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Posted: November 15, 2018
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Boards without Borders – Skycity

We had the opportunity to show Skycity's Expansion Committee around while they were in town in November. With only the afternoon to spare we were able to tailor a package that suited their interests which included a tour and briefing at ASC Osborne, briefing from Australian Naval Infrastructure and a tour and briefing at Adelaide Airport. Image (L-R): Skycity Expansion Committee touring Adelaide Airports new hotel Atura and the construction site for their expansion.  

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Posted: November 15, 2018
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New board members

Following our AGM held on 12 November, we have some new faces on our Board and we would like to congratulate and welcome: Lester Wynne-Jones – State General Manager SA/NT/TAS, Westpac Leah Grantham – Director Partnerships & Corporate Relations, Adelaide University Matthew Sherwell – Manager Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Santos Katrina Quinn – Business School Manager Strategy and Services, University of South Australia We would also like to pay tribute to retiring Board members Stephenie de Nichilo (Santos) and Lachlan Cooper (Uber) and look forward…

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Posted: November 9, 2018
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2019 Innovation Precincts Study Tour

As Adelaide is poised to establish itself as a major centre for innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise with a national defence spend, emerging industries such as space and developments at Lot Fourteen (the oRAH site), we’re excited to announce an innovation study tour to Canada and the US from 4-18 May 2019. For more than a year we have been working with the Don Dunstan Foundation on their Thinkers in Residence program and through this work, many of you would have been inspired by Dr…

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Posted: October 25, 2018
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Boards without Borders – Committees for Cities and Regions Network

It was a pleasure to host members of the Committee for Cities and Region Network from across Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide this month. Through our Boards without Borders program, our CEO Jodie van Deventer led a full-day program which included a submarine tour at ASC followed by a briefing at the Naval Shipbuilding College. The group then heard from Kim Cheater from PwC and Aaron Hill from Deloitte and met the newly appointed Chief Entrepreneur Jim Whalley. It was capped with local food…

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Posted: October 25, 2018
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Adelaide delegation to Parliament House

The Committee for Adelaide led a productive and successful delegation to Parliament House on Wednesday 24 October talking all things population growth and City Deals with Ministers Alan Tudge and David Coleman, Shadow Minister Shayne Neumann and MPs Rowan Ramsey, Rebekha Sharkie and Senator Tim Storer as well as the UNHCR. To grow our population, the national migration system needs a major overhaul and with momentum growing at State and Federal Government levels, we were able to strongly push the case for reforms including policy…

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Posted: August 24, 2018
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New members: Westpac, The Tailor and Carclew

Westpac Westpac, one of South Australia’s largest employers, is Australia’s first bank and oldest company. For more than 200 years they have played an important role in the economic and social fabric of Australia. We look forward to working with Westpac together on our journey towards creating a better future for our city. The Tailor Founded in 1998 by South Australian, Drew Kluska, The Tailor creates Australian luxury travel for clients, both national and international, who seek an exclusive travel experience handpicked especially for them.…

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Posted: July 12, 2018
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New members: BHP and Haigh’s Chocolate

BHP is a world-leading resources company. They extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 60,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. BHP has an important footprint in South Australia with Olympic Dam mine and is one of the largest employers in the state. Haigh’s Chocolate first opened its doors on King William Street in 1915. Today the company is oldest family-owned chocolate maker in Australia and is run by fourth generation Haighs, Alister and Simon. They employ over 550…

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Posted: June 25, 2018
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Opinion: Defence can steer state into the future

As PwC’s CityPulse report and The Advertiser have pointed out, a City Deal can help unlock this opportunity allowing us to build the infrastructure and create the educational and innovation environments needed to create a lasting legacy that will set us up for decades to come. And as places such as San Francisco and Israel show, the high-tech developments demanded by defence can benefit our entire economy, turbo charging innovation in other industries such as space, mining and health. If we get this right, the…

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Posted: May 28, 2018
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Global Sustainable Development Goals

A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all the world’s governments at the United Nations in 2015. The Committee for Adelaide endorses these goals, with our work supporting a number of them from promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth to ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy. Click here for a more information and the full list of goals.

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Posted: May 28, 2018
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The Committee welcomes three new members

We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Committee for Adelaide, all whom bring something different to the table. ACH Group is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to supporting older people to live good lives. They offer a range of services and advice to allow their customers to choose the life they want to live, where they want to live it. The Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People is an independent statutory office. The core functions of the office…

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Posted: April 23, 2018
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Regions’ hands up for more skilled migrants

“Curtailing migrant numbers to help cities like Melbourne and Sydney is ludicrous when you consider the harm it will cause to places like Adelaide and much of the nation’s regional areas where some communities are struggling to survive,” Ms van Deventer told The Australian. The Australian 23 April 2018 Click here to read the article online.

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Posted: April 23, 2018
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Population Growth interview with Steve Price on 2GB

Jodie van Deventer, CEO of the Committee for Adelaide, talks the need for a population strategy that encourages migration to Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. Click here to listen to the full interview. 

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Posted: April 19, 2018
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Opinion: We need vibrant hi-tech industry

"When a company like BHP takes a 10-year lease in a new $250 million Adelaide office tower and decides to add its name in bold letters to our skyline, you know confidence in our state is rising." The Advertiser opinion piece 19 April 2018. Click here to read the article online.

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Posted: April 18, 2018
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Media Release: Australia’s population distribution issue

In the wake of the most recent national report showing migrants add wealth and create jobs, Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer said Australia did not have a population growth issue but rather a population distribution issue. “Curtailing migrant numbers to help cities like Melbourne and Sydney is ludicrous when you consider the harm it will cause to places like Adelaide and much of the nation’s regional areas where some communities are struggling to survive,” she said. “Infrastructure Australia has already stated…

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Posted: March 27, 2018
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Luring people and business top priorities for group

Congratulations to Steven Marshall, our new Premier of South Australia. We look forward to working with all politicians elected by the people of South Australia.

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