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Our State - South Australia
26 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
20/09/2021 - 195 - 2021 Ruby Awards
Established in 2006 the Ruby Awards were named after late arts patron, Dame Ruby Litchfield, who in her lifetime was very involved in the arts. Nominations are now open for the 2021 Ruby Awards, which recognise South Australia's artistic excellence.Hear from Arts South Australia manager, Janey Dolan and 2020 Ruby Award winner, Ross McHenry, as they discuss the importance of the awards and why the arts community should get involved.
24 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
13/09/2021 - 194 - Foster and Kinship Carer Week.
This week is Foster and Kinship Carer Week (12-18 September) which gives us an opportunity to celebrate foster and kinship carers across South Australia and recognise their efforts in caring for vulnerable children and young people. Hear from guests including 2021 Foster Carer of the Year, Katina Karam about her motivation to become a foster carer and the importance foster carers play in the community.
23 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
06/09/2021 - 193 - Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year is now on at the South Australian Museum.Since 2004 the Museum has welcomed photographers of all ages, skill levels, and nationalities to submit images of fauna, flora or landscapes in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea regions. This year’s competition judges, Narelle Autio, Trent Parke and Stavros Pippos, canvassed an extraordinary 2,206 entries from 17 countries – the second highest number of entries in the competition’s history. The exhibition opened to the public on 27 August and closes on 31 October 2021.
24 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
30/08/2021 - 192 - 2021 Governor's Multicultural Awards Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2021 Governor's Multicultural Awards are now open. The awards celebrate the state's diversity and recognise individuals, teams and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to multiculturalism, social cohesion and interculturalism in SA.Tune in to hear from Chair of the 2021 GMA Judging Panel, Judge Rauf Soulio, and last year's winner of the Senior Volunteer Award, Raymond Sardana, as they discuss the awards and the importance of celebrating our state's multiculturalism.
26 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
24/08/2021 - 191 - HomeStart supporting South Australians
For people trying to climb onto the property ladder, the recent growth in residential property prices is creating unwelcome challenges.HomeStart is a South Australian Government organisation that provides home loans for South Australians. The aim is to help more South Australians into home ownership through a range of low deposit loans, shared equity and other measures for people including graduates, seniors and low-income earners. Tune in to hear finance expert, John Oliver, discuss how HomeStart differs from banks and how it can help South Australian's entering the housing market.
22 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
16/08/2021 - 190 - Career opportunities in South Australia's Defence Industry
The defence industry is one of the fastest growing industries in South Australia, yet there are still misconceptions about what a career in the defence sector really looks like. The career opportunities in South Australia’s defence industry are wide-ranging and enabled people to stay in the state to pursue their dreams.Join Defence SA's Chief Executive, Richard Price and BAE Systems Maritime Australia Digital Specialist, Kyal Tripodi, as they discuss the career opportunities available and the major defence projects happening now in SA.
25 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
09/08/2021 - 189 - Lot Fourteen and the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre
The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (ACCC), which will be located at Lot Fourteen, has now entered the state's planning approval process. Join Di Dixon, State Project Lead for Lot Fourteen, and Uncle David Rathman, AM, Aboriginal Ambassador for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, as they discuss the vision for the ACCC and what it will mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
27 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
02/08/2021 - 188 - Road safety campaign
South Australians can help shape the development of a new 10-year Road Safety Strategy to reduce lives lost and serious injuries on our roads, with the launch of community consultation.The State Government is developing a new Road Safety Strategy to guide safety decisions and investment up to 2031.Tune in to this week's episode to hear from Sarah Clark, from Department for Infrastructure and Transport, Director Road Safety and Policy Research and Bob Gray, SAPOL Superintendent Officer in Charge, Traffic Services Branch as they discuss the campaign and how you can have your say.
22 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
26/07/2021 - 187 - COVID financial support for South Australian businesses
To support businesses during the week-long lockdown in late July, 2021, the South Australian Government launched a new $100 million Business Support Package. In this episode of Our State segment, Small Business Commissioner John Chapman provides a breakdown of the State Government’s major financial assistance package for businesses, including the new $3,000 emergency cash grants, and provide an overview of the financial support available through the Australian Government.
21 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
19/07/2021 - 186 - New South Australian Skills Commission
The South Australian Government is implementing further reforms to strengthen the state’s skills system under the new South Australian Skills Act (SAS Act), making it more flexible and easier to navigate for everyone involved. The changes under the new SAS Act are intended to fairly balance apprenticeship and traineeship obligations for all parties, while also creating a system where more apprentices and trainees develop skills for future jobs. Together with new Regulations and Standards – the SAS Act introduces simpler processes and clear responsibilities for employers, apprentices and trainees, registered training organisations, group training organisations and state government agencies. Importantly, the changes will be overseen by a new South Australian Skills Commission (SASC) which came into operation on 1 July, 2021. Under the leadership of Renee Hindmarsh, the Commission will continue to work with industry to make it easier for employers to train and up-skill staff and for our future workers to complete their training and qualifications. The reforms to the training sector will see South Australia continue its nation-leading growth in apprenticeship and trainee commencements. More information on the new South Australian Skills Commission is available at www.skillscommission.sa.gov.au
24 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
12/07/2021 - 185 - South Australian Productivity Commission’s Business Survey
The South Australian Government has asked the SA Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry and make recommendations to modernise SA’s regulatory framework to better support investment, employment and productivity growth. As part of the inquiry, businesses are asked to complete a survey that will help the Commission to better understand and appreciate the impacts of SA Government regulation on how businesses operate (or want to operate) here in SA. Hear from Dr Butlin, Chair of the South Australian Productivity Commission.
