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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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Posted: April 23, 2019
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MEDIA RELEASE: Skilled migrant visa changes must reflect state differences

MEDIA RELEASE 23 April 2019 Regional communities outside Sydney and Melbourne will be hardest hit by unintended consequences of the proposed changes to migration policy - announced by both major parties - and exemptions for smaller states will be needed, the Committee for Adelaide says. Both a cut in skilled migrant minimum wages, announced by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today, and a proposal to cap the migrant intake, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last month, would be to the detriment of Adelaide. “National migration…

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Posted: April 23, 2019
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Board member profile: Katrina Quinn

Katrina is currently the professional staff leader at the University of South Australia’s Business School. She plays a key role in the development and implementation of organisational strategies to enhance the reputation, growth, capacity, and service performance of the School. She supports the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive through analysis of performance, identifying synergies across the organisation, leading and contributing to strategic initiatives for growth, innovation, efficiency and engagement. "The mission of the UniSA Business School is to ‘develop graduates for global professional careers in business…

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Posted: April 23, 2019
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New member: Carers SA

Welcome to new members Carers SA who, for more than 29 years, has supported and empowered people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, drug or alcohol issue, or who are frail or aged. The organisation works to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of unpaid family carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and the government. “Carers SA has eight offices across the state and…

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Posted: April 23, 2019
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Sustainability Week launch

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer delivered a keynote speech at Adelaide Sustainability Association's opening of Sustainability Week, the first ever student driven and facilitated festival of sustainability at The University of Adelaide which ran from 1-5 April. The event encompassed every campus and included the involvement of some 30 separate student clubs, faculty and industry. While Adelaide is a leader in sustainability, there is still much to be done but student led initiatives such as this show our future is in good hands. Click here…

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Posted: April 23, 2019
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2026 Commonwealth Games

This week the Committee for Adelaide met with Commonwealth Games Australia to discuss the impacts of the most recent games on the Gold Coast and explore opportunities around Adelaide hosting the Games in 2026. In particular, we began to explore benefits related to place building and social impacts that go beyond the 12-day sporting event, providing a lasting legacy for our city. The idea of hosting the Commonwealth Games was discussed at our planning day and we welcome the State Government's feasibility study into the…

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