SA export trade falls $5bn short of ‘target’

SA export trade falls $5bn short of ‘target’

A $5 billion shortfall in exports from South Australia has left the state’s Trade minister seemingly turning his back on a target set by the Premier just three years ago. Premier Jay Weatherill had boasted SA could hit an export target of $18 billion by 2017. But with the latest figures showing state exports last year reached just $13.2 billion, a reduction from previous years, Martin Hamilton-Smith appears to have abandoned the Premier’s target. In 2014, Mr Weatherill announced a fresh foreign investment policy, aimed at creating 6000 jobs and…

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Where did my blood donation go? Red Cross will tell you

Where did my blood donation go? Red Cross will tell you

Posted April 30, 2017 09:05:10 Photo: Just 3 per cent of Australians give blood, but 25,000 donations are needed each week. (ABC News: Stephen Cavenagh) People who are irregular blood donors are now being told by text where their donation went as part of a new national campaign for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Just 3 per cent of Australians give blood, but 25,000 donations are needed each week. Like many people, I have often wondered where and how my blood is used once I’ve left the donation centre…

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Joshua digs deep to win epic world heavweight fight

Joshua digs deep to win epic world heavweight fight

In what was billed as a clash of generations and perhaps the biggest heavyweight bout since Lennox Lewis beat Mike Tyson in 2002, the 27-year-old Joshua recovered from a knockdown in the sixth round to win one of the most thrilling fights in recent heavyweight history. In doing so, the Englishman retained his IBF belt and gained the vacant WBA title, but the 41-year-old Klitschko pushed Joshua all the way. Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard tweeted: “Such an amazing fight with 2 great fighters. Lot of heart by both fighters….

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EU leaders unanimously agree upon 'firm' Brexit negotiating guidelines

EU leaders unanimously agree upon 'firm' Brexit negotiating guidelines

Updated April 29, 2017 22:52:25 Photo: Donald Tusk says sustained unity of the 27 leaders will help Theresa May. (Reuters: Hannah McKay) Related Story: PM Theresa May announces plans for snap UK election Related Story: Theresa May triggers Brexit, sending UK into unknown territory European Union (EU) leaders have vowed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and have warned any demands from Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with “firmly”. Key points: Negotiation to start shortly after snap elections in Britain on…

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