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Newstart debate must focus on people not politics

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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.

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Regional gaming machine data reveals a dormant gambling market, new highest spender

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SACES today released its latest gambling database which provides regional data on electronic gaming machine (EGM) activity in hotels and clubs in South Australia. It reveals that EGM activity at the state level has been dormant but there have been some notable changes in relative expenditure at the regional level.

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Data Wrap - Employment remains stalled

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In today’s Data Wrap we review the September Labour Force Survey results and consider what the latest data on home loan activity has to say about the direction of the residential building and property markets. 

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Old ideas undermine the economic benefit of skilled migrants

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Peter Gill, Andreas Cebulla and George Tan
Are employers stuck in the past with outdated and unreasonable perceptions that are working against skilled migrants finding employment? Are the same employers disregarding migrants as candidates for positions when they have, proportionately, higher qualifications than the local population?

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Data Wrap - Unemployment rises further, winter crop forecast downgraded

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In this issue of the Data Wrap we explore the latest developments in respect of South Australia's labour market performance, winter crop prospects, and residential property prices.

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Does South Australia have an unemployment problem?

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In this post we examine the veracity of the view that the recent increase in South Australia’s unemployment rate is due to increased numbers of people looking for work as workers’ confidence in the South Australian economy has increased.

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Data Wrap - final demand growth slows to a standstill

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In this edition of the Data Wrap we consider what today's National Accounts say about South Australia's recent macroeconomic performance, and review the latest statistical releases in respect of construction activity and retail sales.

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Small venues initiative provides economic boost and blueprint for undertaking reforms

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The State Government's small license initiative has revitalised Adelaide's CBD, help change drinking culture, supported the creation of at least 1,250 jobs and provides a case study in how to cut through bureaucratic inertia, the first research report released on behalf of the SACES Independent Research Fund reveals.

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Data wrap – unemployment rises while wages growth remains weak

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In today’s Data Wrap we review recent key statistical releases for the South Australian economy, including the latest results for the labour market, wages growth, business confidence and inflation for the local government sector.

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Report: Australia should learn from global hydrogen focus

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Countries around the world are now making rapid advances in hydrogen energy technologies and strategy – and Australia has much to learn from their experience, according to the authors of a new report by the University of Adelaide.

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