Our State - South Australia

Our State - South Australia

www.dpc.sa.gov.au
‘Our State’ is a half-hour, weekly radio segment airing 1:30pm ACST each Monday on Adelaide’s FiveAA. The program focuses on uncovering and sharing important subjects: the interesting, the significant, the future, the unknown and the things that are


14/10/2019 - 114 - South Australia’s exciting arts and culture sector
Oct 14 • 27 min
The State Government’s recently released Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 includes six goals to promote the role of arts and culture in the lives of South Australians.The Arts Plan sets out the Vision: To Dream. To…
30/09/2019 - 113 - Space Week 2019
Sep 29 • 19 min
South Australia’s inaugural Space Week - held from 27 September to 3 October 2019 - brings together a diverse range of people in the space sector, including industry leaders, researchers, scientists, teachers and students across a series of events.
23/09/2019 - 112 - Schools Cyber Security Challenges
Sep 23 • 22 min
The cyber security sector is growing at a rapid rate and the need for a skilled workforce ready to take on these jobs is ever increasing, with an already astonishing global skill shortage – by 2026, Australia will need an additional 18,000 cyber sec…
16/09/2019 - 111 - Fresh Start for TAFE SA
Sep 16 • 24 min
TAFE SA Chief Executive David Coltman was joined by two TAFE SA award recipients from the recent South Australian Training Awards - VET Teacher of the Year Gina Dal Santo and Trainee of the Year Sarah Mills. The trio spoke about the features of voca…
09/09/2019 - 110 - South Australian Visitor Economy Sector Plan 2030
Sep 9 • 24 min
The South Australian Tourism Plan 2020 was published in 2014 after extensive consultation with over 400 members of the tourism industry. At the time the South Australian Visitor Economy was worth $5.1 billion, and the plan set an ambitious target of…
02/09/2019 - 109 - Foster and Kinship Carer Week 2019
Sep 1 • 28 min
Foster and Kinship Carers Week (8-14 September) is an important opportunity for us to thank and appreciate the efforts of those who have shown such kindness and generosity in opening their hearts and homes to children and young people in need. …
26/08/2019 - 108 - Lot Fourteen
Aug 25 • 20 min
Lot Fourteen - a seven-hectare neighbourhood in the heart of Adelaide - is bringing together people from everywhere to share spaces, experiences and most of all ideas across innovation, research, art and culture.On this week’s Our State epis…
19/08/2019 - 107 - Road Safety
Aug 18 • 28 min
The increase in the number of deaths on our roads so far this year is a concern to police, government and the community. On this week’s Our State episode Inspector Cindy Healey, Officer in Charge, Traffic Support Branch Operations, South Aus…
12/08/2019 - 106 - South Australian Science Excellence Awards & National Science Week
Aug 12 • 25 min
National Science Week (10-18 August) is made up of hundreds of local events, celebrating the impact science has on our everyday lives and telling the stories of science.On Friday 9 August, the SA Science Excellence Awards were held featuring…
05/08/2019 - 105 - Smoking Cessation Campaign
Aug 5 • 25 min
South Australia has just launched its first locally made smoking cessation advertisements in two decades. For a number of years, the campaign has used interstate and overseas advertisements rebranded for the South Australian audience.
29/07/2019 - 104 - MFS Full-Time Firefighter Recruitment Campaign
Jul 28 • 25 min
The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) was established 157 years ago in 1862 and is one of the oldest legislated fire services in the world. Boosting workforce diversity is the focus of the MFS’s latest full-time firefighte…
22/07/2019 - 103 - Keeping our Sewers Healthy
Jul 21 • 25 min
Wastewater networks play an essential role in maintaining public health and sanitation by containing and treating sewage. It is the responsibility of both the operator and those who are serviced by the system, to keep the network ‘healthy’.