21 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
05/07/2021 - 184 - Illuminate Adelaide
Illuminate Adelaide - a new major annual winter event - will take over Adelaide’s city streets, laneways and buildings and celebrating innovation, music, art, technology and light from 16 July to 1 August 2021.Hear from co-founders and creative directors of Illuminate Adelaide Rachael Azzopardi and Lee Cumberlidge as they discuss the event program - from world premieres to immersive experiences.Illuminate Adelaide is proudly supported by the South Australian Government through the South Australian Tourism Commission.
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
28/06/2021 - 183 - Sport Infrastructure Projects 2021-22 Grant Programs
South Australians love their sport! The South Australian Government has recently contributed the biggest ever investment in grassroots sport in the state’s history. $20.6 million in funding is now available to SA sporting clubs and organisations through the Infrastructure Projects 2021-22 grant programs, consisting of: o Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program 2021-22 ($5.6 million)o Grassroots Facilities Program Round 2 ($10 million)o Regional and Districts Facilities Program Round 2 ($5 million) Tune in to Our State to hear more about the funding programs, who can apply and what the investment in sporting infrastructure means for South Australians.
24 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
21/06/2021 - 182 - SA Government funds 114 new SAPOL Protective Security Officers
The South Australian Government has committed $23.6 million over two years for an additional 114 Protective Security Officer to help alleviate some of the resourcing pressure from the significantly stretched SA Police workforce, as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.Hear from SAPOL Director of Human Resource Services, Kim Summers and Acting Senior Sergeant Peter Crouch, as they discuss how you can join SAPOL as a Protective Security Office and the roles and responsibilities required.
23 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
07/06/2021 - 181 - AdvanceAg and the adoption of agricultural technology in SA
The 2021 AdvanceAg conference will take place in Adelaide on the 23 July 2021. It is one of the biggest AgTech events in Australia and aims to give primary producers insight into the practical application and on farm benefits of agricultural technology.Join primary producers Oli Madgett and Penny Schulz as they discuss the upcoming conference and how they are using and adopting agricultural technology on their own farms.For more information about the AdvanceAg conference, visit: www.advanceagsa.com.au
25 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
02/06/2021 - 180 - Tonsley Innovation District
Tonsley Innovation District has been designed to unite progressive individuals, businesses and researchers looking to collaborate, test, build and grow in a flexible and supportive environment.Built on the site of the former Mitsubishi car manufacturing plant, which was itself a cornerstone of South Australia’s manufacturing industry, Tonsley has since become a sustainable economic base for future industries.Now home to leading-edge research and education institutions, established businesses and start-ups, business incubators and accelerators, retail spaces and a residential development, Tonsley Innovation District is providing the opportunity for the manufacturing industry in South Australia to adapt and better utilise its strengths, transitioning from traditional to high-value manufacturing.Join Renewal SA Project Director, Vince Rigter, as he discusses the Tonsley’s masterplan enabling businesses to create ideas from concept through to testing and market.
24 minutes | May 25, 2021
24/05/2021 - 179 - The Australian Space Agency and Australian Space Discovery Centre
Adelaide's Lot Fourteen is home of the Australian Space Agency and the Australian Space Discovery Centre. The Discovery Centre opened earlier in May and is an interactive space facility where the community can learn more about Australia's connection to space.Listen to Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency as he discusses the new public space and the Australian Space Agency's purpose to transform and grow a globally respected space industry right here in SA.
27 minutes | May 17, 2021
17/05/2021 - 178 - Help stop the spread of fruit fly
Fruit fly is a pest that destroys fruit and fruiting vegetables in commercial crops and home gardens. It is one of the world’s worst fruit pests.Listen to Department of Primary Industries and Regions, Nathan Rhodes and Nick Secomb, as they discuss the current fruit fly outbreaks impacting over 300 Adelaide suburbs and some of the Riverland. Fruit fly is not established in South Australia. This means people with fruit trees can be confident their fruit won’t normally have maggots in it, and it means our commercial growers don’t have to use costly fruit fly treatments before exporting.The cooler months offer a great opportunity for us to get on top of these outbreaks by doing fruit fly preventative gardening. Learn about what you can do in your home garden to help stop the spread!
23 minutes | May 10, 2021
10/05/2021 - 177 - Artlab Australia
Join Artlab Australia Director, Andrew Durham on 5AA Our State as he discusses the expert services his team provides in preserving and conserving our state’s cultural collections within The Art Gallery of SA, SA Museum and State Library to name a few.Artlab also runs public Consultation Days, where the public can bring along their own prized artworks, historical items and family treasures to be assessed for free by the team’s skilled conservators.For more information visit www.artlabaustralia.com.au/advice
25 minutes | May 3, 2021
03/05/2021 - 176 - Veterans SA inaugural pilot Mentoring Program
Launched on April 12, 2021, the Veterans SA Mentor Program is an inaugural pilot designed to connect members of the veteran community to leaders and professionals across the wider South Australian community.The purpose of the program is to improve the skills, professional development and self-awareness of a specific group of the veteran population with the aim to enhance their experience and prospects as they transition out of their military careers.Join Veterans SA Director Catherine Walsh and Be Sustained Mentoring Expert, Christine Molitor as they discuss the programs and how the South Australian community can get involved.
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