Stretton Fellowship: The Value of Social Enterprise

SACES has published a new report on the Value of Social Enterprise, commissioned by the Stretton Centre, in conjunction with Housing SA, now operating as the South Australian Housing Authority (SAHA).
The report provides estimates of the social value of social enterprise using two case studies of projects operating in South Australia. The study found that […]

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New Report: Supporting people in social housing gain and maintain employment

The Sax Institute has published the findings of an evidence check review prepared jointly by SACES and the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) at the University of Adelaide.  The review identified empirical evidence of the effectiveness of measures to encourage and assist social housing tenants into paid employment. It also assessed the […]

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South Australian Social Enterprise Survey – Initial results

Earlier this year, SACES in collaboration with the Don Dustan Foundation (DDF) at the University of Adelaide conducted a survey to identify social enterprises in South Australia. The survey benefited from the Don Dunston Foundation mailing list, which was used to invite social enterprises or people who might know about a social enterprise to complete […]

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Oakden: What has Quality got to do with it? Holden’s Versus Oakden – Michael O’Neil and Andreas Cebulla

It was the first economist Adam Smith who wrote that “economic life is deeply embedded in social life”; that social relationships come first.  Trust, cooperation and social relationships are the foundations (or glue) of non-market relationships and behaviours and of product and consumer markets, contracts, and property rights.  Hence, trust in government, our civic institutions […]

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Should banks offer credit to problem gamblers?

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry[1] will no doubt have many case studies referred to it pointing to current practices that appear to be unethical, display poor judgement on the part of the ‘offering institutions’ and other instances of poor lending and supervisory practice.
One of the most complained […]

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Professor Paul Kerin: The electric vehicles push fails the public interest test

Advocates of further subsidies for electric vehicles were out in force last week. But if you look beyond the evangelistic hand-waving, the case for subsidies is weak.
We need to be very clear about the purpose of proposed subsidies and carefully assess whether subsidies are the best way to achieve that purpose. EV subsidies could be used to […]

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SACES evaluation of Automated Risk Monitoring system at Adelaide Casino released

The Independent Gambling Authority (IGA) for South Australia has published a report by SACES on the Automated Risk Monitoring (ARM) system at the Adelaide Casino.
In May 2014, the Adelaide Casino (part of the Skycity Entertainment Group) was permitted to operate a cashless gaming system provided an ARM system and a pre-commitment system were also operational.
The […]

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Professor Paul Kerin: “Global carbon credits will cut costs and prices”

Recent claims by Tony Abbott and others that allowing firms to purchase international carbon credits (CCs) to meet emissions quotas was like a tax that would raise costs and prices defy the most basic laws of
economics. They’re simply untrue.
Indeed, allowing such purchases can only reduce costs and prices. Furthermore, those advocating a continued ban on international CC […]

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Underemployment and poverty in Australia

Last month saw the publication of the fourth edition of “Thinking about Poverty”, edited by Klaus Serr, La Trobe University.
The book examines aspects of poverty and inequality in Australia from theoretical and empirical perspectives.
In their contribution on “Un(der)employment, Poverty and the Future of Work after the Global Financial Crisis”, SACES Senior Research Fellow Dr Andreas Cebulla […]

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All Roads leading to Rome? The medium term outcomes of Australian youth’s transition pathways from education

A study recently published by researchers at SACES tested how the pathways young people follow from school into the labour market influence their long-run earnings, personal debt and satisfaction with employment opportunities.
The study by Andreas Cebulla and Steve Whetton analysed data on a cohort of people aged 15 to 24 years in the first year of […]

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