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Posted: October 30, 2019
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New member: Australia Day Council of South Australia

We are delighted to welcome Australia Day Council of South Australia (ADCSA) as a bronze member of the Committee for Adelaide. ADCSA celebrates our identity and the values that unite us, illuminates the achievements of inspirational Australians, places reconciliation at the centre of all it does and promotes a welcoming and inclusive society. Major events run throughout the year include the Australian of the Year and The Citizen of the Year Awards, The Australian of the Year Luncheon and Inspiring Women Impacting the World series. CEO Jan Chorley says…

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Board member profile: Paul Hindle

Paul leads PwC's Adelaide Deals practice and has more than 18 years of transaction related experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Paul’s experience includes leading buy-side and vendor financial due diligence, capital raising, refinancing, pre-lend finance reviews and providing clients with advice on transactions, both domestically and internationally. "I was excited by the opportunity to join the Committee for Adelaide Board and work with leaders across the city to further advance Adelaide's development to being a global city". Click here for a full list…

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Netherlands PM event

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer had the pleasure of meeting the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, while he was in Sydney earlier this month. Jodie discussed opportunities and partnerships with the Netherlands while learning more about this innovative European country. Image L-R: Jodie van Deventer, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Committee for Sydney Chair Michael Rose, Committee for Perth CEO Marion Fulker, Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens.

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Committees for Cities and Regions Network meeting

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer and Deputy Chair Matt Clemow were in Brisbane for the bi-annual meeting of the Committees for Cities and Regions Network recently, hosted by the Committee for Brisbane. While there they met with the Executive Director of Cities from the Department of Infrastructure,  Regional Development and Cities, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur and the Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation. "It was great to connect with Committees from around Australia and New Zealand and discuss economic and infrastructure development, innovation and sustainability", said Jodie.

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Inquiry into Migration in Regional Australia

In response to the Federal Joint Standing Committee on Migration inquiry into Migration in Regional Australia, the Committee for Adelaide made a submission after consulting with our members and industry, including a roundtable discussion with key stakeholders. Click here to download the submission. We look forward to expanding on this information at a hearing the standing committee is holding in Adelaide next month.

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Posted: October 2, 2019
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New member: Boomerang International Educational Services

BIES was established in 2008 with the goal to promote South Australia/Australia as a study destination for international students. Since then, BIES has recruited more than a thousand students into the various institutions in South Australia/Australia from English language schools to universities. "BIES has done a lot of work to promote South Australia and spread the positive news about Adelaide which have borne fruit and will do so for many years to come. We would like to share the experience and skills that we have…

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Posted: October 2, 2019
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Board member profile: Simon Toovey

Simon Toovey is the Executive Director, Business Development and Strategy at Commercial & General, Adelaide’s largest private property developer. Simon has been responsible for securing more than $2 billion in projects for the group, including: the $1 billion redevelopment of the 23 hectare former Football Park at West Lakes; the new 400 bed $350 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital; and the $350 million SAHMRI 2 project, featuring the southern hemisphere’s first proton therapy unit for advanced cancer treatment and the South Australian Immuno-Genomics Cancer Institute (2022…

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Posted: August 30, 2019
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New staff member: Peta St Clair

Welcoming Peta St Clair to the Committee for Adelaide team who will be driving our Adelaide Abroad activities. With a background in marketing and business development, she is well placed to ensure the program is a success. Adelaide Abroad aims to: Grow South Australia’s population and create new business and investment opportunities by leveraging our community abroad and interstate Cement Adelaide’s reputation as a desirable place to live, invest and do business Build support networks that ensure that those that come (back) here assimilate easily Create…

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Posted: August 29, 2019
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Board farewells and welcomes

It was a changing of the guard at our AGM, and while we welcomed new board members, we also said farewell to some familiar faces, some that have been a part of the Committee for Adelaide since the beginning. The founder of the Committee for Adelaide, businessman Ian Smith (Bespoke Approach), stood down from the board and his position as Deputy Chair while inaugural Chair Colin Goodall stood down from his position as Immediate Past Chair. Both will stay on as members. Mena Muecke (Sight for All) and…

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Posted: August 28, 2019
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MEDIA RELEASE: Committee for Adelaide appoints new Chair Professor David Lloyd

Taking over the reins from outgoing Chair James Blackburn who has held the position for the past two years, Professor Lloyd said Adelaide was an agile and connected city that was well placed to take advantage of emerging global opportunities, enhancing its future economically, socially and culturally. “To meet the challenges of the 21st century, a concerted effort is needed not just by governments but by businesses, community groups and educational institutions and I’m impressed by the Committee for Adelaide’s strong track record and its…

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Posted: July 4, 2019
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New member:  SA Circus Centre – Home of Cirkidz

Welcoming our newest member SA Circus Centre - Home of Cirkidz. Known as the home of contemporary circus in South Australia, this dynamic not-for-profit contemporary circus enterprise began its life in 1985 working with disadvantaged youth in the inner west of Adelaide. Over three decades of community engagement and artistic practice, they have proven that contemporary circus changes lives, builds communities, creates jobs and stimulates economies. “As the new Chair of SA Circus Centre - Home of Cirkidz I have been thinking about how we…

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Posted: June 20, 2019
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Innovation Tour – October 2019

Off the back of the final visit to Adelaide by Thinkers in Residence Dr Allyson Hewitt and Dr Ilse Treurnicht and in conjunction with the Don Dunstan Foundation, we’re thrilled to present an updated itinerary for our innovation tour to the US and Canada from 12 to 27 October 2019. As South Australia establishes its reputation as a centre for innovation, this tour will give government, private enterprises, universities and others the opportunity to explore the ecosystems, programs and initiatives that are supporting entrepreneurs and…

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Posted: June 19, 2019
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Work experience findings

Together with the Commissioner for Children and Young People and as reported in The Advertiser, we've been talking to children, businesses, schools and parents and are now looking at opportunities to rethink work experience and the way it is delivered. Commissioner Helen Connolly said that children whose parents had extensive networks often secured meaningful work experience placements while those without often missed out. Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer said this was bad news for businesses and the entire community as work experience was an important…

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Posted: May 21, 2019
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Strong Australia Network – Adelaide

The forum, attended by around 100 Adelaide business and community representatives and co-hosted by the Committee for Adelaide, discussed the opportunities available in Adelaide to create the environment for new businesses and what needs to be done to grow the local population and keep them here. Their sentiments echoed our community research which found that just like the rest of the nation, over 70 per cent of people in South Australia were concerned about their cost of living and their energy bills. Attendees also confirmed…

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Posted: May 16, 2019
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Migration agreements for South Australia

However, consequences of migration policies announced by both major parties in the leadup to this Saturday’s election may lead to some uncertainty around migration issues for South Australia for some time. The first DAMA is an Innovation and Technology agreement covering the metropolitan area and 60 occupations ranging from spatial scientists to construction project managers. The second is a South Australia Regional Workforce Agreement, which includes metropolitan and country areas and covers 114 occupations in industries such as agribusiness, health and aged care, hospitality and…

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