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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#931 Post by rev » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:37 am

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 0f08d187cf
PREMIER Steven Marshall and Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese should drop everything, get on a plane and convince Google to establish its headquarters in Adelaide, some of the state’s top business and academic leaders have urged.

As news broke that a development proposal for a tech hub in Sydney, with Google as its anchor tenant, has been rejected by the NSW Cabinet, SA business leaders are urging political leaders to strike while the iron is hot.
Didn't the Liberal party as oppostion, constantly attack the Labor government every time they did things like this? I wonder if they'll consider doing it.
If for some reason Google did choose Adelaide as it's Australian HQ, I think we'd see a boost in intrastate migration to SA from the east coast. Can't imagine SA having the 10,000 IT professionals that is being suggested this could have grown Googles workforce in Australia to(currently 1,300 in Sydney).

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#932 Post by ml69 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:07 am

rev wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:37 am
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 0f08d187cf
PREMIER Steven Marshall and Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese should drop everything, get on a plane and convince Google to establish its headquarters in Adelaide, some of the state’s top business and academic leaders have urged.

As news broke that a development proposal for a tech hub in Sydney, with Google as its anchor tenant, has been rejected by the NSW Cabinet, SA business leaders are urging political leaders to strike while the iron is hot.
Didn't the Liberal party as oppostion, constantly attack the Labor government every time they did things like this? I wonder if they'll consider doing it.
If for some reason Google did choose Adelaide as it's Australian HQ, I think we'd see a boost in intrastate migration to SA from the east coast. Can't imagine SA having the 10,000 IT professionals that is being suggested this could have grown Googles workforce in Australia to(currently 1,300 in Sydney).
Could you please post the full article, I can't get past the paywall (used to be able to, now I can't). Thanks

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#933 Post by Llessur2002 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:31 am

ml69 wrote:
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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#934 Post by claybro » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:11 am

You've gotta wonder WTAF is going on over in NSW. Some of the news coming out of Sydney for large projects is alarming. Light rail, Stadiums, and now this. All imploding due to government incompetence. Just goes to show, when states are awash with money from a booming property market, common sense seems to fly out the window. Queensland is some $80billion dollars in debt and rising, Victorian government awash with political scandals....time to rethink the importance of state governments I think.

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#935 Post by SuperEgz » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:52 pm

The Electoral Commission sure are taking a while to finalise the count for the Upper House. I know this always happens because of the complexity of preferences in electing more than one candidate but on Twitter they said that the results will be out "middle of this week".

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#936 Post by Waewick » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:59 pm

rev wrote:http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 0f08d187cf
PREMIER Steven Marshall and Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese should drop everything, get on a plane and convince Google to establish its headquarters in Adelaide, some of the state’s top business and academic leaders have urged.

As news broke that a development proposal for a tech hub in Sydney, with Google as its anchor tenant, has been rejected by the NSW Cabinet, SA business leaders are urging political leaders to strike while the iron is hot.
Didn't the Liberal party as oppostion, constantly attack the Labor government every time they did things like this? I wonder if they'll consider doing it.
If for some reason Google did choose Adelaide as it's Australian HQ, I think we'd see a boost in intrastate migration to SA from the east coast. Can't imagine SA having the 10,000 IT professionals that is being suggested this could have grown Googles workforce in Australia to(currently 1,300 in Sydney).
If google came here we should lobby the Feds for a visa specifically for IT experts wanting to move to SA.

However doubt it will happen in any case.

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#937 Post by ml69 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:37 am

Llessur2002 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:31 am
ml69 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:07 am
I can't get past the paywall (used to be able to, now I can't). Thanks
Install the Nextgens Anti-Paywall add on to your browser. Works like a charm.
Does this only work for a computer? What about an iPhone?

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#938 Post by rev » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 am

ml69 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:07 am
Could you please post the full article, I can't get past the paywall (used to be able to, now I can't). Thanks
Sure.

The original article, and a new article where apparently the Premier is now on board with the idea..
Operation Get Google: Business leaders in campaign to lure tech giant to Adelaide
Matt Smith and Dan Jervis-Bardy, The Advertiser
April 18, 2018 12:10pm
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10 Gigabit data network could lure Google to the city
Uni spearheads global hi-tech hub push for old RAH site
Super-speed fibre internet approved for Adelaide CBD
Adelaide the world’s fifth most liveable city — again

PREMIER Steven Marshall and Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese should drop everything, get on a plane and convince Google to establish its headquarters in Adelaide, some of the state’s top business and academic leaders have urged.

As news broke that a development proposal for a tech hub in Sydney, with Google as its anchor tenant, has been rejected by the NSW Cabinet, SA business leaders are urging political leaders to strike while the iron is hot.

SA Property Council executive director Daniel Gannon said if NSW won’t come to the party in terms of desirable sites and incentives, then a business-minded South Australia should.

“Premier Steven Marshall and Lord Mayor Martin Haese should literally drop everything, get on a plane and do the deal to secure this global household brand,” he said.

University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen said he would very much like to see companies like Google coming to the state’s capital.