15/07/2019 - 102 - Artlab Australia
Jul 15 • 22 min
Artlab Australia is an agency within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and is a recognised leader in the conservation of cultural collections with a national and international reputation for excellence.The skilled and professional st…
08/07/2019 - 101 - New Screening Legislation
Jul 7 • 23 min
New, stronger screening laws for people wanting to work or volunteer with children in South Australia came into effect from 1st of July this year. The new working with children check replaces the previous State Government child-related …
01/07/2019 - 100 - Adelaide Guitar Festival
Jun 30 • 25 min
The Adelaide Guitar Festival kicks off today and will run for the entire month of July. The 2019 program includes Guitars in Bars, Winter School, Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition and Resonance – where world-class musicians take th…
24/06/2019 - 099 - D3 Digital Challenge #7
Jun 24 • 21 min
This year’s D3 Digital Challenge problem centres on the issue of ‘Digital Trust’ and is about being ‘Young, Online & Confident’. Next month young people in South Australia will tell entrepreneurs and innovative industry in SA what the real every…
17/06/2019 - 098 - Vaccine Programs in South Australia
Jun 16 • 23 min
Vaccinations are the best protection against a number of communicable diseases; including the flu, measles, mumps, chickenpox, whooping cough and meningococcal. Dr Louise Flood, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Branch in SA Health tells …
03/06/2019 - 097 - Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Jun 2 • 10 min
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival – the largest cabaret festival in the world – is in its 19th year this year and will feature more than 380 artists in 245 performances over 16 days and nights. Adelaide Cabaret Festival Executive Producer, Ebony Bott, t…
27/05/2019 - 096 - National Reconciliation Week
May 26 • 23 min
Reconciliation SA, a not-for-profit community and member-based organisation, is the lead body for reconciliation in South Australia. On this edition of ‘Our State’ Reconciliation SA Executive Director Shona Reid and Aboriginal musician and actor Nat…
20/05/2019 - 095 - Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit
May 19 • 23 min
A new Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit are now available to assist organisations make their digital platforms more accessible. Developed by the State Government in consultation with leading accessibility specialists including Vision A…
13/05/2019 - 094 - Which Bin?
May 12 • 28 min
A new statewide education campaign will help householders figure out “Which Bin?” things go in. Its aim is to educate householders on how South Australia can maintain its world-leading recycling rates, and do even better. The campaign features a…
06/05/2019 - 093 - High Speed Internet for Public Schools
May 5 • 21 min
Every public school in the state is being hooked up to a high speed internet connection thanks to an $80 million government investment. Find out more from The Department for Education’s Chief Information Officer, Scott Bayliss, head of ICT at Ardtor…
29/04/2019 - 092 - Myponga Reservoir Reserve
Apr 28 • 25 min
The Myponga Reservoir Reserve is now open for members of the public to walk, run and cycle around bushland tracks, enjoy picnics and visit lookouts. Local Myponga businesses are already experiencing the benefits. Find out more from SA Water’s Reserv…
15/04/2019 - 091 - Art Gallery school holiday programs
Apr 14 • 28 min
Three of South Australia’s cultural institutions are offering young people some exciting opportunities to learn more about our state’s cultural heritage during these school holidays. Learn more from the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Dr Lisa Slade…
08/04/2019 - 090 - Tasting Australia
Apr 7 • 26 min
Tasting Australia is South Australia’s premier eating and drinking festival and one of the pre-eminent food and wine festivals in Australia. Festival Director Simon Bryant and Programming Director Jock Zonfrillo are joined by star Italian chef Anton…
01/04/2019 - 089 - Governor’s Multicultural Awards
Mar 31 • 24 min
Winners of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards were announced at Government House last week. Some of the recipients join His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia to talk about how the awards celebrate our state’s cul…
25/03/2019 - 088 - Governor’s Aboriginal Youth Awards
Mar 24 • 22 min
The Governor’s Aboriginal Youth Awards are delivered through a partnership between Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation in DPC and the Office of His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia. Award recipients will get a …
18/03/2019 - 087 - Payroll tax changes for business
Mar 17 • 24 min
From 1 January 2019, South Australian businesses with annual taxable wages of up to $1.5 million are no longer liable to pay payroll tax. Commissioner of State Taxation Julie Holmes, Business SA’s Anthony Penney, Revenue SA’s Erin Hill and the Manag…
04/03/2018 - 086 - Nature-based tourism
Mar 3 • 28 min
South Australia’s unique appeal and outstanding potential for nature-based tourism have resulted in a number of partnerships between the private and public sectors. Find out more from the Department for Environment and Water’s Matt Johnson, the Sout…
25/02/2019 - 085 - Superloop Adelaide 500
Feb 24 • 21 min
The Superloop Adelaide 500 is widely regarded as one of the best touring car events in the world. Hear from the race’s General Manager Alistair MacDonald who talks about changes to this year’s program, event and concert precincts.
