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COVID-19 should encourage new approach to development

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Prominent developer, Theo Maras, says people’s desire to move closer to Adelaide’s CBD due to COVID-19 should see mixed-use development near, but not on, the parklands.

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Investing in a post-pandemic future

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The SA Centre for Economic Studies today launches a series of commentaries examining the implications of COVID-19. First up is Con Michalakis, CIO of Statewide Super, who proposes that local super funds should be invested in SA’s recovery.

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Long term employment trends across industries in Australia and lessons to learn from Australia’s past

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Trends in employment in Australia have emerged over time across industries. These trends help us understand structural changes in the economy as well as how employment has been impacted by external and internal events over time, which industries are more vulnerable and which ones have recovered. In this post we examine how employment levels have evolved at the sectoral level at various intervals over the past 30 years.

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Improving outcomes for young people transitioning to the workforce

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Young peoples’ job prospects and mental health have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. With the momentum changes wrought by COVID-19, now is a good time to re-examine how we transition young people to the labour market.

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Regional Blueprint for South Australia

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A new Regional Blueprint produced by Regional Development South Australia provides a strategic reference document for identifying regional priorities and infrastructure needs.

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Data Wrap - Job vacancies rebound strongly

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In today’s Data Wrap we review the latest South Australian outcomes for retail sales, job vacancies, population growth and building approvals.

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Data Wrap - Job recovery continues but remains incomplete

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In this edition of the Data Wrap we review the August Labour Force Survey results, and consider what the latest ABS data has to say about trends in employment by industry and residential property prices in Adelaide.

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SA economy will take years to recover from COVID-19

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It will take years for the national and South Australian economies to return to full output and employment following the COVID-19 pandemic.
These conclusions are contained in the latest Economic Briefing Report prepared by University of Adelaide economists from the SA Centre for Economic Studies (SACES).

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AI at Work: Tackling the work, health and safety ethics of artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly deployed to drive innovation in products, production processes and service delivery. However, adoption of AI carries potential risks for workplaces and their clientele, including the potential loss of human life, with workplace health and safety implications. SACES, along with AIML and AITI, are hosting an open workshop to discuss and gain an understanding of the key ethical considerations for business in adopting AI technologies.

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SME's and young workers face significant COVID-19 lockdown challenges

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Nearly a quarter of jobs in South Australia are in sectors such as hospitality, transport, and retail trade which are not suited to working from home and have been hard hit during the pandemic. As a consequence, the young, less educated and casual employees are particularly vulnerable during the current crisis. There is a need for the Federal Government to re-examine the JobKeeper program to ensure that it best suits the coming emergent economy.

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