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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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Posted: March 3, 2020
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South Australia’s 50 Most Influential People

Recently The Advertiser released its list of South Australia’s 50 most influential people as identified by their senior journalists. With almost a quarter of the non-political leaders on the list already invested in our work, the Committee is proud to work with some of South Australia’s leading thinkers and companies. Special mentions include our Chair Professor David Lloyd (University of South Australia), Sanjeev Gupta (GFG Alliance), Laura Tyler (BHP Olympic Dam), Darren Thomas (Thomas Foods), James Muecke (Sight for All), Kevin Gallagher (Santos), Jamie McClurg (Commercial & General),…

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Posted: March 3, 2020
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Board member profile: Justin Jamieson

Justin Jamieson has been a Partner at KPMG since 2008 and was appointed Chairman of Partners in South Australia in 2017.  Justin also leads the KPMG Northern Territory and Tasmanian practices. Justin has advised many of South Australia’s largest organisations across business transformation, corporate governance, internal audit and risk management advisory.  He has a strong interest in health and wellbeing and has previously led KPMG's People, Performance and Culture initiatives and the Health and Wellbeing program. “Joining the Committee for Adelaide Board provides an exciting…

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Posted: February 2, 2020
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2020 Australia Day Honour

The Committee for Adelaide would like to congratulate James Muecke for being awarded Australian of the year. It is great to see James recognised for his passion, dedication and hard work. Sight for All, which James founded, is a member of the Committee for Adelaide and we wish James all the best as he uses his 12 months in the spotlight to campaign for better eye health across the country.

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Posted: December 9, 2019
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Board member profile: Kyrstyan McLeod

Kyrstyan McLeod is a Senior Associate for Hassell. During a career spanning more than 20 years, she has established an intimate understanding across multiple sectors of architecture. Her involvement in a number of award winning, integrated design teams is testament to her holistic approach to interior design; one that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior space and ensures every project maintains a genuine sense of place and identity within a local context. "The shape of Adelaide is shifting and I am excited to have…

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Posted: December 9, 2019
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New member: Morton Philips

We are delighted to welcome Morton Philips as a full silver member of the Committee for Adelaide. A national consultancy business specialising in global Executive Search, this long-term South Australian boutique service provider partners with clients who appreciate their personalised and tailored approach to sourcing talent from around the world. Morton Philips offers a range of solutions to provide the best possible outcome using methodology that caters to the needs of their clients. With more companies investing in SA and the growth of the economy…

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Posted: December 8, 2019
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New member: Digital Twinning Australia

We are delighted to welcome Digital Twinning Australia as a silver member of the Committee for Adelaide. Digital Twinning Australia are specialists in strategic project and asset management and Australian leaders in applied digital twinning. Their team consists of asset, program and project managers, supervisors, modellers, engineers, cost analysts and customer journey mappers, as well as a broad professional network of engineers and program/project managers that can be assembled to take on sizeable corporate briefs. They are big picture systems thinkers committed to continuous improvement…

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Posted: December 5, 2019
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Adelaide Abroad Launch

A program designed to connect with expats, skilled migrants and others living interstate or overseas or newly arrived in Adelaide. We are excited to help people who are considering their next job and/or lifestyle opportunity in South Australia. A special shout out to Genevieve Theseira-Haese and Valdis Dunis for originally coming up with the concept and working so hard to make it happen along with our passionate group of volunteers. For the program to reach its full potential, we need a collaborative effort and invite…

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Posted: November 26, 2019
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MEDIA RELEASE: Adelaide Abroad connecting our city to the world

MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2019 Adelaide Abroad connecting our city to the world A new program to link the globe with South Australia and help people settle in Adelaide has been launched by the Committee for Adelaide. Adelaide Abroad aims to connect with people who are newly arrived or live abroad with an interest in Adelaide, linking them with individuals and organisations that can help explain employment opportunities and connect with people who have gone through similar experiences. “This is about growing our population, creating…

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Posted: November 20, 2019
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Federal hearing on Adelaide on Migration

Our advocacy work around migration continues and in November, the Committee for Adelaide was invited to present to the Federal Joint Standing Committee on Migration in Adelaide following on from our submission into their inquiry. Our CEO Jodie van Deventer along with Deputy Chair Matt Clemow and Sustainability for our People Chair Mark Glazbrook (Migration Solutions) presented the current challenges with the migration system and the policies that need to change.

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