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Martin Hamilton-Smith
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Minister for Investment and Trade
In office
27 May 2014 – 18 January 2018
Premier Jay Weatherill
Preceded by Susan Close (as Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade)
Minister for Small Business
In office
19 January 2016 – 18 January 2018
Premier Jay Weatherill
Preceded by Tom Koutsantonis
Minister for Defence and Space Industries
In office
27 May 2014 – 18 January 2018
Premier Jay Weatherill
Preceded by Jack Snelling
Minister for Health Industries
In office
18 September 2017 – 18 January 2018
Premier Jay Weatherill
Preceded by Office created
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
In office
27 May 2014 – 18 January 2018
Premier Jay Weatherill
Preceded by Zoe Bettison
Leader of the Opposition
of South Australia
In office
12 April 2007 – 8 July 2009
Premier Mike Rann
Deputy Vickie Chapman
Isobel Redmond
Preceded by Iain Evans
Succeeded by Isobel Redmond
Deputy Leader of Opposition
of South Australia
In office
30 March 2010 – 6 April 2010
Leader Isobel Redmond
Preceded by Steven Griffiths
Succeeded by Mitch Williams
Leader of the South Australian
Liberal Party
In office
12 April 2007 – 8 July 2009
Deputy Vickie Chapman
Isobel Redmond
Preceded by Iain Evans
Succeeded by Isobel Redmond
Minister for Innovation
In office
4 December 2001 – 5 March 2002
Premier Rob Kerin
Preceded by none (created)
Succeeded by none (abolished)
Minister for Tourism
In office
4 December 2001 – 5 March 2002
Premier Rob Kerin
Preceded by Rob Kerin
Succeeded by Mike Rann
Member of the South Australian Parliament for Waite
In office
11 October 1997 – 17 March 2018
Preceded by Stephen Baker
Succeeded by Sam Duluk
Personal details
Born
Martin Leslie James Hamilton-Smith

1 December 1953 (1953-12-01) (age 67)
Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (SA) (1997–2014)
Independent (2014–2018)
Spouse(s) Stavroula Raptis
Alma mater Royal Military College, Duntroon
University of New South Wales
University of Adelaide
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Branch/service Australian Army
Years of service 1971–1995
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands Australian contingent of the Multinational Force and Observers
1st Commando Regiment
Battles/wars Second Malayan Emergency

Martin Leslie James Hamilton-Smith (born 1 December 1953) is a former Australian politician who represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Waite from the 1997 election until his retirement in 2018. First elected as a candidate for the Liberal Party, Hamilton-Smith was the state parliamentary leader of the Liberal Party and the Leader of the Opposition in South Australia from 2007 to 2009, and a Minister in the Kerin Liberal government from 2001 to 2002.

He became an independent two months after the 2014 election. He served as the Minister for Investment and Trade, Minister for Defence Industries and Minister for Veterans' Affairs in the Weatherill Labor cabinet from May 2014 until January 2018 and Minister for Space Industries and Minister for Health Industries from September 2017 until January 2018.

Hamilton-Smith announced on 6 January 2018 that he would not seek re-election in the 2018 election.

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