A strong, sustainable economy that builds on our strengths.

We develop and maintain a sustainable mix of industries across the state.

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Primary Targets

39. Competitive business climate

Maintain Adelaide’s rating as the least costly place to set up and do business in Australia and continue to improve our position internationally

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40. Food industry

Grow the contribution made by the South Australian food industry to $20 billion by 2020

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41. Minerals exploration

Exploration expenditure in South Australia to be maintained in excess of $200 million per annum until 2015

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42. Minerals production and processing

Increase the value of minerals production and processing to $10 billion by 2020

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43. Defence industry

Increase defence and defence industry annual contribution to our economy to $2.5 billion and employment to 37 000 people by 2020 (Milestone of $2 billion and 28 000 people by 2013)

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Related Targets

4. Tourism Industry

Increase visitor expenditure in South Australia’s total tourism industry to $8 billion and on Kangaroo Island to $180 million by 2020Milestone of $6.3 billion (total industry) by 2014

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34. Credit rating

Maintain AAA credit rating

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38. Business investment

Exceed Australia’s ratio of business investment as a percentage of the economy by 2014 and maintain thereafter

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44. Aboriginal lands – native title

Resolve 80% of native title claims by 2020

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50. People with disability

Increase by 10% the number of people with a disability employed in South Australia by 2020

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57. Broadband access

The proportion of South Australian premises with access to broadband services delivered by fibre technology meets the national average by 2020

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61. Energy efficiency – government buildings

Improve the energy efficiency of government buildings by 30% by 2020(Milestone of 25% by 2014)

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66. Emissions intensity

Limit the carbon intensity of total South Australian electricity generation to 0.5 tonnes of CO2/MWh by 2020

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90. Share of overseas students

Increase the number of overseas students across all education and training sectors from 13,737 in 2003 to 45,000 by 2014

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98. Business research expenditure

Increase business expenditure on research and development to 1.5% of GSP by 2014, and increase to 2.0% by 2020

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