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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

US partnership to shore up South Australia’s shipbuilding capabilities

Peter Malinauskas MP Premier Susan Close MP Deputy Premier Minister for Defence and Space Industries The South Australian Government is partnering with the United States’ largest shipbuilder HII to accelerate the development of our state’s defence industry workforce, skills, and supply chain. Through its newly formed entity in Australia, HII Nuclear Australia Pty Ltd, HII has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Australian Government. Premier Peter Malinauskas and Deputy Premier Susan Close met with President of HII Nuclear Australia Michael Lempke at an industry briefing in Adelaide, where the US shipbuilder shared opportunities with more than 100 representatives from ...

US partnership to shore up South Australia’s shipbuilding capabilities2023-11-13T14:20:43+10:30

Land agreement to build Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines

Australia is a step closer to building conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines after the Australian and South Australian Governments reached agreement on a land exchange for the new submarine construction yard.

Land agreement to build Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines2023-11-10T14:36:21+10:30

Investing in our defence industry workforce for the future

The Hon Richard Marles MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Defence The Hon Peter Malinauskas MP Premier of South Australia The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP Minister for Skills and Training The Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, and Premier of South Australia, the Hon Peter Malinauskas MP today released the South Australian Defence Industry Workforce and Skills Report and Action Plan, delivering a detailed strategy to grow and sustain South Australia’s defence industry workforce for the future. Through the South Australian Defence Industry Workforce and Skills Taskforce, the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments have ...

Investing in our defence industry workforce for the future2023-11-13T14:01:31+10:30

South Australia’s defence capability on show at international maritime exhibition

South Australia’s world-class defence industry capability will be on show at the international maritime exhibition, Indo Pacific 2023, in Sydney from 7-9 November. A delegation of more than 80 South Australian defence industry companies will take part in this year’s expo, showcasing their work at the South Australia – The Defence State pavilion. This is the largest delegation Defence SA has hosted at any trade show in its history, demonstrating the momentum growing across the state’s defence sector. Defence Industries Minister Susan Close will attend the exhibition to highlight South Australia’s critical role in AUKUS and other defence shipbuilding programs. ...

South Australia’s defence capability on show at international maritime exhibition2023-11-07T10:04:00+10:30

Flinders signs historic agreement with US Navy research leader to advance defence research

South Australia's defence research capability will be boosted by a history-making partnership which will see Flinders University become the first Australian university to join forces with a key United States Navy research centre. The landmark Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Undersea Warfare Centre (NUWC) Division Newport marks a significant step forward in advancing collaborative research between the United States and Australia in the field of undersea technology. NUWC Division Newport is the US Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support centre for submarine warfare systems and other systems associated with the undersea battlespace. ...

Flinders signs historic agreement with US Navy research leader to advance defence research2023-11-06T11:38:55+10:30

ASC to partner with Tonsley Technical College

Australian submarine company ASC has agreed to a significant partnership with Tonsley Technical College that will provide employment pathways for school students into defence industries. ASC has a skilled workforce of more than 1,900 employees and ongoing workforce demand. As a key employer partner at the Tonsley Technical College, ASC will shape the learning experiences, support workplace learning and provide job opportunities through apprenticeships for students when they complete their programs. This valuable employer partnership will also bolster the advanced manufacturing and engineering pathway being offered at the technical college, helping to ensure students are workplace ready when they complete ...

ASC to partner with Tonsley Technical College