News: SA centre for economic studies
South Australia’s economic recovery is set to continue despite inflation and rising interest rates putting increased strain on household budgets. Aggregate spending within the state has grown strongly over the past year in response to strong growth in household consumption and public consumption spending, and a solid, though lockdown-interrupted, rise in dwelling investment. But with household and public sector consumption expected to weaken, the State’s export performance will need to improve to compensate.
A new report from University of Adelaide economists has added to the national debate about the Newstart Allowance, arguing that Newstart should be increased by as much as $120 a week and urging politicians to address the issue with maturity.