18/02/2019 - 084 - Ask for Angela
Feb 17 • 22 min
Find out how a new initiative called ‘Ask for Angela’ aims to keep people in pubs and clubs safe. The Australian Hotels Association SA’s Wendy Bevan, the Women’s and Children’s Health Network’s Katrina Dee and the Strathmore, Woodville and Brompton …
11/02/2019 - 083 - Food safety
Feb 10 • 26 min
Our food supply is among the safest in the world, however each year an estimated 5.4 million Australians contract a food borne illness. Director of SA Health’s Food and Controlled Drugs Branch Dr Fay Jenkins talks about how to prevent them through g…
04/02/2019 - 082 - Foster care
Feb 3 • 26 min
While the number of children in state care has grown recently, there are now fewer families that are coming forward to help them. Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection Cathy Taylor, Centacare’s Leanne Haddad and Amalie Mannik and fo…
21/01/2019 - 081 - Collaboration by arts organisations
Jan 20 • 26 min
Adelaide’s arts organisations are working together to maximise the impact of South Australia’s festivals on a national and international level. Executive Director of the Adelaide Festival Rob Brookman and Adelaide Fringe Director Heather Croall disc…
10/12/2018 - 080 - Parks and playgrounds for all
Dec 9, 2018 • 21 min
There are a number of people across South Australia who are helping to ensure that our parks and natural playgrounds are accessible to those of all physical abilities. Find out more from the Department for Environment and Water’s Yvie Eglinton and S…
03/12/2018 - 079 - Entrepreneurial learning
Dec 2, 2018 • 28 min
South Australia’s first specialist entrepreneurial schools will deliver learning programs that will promote and encourage entrepreneurial mindsets in students. Find out more about our state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem from Chief Entrepreneur and Cha…
26/11/2018 - 078 - Telecross REDi
Nov 25, 2018 • 26 min
Heatwaves can sometimes threaten the health and safety of vulnerable members of our community. Telecross REDi is a service activated by the Department of Human Services when an extreme weather event is declared. Director of Concessions and Support S…
19/11/2018 - 077 - TAFE SA
Nov 18, 2018 • 24 min
Each year, TAFE SA accepts more than 70,000 student enrolments and delivers training at over 300 locations right across South Australia. Learn more from TAFE SA’s Alex Reid and fashion design student Sarah Twyford who talk about South Australia’s la…
12/11/2018 - 076 - South Australian Sports Institute’s cycling program
Nov 4, 2018 • 5 min
Cycling Australia has achieved consistent medal success at all major Games and World Championships over the past decade and its success has been underpinned by the consistent flow of local talent from the South Australian Sports Institute’s cycling …
05/11/2018 - 075 - Remembrance Day
Nov 4, 2018 • 22 min
Remembrance Day 2018 is of particular importance as it commemorates the centenary of the Armistice that ended First World War hostilities. It also marks the culmination of four years of commemorative services and events, coordinated by Veterans SA a…
29/10/2018 - 074 - Home Battery Scheme
Oct 28, 2018 • 30 min
South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme will give 40,000 households access to State Government grants of up to $6,000 to help pay for the installation of a home battery system. These subsidies have been matched by $100million in finance from the Clean…
22/10/2018 - 073 - Port Adelaide Football Club’s Aboriginal Programs
Oct 21, 2018 • 15 min
The Port Adelaide Football Club’s Aboriginal Programs are seeing more and more Aboriginal students completing their year 12 studies and transitioning into further study and/or employment. Learn more from the club’s Paul Vandenbergh, the South Austra…
15/10/2018 - 072 - Adelaide Fashion Festival
Oct 14, 2018 • 24 min
This year’s Adelaide Fashion Festival features more than 40 South Australian labels showing on the runway – the most ever – among more than 20 events across the city. The festival’s creative director Chris Kontos, designer and creator of local label…
