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Land tax debate: wholesale reform needed

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A new report from University of Adelaide economists argues that the South Australian Government should consider wholesale reform to land tax.

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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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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Are employers stuck in the past with outdated and unreasonable perceptions that are working against skilled migrants finding employment?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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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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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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Betting operations tax revenue options

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Department of Treasury and Finance has released a report prepared by SACES regarding the revenue impacts of the Betting Operations Tax (BOT). 

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Global and national slow down affecting SA economy

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In their latest Economic Briefing Report University of Adelaide economists from SACES are predicting that South Australia’s economic performance will continue to be affected by slowdowns round the country and overseas, as well as weakening employment growth and household spending.

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Recent trends in South Australian manufacturing

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In this excerpt, taken from the Centre’s upcoming June Economic Briefing Report, we briefly review recent sectoral trends in employment for the manufacturing industry

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Better working conditions delay retirement, but tiredness after work remains a major obstacle to working in later life

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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.

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Social and economic costs of alcohol in the NT

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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.

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