SA Data Wrap – Stable Unemployment and Weak Housing Finance Commitments – Tania Dey
Unemployment rate stabilises, more full time jobs created despite downturn in employment growth
The September 2018 Labour Force Survey results – released by the ABS today – indicate that through mid 2018 the SA labour market has been in its best condition since 2012. However, improvements in the labour market appear to have now stalled.
In September […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Policies to give South Australia a migration program that will meet its needs
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 […]
LNG export restrictions to delay reforms and reduce national economic welfare – Paul Kerin
Paul Kerin argues that export restrictions on liquefied natural gas recently announced by the Australian Government will delay needed reforms that would prove a better way to reduce domestic gas prices, and ultimately reduce national economic welfare. These arguments are made in his latest article for The Australian: “Gas curbs will hurt LNG exports and […]
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A skilled migration system that meets South Australia’s needs
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 […]
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National Australia Bank State Economic Handbook – March 2017
The National Australia Bank recently released its latest State Economic Handbook, which provides a brief review of economic conditions in the various states and territories. The NAB expects that South Australia will continue to experience moderate economic growth. The negative impacts associated with automotive closures are expected to be partially mitigated by infrastructure spending and shipbuilding […]
Presentation to Mayors’ Summit for Jobs Growth
Darryl Gobbett, Visiting Fellow at SACES, made a presentation to the Mayors’ Summit for Jobs Growth at the Adelaide Town Hall on 7 August 2015. The summit was called by the Adelaide Lord Mayor and the Local Government Association of South Australia. In his presentation Darryl considered the environment for jobs and economic development in […]
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New Issues Papers: Speeding Fines and South Australia’s Economic Development
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies has recently completed several papers as part of its Issues Paper series. These papers have been or are currently in the process of being sent to Corporate Members. A brief synopsis of each paper is provided below.
Exceeding the Limit: How Excessive Speeding Fines May Undermine Community Engagement with […]
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July 2015 Economic Briefing Function
SACES’s latest Economic Briefing Report will be launched at a function to be held on Friday 3rd July at The Crowne Plaza (16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide) from 12:00 noon.
The function will feature a presentation by guest speaker Professor Ian Harper, Chair, Competition Policy Review Panel and Partner, Deloitte Access Economics. Professor Harper was responsible for […]