Category: Steve Whetton
Adelaide again attracted the unenviable moniker of ‘Ice Capital of Australia’ in the media in March with the release of the latest Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission analysis of drug use across Australia.
Adelaide’s methamphetamine (or ‘ice’) consumption, calculated through a sophisticated analysis of wastewater, was the highest of the capital cities again.
One statement in the National […]
A major report on Australia’s population and the impact of immigration policy published by the Federal departments of Treasury and Home Affairs in April posed some pertinent questions for future research.
The report – Shaping a Nation, Population growth and immigration over time – asks, in part, whether the “current patterns of spatial distribution of population […]
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 […]
We have recently been undertaking research into the extent to which current migration policies meet South Australia’s needs, and how migration interacts with the broader economic challenges facing the state, in particular our ‘demographic deficit’ of an older, less active in the labour market, lower qualification, working age population.
These demographic challenges present some specific difficulties […]
SACES has released the second of three reports as part of our research into national migration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia.
Our latest report takes a closer look at some of the concerns raised by business owners and representatives about ways in which the current […]
Australia’s skilled migration system has been in the news recently with the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that it is significantly tightening the main route for temporary skilled migration, the 457 visa. As with much of the recent policy around migration, this seems to be driven by the needs of Sydney and Melbourne, where governments are struggling […]