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SA Data Wrap – Our ageing regions

In this edition of the Data Wrap we consider the latest regional population estimates which emphasise that not only do South Australian regions face demographic challenges in terms of falling or slow growing populations, but also population ageing. We also review the latest results in respect of retail sales, building approvals and job vacancies.
Our ageing […]

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SA Data Wrap – SA’s unemployment rate ticks up

In today’s Data Wrap we review the latest Labour Force Survey and National Accounts results which provide some of the best insight into recent macroeconomic trends for the state. We also consider the latest winter crop forecasts which have a significant bearing on the agricultural regions of the state.
Unemployment ticks up as employment growth stalls
South […]

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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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South Australian Budget 2018/19

Yesterday Treasurer Rob Lucas brought down the Marshall Government’s first Budget.
The Budget foreshadows a significant contraction in the SA public sector’s share of the economy, with the ratio of expenses to GDP projected to fall from a little over 18 per cent of gross state product (GSP) in 2017/18 to 16.4 per cent of GSP […]

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SA Data Wrap – Construction conditions remain healthy despite York Civil’s voluntary administration

The news earlier this week that SA construction company York Civil has gone into voluntary administration came as a surprise, particularly considering that various indicators point to generally healthy conditions in the South Australian construction sector. In our latest Economic Briefing Report, we concluded that activity in the SA construction sector rose strongly over the […]

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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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August 2018 Briefing and Luncheon Featuring Dr John Hewson AM

The SA Centre for Economic Studies of the University of Adelaide is pleased to invite Corporate Members and their guests to the August 2018 Economic Briefing presentation and luncheon. The luncheon will be held at The Intercontinental Adelaide, North Terrace, next Wednesday, 8 August, from 12:00 noon.
The function includes a presentation on the situation and […]

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Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of human services and beyond – Tania Dey

A recent report by the Productivity Commission, examines the role of competition and contestability in achieving efficiencies in human services.  The Productivity Commission points towards well established markets for childcare, schools, optometries, GP (Medicare) and allied health professionals which demonstrates the benefits of competition.  The report acknowledges that competition or contestability may not be suitable […]

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AFL clubs focus on the game not gaming – Peter Gill and Michael O’Neil

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 […]

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SA Data Wrap – Improved labour market and building approvals, sluggish merchandise exports

In this edition of the Data Wrap we take a look at key data releases over the past couple weeks that provide insight into the recent performance of the South Australian economy. Topics include the latest labour market report, building approval activity and performance in merchandise exports.
Strong labour market conditions in South Australia over the […]

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