The 2018-19 Budget has delivered more good news for South Australia with up to 44 new jobs set to be created in the state.

Through the Coalition Government’s Decentralisation Agenda the Unique Student Identifier will relocate from Canberra to Adelaide creating up to 40 new jobs, whilst the establishment of The Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner will lead to an additional four jobs.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said this key initiative was creating new jobs opportunities and better connecting government services to the regions they serve.

“Unlike our Opposition, the Coalition Government is committed to practical and common sense decentralisation initiatives that will boost economic growth and provide more opportunities for secure, better-paying jobs outside the public-service strongholds of Canberra, inner-city Melbourne and Sydney.

“A number of regions have already directly benefited from this agenda, with the successful relocation of the
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to Armidale, Agrifutures to Wagga Wagga and the recent move of 100 Department of Human Services staff to Parramatta.”

Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham welcomed the news of new jobs for local workers.

“We know the challenges some South Australians face in transitioning into new work and this initiative will pave the way for new employment opportunities,” Minister Birmingham said.

“We’re backing South Australians to ultimately take on these roles, whilst at the same time also providing a boost to the local economy.

“Moving the Unique Student Identifier Registrar to Adelaide moves it to the home of other VET and educational information specialists like the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, the SA-NT Datalink and the National Institute of Labour Studies”

This is the next step in the Coalition’s measured and methodical delivery of our Decentralisation Agenda. More news regards the Decentralisation Agenda will be announced in coming months.