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Towards a co-operative state: securing the social and economic prosperity of South Australia through corporate diversity

Social enterprise Social impact Cooperatives Social procurement South Australia

The purpose of this report is to highlight the potential impact that social enterprise and co-operative organisations have on addressing some of the social and economic challenges facing South Australia.


Co-operative and social enterprise business models gain traction when they focus on particular sectors of the economy. In order to grow a more purposeful economy, it is recommended the following sectors are prioritised:

  1. Health, Aged Care and Disability Sectors
  2. Creative Industries
  3. Social Procurement
  4. Employee Ownership
  5. Community Buy-Outs
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