If sustainment of the Collins Class submarines goes west, it could set off a cascading chain of lost work for the Adelaide shipyards, writes former state defence industries minister Martin Hamilton-Smith. So why aren’t South Australian politicians fighting harder?
A State Government-commissioned review of South Australia’s international and interstate engagement has confirmed that much of the previous government’s agenda was correct, argues former trade minister Martin Hamilton-Smith. So why, he asks, is it taking so long for the Marshall Government to take action?
Nine years ago Martin Hamilton-Smith proposed an Independent Commission Against Corruption – a move rejected by then Premier Mike Rann but later embraced by his successor Jay Weatherill. Here Hamilton-Smith argues that he always tempered the concept with a protection of privacy.
Former state Liberal leader Martin Hamilton-Smith writes about his empathy with Cory Bernardi’s decision to leave the Liberal Party, warning that major parties need to reflect the views of their supporters.
South Australians need to stop listening to the “anti-everything” brigade and start focusing on our economic strengths, writes Small Business Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith.
Forget the industrial “cultural cringe” – an Australian submarine build is the best option for the economy and the navy, argues Martin Hamilton-Smith.