08/10/2018 - 071 - Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
Oct 7, 2018 • 27 min
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme aims to help people at risk of domestic violence to find out if their current or former partner has a history of violent criminal offences. Find out more from SAPOL’s Mark Wieszyk and Ian Humby, and Women’s Sa…
24/09/2018 - 070 - Naval shipbuilding projects
Sep 23, 2018 • 23 min
South Australia’s upcoming naval shipbuilding projects will create thousands of new jobs for decades to come and will drive a new approach to the development of a highly skilled workforce. Learn more from Director, Aerospace at Defence SA and at the…
17/09/2018 - 069 - World Tourism Day
Sep 16, 2018 • 22 min
World Tourism Day - 27 September - is celebrated to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Here in South Australia, tourism is a super-growth sector and…
10/09/2018 - 068 - Skilling South Australia
Sep 9, 2018 • 27 min
Skilling South Australia will create over 20 000 new apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years. General Manager Apprenticeship Support at Business SA Peter Adams, Director of Business Development at Adelaide Health Tech Dan Naylor an…
03/09/2018 - 067 - Rural Ambassador Award
Sep 2, 2018 • 25 min
For 21 years, the Rural Ambassador Award has seen hundreds of young people participate in the program at local show, association and state levels making substantial contributions to their communities. Learn more from State Rural Ambassador Award co-…
27/08/2018 - 066 - SAPOL at the Royal Adelaide Show
Aug 26, 2018 • 24 min
South Australia’s biggest event - the Royal Adelaide Show - kicks off on Friday and SAPOL’s strong presence will include something new this year. Find out more from Chief Inspector Alex Zimmerman, Senior Sergeant Sue O’Connor and Sergeant Julie Jone…
20/08/2018 - 065 - Governor’s Multicultural Awards
Aug 19, 2018 • 22 min
The Governor’s Multicultural Awards acknowledge individuals and organisations who promote cultural diversity in our community. His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia and His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, District Cour…
13/08/2018 - 064 - National Science Week
Aug 12, 2018 • 26 min
During National Science Week, thousands of events are held around the country to shine a light on the work of our researchers. Dr Adrian Elliott from the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide discusses h…
06/08/2018 - 063 - Art Gallery of South Australia
Aug 5, 2018 • 29 min
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s recent announcements include the appointment of Rhana Devenport as the Gallery’s new Director, record-breaking attendances for blockbuster exhibition Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay …
30/07/2018 - 062 - The State Emergency Service
Jul 29, 2018 • 23 min
State Emergency Service volunteers respond to a range of emergencies including floods, storm events and road crashes, and provide assistance to SAPOL and the CFS. SES Manager Training and Organisational Development Rachel Rowett and SES Capability C…
23/07/2018 - 061 - Adelaide Airport
Jul 22, 2018 • 25 min
Since the existing terminal opened in 2005, Adelaide Airport’s overall passenger numbers have increased by close to 50 per cent and international passenger numbers alone have almost tripled over the same period. Adelaide Airport Managing Director Ma…
16/07/2018 - 060 - Hybrid World Adelaide
Jul 15, 2018 • 27 min
Hybrid World Adelaide is a digital entertainment and technology event that explores the future of a ‘hybrid world’. CEO of HWA Amanda Duthie and event speaker Dr. Alice Gorman from Flinders University discuss how the five day event will showcase Sou…
09/07/2018 - 059 - SA Police new policing model
Jul 8, 2018 • 24 min
SAPOL is putting in place a new district policing model focussed on strengthening frontline services. Assistant Commissioner Noel Bamford and Superintendent John De Candia discuss one of the biggest reforms in SAPOL since 1998.
