Building Communities

As a direct result of the Plan’s targets, the proportion of women on State Government boards and committees has increased from 34% in April 2004 to 46% in June 2011. The proportion of women chairing State Government boards and committees also increased from 24% in April 2004 to 35% in June 2011. Whilst these numbers fall short of the Plan’s target of 50%, concerted effort has resulted in South Australia being one of the world leaders in this area.

The Plan also set targets to increase Aboriginal leadership, improve acceptance of cultural diversity and maintain the state’s high level of volunteering. These targets have also been largely successful with modest gains in the number of Aboriginal people undertaking leadership training, over 89% of South Australians seeing multiculturalism as a positive influence in the community and many South Australians continuing to volunteer their time and skills.