News & Media

Posted: September 28, 2021
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Electric Vehicle Fleet Pledge Program – Call for Foundation Partners

Following on from our event earlier this month where we explored how South Australia is positioned regarding the electric vehicle transition, Committee for Adelaide stakeholders have been invited to participate in the state government's Electric Vehicle Fleet Pledge program aimed at helping fleets transition to electric vehicles. Funded and administered by the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM), the objective of the program is to foster a business network that shares a commitment to transform its fleets to zero emission electric vehicles, encouraging like-minded organisations to…

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Posted: August 30, 2021
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Adelaide Connected – New website and more!

Earlier this month we announced our rebranded program, ADELAIDE CONNECTED, formerly Adelaide Abroad. The response to our new website has been amazing so far as people continue to interact with the platform. We want this website to be a hub of information for expats, skilled migrants, interstate arrivals and people living abroad who are interested in living in South Australia, so we welcome any feedback that will help us further improve the site. The website also has a jobs section which lists current local executive…

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Posted: August 17, 2021
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Introducing Adelaide Connected

The Committee for Adelaide is proud to announce our rebranded program, ADELAIDE CONNECTED, formerly Adelaide Abroad. Adelaide Connected aims to connect expats, skilled migrants, interstate arrivals and people living abroad who are interested in living in Adelaide and South Australia with individuals, businesses and organisations to help them navigate job and lifestyle opportunities in our state. Adelaide Connected now has a new website which showcases networking events, local jobs, start-up and business opportunities. It also features a guide to living in Adelaide, and the many…

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Posted: July 30, 2021
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A message from our CEO Bruce Djite

It’s almost been a month since I took the role as CEO of the Committee for Adelaide. Thank you to our Chairman, Professor David Lloyd and the Board for having the faith and confidence in me to lead the next exciting chapter of this organisation. I’d like to pay tribute and thank Jodie van Deventer for the incredible job she has done as CEO over the last several years. She has guided this organisation and has built it up to a level of sustainability. The…

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Posted: July 29, 2021
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Labour force survey results

We recently undertook a member survey to find out how members were fairing in relation to skills shortages and workforce planning as businesses continue to grapple with the impacts of the pandemic and border closures. Key highlights: members felt much more positive about the remainder of the year with 71% reporting business prospects were better or much better compared with just 23% in 2020 the impact on skills shortages was evident with significantly more businesses (75%) reporting somewhat or significantly too few staff compared to…

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Posted: June 25, 2021
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A message from outgoing CEO Jodie van Deventer

To see the Committee for Adelaide continue to grow into a sustainable and respected organisation has been a privilege and I depart as CEO today optimistic and excited about our city's future. Our city needs the Committee for Adelaide. Our city needs business and organisations that are willing to step up and commit their experience, expertise and networks to shape a more prosperous South Australia. And our city needs an independent, trusted and credible voice to represent our State. From my first day with the…

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Posted: June 23, 2021
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State Budget

This week Treasurer Rob Lucas handed down his last budget and front and centre was big spending on health, especially mental health, to increase our state’s capacity to respond to emergencies and better support for people accessing mental health services. With a strong focus on economic recovery and job creation as we emerge from the global pandemic, substantial funds were directed towards infrastructure, education and schools, plus an additional $200m as part of the Jobs and Economic Growth Fund, to support growth of existing and…

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Posted: June 18, 2021
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Opinion: Lowering Fortress Australia’s drawbridge

As migrants leave Australia desperate to see loved ones and our country risks becoming isolated as the rest of the world starts opening up, it’s time to begin dismantling Fortress Australia and replace it with reliable quarantine facilities and an accelerated vaccine rollout. Australia has excelled during the pandemic and the Committee for Adelaide has strongly supported the largely closed borders that have prevented tragedy and helped us become the third most liveable city in the world. But this pandemic will be with us for…

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Posted: June 17, 2021
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Working Group update

Our working groups heard from a range of guest speakers at their latest meetings. Our Sustainability for our Places group heard from Xavier Hatch who is an Engineer at BHP as well as a passionate cyclist working on a campaign to improve cycling conditions for commuters to the CBD. Stay tuned for more on this once the campaign is live. Our Sustainability for our Economy group is looking at how wellness can have a positive economic impact and heard from Biela McMillan, Co-Director of WellCity…

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Posted: June 8, 2021
Media

Media Release: Bruce Djite new CEO of Committee for Adelaide

8 June 2021 Former Socceroo and Director of Football at Adelaide United, Bruce Djite, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Adelaide, starting his new role in July. Committee for Adelaide Chair Professor David Lloyd said Mr Djite was chosen from a pool of outstanding candidates and while the professional footballer was most known for his on-field endeavours, it was his off-field achievements that had most impressed the Board. “Bruce has strong networks and relationships across sport, government, media, business,…

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Posted: May 28, 2021
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Working Groups update

Our agenda continues to be shaped by our working groups. Our Sustainability for our Economy group remains focussed on future economic challenges and opportunities and Aaron Hill, Partner at Deloitte Access Economics, provided a briefing on economic recovery and insights into how people's behaviour has shifted due to COVID. Our Sustainability for our People group heard from Brendan D’souza, Business Development Manager at Skills Lab, part of the SAGE Group, about how they are skilling the workforce of the future through revolutionary new education programs tailored…

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Posted: May 28, 2021
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Federal Budget response

Earlier this month the Federal Budget was announced based on the stark assumption that our international borders are unlikely to open until at least mid-2022 - even then it’s likely to be a phased opening. For many South Australian businesses and industries, particularly tourism, hospitality and those that rely on international students coming to our shores, it means that recovery efforts are likely to be slow. Except for tax relief, there was little in the budget to support such industries going forward. More details about…

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Posted: May 4, 2021
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New member – WellCity Adelaide

WellCity Adelaide measures, celebrates and optimises Adelaide as a city of wellbeing. "On a global scale, Adelaide is the best place to be right now. WellCity Adelaide sees the Committee for Adelaide as a unique place to drive Adelaide's agenda forward with an extraordinary network of people focused on the sustainability of Adelaide's people, place and economy," said Biela McMillan, Co-Director of WellCity Adelaide.

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Posted: May 4, 2021
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Committees for Cities and Regions Network Meeting

It was great to meet with our committee for city and region network colleagues from Australia and New Zealand earlier this month and discuss issues around skills shortages, global trade and the future of cities with Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke MP, Urbis and the Asia Society. Thank you to the Committee for Melbourne for hosting. As a result of our meeting the network has renewed its call for a consistent & collaborative approach across local, state and national jurisdictions to help our cities and regions…

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Posted: May 3, 2021
Media

Media Release: Committees for our Cities and Regions call for a nationally consistent approach to post COVID recovery, supported by structural reforms

The Committees for Cities and Regions Australia and New-Zealand network renews its call for a consistent and collaborative approach across local, state and national jurisdictions to help our cities and regions return to the vibrant and safe places we have come to expect. While Australia and New Zealand have done better than most in managing the COVID-19 health crisis, the pandemic has greatly tested our economic resilience and competitiveness. Our trade exposed industries are particularly challenged. The international health crisis has severely curtailed critical export…

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