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European Australian Business : 2008
51 mal exploration activity underway or proposed throughout Australia. Activity in this and other sectors is bringing success and rewards to those developers choosing to invest in South Australia. Likewise, increasing numbers of international students are finding that Adelaide and South Australia offer them a world-standard education within a welcoming and secure environment – and are telling their friends and family members of the lifestyle possible in a cosmopolitan yet manageable and affordable city of 1.1 million people. We’re home to world-class arts festivals and we’re a hub for international sport, including cricket, Pro-Tour cycling and Rugby Sevens. Strategic links South Australia has ties to the Asia- Pacific region and bonds with the world. Cultural links with European regions reaching back generations have remained and been fortified both through familial relationships, engagements on the world’s sports fields and through growing trade partnerships. Just as their forebears did in the 19th and 20th centuries, European visitors of today recognise in South Australia an environment and climate – the latter similar to much of the Mediterranean region - conducive to hard work and easy living. South Australia provides Australia’s trade gateway to the Asia-Pacific region and its increasingly important markets. Adelaide is situated at the junction of Australia’s major north- south and east-west road and rail corridors, with direct land connections to Darwin, the eastern seaboard and Perth. The new Adelaide Airport has earned international awards as being among the best in the world, and is an easily negotiated 15 minutes from the city’s central business district. Cost-competitive & cosmopolitan According to international accounting firm KPMG, Adelaide is the world’s third most cost-competitive city for business in its population bracket. South Australia enjoys a Triple-A credit rating awarded by Standard & Poor’s, levels of business confidence and private new capital investment are high and employment prospects are the best since data collection began 30 years ago. Ours is a well-educated, smart and flexible workforce, industrial disputa- tion is extremely low and population growth is at record levels. Our quality of life is second to none, with inde- pendent surveys consistently ranking Adelaide as one of the world’s most liveable cities. I urge Europeans to ex- perience, first hand, South Australia’s “can-do” attitude, and join us on our path to prosperity. The Hon Mike Rann MP Premier of South Australia South Australia – A Mediterranean Climate and Culture Area: 983,483km 2 Population: 1.58m Capital: Adelaide Gross State Product: A$69.5bn The Hon Mike Rann MP Premier South Australia south australia