02/07/2017 - 058 - CityMag, City Standard and Kiddo
Jul 1, 2018 • 25 min
Guests Joshua Fanning, publisher of local magazine CityMag (recently purchased by InDaily publisher Solstice Media), Farrin Foster from community journalism platform City Standard, and Charlotte Chambers, founder of print and online magazine Kiddo, …
25/06/2018 - 057 - Studying in Adelaide
Jun 24, 2018 • 25 min
The growth in international students and tourists into South Australia – driven in large part by China – is a significant contributor to the State’s economy. StudyAdelaide chair Sean Keenihan and UWAI founder Simon Henry discuss efforts aimed at inc…
18/06/2018 - 056 - Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Jun 17, 2018 • 23 min
The world’s largest cabaret festival is in full swing with more than 330 artists from five countries descending on the city for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Executive producer Ebony Bott and artist Trevor Jones discuss the program which this year …
04/06/2018 - 055 - Renew Adelaide
Jun 3, 2018 • 22 min
Since 2010 Renew Adelaide has been connecting emerging creative based initiatives with property owners who have vacant space. CEO of Renew Adelaide Tim Boundy and YEWTH Mag’s Caleb Sweeting who is a current tenant talk about how the concept has revi…
28/05/2018 - 054 - SA Police recruitment
May 27, 2018 • 23 min
Recruiting for SAPOL is not just about sworn police, it’s also about Protective Security Officers and Community Constables. SAPOL’s Acting Superintendent Rebecca Fulton, Superintendent Kym Thomas and Inspector Alison MacGillivray discuss the new foc…
21/05/2018 - 053 - World Environment Day
May 20, 2018 • 21 min
This year’s World Environment Day theme is Beat Plastic Pollution – If you can’t reuse, refuse. Michael Garrod from the Department for Environment and Water, Tamara Gordon from Animals Anonymous and Robbie Westley from Replas Recycled Plast…
14/05/2018 - 052 - New dog and cat management laws
May 13, 2018 • 25 min
On 1 July this year, new laws will come in to place which will govern the management of dogs and cats. These new laws will simplify the dog registration process, make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners, help identify and put a…
07/05/2018 - 051 - Port Adelaide FC in China
May 6, 2018 • 23 min
More than five thousand Port Adelaide Football Club supporters attended the historic first game in China last May against the Gold Coast Suns. As the team prepares to return to Shanghai for a re-match, PAFC’s Andrew Hunter and Matthew Richardson dis…
30/04/2018 - 050 - South Australian Museum
Apr 29, 2018 • 22 min
The number of visitors to the South Australian Museum continues to grow. Hear from Director Brian Oldman who talks about future exhibitions and how the cultural institution has improved access for people with disabilities and reached out to people i…
23/04/2018 - 049 - Changes to the Liquor Licensing Act
Apr 22, 2018 • 21 min
Recent amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act have seen some wholesale changes to the opening times for various hotels, but contrary to some perceptions, there has been no relaxing of the laws for minors to drink alcohol. Learn more from Consumer an…
16/04/2018 - 048 - Road safety messages
Apr 15, 2018 • 22 min
There are 60 new roadside banners across the State which promote South Australia’s diverse towns and regions by highlighting that there are 60 new reasons to rest every two hours. They’re part of a campaign aimed at spreading both road safety and to…
09/04/2018 - 047 - Adelaide Convention Bureau
Apr 8, 2018 • 18 min
The Adelaide Convention Bureau continues to attract national and international conferences and incentive tours to Adelaide; these events contribute more than $250m to our visitor economy every year. Find out more from the CEO of the Bureau Damien Ki…
26/03/2018 - 046 - Bushfire Survival Plan
Mar 25, 2018 • 18 min
Now that summer is over and temperatures are starting to fall, are we still at risk of bushfires? CFS Region 1 Regional Commander Brett Loughlin discusses how important it is to always be prepared with a Bushfire Survival Plan.
