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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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An nu al R ep or t FUTURE PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR OUTPUT GROUP 1: BUSINESS, TRADE AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Output 1: Business, Trade and Industry Development Services Supporting the development of small to medium sized businesses in a small and remote jurisdiction that historically has high staff turnover in the business community. Promoting growth of the NTs export sector in order to maximise the value to the NT trade performance via the new AustralAsia Trade route. Promoting the use of local businesses in major projects and supporting local business to upgrade or enhance their operations to be competitive in servicing project needs. Increasing the capabilities of the NTs Defence industry to meet the expectations of Defence and capture new business opportunities associated with new Defence activities. Developing potential industry sectors, enhancing the NTs manufacturing capacity and addressing freight capacity issues. Developing a professional and business services strategy. Developing a construction industry plan. Implementing the Business and Skilled Migration Strategy, including the development of NT-specific criteria for a skilled-independent regional visa. Implementing the Manufacturing Industry Strategy. Implementing the Asian Engagement Plan, including revitalising key international agreements. Improving the availability and use of key business and industry intelligence information. Enhancing the departments business and trade advocacy role, including Free Trade Agreements and some red-tape issues. 32 Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development

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