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Posted: July 12, 2018
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New members: BHP and Haigh’s Chocolate

BHP is a world-leading resources company. They extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 60,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. BHP has an important footprint in South Australia with Olympic Dam mine and is one of the largest employers in the state. Haigh’s Chocolate first opened its doors on King William Street in 1915. Today the company is oldest family-owned chocolate maker in Australia and is run by fourth generation Haighs, Alister and Simon. They employ over 550…

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Posted: June 25, 2018
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Opinion: Defence can steer state into the future

As PwC’s CityPulse report and The Advertiser have pointed out, a City Deal can help unlock this opportunity allowing us to build the infrastructure and create the educational and innovation environments needed to create a lasting legacy that will set us up for decades to come. And as places such as San Francisco and Israel show, the high-tech developments demanded by defence can benefit our entire economy, turbo charging innovation in other industries such as space, mining and health. If we get this right, the…

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Posted: May 28, 2018
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Global Sustainable Development Goals

A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all the world’s governments at the United Nations in 2015. The Committee for Adelaide endorses these goals, with our work supporting a number of them from promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth to ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy. Click here for a more information and the full list of goals.

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Posted: May 28, 2018
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The Committee welcomes three new members

We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Committee for Adelaide, all whom bring something different to the table. ACH Group is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to supporting older people to live good lives. They offer a range of services and advice to allow their customers to choose the life they want to live, where they want to live it. The Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People is an independent statutory office. The core functions of the office…

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Posted: April 23, 2018
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Regions’ hands up for more skilled migrants

“Curtailing migrant numbers to help cities like Melbourne and Sydney is ludicrous when you consider the harm it will cause to places like Adelaide and much of the nation’s regional areas where some communities are struggling to survive,” Ms van Deventer told The Australian. The Australian 23 April 2018 Click here to read the article online.

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Posted: April 23, 2018
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Population Growth interview with Steve Price on 2GB

Jodie van Deventer, CEO of the Committee for Adelaide, talks the need for a population strategy that encourages migration to Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. Click here to listen to the full interview. 

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Posted: April 19, 2018
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Opinion: We need vibrant hi-tech industry

"When a company like BHP takes a 10-year lease in a new $250 million Adelaide office tower and decides to add its name in bold letters to our skyline, you know confidence in our state is rising." The Advertiser opinion piece 19 April 2018. Click here to read the article online.

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Posted: April 18, 2018
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Media Release: Australia’s population distribution issue

In the wake of the most recent national report showing migrants add wealth and create jobs, Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer said Australia did not have a population growth issue but rather a population distribution issue. “Curtailing migrant numbers to help cities like Melbourne and Sydney is ludicrous when you consider the harm it will cause to places like Adelaide and much of the nation’s regional areas where some communities are struggling to survive,” she said. “Infrastructure Australia has already stated…

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Posted: March 27, 2018
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Luring people and business top priorities for group

Congratulations to Steven Marshall, our new Premier of South Australia. We look forward to working with all politicians elected by the people of South Australia.

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Posted: March 16, 2018
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Population interview on 5AA

On Sunday 4 March Committee for Adelaide CEO Jodie van Deventer was interviewed by Rilka Warbanoff on 5AA about population growth and migration to the state. Listen to the interview below: https://soundcloud.com/user-915033386/jodie-van-deventer-5aa-04032018  

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Posted: February 14, 2018
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2018 Board planning day

At our recent planning day, our Board re-focused on our goals and objectives, recommitting to our three pillars: A sustainable economy Growing our population Attracting, retaining and growing business Creating new leaders Developing and inspiring a new generation of leaders Progressive ideas Evolve Adelaide’s thinking to reflect that of a significant mid-sized global city Thank you to PWC for hosting and watch this space for more developments in 2018 and beyond.

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Posted: February 5, 2018
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Opinion: How to make Adelaide a global tech hub

Our CEO looks at the growing local start-up scene. The Advertiser opinion piece 1 February 2018.

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Posted: January 31, 2018
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Welcome to new members

We would like to welcome three new members to the Committee for Adelaide who have joined us in 2018. They include: SkyCity Adelaide Casino: The casino is a major player along the Riverbank precinct with a $330m redevelopment planned, including a hotel, restaurants and cafes and a rooftop bar. Australian Gas Infrastructure Group: This is a company with a truly national footprint with operations stretching from Queensland to Western Australia, and they’re headquartered in Adelaide. Baptist Care SA: Baptist Care works with some of the…

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Posted: January 10, 2018
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Committee for Adelaide becomes a Carbon Neutral Adelaide founding partner

Committee for Adelaide is proud to announce our new partnership with Carbon Neutral Adelaide. As a founding partner, we have been recognised for our commitment and contribution to reducing emissions, helping to make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city. The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program celebrates and empowers business and community organisations to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, provide leadership and encourage others to take action. As the world’s first carbon neutral city, the City of Adelaide will be a showcase for…

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Posted: November 17, 2017
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Opinion: Adelaide is about the stories we tell ourselves

IS Adelaide slowly shaking off its big country town mentality and starting to believe that, as a mid-sized global city, we have enormous potential in the new economy? Visiting Thinker in Residence Allyson Hewitt, a social entrepreneur expert from Toronto, is starting to think so. She says she has noticed a change in Adelaide since her first visit earlier this year; a sense of optimism that wasn’t apparent when she first met with business and community groups. While there has been no major shift in…

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