Category: Michael O’Neil
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 […]
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 […]
The retreat by AFL clubs from gaming is gaining momentum with Collingwood becoming the latest Victorian club to announce that gambling will not be part of the club’s future. This is a remarkable turnaround in the space of seven years when in 2011 AFL club presidents held a meeting in Melbourne to consider a campaign […]
Australians are disenchanted with our current political environment. More than 70 per cent think that the system of government needs reform.¹ And, yet, given the opportunity to break out of the two-party malaise at the recent State election, South Australians chose the status quo. Voters were seemingly not prepared to add a major new player […]
The South Australian election scheduled for 17 March 2018 has turned into a three-horse race: Labor, Liberal and SA Best, led by Nick Xenophon. It is also the first outing for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives at a state level. In prospect, it is entirely possible that neither of the major parties, even with the assistance […]
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry 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 […]
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.
A new report has proposed a range of policy initiatives aimed at “reinventing the State economy” and boosting economic competitiveness in South Australia.
The recommendations have been made in the latest Economic Issues report by the independent South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) at the University of Adelaide. The Centre has a 36-year track record […]