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Does South Australia have an unemployment problem?

Labour

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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Judgement day for the Doctor

judgement

In the final episode of our series exploring the current and historical nature of regulation in South Australia, The Doctor makes her final defence against breaching the state’s shop trading laws.

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Taking on the system

justice

In this week’s edition of our Dr Who series, The Doctor’s attempts to flout South Australia’s shop trading laws have finally caught up with her.

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What price eggs?

eggs

The Doctor uncovers the peculiar history of egg regulation in South Australia in the latest episode of our series which explores the laws and regulations that are confronting business and constraining the local economy.

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The shopping conundrum

Shop sign

In this week’s edition of our Dr Who series, The Doctor explores the never-ending saga of shopping regulation in South Australia.

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Business cost savings on state government contracts

Local government price index

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).

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Why should we pay for roads?

dr who

In this week’s edition of our current Dr Who series, The Doctor explores the historical context of rules and regulations in respect of South Australia’s roads.

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Skirting the regulations

dr who

If you missed the first episode of our Doctor Who series last week….The Doctor will appear on the SACES blog in coming weeks as we take a light-hearted but incisive look at the policies and politics of the past fifty years. So, sit back and enjoy the ride, and feel free to join the conversation with comments on the blog.

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Adelaide's golden mile

dr who

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. 

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May 2019 Economic seminar and luncheon – rethinking strategies for growth

University of Adelaide

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.

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