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.
In today’s article, Darryl Gobbett, Research Fellow of SACES, identifies some key issues that employers, the self-employed and employees may encounter as the Australian economy emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown.
Giving gamblers ready access to cash and allowing electronic gaming machines to accept banknotes will only worsen the situation for problem gamblers in South Australia.
A new report from University of Adelaide economists argues that the South Australian Government should consider wholesale reform to land tax.
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.
South Australian businesses could save more than $20 million a year on tendering for State Government contracts if the procurement process was streamlined and improved, according to Visiting Research Fellow, Darryl Gobbett from the University of Adelaide’s South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES).