Monthly Archives: October 2018

A new start for Newstart? – Peter Gill & Michael O’Neil

Accountants have been known to say: ‘The maths don’t lie.’ If that’s the case then the calls by a range of commentators, including within the business sector, for an increase in the unemployment ‘benefit’, Newstart, have merit.
So what story do the numbers tell?
Newstart has not been increased in real terms since 1994. Adjusted only for […]

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SA Data Wrap – Stable Unemployment and Weak Housing Finance Commitments – Tania Dey

Unemployment rate stabilises, more full time jobs created despite downturn in employment growth
The September 2018 Labour Force Survey results – released by the ABS today – indicate that through mid 2018 the SA labour market has been in its best condition since 2012. However, improvements in the labour market appear to have now stalled.
In September […]

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What’s the real price of hunger and poverty? – Michael O’Neil & Peter Gill

What does it say about a country that sits near the top of the list of highest income per capita nations in the world that more than four million of its people, or 18% of its population, often go hungry?
And while you consider that thought, is it surprising that we don’t know the social and […]

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SA Data Wrap – Our ageing regions

In this edition of the Data Wrap we consider the latest regional population estimates which emphasise that not only do South Australian regions face demographic challenges in terms of falling or slow growing populations, but also population ageing. We also review the latest results in respect of retail sales, building approvals and job vacancies.
Our ageing […]

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