Corporate Membership

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies offers a Corporate Membership Program, which is open to private companies, public sector agencies, and other organisations.

By becoming a Corporate Member, you are helping to promote high quality economic debate in South Australia; helping in raising awareness and understanding of economic issues; and ensuring a higher standard of economic analysis and policy formulation in South Australia.

Benefits for Corporate members

  • receipt of the Centre’s bi-annual Briefing Reports, which provide a detailed assessment of the situation and outlook for the South Australian and Australian economies, together with commentary on topical economic issues
  • two places at bi-annual lunch sessions with a presentation of key themes from the Briefing Report and a discussion on a specific topic by an invited guest; 
  • the opportunity to network with key public and private sector decision makers;
  • the opportunity to invite and host clients, business associates and colleagues at a high profile and relevant functions
  • receipt of the Centre’s periodic Issues Papers
  • invitation to seminars and functions organised by the Centre (as part of your membership or at reduced member rates)
  • priority access to research and consulting services of the Centre throughout the year
  • the opportunity for your organisation to sponsor one of the Briefing Luncheons *
  • the opportunity for the Centre to provide a tailored economic assessment to your organisation *
  • Premium Corporate Membership entitles a member to access up to 10 hours of the Centre’s staff time to discuss issues and/or carry out research tasks.

*More information on these opportunities, and the cost of these services, can be obtained by contacting the Centre.

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  • Current Corporate members

    The Centre thanks its Corporate Members for their support.

    List of Corporate members:

    • Auditor-General's Department (SA)
    • Australian Hotels Association (SA)
    • BHP Billiton Olympic Dam
    • Business SA
    • City of Adelaide
    • City of Mount Gambier
    • City of Port Lincoln
    • City of Whyalla
    • Coopers Brewery Ltd
    • Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)
    • Department for Education and Child Development (SA)
    • Department of Employment (Commonwealth)
    • Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)
    • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Commonwealth)
    • Department of Industry (Commonwealth)
    • Department of Industry and Science (Commonwealth)
    • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA)
    • Department of Primary Industries and Regions (SA)
    • Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SA)
    • Department of State Development (SA)
    • Department of Treasury and Finance (SA)
    • Dynek Pty Ltd
    • Essential Services Commission of South Australia
    • Flinders Ports South Australia
    • HomeStart Finance
    • Local Government Association of South Australia
    • National Credit Management Limited
    • Office for the Public Sector
    • Port Augusta City Council
    • Port Pirie Regional Council
    • Property and Advisory Pty Ltd
    • Property Council of Australia
    • Provincial Cities Association of South Australia
    • Regional Development Australia, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Inc
    • Regional Development Australia, Barossa Inc
    • Regional Development Australia, Far North Inc
    • Regional Development Australia, Limestone Coast Inc
    • Regional Development Australia, Metropolitan Adelaide
    • Regional Development Australia, Murraylands and Riverland
    • Regional Development Australia, Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula
    • Regional Development Australia, Yorke and Mid North
    • Reserve Bank of Australia
    • Rural City of Murray Bridge
    • SA Police
    • SA Power Networks
    • SA Water Corporation
    • Statewide Financial Management Services Ltd
    • TAFE SA
    • Urban Renewal Authority (SA)
  • Recent speakers

    • Dr Matthew Butlin, Chair and Chief Executive of the South Australian Productivity Commission;
    • The Hon Steven Joyce, former New Zealand Finance Minister, Senior Economic Minister
    • Dr John Hewson AM, former Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition, Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University;
    • Hon Dr Craig Emerson, Managing Director, Craig Emerson Economics, and President of the Australia China Business Council NSW;
    • Mr Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group;
    • Mr Garry Bowditch, Executive Director, Better Infrastructure Initiative;
    • Professor Ross Garnaut AO, Professional Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne;
    • Professor Ian Harper, Chair, Competition Policy Review Panel and Partner, Deloitte Access Economics;
    • Dr John Edwards, Board Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia;
    • Hon Rob Lucas, MLC and Treasurer;
    • Dr Jenny Gordon, Principal Adviser Research, Productivity Commission;
    • Professor Gary Banks, Dean and CEO of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and former Chair, Productivity Commission;
    • Professor Gary Sturgess, NSW Premier's ANZSOG Chair of Public Service Delivery, University of New South Wales;
    • Mr Garry Costello, Head of Schools, Office of Schools, Department for Education and Child Development;
    • Mr Saul Eslake, Chief Economist, ANZ;
    • Mr Lindsay Tanner, MP, Shadow Minister for Finance.
Corporate membership

Become a member

The membership period is the financial year ending 30th of June.

Membership fees:

  • Corporate membership: $AUD 1,300.00 p.a (incl. GST)
  • Premium membership: $AUD 3,387.75 p.a (incl. GST)

(Reduced rates are available if joining at a period other than the start of a financial year, for interstate and international Corporate Membership) 

 

 

Apply for the Corporate membership

Highlights

03

Jul

Global and national slow down affecting SA economy

In their latest Economic Briefing Report University of Adelaide economists from SACES are predicting that South Australia’s economic performance will continue to be affected by slowdowns round the country and overseas, as well as weakening employment growth and household spending.

26

Jun

Recent trends in South Australian manufacturing

In this excerpt, taken from the Centre’s upcoming June Economic Briefing Report, we briefly review recent sectoral trends in employment for the manufacturing industry

22

May

May 2019 Economic seminar and luncheon – rethinking strategies for growth

The South Australian Government has made a “promising” start to the micro-economic reform that will underpin economic growth, according to Steven Joyce, the author of a major report on the State’s public sector institutions and functions.

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