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Posted: August 3, 2020
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CBD Recovery Policy Committee

The Committee for Adelaide, along with the Property Council of Australia - SA and the Australian Hotels Association - SA Branch, has formed a CBD Recovery Policy Committee to generate policy and business-led ideas to keep the economic heart of the state pumping. The Committee also includes representatives from KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University. CEO Jodie van Deventer said: “The CBD is the beating heart of our state and with fewer people in…

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Posted: July 29, 2020
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New member – All Electric Formula E Racing for Adelaide

Valdis Dunis has joined the Committee for Adelaide in his capacity as the leader of a group bringing the new global all-electric FIA “Formula E” racing series to Adelaide along with the “Festival of E-motion”. The goal is to build upon Adelaide’s proud history of leadership in both cleantech and automotive engineering to accelerate our state as a leader. “I love the Committee for Adelaide’s drive to make our state an even better place to live, learn and work in, and its strong track record…

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Posted: July 28, 2020
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New member – Leaders Institute of South Australia

The Leaders Institute of South Australia develops impactful leaders by encouraging self-awareness and providing opportunities to experience different perspectives. A not-for-profit association, their sole aim over more than 20 years has been to develop leaders with the skills and passion to create an extraordinary, sustainable and vibrant city and State. Their work, particularly through the Governor’s Leadership Foundation program, aligns perfectly with the vision of the Committee for Adelaide.

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Posted: July 13, 2020
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Commissioner for Children and Young People reports

The Commissioner has launched a suite of reports focused on careers education for South Australian school students. The Committee for Adelaide worked with the Commissioner, surveying our members about their experience and perception of work experience. The reports found that better connecting young people with jobs of the future was essential to help Adelaide’s economy to grow, employment rates to improve and young people to see a future in South Australia. The Committee's Sustainability for our People group is now working with the Commissioner on…

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Posted: July 1, 2020
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New board member

Nicola is a director of PwC Adelaide with over 15 years of experience working in both Australia and the UK. She has broad experience working with businesses large and small across number of sectors including infrastructure, utilities, agribusiness, retail, financial services and not-for-profit. She is passionate about helping people and organisations succeed through understanding their goals, providing commercial advice and driving continuous improvement. She can attest to Adelaide being one of Australia’s best kept secrets, having migrated here from the UK in 2013, and can…

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Posted: June 26, 2020
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Adelaide United to set up Women’s Football Committee

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer has been announced as Chair of Adelaide United's first Women's Football Committee. The committee will work with stakeholders across South Australia, including Federal and State Governments, corporate supporters, Football South Australia, and local football clubs to foster greater opportunities for women in football. “Following Australia and New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, we will strive to help inspire the next generation of local girls," Jodie said. Read the full release here. 

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Posted: June 18, 2020
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New member – Arup

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. “I see private and non-government organisations as having an important role to play in helping shape the conversation around public policy and how Adelaide could change. The Committee for Adelaide provides an invaluable…

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Posted: June 18, 2020
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Working Group activity

We would like to welcome Milly Vorrasi as the new Chair of our Sustainability for our People working group and thank Mark Glazbrook for his time in this role, Pleasingly, Mark will remain an active contributor to this group helping guide and inform the Committee's advocacy and policy work around migration. As Client Engagement Director for Hays, Milly will bring her considerable expertise and experience in the employment market and skills development to the role. A member of the Hays leadership team within South Australia, Milly was…

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Posted: June 1, 2020
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Crime Stoppers new crime solving ambassadors announced

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer is one of several South Australian top-level business and industry leaders announced as Crime Stoppers’ first group of Ambassadors. She is joined by Andrew Marshall, President of Master Builders SA , Philip Morton, Managing Director of Morton Philips and Martin Haese, CEO at Business SA. Read the full media release here.

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Posted: April 28, 2020
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Opinion: Beyond the gloom, Adelaide has a chance to recreate itself

COVID-19 is the ultimate disruptor and while its impact may be temporary, its economic and social legacy will be felt long after a vaccine is found or population-level immunity is reached. So what does this mean for Adelaide as we move from lockdown and transition into recovery, and how can we minimise the negatives of a worldwide recession or depression while maximising the opportunities such disruption creates? Throughout history, major crises have reshaped cities and already, the best minds across our state are looking at…

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Posted: April 24, 2020
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New member: Don Dunstan Foundation

The Don Dunstan Foundation is a thought leadership organisation which convenes collaborative projects to inspire action for a fairer world. Its two principal projects are the Thinkers in Residence program and the Adelaide Zero Project. The Thinkers program brings big thinkers from around the world to Adelaide to offer insights on complex challenges while the Zero Project aims to end street homelessness in the inner city of Adelaide. In addition to this community work, the Foundation also holds major events that incorporate social justice themes…

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Posted: April 23, 2020
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National advocacy for cycling and walking infrastructure

With bicycle sales booming locally and pop up bicycle lanes appearing across the globe as people take to ebikes, scooters and other modes of transport to avoid public transport during COVID-19, we're joining a chorus of voices calling for a focus on safe and extensive bike and walking infrastructure. More than 100 health and transport experts as well as organisations such as the Committee for Sydney, the Heart Foundation and others have signed an open letter on the issue. While Adelaide is blessed with open spaces…

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Posted: April 22, 2020
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National advocacy for visa holders

This topic came up at our Sustainability for our People Working Group with participants expressing concern about about temporary visa holders and international students left without a safety net, many of whom are unable to go home or even receive money from overseas due to border and bank closures. Some of our members, such as Boomerang International Education Services, have begun delivering food parcels to the most vulnerable. We have written to relevant Federal and State Government Ministers and other key politicians as well as joining 120 other organisations…

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Posted: March 26, 2020
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COVID-19: Committees for our Cities and Regions stand ready to support recovery

Committees representing more than twenty Australian and New Zealand cities and regions met via video link this week to discuss their contribution to assist their members with the current COVID-19 crisis and how to rebuild economic strength in the wake of the pandemic. More than ever we need to collaborate on solutions that will ensure our cities and regions can return to the vibrant and safe places we have come to expect. The Committees for Cities and Regions is a unique network in Australia and New Zealand of…

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Posted: March 18, 2020
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Like others, the Committee for Adelaide is reviewing our work as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt across our community. This public health issue is already having significant impacts on the South Australian economy and now more than ever, businesses and community groups must come together to minimise economic impacts and work on a strategy to help the economy grow again when the time comes. The Committee for Adelaide believes we must take a leadership position, using our membership seniority and breadth to…

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