Monthly Archives: December 2018

Slower growth in SA economy predicted for 2018/19

University of Adelaide economists say that they expect the South Australian economy to continue growing in 2018/19.
However, growth expectations have been revised down during the course of 2018, as a consequence of slower growth internationally and nationally, and because of slow household income growth in South Australia.
The University’s South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) […]

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A new life for Whyalla – Michael O’Neil and Peter Gill

Whyalla’s ‘death notice’ has been written a number of times over the past 40 years, beginning with the closure of the shipyards in 1978, continuing with predictions of doom in the lead-up to the carbon tax, and most recently, as what was once the BHP steelworks clung to life, suffocating in debt and despair under […]

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Populate or perish – revisited, by Michael O’Neil and Peter Gill

When Australia’s first immigration minister, Arthur Calwell, declared Australia needed to “populate or perish” he was making a statement about the country’s vulnerability to invasion in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
While the context has changed, the recently published ABS population projections to 2066 underscores an ongoing vulnerability. However, this time, to take […]

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SA Data Wrap – Spending growth slows as national house prices fall

Spending growth slows
Quarterly National Accounts data released by the ABS this week indicate that spending growth in South Australia has slowed through the course of the year. Quarterly growth in state final demand (SFD) in real trend terms slowed from 0.8 per cent in the March quarter to 0.4 per cent in the September quarter. […]

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