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Posted: November 29, 2013
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Committee for Adelaide pushes transformation

Adelaide could be a smart small city built on nano- and bio-tech industries – if it can come to accept that old ways and old industries aren’t the future, says a high-powered new local think-tank. The Committee for Adelaide, a creation of local business and public service leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, publishers and media identities, was launched today with the publication of its first manifesto for Adelaide – Earning our Place in a Global Economy. Advertisement The committee argues Adelaide should focus on newly emerging industries…

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Posted: March 4, 2013
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Ian Smith: Committee for Adelaide is based on a proven model with many possibilities for our state

But what if we started with the notion that the sky could be the limit for this state? That doesn't mean everything should be seen through rose-tinted spectacles; indeed, we must always be a community that has a healthy regard for debate and questioning. However, it seems we must address the prevailing attitude of despondency with more than an occasional gripe, or even a newspaper column. If we believe in pushing ideas, we need to be able to do it with the correct structures in…

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