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Premier spruiks State Liberal Government’s payroll tax cuts

Premier Steven Marshall has toured family-owned dairy producer and exporter, Moo Premium Foods, in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs this morning as he continues to sell the State Liberal Government’s major payroll tax relief reforms.

The Glynde company - which employs 22 people and produces more than 100,000 tubs of yoghurt each week - is one of thousands of small businesses across South Australia to benefit from the payroll tax cuts to come into effect on January 1.

Marshall Liberal Government to introduce legislation to scrap payroll tax for all small businesses

Small businesses across South Australia are set for a major economic boost, with the Marshall Liberal Government today introducing legislation to exempt the state’s 3,200 businesses with taxable payrolls of up to $1.5 million from paying any payroll tax – a saving of up to $44,500 a year.

The move delivers on one of the Marshall Liberal Government’s key election commitments and is designed to help stimulate jobs growth and drive investment.

SA employers encouraged to participate in major skills survey

South Australian industry and people working in the vocational education and training sector are urged to have their say about the state’s future skills needs in a major survey launched today.

Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni said the Industry Priority Qualifications (IPQ) survey was an important part in ensuring South Australians have the right skills and qualifications for the future economic growth of the state.

“Businesses across South Australia need access to a skilled workforce so they are better able to invest and expand,” said Minister Pisoni.

Infrastructure SA Bill in State Parliament

The long-term prosperity of South Australia will be enhanced with the introduction of the Infrastructure SA Bill into State Parliament this week.

“Infrastructure SA will deliver a properly researched, methodically implemented infrastructure plan that will generate more investment, more jobs and greater prosperity for South Australia,” said Premier Steven Marshall.

“South Australia spends well over $1 billion a year on the infrastructure needed to get its product to market and that investment needs to be based on economic imperatives.

Flinders University’s driverless shuttle public trial to commence

The State Government will today launch a five year public trial of Flinders University’s driverless electric shuttle.

The $4 million driverless shuttle project received $1 million from the State Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund.

“Today we will see the launch of the first on-road trial of an autonomous shuttle in South Australia,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll

“This is an exciting step forward for autonomous vehicle technology in South Australia.

South Australia records strong jobs growth in May

The Marshall Liberal Government has today welcomed the 1,100 increase in South Australians in jobs, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down from 5.9 to 5.6 per cent in May.

The trend unemployment rate also dropped to 5.7 per cent.

The total number of South Australians employed is now at a record high, with 842,600 people in work. South Australia continues to have the third lowest unemployment rate of the states.

This is against a backdrop of the participation rate remaining steady at a five year high of 62.9 per cent.

Brewing up a new offering at Tonsley’s old Boiler House

The State Government has announced Kidd Retail Group (KRG) as the successful proponent to redevelop the Boiler House at the Tonsley Innovation District into a brewery.

“KRG is a proud South Australian business and have a fantastic vision to redevelop the Boiler House into a thriving brewery,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.

New international satellite company launches in Adelaide

South Australia will be home to the first company in Australia with the capability to design and manufacture satellites and payloads of up to 300kg with Italian company SITAEL setting up its headquarters in Adelaide.

Premier Steven Marshall MP said the establishment of SITAEL Australia will further cement South Australia’s international reputation as a hub of innovation and an ideal environment to develop fresh ideas in the space industry.

Funding announced for 20,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships

More than 20,000 additional work-based apprenticeships and traineeships will be created in South Australia over the next four years thanks to a major funding agreement struck by the Marshall Government.

The announcement delivers on a key election promise and unlocks at least $87 million from the Federal Government’s Skilling Australians Fund that will complement $100 million of state government funding.