19/03/2018 - 045 - Events over winter
Mar 18, 2018 • 23 min
With a record breaking Mad March coming to an end, we look ahead to the plethora of events still to come including Tasting Australia, the start of the AFL season and winter favourites like the Cabaret Festival and the South Australian Living Artists…
05/03/2018 - 044 - Her Majesty’s Theatre
Mar 4, 2018 • 19 min
Her Majesty’s Theatre has been an Adelaide landmark since it opened as the Tivoli Theatre in 1913. A $66 million transformation will preserve the building’s heritage façade and eastern wall while constructing a 1,474-seat auditorium over three level…
26/02/2018 - 043 - Adelaide Festival
Feb 25, 2018 • 23 min
After setting a new box office record of more than $4 million last year, the Adelaide Festival – regarded by many as the premier Australian arts event and one of the best festivals in the world – kicks off this week…and is chasing last year’s record…
19/02/2018 - 042 - HomeStart Finance
Feb 18, 2018 • 26 min
HomeStart Finance is focused on providing home loans for South Australians; they’re always working on new ways to help more people get into their own home, sooner. Find out more from CEO of HomeStart Finance John Oliver.
12/02/2018 - 041 - 2018 Adelaide Fringe
Feb 11, 2018 • 26 min
The 2018 Adelaide Fringe opens this Friday with a street party along North Tce, and this year’s festival goes beyond the CBD with more suburban and regional venues across the state. Events will take place in a number of idyllic spots like Kangaroo I…
05/02/2018 - 040 - Brand South Australia
Feb 4, 2018 • 22 min
Brand South Australia connects South Australians with local businesses and works to open the door to greater opportunities for our state. Hear from its CEO Karen Raffen and from the owners of two local success stories: co-founder of T BAR Australia …
29/01/2018 - 039 - Art Gallery of South Australia
Jan 28, 2018 • 22 min
The year ahead promises big things for the Art Gallery of South Australia. For the first time in its history a major international exhibition (Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay) will share the stage with its flagship cont…
22/01/2018 - 038 - Destination dining
Jan 21, 2018 • 22 min
Destination dining influences peoples’ holiday choices and ultimately shapes and reinvigorates South Australia’s tourism industry. Learn all about how well our state is doing in this space from the Executive Director of Marketing at the South Austra…
11/12/2017 - 037 - Northern Connector Project
Dec 10, 2017 • 22 min
The Northern Connector Project is a 15.5 kilometre motorway connecting the Northern Expressway to the South Road Superway and Port River Expressway. It is part of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s 78 kilometre No…
04/12/2017 - 036 - Fire danger season
Dec 3, 2017 • 15 min
The fire danger season has now commenced in all fire ban districts across South Australia. What kind of summer is the CFS predicting and planning for? Find out from CFS Compliance Officer Phil McDonough and State Operations Support officer and CFS v…
27/11/2017 - 035 - Fund My Neighbourhood outcomes
Nov 26, 2017 • 22 min
South Australians across the state used their voting power to choose which projects should be funded in round one of the Fund My Neighbourhood program. The 200 winning ideas range from upgrades to existing playgrounds to building new facilities. Fin…
20/11/2017 - 034 - National Agriculture Day
Nov 19, 2017 • 20 min
South Australia’s farming and fisheries sectors play a vital role in ensuring our state maintains its reputation for premium food and wine. National Agriculture Day celebrates the sector and encourages individuals, schools and businesses to ‘Thank a…
13/11/2017 - 033 - Fund My Neighbourhood workshops
Nov 12, 2017 • 19 min
The $40m Fund My Neighbourhood program is giving South Australians across the state the opportunity to vote for improvement projects in their neighbourhood. Voting for round one of the program closes on 20 November; find out more from Premier Jay We…
06/11/2017 - 032 - JOBEX
Nov 5, 2017 • 19 min
South Australia’s largest career and employment exhibition – JOBEX – lands in Adelaide this week. Highlighting the jobs already available as well as those that are to come in emerging industries, the expo will give visitors an opportunity to connect…
30/10/2017 - 031 - Your Child, Their School, Our Future (2)
Oct 29, 2017 • 20 min
Every day matters in the school life of a child or young person. The State Government’s Attendance Strategy – part of the new Public Education Action Plan: Your…
23/10/2017 - 030 - Your Child, Their School, Our Future (1)
