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SA wins Mortal Kombat

One of the world’s most popular video games Mortal Kombat will be transformed into a blockbuster movie in the biggest film production project in South Australia’s history.

“My goal is to turn Adelaide into the Hollywood of the south and fully develop South Australia’s creative film talent,” said Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni.

“Securing Mortal Kombat follows meetings between the Premier, myself and Hollywood studios in January where we emphasised the benefits of a producing blockbuster movies in Adelaide.”

Providing SA skills shortage solutions with innovative DAMAs

The State’s latest skilled migration pathways will breathe new life into South Australia, particularly in the regions, by enabling employers to grow their businesses now by finding the skilled workers they need.

Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni, said the signing of two Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) in April, delivers more flexibility for businesses to deal with immediate skills shortages whilst they train their local staff to grow their businesses.

Discover your passion at the Careers and Employment Expo

Changes to perceptions surrounding apprenticeships and vocational education pathways will be the focus of a new State Government advertising campaign being launched today.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said the $1.6 million investment in the ‘Skilled Careers – Your Passion’ advertising campaign is vital to promote the benefits of commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship, and to restore the prestige and value of a skilled career pathway.

SA screen industry providing an economic bonus

The South Australian screen industry has contributed a record $119.5 million to the state’s economy in the past financial year, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics, published today.

The Economic Contribution of South Australian Screen Production report commissioned by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), also found that direct spending from screen production has almost doubled since the last report, from $38.8 million in 2013/14 to $65.5 million in 2017/2018. 

Monarto Zoo supporting civil construction careers

Twenty-five job seekers will gain civil construction traineeships through an innovative training project involving the Wild Africa expansion project at Monarto Zoo.

Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni, who is visiting the Murraylands today, said the Civil Train Monarto Zoo project supports people to gain a Certificate II in Civil Construction while contributing to what will be an iconic South Australian tourist attraction.

The burners are on at 1414 Degrees

The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes today’s announcement that Adelaide based company 1414 Degrees is advancing the commissioning of its gas Thermal Energy Storage System (GAS-TESS) at SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant.

In a significant step the 10MWh GAS-TESS has begun taking on biogas from the wastewater treatment plant and will soon start to return electricity and heat on demand to SA Water.

Startup company support to deliver its technology worldwide

A local medical diagnostics software company based at Lot Fourteen, Presagen, will be taking its life-changing technology to global markets, thanks to the Marshall Liberal Government’s $28 million Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF).

Presagen will receive $1.5 million from the State Government, matched by private investment, to commercialise its Life Whisperer product, which uses artificial intelligence to identify healthy embryos in IVF.

South Australians hop to the shops for first time in city and suburbs on Easter Monday

In an overwhelming show of support for the deregulation of shop trading hours, thousands of South Australians have voted with their feet and hopped into shops right across Adelaide – the first time all city and suburban retailers have been allowed to trade on Easter Monday in SA.

Treasurer Rob Lucas – who granted a special Ministerial exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 to allow all metropolitan retailers to trade from 11am to 5pm yesterday – said strong consumer and retailer demand was “proof positive’’ of the need for further shop trading reforms.