Category: Reports

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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Economic growth steady despite trade tensions and China question

University of Adelaide economists predict that South Australia’s economic growth will broadly mirror Australia’s and the global economy’s continued good performance. But there are risks from the United States’ anti-trade measures and the possibility that China will falter.
In its latest Economic Briefing Report, the University’s South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) predicts that global […]

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Restoring faith in the political process – Michael O’Neil

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 […]

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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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How can we revitalise the State’s economy?

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 […]

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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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Responsible Gambling and Casinos Report

In the report Responsible Gambling and Casinos, commissioned by Gambling Research Australia, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies provides the nation’s first detailed snapshot of the Australian casino gambling environment, including information from casino gambling operators and patrons, and an assessment of various responsible gambling practices.
The report considers the evolution of the casino industry, […]

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Recent Issues Papers Now Available

SACES’s Issues Paper series provides commentary on topical issues affecting South Australia and Australia, including global economic developments.
Papers prepared during the course of the year are now publicly available. These papers include:

Exceeding the Speed Limit: How Excessive Speeding Fines May Undermine Community Engagement with Government Road Safety Policies;
Should South Australians Really be “Down in the Mouth”? […]

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December 2015 Economic Briefing Report

The Centre’s December 2015 Economic Briefing Report, which provides an analysis of recent developments in the South Australian, national and global economies, was launched today at a presentation held at Crowne Plaza Adelaide.
The report finds that recent data on unemployment are somewhat at odds with other economic indicators for the South Australian economy which suggest that the economy […]

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