“We recognise that to make that happen, it would take a partnership between the University of Adelaide, the City of Adelaide and the South Australian Government, and we’re willing to do our part,” Professor Rathjen said.
The Google headquarters in California.

The Lord Mayor said the council had already made contact with Google to discuss its 10 Gigabit program and “would welcome” the tech giant establishing its Australian headquarters in the CBD.

“Adelaide is currently rolling out 10 Gigabit Adelaide, the fastest data network in the nation,” Mr Haese said.

“As a result, we now have something that no other city in the nation can offer.

After spending over two years preparing, we are ready for organisations like Google to establish a presence here in the city.”

Mr Haese said he was very keen to discuss the next steps with Mr Marshall and the property sector as soon as possible.

A spokeswoman said “the State Government has been in contact with Google to further explore its Australian intentions and requirements, and will be promoting South Australia as an attractive place to invest”.

Google has 1300 employees in Sydney. Reports have suggested the new tech hub could have increased its workforce to as high as 10,000.

Mr Gannon said SA should do a deal to secure the global brand.

“Our pitch is simple, and should focus on people and lifestyle because we have what the world needs,” Mr Gannon said.

“South Australia is a global food bowl and international wine mecca, a cultural entertainment stage, an emerging biomedical research powerhouse.

“Our high-data using industries like film and medical imaging are about to boom under the transformational 10 Gig Adelaide infrastructure currently in the pipeline, and we have a healthy start-up and entrepreneurial sector.”
The Royal Adelaide Hospital site through the ages

Business SA chief executive Nigel McBride, who has consistently argued State Government’s should not pick winners, said this morning there was merit in talking to the global giant.

“We think simply picking winners is wrong, but we need a new approach to attracting big companies because we have one of the best business environments, working conditions and lifestyles in the world,” Mr McBride said.

“Having said that, there will be times when there are extraordinary opportunities to enhance our brand as a state and get international attention, and where the State Government should consider what it does in turn to attract major companies.


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“There are many ways, not simply writing a cheque, including asking Google what they’re looking for and what their considerations are, such as access to high quality staff.

“We need to proactively put to them that we can offer a lifestyle viewed as one of the best in the world, having been named the world’s fifth most liveable city.”

Last week The Advertiser revealed Google could be one of the companies targeted by the council to establish a presence in Adelaide as a result of the new high speed internet system to be rolled out in the CBD and North Adelaide.

Both Mr McBride and Mr Gannon suggested the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site on North terrace could be a potential site for the Google headquarters.

Mr Gannon said: “The ORAH site — with its superior connectivity to residential living and public transport — is a no-brainer, particularly because the Premier has a plan to appoint a chief entrepreneur to oversee the creation of an innovation and start-up business hub in a historic corner of the old hospital.”
Facebook and Google have been put on notice

The pair also talked up Adelaide’s liveability as a perfect case for Mr Marshall and Mr Haese to pitch to Google.

“While thousands of Australians are being locked out of the housing market on the eastern seaboard due to spiralling costs, we enjoy relative housing affordability in South Australia as the second most affordable state to buy a house or unit in the country,” Mr Gannon said.

“If Google wants to keep its employees happy, then it should relocate to a jurisdiction where the median house price starts with a ‘4’ rather than ending with ‘million’.”

Mr McBride said mega companies are looking for small boutique cities, such as Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Austin and Dublin.

“We’re among the small boutique cities which are the most liveable in the world,” he said.

“Adelaide offers plenty of advantages, such as lifestyle, great schools and universities, it’s safe and accessible, it’s the fifth most liveable city, it’s globally recognised as one of the best places to live and raise a family, and we have an amazing food and wine culture.

We have extraordinary advantages.”

Google has declined to comment.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 0f08d187cf

Forget Sydney, New York or Hong Kong. Google should call Adelaide home
Matt Smith, The Advertiser
April 19, 2018 7:58pm
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Operation Get Google to Adelaide kicks off
Council look to target Google
Superfast internet for Adelaide CBD

PREMIER Steven Marshall has urged tech giant Google to make its Australian headquarters in Adelaide.

Mr Marshall said the government has sent a submission to the company spruiking a number of SA sites after it was revealed a development proposal in Sydney, which included the tech giant as an anchor tenant, was rejected by the NSW government.

“One of the things that the larger firms do is that they say ‘we have to be based in Sydney, or New York, or Hong Kong’,” Mr Marshall said. “But the reality is South Australia, and in particular Adelaide, has a huge amount to offer Google.”

Mr Marshall said Google have said they are still wedded to Sydney.

“They have said if that changes they will engage with us,” he said.

“Well, I am not waiting for them to change their mind. We are on the front foot. We have sent them information about the oRAH site on North Tce, the Tonsley Precinct, and more broadly our new government focus on creating a more appealing environment to attract the best brains in the nation to South Australia.”

His calls came as SA Property Council executive director Daniel Gannon and Business SA chief executive Nigel McBride sent a co-signed a letter to Google spruiking the city.

“ ... Adelaide has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities by Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor,” the letter stated.

