News & Media

Posted: July 4, 2019
News

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
Media

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
Media

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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Posted: March 25, 2019
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New board member profile: Leah Grantham

Leah is the Director of Partnerships and Corporate Relations at the University of Adelaide. In this role Leah is responsible for the development and management of relations with business and industry partners, key government and community stakeholders and the University’s media profile and corporate communications activities. “The University of Adelaide are members and I have joined the Committee for Adelaide board because both organisations share ambitious goals for the future of our city and our State,” Leah said. “South Australia is undergoing a major economic…

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Posted: March 19, 2019
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Adelaide City Deal signed off

Adelaide's $551 million City Deal has been signed off, bringing together three levels of government on a vision to grow Adelaide’s population, innovation economy and its global reputation in culture and the arts over the next decade. We have been working hard behind-the-scenes helping to secure the best deal for our state, meeting with Minister for Cities Alan Tudge as well as representatives from state and local government and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities as well as helping the Federal Minister to…

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Posted: March 8, 2019
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2019 International Women’s Day

On International Women's Day we celebrated the accomplished women behind the Committee for Adelaide - our Board, members and staff - who share their time and expertise to help drive positive change for Adelaide. Half of our Board members are women, representing a diverse range of industries, experience and skills.

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Posted: February 21, 2019
Featured

OPINION: SA has much to lose if submarine work goes west

South Australians should be very concerned about any suggestion that submarine maintenance could be moved interstate – it’s more valuable than construction work, argues Jodie van Deventer. With a federal election looming, it is the time for both the Federal Government and Opposition to clarify where they want submarine maintenance to be based. In March last year, it was revealed that government-owned ASC was asked to draw up a draft plan for its 700-strong Adelaide operation to relocate to Western Australia. The move was dismissed…

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Posted: February 5, 2019
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New board member profile: Lester Wynne-Jones

Lester joined Westpac in February 2015 as the Westpac Retail Bank State General Manager, for South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. Based in Adelaide, he is responsible for Westpac’s retail banking business comprising 59 branches and more than 500 staff. Prior to moving to Australia to join Westpac, Lester already had an extensive international banking career working in the UK as HSBC’s Regional Director and holding various senior management roles in Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan. “I have joined the Committee for Adelaide…

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