TAG: public policy
As top departmental heads rolled in the wake of the election of the Marshall Liberal Government, the question was asked: ‘What next for the public service?’
Debate over the size and shape of South Australia’s public sector is a perennial issue in political and business circles and the SA Centre for Economic Studies added its perspective […]
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 […]
As Australia recently listened to harrowing stories of the major banks providing money to addicted gamblers at the Banking Royal Commission, we recalled that this is not a new issue.
The Centre published a report – Problem gamblers and the role of the financial sector – in 2010 and the issues seem as vexed now as […]
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 […]
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies of the Adelaide and Flinders Universities is hosting a special luncheon on Friday, 22 March 2013 to celebrate 30 years of the establishment of the Centre for Economic Studies and its contribution to economic policy, research and public policy in Australia and, in particular, South Australia. The luncheon […]
A new Economic Issues paper – Assisting Regions and Communities to Cope with Structural Change: Context, Objectives, Principles and Good Practice – was recently distributed to Corporate Members.
This paper is the final of three papers on regional issues with earlier papers exploring first, Re-Thinking the Approach to Regional Development in South Australia (EIP No. 28) […]
Luncheon Seminar with Ms Glenys Beauchamp, Secretary of the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
The Centre will be holding a Luncheon Seminar for Corporate Members on Thursday, 22nd September 2011, featuring guest speaker Ms Glenys Beauchamp, Secretary of the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government. Ms Beauchamp will address the topic of ”Governments and Communities in Partnership – the Role of RDAs”.
Ms Beauchamp has […]
The Centre will be holding a Luncheon Seminar for Corporate Members on Friday, 19th August 2011, featuring guest speaker Mr David Tune, PSM, Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation. Mr Tune will address the topic of ‘laying the foundation for future prosperity – the longer-term challenges of managing government spending’.
Mr Tune has worked […]