Oct 22, 2017 • 21 min
The State Government’s new Public Education Action Plan: Your Child, Their School, Our Future outlines how South Australian children and public schools will be supported across a number of areas. It will ensure children are prepared to step…
16/10/2017 - 029 - Carbon Neutral Adelaide
Oct 15, 2017 • 23 min
Businesses and communities are joining forces with the City of Adelaide and the State Government to reduce emissions as part of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide partner program. Seventy organisations have signed up so far and are not only committed to su…
09/10/2017 - 028 - Transitioning from the automotive industry
Oct 8, 2017 • 19 min
Changes in the automotive industry have altered the employment landscape in South Australia. So what is being done to help supply chain businesses and workers to make the transition to other opportunities? Find out from Chair of the Automotive Trans…
25/09/2017 - 027 - TAFE SA
Sep 24, 2017 • 23 min
South Australia’s future relies on sustaining a rich pool of talented students from Australia and all over the world. TAFE SA’s partnerships with industry, links with overseas organisations and innovative approach to vocational education and trainin…
18/09/2017 - 026 - Space Innovation and Growth Strategy
Sep 17, 2017 • 19 min
The Space Innovation and Growth Strategy (South Australia): Action Plan 2016-2020 is designed to…
11/09/2017 - 025 - Nature-based tourism
Sep 10, 2017 • 22 min
South Australia’s tourism industry directly sustains about 32,000 jobs and is worth $6.3 billion a year. This continues to grow thanks to the rise in nature-based tourism. General Manager of the SA Tourism Industry Commission Shaun De Bruyn, Chief E…
04/09/2017 - 024 - Road safety program
Sep 3, 2017 • 23 min
Eight years ago, South Australia was losing about 20 young people, aged 16 – 19, in road crashes every year, and about 900 were sustaining injuries. Today these numbers are significantly lower. The Metropolitan Fire Service’s Road Awareness Pr…
28/08/2017 - 023 - Fund My Neighbourhood
Aug 27, 2017 • 22 min
is a new $40 million program that gives people the chance to choose neighbourhood improvement projects. Based on a similar government initiative which recently won a United Nations award, projects valued between $10,000 and $150,000 can be sub…
21/08/2017 - 022 - Education for future defence projects
Aug 20, 2017 • 21 min
South Australia’s future frigate and submarine projects are set to create around 4900 jobs, and Le Fevre High School is one of the state’s schools that is equipping its students with the skills they need. Learn more from the school’s Maritime Progra…
14/08/2017 - 021 - National Science Week
Aug 13, 2017 • 20 min
This week is National Science Week and hundreds of events are being held across South Australia to inspire people of all ages. Our STEM Skills Strategy acknowledges science is the key to an innovative and competitive future for our state. SA’s Chief…
07/08/2017 - 020 - The River Murray
Aug 6, 2017 • 21 min
The River Murray is essential to the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of all South Australians. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is aiming to keep the river healthy by rebalancing water use and better integrating water management …
31/07/2017 - 019 - South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival
Jul 30, 2017 • 20 min
This year the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. Hundreds of venues across the state will be transformed into pop-up galleries that will house the work of more than 6200 artists throughout August. Festiv…
24/07/2017 - 018 - Regional employment
Jul 23, 2017 • 20 min
Providing meaningful career opportunities to regional residents, especially young people, is crucial for South Australia’s economic future. President of the Local Government Association Lorraine Rosenberg, CEO of the RDA Murraylands & Riverland …
17/07/2017 - 017 - Communication partner service
Jul 16, 2017 • 21 min
South Australians with complex communication needs who need to be interviewed by police or attend court can now access the Communication Partner Service. Public Advocate and Chair of the Disability Justice Plan Advisory Group Anne Gale, Chief Execut…
10/07/2017 - 016 - Festivals and arts events in winter
Jul 9, 2017 • 21 min
South Australia has a rich tradition of showcasing the arts and UNESCO’s recognition of Adelaide as a City of Music demonstrates our state’s success. Adelaide Fringe Deputy Director Belinda Redman, Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop and Umbrel…
03/07/2017 - 015 - Investment Attraction South Australia
