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Who better to comment on SA’s regulatory environment? Doctor Who has been travelling through space and time for more than half a century since the start of the BBC television series of the same name in 1963. The much-loved Time Lord has had many guises, most recently played by Jodie Whittaker.
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.
In today’s Data Wrap we review the latest statistical releases for South Australia in respect of the labour market, price inflation for the local government and household sectors, and wages growth.
Better working conditions delay retirement, but tiredness after work remains a major obstacle to working in later life
Extending the working lives of Australians has long been discussed but two studies involving the SA Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) have produced some interesting European perspectives on the subject.
The unemployment benefit, Newstart, has not increased in real terms since 1994, nearly 25 years ago. But the genesis of this entrenched inequity occurred two decades earlier when Victorian (Liberal) Premier, Rupert Hamer, urged governments to “tighten controls against bludgers on unemployment benefit”.