South Australian companies lead defence industry innovation boost

By Jim Plouffe Defence industry SMEs from South Australia have won more than $8 million in contracts to provide the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Of the 15 contracts valued at more than $28 million awarded to Australian small businesses developing cutting-edge defence technologies, four are based in South Australia. Australian Minister for…

Government politicising daily business of government

Comment by Peter Roberts Since the recent federal election there has been a subtle and disturbing shift in rhetoric coming from Canberra. Press releases from industry minister, Karen Andrews always begin with the phrase ‘the Morrison Government’ is backing industry, or announcing grants or similar. On Friday ‘the Morrison government’ announced $30 million in Cooperative…

Adelaide’s virtual power plant takes shape

The South Australian Government’s plan to create the world’s biggest virtual power plant (VPP) using solar PV and Tesla batteries has reached a milestone with 1,100 homes connected. The government plans to connect 50,000 homes together which would act as a single generating unit, cutting energy rices, increasing grid stability and contributing to its goal…