Jul 2, 2017 • 19 min
Investment Attraction South Australia (IASA) CEO Mike Hnyda and Babcock Australasia CEO David Ruff discuss the State Government’s efforts to attract companies to South Australia.In the past 18 months, IASA has overseen the relocation or inves…
26/06/2017 - 014 - New Royal Adelaide Hospital
Jun 25, 2017 • 21 min
New high tech automated guided vehicles will be a feature of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Health Minister Jack Snelling, Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Ageing Vickie Kaminski and Executive Director of the New RAH Activation Pau…
19/06/2017 - 013 - GigCity and super-fast internet
Jun 18, 2017 • 22 min
Adelaide is now a GigCity, with super-fast internet being installed in 14 innovation precincts and co-working spaces. The State Government’s chief advisor on innovation Tom Hajdu, technology company director John Lindsay and editor of CityMag Farrin…
05/06/2017 - 012 - Cabaret festival
Jun 4, 2017 • 22 min
Adelaide’s reputation as a vibrant city continues to grow thanks to events like the Cabaret Festival, which opens this week. The festival’s executive director John Glenn, cabaret performer Libby O’Donovan and Arts South Australia’s Peter Louca talk …
29/05/2017 - 011 - National parks
May 29, 2017 • 21 min
The State Government has committed $10.4 million on upgrading South Australia’s metropolitan national parks to encourage people to reconnect with nature. Find out what’s being done and learn about the World Environment Fair from the Department of En…
22/05/2017 - 010 - National Reconciliation Week
May 22, 2017 • 22 min
With National Reconciliation Week upon us, Executive Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Nerida Saunders, Head of Anthropology at the SA Museum Professor John Carty and Australia’s first Aboriginal Rhodes Scholar Rebecca Richards discu…
15/05/2017 - 009 - Mining and mineral resources
May 15, 2017 • 13 min
South Australia continues to play a major role as a supplier of copper, iron ore, uranium and mineral sands. In fact the mineral resources sector generates $5.386 billion in production value that drives our State’s economic development and provides …
08/05/2017 - 008 - the defence industry and jobs
May 7, 2017 • 23 min
Australia has the skills and workforce needed to meet its defence requirements, whether it’s submarines, frigates or offshore patrol vessels. CE Defence Teaming Centre Margot Forster and owner of MG Engineering Anthony Brdar talk about the thousands…
01/05/2017 - 007 - Tasting Australia
Apr 30, 2017 • 23 min
Ingredients from South Australia are finding their way on to menus around the country and the world and our state is also recognised as a destination for premium food and beverage experiences. Tasting Au…
24/04/2017 - 006 - International students
Apr 23, 2017 • 22 min
Attracting international students to our state means attracting fresh thinking and new trade connections to help South Australian business owners expand their export opportunities. CEO of Study Adelaide Karyn Kent, Wines by Geoff Hardy’s Richard Dol…
10/04/2017 - 005 - Helping small business
Apr 9, 2017 • 20 min
Small businesses make a big difference to our economy, and so does helping South Australian companies secure government contracts. Industry Participation Advocate Ian Nightingale, Small Business Commissioner John Chapman and Bowhill Engineering’s Jo…
03/04/2017 - 004 - Tourism destination of choice
Apr 2, 2017 • 18 min
The CEO of the South Australian Tourism Commission Rodney Harrex, General Manager/CEO of the Australian Hotels Association (SA) Ian Horne and Director of the Hahndorf Inn Andy Holmes talk about our state’s growing tourism sector and the thousands of…
27/03/2017 - 003 - New Royal Adelaide Hospital
Mar 26, 2017 • 26 min
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital’s ED of Activation Paul Lambert, Director of Commissioning Elke Kropf and Clinical Champion Dr Toby Gilbert discuss plans for moving into one of the world’s most modern hospitals, and some of the features of the…
20/03/2017 - 002 - Business going global
Mar 19, 2017 • 20 min
CE of the Department of State Development Mark Duffy and Engineering Sales Director of Micromet Water Management Andrew Townsend talk about how the state government’s international engagement strategies are helping South Australian exporters access …
06/03/2017 - 001 - Festivals and arts events
Mar 5, 2017 • 20 min
Peter Louca from Arts SA and Christie Anthoney from Festivals Adelaide talk about the festivals and arts events held across South Australia and how these events contribute to the local economy.