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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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Posted: November 13, 2017
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Get to know our new board members

Three new people have joined our Board, ensuring gender balance and the diversity needed to achieve real changes for Adelaide. New Chair James Blackburn has welcomed the new Board members and paid tribute to retiring member David Paterson, founder of Social Capital and Industry Professor of the University of South Australia. New member Stephenie de Nichilo is the Head of Safety and Security of Santos. Santos is a founding member of the Committee and as one of the few major companies headquartered in our city,…

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Posted: November 9, 2017
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Committee for Adelaide elects new Chair James Blackburn

James Blackburn, a partner with PwC in Adelaide and former Melburnian, has been elected the New Chair of the Committee for Adelaide. Taking over the reins from inaugural and outgoing Chair Colin Goodall, who has held the position since the Committee’s inception four years ago, James said he was excited about the city’s future and the Committee for Adelaide’s role in shaping it. “As a family, we have a better quality of life than we ever had in Melbourne and from a business perspective, I…

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Posted: September 25, 2017
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Opinion: Cloud of uncertainty over old RAH development

It’s a place where we can be bold; where we can create a launch pad for leading innovators like Toronto’s MARS in Canada, build a contemporary art gallery that rivals Bilbao’s Guggenheim in Spain and create new economic opportunities. What global cities would give to have a clean slate like ours; one at the end of an attractive cultural boulevard surrounded by world-class attractions, universities and parks. With these riches on our doorstep and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform our city centre, what is planned…

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Posted: September 4, 2017
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Opinion: South Australia cannot lose its voice in Canberra because of poor population growth

Mention population growth to most federal politicians and they think of millions of extra people pouring into overcrowded cities where infrastructure is failing. Many don’t realise that places outside the eastern states face different issues. That states like South Australia need more people, not fewer, to fuel economic growth. And it’s that lack of understanding that can lead to laws and regulations that work for some parts of the country, but not others. That’s why we have a ludicrous situation in South Australia where some…

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Posted: June 22, 2017
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Committee for Adelaide State Budget response

The Committee for Adelaide has welcomed a number of initiatives in the State Budget designed to attract, grow and retain businesses but says the focus also needs to be on growing South Australia’s population to drive the economy. “Payroll tax cuts, the Future Jobs Fund and extra funding for the Investment Attraction agency are all designed to turn our high unemployment rate around and we welcome this,” Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer says. “The $120m being made to businesses to drive…

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Posted: May 23, 2017
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Opinion: Migration system not working for South Australia

What works for the eastern states doesn’t always work for South Australia and that appears to be the case with the Federal Government’s decision to make it harder for skilled migrants to come to Australia. While Sydney and Melbourne are bursting at the seams causing major infrastructure headaches, South Australia’s population has gone backwards in some regional areas and is growing at a glacial pace elsewhere. We need more people, not fewer, so anything which makes it harder for businesses to attract the people they…

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Posted: March 16, 2017
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Committee for Adelaide pledges to work with State Government on State Energy Plan

The Committee for Adelaide has pledged to work with the Weatherill Government in its delivery on a new State Energy Plan to identify private partners for various projects, investigate alternate funding models and explore ways to create new industries that can be exported globally. “Ideally the electricity system needs to be urgently overhauled at a national level but in the absence of this, we broadly welcome the State Government’s measures to help ensure a more reliable supply of electricity,” Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer…

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Posted: March 7, 2017
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Committee for Adelaide calls for COAG focus on electricity

The Committee for Adelaide is supporting the State Government’s call to put the national electricity framework on the agenda at the next COAG meeting. “At our recent meetings in Canberra with the Prime Minister and other leading politicians, we stressed that the national electricity market was not working and that a bipartisan, nation-wide approach was needed,” Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer said. “Our businesses and community groups need certainty and reliable and affordable energy. We support an emissions intensity scheme and…

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