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The costs of alcohol to the Australian community from alcohol misuse are substantial, nowhere more so than in the Northern Territory, where per capital alcohol sales are well above the Australian average.
A moratorium on the production and transportation of genetically modified (GM) food crops in South Australia has been in place since 2013, and is currently scheduled to continue to 2025.
In the Data Wrap we review yesterday’s quarterly National Accounts which provides one of the most comprehensive insights into the recent macroeconomic performance of the state and national economies. We also consider the first retail sales estimates for 2019.
In this edition of the Data Wrap for South Australia we cover the latest data on building approvals and construction activity which point to easing conditions in the construction sector, while recent estimates of business investment provide some positive signs for the state economy.
In this edition of the Data Wrap we find a silver lining in another round of disappointing labour market figures, a familiar story regarding wages growth, and positive news on business confidence in South Australia. The latest inflation outcomes for local government are also considered.
A decade ago the eminent Australian water scientist, the late Peter Cullen, lamented the declining technical expertise in water management in government agencies while highlighting the need for good science to underpin decision-making about the nation’s water resources.
The SA Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) will further strengthen its contribution to public policy development in South Australia with the establishment of the Independent Research Fund (IRF).
The Australian economy will remain healthy for long enough to enable the government to claim it as a strength in the lead-up to the May election, but the first Conversation Economic Survey points to a fairly flat outlook beyond that, with a 25% chance of a recession in the next two years.
In the first Data Wrap of 2019, we review yesterday’s Labour Force Survey figures and consider leading indicators of residential construction activity for South Australia.