“After spending more than two years preparing, the City of Adelaide is ready for organisations such as yours to establish a presence here in the CBD.”
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... e3ca5e6650

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#939 Post by rev » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:19 am

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#940 Post by rev » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:39 pm

Well the new government has upheld one election promise, they've cut the cost of the Emergency Services Levy.
They say they're going to increase emergency services funding too at the same time.

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#941 Post by Waewick » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm

rev wrote:Well the new government has upheld one election promise, they've cut the cost of the Emergency Services Levy.
They say they're going to increase emergency services funding too at the same time.
Seems like a good reason they didn't promise a budget surplus!

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#942 Post by rev » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:26 pm

As debate rages about immigration in Melbourne and Sydney, Premier Steven Marshall says SA needs more skilled migrants

MIGRANTS would be lured to South Australia via a specialised entrepreneur visa and new rules for the regions, under a plan spruiked by Premier Steven Marshall.
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... 911dfc5912

Oh for fucks sake. No, we don't need more foreign migrants. What we need is god damn jobs for the people already living here!
Create jobs, create new industries, help existing industries boom, and you wont need to create stupid new visas for foreigners to come, because people will want to come here because there's a reason for them to come. A GOD DAMN FUTURE!!

Yeh, I'm angry.
Over in WA they want to create something similar for the mining industry.
First they told us that Australian's don't want to do the basic jobs. So they brought in more foreigners. End result, we not only have hundreds of thousands of foreigners coming every year now(We've hit or are about to hit the 25million mark 22 years ahead of what was predicted as a result), but we have conditions that disadvantage the locals..such as subsidized wages for foreigners which makes them more attractive as employees to companies.

Now they are telling us that Australian's don't want to do the mining jobs that are paying well in excess of $100,000 a year. So they now need to create special visas for foreigners to come in and work in our mines.

How about they spend some of the ridiculous amount of money they rape from the people every year in taxes and levies, on providing training and education for all Australians, and get Australians into the work force where there are shortages, and then if there are still shortages, bring in migrants then?

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Re: The SA Politics Thread

#943 Post by how good is he » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:47 am

I don’t want to get in a political debate but just curious on the forums thoughts on the state Lib govt so far. Obviously it’s too short a time period to pass any real judgement as it’s just 1/8 into their term. Most notable to me though is the lack of announcements though. Some may see this as a good thing as some said the previous govt was addicted to announcements. For me (and I’m not sure if it’s withdrawal symptoms from the previous Labour Govt’s regular announcements) but feel the Libs have done nothing/announced nothing new of any real significance to date. I get it that the budget is still to come and stay tuned....but I have also read the first 100 day plan by the Libs and am curious to see how much of what they proposed actually happens. I also know a lot of what was proposed was made conditional.
Some notable pre election statements like infrastructure SA, first $20m for the Glenelg Jetty $110m development, the major rail diversion and 24/7 freight airport, right hand tram turn - what’s the chance of these or others things actually happening vs just being analysed?

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#944 Post by rev » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:52 pm

Announced in the state budget by Lucas who should be called butcher of south australia imho, is the closure of four tafe sites.

Among them is the Port Adelaide tafe campus which is next to Harts Mill. Crappy place for a tafe college.
Hopefully the site is sold off to private developers and some sort significant towers go up, mixed residential, retail, night life...something to really change the Port as opposed to the suburban bullshit about to be built across the river.
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#945 Post by rev » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:08 pm

Redeveloping the Chinatown mall, providing $500,000to the Adelaide City Council in 2019-20,
-Waste of tax payers money.

Examining the creation of a Adelaide Museum of South Australia’s history,
-Shit these politicians love "examinations" and "studies"..just build it.

Providing $100,000 a year for four years to reduce the total build and removal time of the Adelaide 500 Grandstand by one week.
-Waste of tax payers money to appease a vocal pissant minority who think Victoria Park is solely there for their exclusive use only.

The Riverbank Authority has been wound up, saving $3.2 million over the forward estimates while the State Government will also wind back on contributing to Carbon Neutral Adelaide.
-Good, more stupid waste eliminated. The Riverbank Authority? :hilarious:

Several road projects will begin, including upgrading Fosters Rd, Oakden and installing traffic lights at Graves St and Newton Rd, Newton and Turner St and OG Rd, Felixstow.
-But they've axed funding for the upgrade of the Port Road/West Lakes Blvd/Cheltenham Pde intersection...go figure..oh wait, it's in a Labor stronghold...

$200,000 for a study about accessing the Southern Expressway from Majors Rd, which will benefit residents in Hallett Cove and Shiedow Park and other nearby suburbs.

$250,000 to investigate increasing public transport access for residents on the Tonsley line, which includes consultation on options to build a new Tonsley train station.

-Yay more case studies..

$20 million for the Glenelg Jetty redevelopment to bring tourism and retail opportunities to the area.
-99% guarantee it wont be the pie in the sky proposal.

$305 million, over five years, to duplicate Main South Rd from Seaford to Aldinga.
-Aww, no more one way roads Rob Lucas?

The State Government will also spend $12.9 million over four years on a new police staffing model allowing the Henley Beach police station to extend its hours
-Someones gotta be on the beat to catch all those hardcore pot heads and their crimes...

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