Monthly Archives: December 2015

The future of state governments?

In a speech 3 days ago, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke recommended that Australia should abolish its state governments.The speech was widely reported – see, for example, The Australian’s coverage here.
Hawke argued that state borders were “bloody absurd” and that Australia would be governed more effectively with only two levels of government (federal and local).
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Recent Issues Papers Now Available

SACES’s Issues Paper series provides commentary on topical issues affecting South Australia and Australia, including global economic developments.
Papers prepared during the course of the year are now publicly available. These papers include:

Exceeding the Speed Limit: How Excessive Speeding Fines May Undermine Community Engagement with Government Road Safety Policies;
Should South Australians Really be “Down in the Mouth”? […]

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December 2015 Economic Briefing Report

The Centre’s December 2015 Economic Briefing Report, which provides an analysis of recent developments in the South Australian, national and global economies, was launched today at a presentation held at Crowne Plaza Adelaide.
The report finds that recent data on unemployment are somewhat at odds with other economic indicators for the South Australian economy which suggest that the economy […]

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Parkinson on tax reform

In a speech yesterday at the McKell Institute, Martin Parkinson – the incoming head of  the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (and former head of Treasury, as well as a distinguished graduate of the University of Adelaide’s School of Economics) – noted the importance of tax reform and, in particular, the need for careful […]

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Tax Reform Article in The Australian

Paul Kerin and Christopher Findlay published an article in The Australian yesterday which expands on Paul’s recent blog on tax reform.
Read the article here.

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