then, he has worked on defence ...

Local defence expert to head up Defence SA2024-03-15T10:13:12+10:30

Commitment to continuous shipbuilding secures Osborne jobs for decades

Peter Malinauskas MP Premier Susan Close MP Deputy Premier Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Minister for Defence and Space Industries Long term continuous naval shipbuilding in Adelaide has been secured for decades to come with the Federal Government confirming it will proceed with the construction of Hunter class frigates and a replacement vessel for the Navy’s Hobart class destroyers at Osborne. Construction on the first Hunter class frigate will begin this year, with the Albanese Government committing funding to a program which will see the final Hunter frigate delivered to the Navy by 2043. The Hunter class will be ...

Commitment to continuous shipbuilding secures Osborne jobs for decades2024-02-20T13:23:11+10:30

Extra 230 STEM places a vote of confidence in SA’s shipbuilding capability and new Adelaide University

Susan Close MP Acting Premier Minister for Defence and Space Industries In a huge vote of confidence in South Australia, the Commonwealth Government has agreed to provide more than 1000 additional STEM-focused university places in SA from next year to support the state’s endeavours in building nuclear-powered, conventionally armed submarines. The Commonwealth’s commitment will see South Australia receive more than a quarter of the 4001 new additional STEM places announced nationwide. The 1030 new places in SA represents an increase of 230 on the commitment first secured by the South Australian Government in a Cooperation Agreement with the Commonwealth in ...

Extra 230 STEM places a vote of confidence in SA’s shipbuilding capability and new Adelaide University2023-11-29T09:39:25+10:30