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Posted: May 4, 2021
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New member – WellCity Adelaide

WellCity Adelaide measures, celebrates and optimises Adelaide as a city of wellbeing. "On a global scale, Adelaide is the best place to be right now. WellCity Adelaide sees the Committee for Adelaide as a unique place to drive Adelaide's agenda forward with an extraordinary network of people focused on the sustainability of Adelaide's people, place and economy," said Biela McMillan, Co-Director of WellCity Adelaide.

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Posted: May 4, 2021
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Committees for Cities and Regions Network Meeting

It was great to meet with our committee for city and region network colleagues from Australia and New Zealand earlier this month and discuss issues around skills shortages, global trade and the future of cities with Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke MP, Urbis and the Asia Society. Thank you to the Committee for Melbourne for hosting. As a result of our meeting the network has renewed its call for a consistent & collaborative approach across local, state and national jurisdictions to help our cities and regions…

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Posted: May 3, 2021
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Media Release: Committees for our Cities and Regions call for a nationally consistent approach to post COVID recovery, supported by structural reforms

The Committees for Cities and Regions Australia and New-Zealand network renews its call for a consistent and collaborative approach across local, state and national jurisdictions to help our cities and regions return to the vibrant and safe places we have come to expect. While Australia and New Zealand have done better than most in managing the COVID-19 health crisis, the pandemic has greatly tested our economic resilience and competitiveness. Our trade exposed industries are particularly challenged. The international health crisis has severely curtailed critical export…

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Posted: April 30, 2021
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Migration submission

Skilled migration is integral to our state's economic recovery and we need a migration system, based on an overarching population strategy, to support our efforts to attract workers to Adelaide. Local businesses are struggling to fill gaps in the labour market, particularly in regional areas, and more could be done at the federal level to attract and retain workers. Recently, we made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration to highlight the issues. Joint standing committee on migration - Submission Part 1 Joint…

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Posted: April 27, 2021
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Opinion: Bring back students and we all benefit

While our borders are closed to international students, destinations such as the UK and Canada are welcoming students with open arms. It is time for us to take a mature approach to this situation and accelerate plans for the safe return of international students to Australia, writes Committee for Adelaide CEO Jodie van Deventer. This article was originally published on 26 April in The Advertiser.

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Posted: April 22, 2021
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Opinion: SA must have skill to seize tomorrow’s job opportunities

South Australia has the nation’s highest unemployment rate yet paradoxically, it also has acute skills shortages predicted to worsen. There are jobs in industries such as IT, hospitality, project management, farming, aged care and engineering in South Australia that employers are struggling to fill locally, advertising interstate and targeting international expats keen to return home. It’s likely that a number of factors are at play: a mismatch between what people are studying and opportunities available, the lack of skilled migrants entering our country, an increase…

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Posted: February 16, 2021
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Message from our Chair Professor David G. Lloyd

I wanted to let you know that I have regrettably accepted formal notice of Jodie van Deventer’s resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Adelaide, with her last day of employment scheduled for Wednesday 30 June 2021. While very sorry to see Jodie leaving us, I very much respect and welcome her integrity and commitment in providing us with such a long notice period and recognise her view that she wanted to allow the February Board planning session to take place with…

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Posted: February 15, 2021
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New staff member – Jennie Wilkinson

Jennie brings her expertise in public policy to the role. Having worked in a variety of State Government roles her focus has been on providing high level policy advice and development on issues relating to state housing strategy, housing affordability, affordable housing policy and innovations, national housing policy reforms and economic participation for public housing tenants. Jennie is passionate about living in Adelaide and wants her kids to feel like Adelaide is the place to be for opportunity - education, jobs, lifestyle.  Jennie is keen to meet…

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Posted: February 10, 2021
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New member – St Andrew’s School

We are pleased to welcome St Andrew’s School as a member of the Committee for Adelaide. This is an extra special welcome given they are the first school to join as members. St Andrew’s, located in Walkerville, is South Australia’s oldest independent primary school and celebrated its 170th anniversary in 2020. It is widely respected as one of the state’s leading independent, co-educational specialist primary schools committed to providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. “We are thrilled…

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Posted: February 10, 2021
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Opinion: Clock ticking on nuclear waste site debate

Where should nuclear waste be stored? North Terrace or the Outback? It’s a fair bet most would go with the Outback. Yet as debate around a storage facility drags on, low-level nuclear waste continues to pile up in Adelaide in science facilities, universities and hospitals. In fact, waste is being stored at more than 100 mostly unsuitable locations across Australia. But under international safety standards, waste must be stored in geographically stable areas with low population density and not prone to flooding. That’s why way…

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Posted: November 23, 2020
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New member – SAGE Automation

We are pleased to welcome SAGE Automation as a new member of the Committee for Adelaide. SAGE Automation, which is based at Tonsley and looks at industrial automation design, delivery and support, is part of the SAGE Group, a global company with a team of more than 470 people over three continents. As a specialist industrial services provider, SAGE combines the perfect balance of technology, process and capability to support clients on their digital journey. SAGE partners with clients across the defence, energy, manufacturing, resources,…

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Posted: November 23, 2020
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Working Group update

Our groups are now planning their strategies for 2021. If you are not on a working group but would like to join either our Sustainability for our Economy, Sustainability for our People or Sustainability for our Places groups, please contact Albert. A special thanks to Dirk Beelan from the Department of Investment and Trade who gave an excellent overview of the State's health and medical industries at our recent Sustainability for our Economy meeting. Already a $2.3billion industry, it is expected to grow to $5billion…

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Posted: November 20, 2020
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Media Release: Committees for our Cities and Regions call for a national strategy out of the COVID crisis

The Committees for Cities and Regions Network, which represents more than 20 Australian & New Zealand cities & regions, is calling for a transparent and integrated national road to recovery plan. Priorities include clear and consistent standards for safely opening our economies, roadmaps on infrastructure, red-tape, planning, private sector investment, marketing and digital security. The network - of which the Committee for Adelaide is a member - has called for a plan to provide confidence on these issues as we work together on our road…

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Posted: November 18, 2020
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South Australian expats

Although we are facing enormous challenges, we strongly believe Adelaide will remain a desirable place for returning expats. In an article published in the Advertiser, our CEO Jodie van Deventer said: “Adelaide’s potential as a magnet city is being recognised by returning expats and businesses looking for a safe, friendly and vibrant city with easy business and trade access". While we had hoped to meet with some of these talented returning expats at an Adelaide Abroad networking event next week, this event will be rescheduled…

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Posted: November 11, 2020
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WellCity Adelaide

At our Board planning day at the start of the year (pre pandemic) we committed to an ambition to help Adelaide become the world’s first well city. It has been great to support WellCity Adelaide with their series of roundtable discussions over the past few months. The information gathered will now be compiled into a white paper with a WellCity summit planned for 2021. Click here to read more.

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