The 2019-20 South Australian State Budget proposed changes to the land tax aggregation - that is, the way land tax is calculated where a person or entity owns multiple properties. The Briefing Note explains the changes which essentially close a loophole used to avoid paying land tax. The changes will contribute an estimated $40m per year to state revenue to pay for vital services.
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Briefing Note: Land Tax Aggregation Changes
Briefing Note: New Sector Funding Contracts
This Briefing Note provides information on the mandated terms and conditions of the new standardised sector funding contracts which will apply to all new not-for-profit procurement and grants. The Note compares the terms in the Grant Agreement and the Service Contract, and provides commentary on key clauses. There is also a flow-chart relating to screening requirements, although this is tentative as it is hoped that this process will change. It was produced for sector information workshops held in February 2019.
Internet Use in South Australia
Fact Sheet summarising the South Australian data from the ABS survey Household Use of Internet Technology, 2016-17 showing 15% of South Australians don't use the internet, and 17.5% of SA households don't access the internet at home. These, and all other indicators in the data, show South Australia lagging behind national figures.
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Telecommunications Affordability in Regional South Australia
From the SACOSS Cost of Living Update No. 33, December Qtr 2017, six Fact Sheets dealing with telecommunications affordability in regional South Australia, and in particular in 5 key regional seats in the 2018 State Election.
Telecommunications Expenditure in Australia
This Fact Sheet summarises the recent ABS Household Expenditure Survey data on telecommunications expenditure. The Fact Sheet is co-produced with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
Fact Sheet: Poverty Premiums
10 examples of poverty premiums in South Australia and Australia in 2017.
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Fact Sheet: Digital Inclusion - Regional SA
With digital technologies changing our economy and society, but also leaving some people behind, this Fact Sheet provides a summary of the South Australian outcomes in the most recent Australian Digital Inclusion Index, with a particular focus showing the gap between Adelaide and areas in regional South Australia.
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Public Opinion and the 2017-18 SA State Budget
In the first half of 2017 SACOSS released three reports based on a survey of 1,000 South Australians about their attitudes on a range of issues relating to state taxes, government expenditure and tax reform. This Fact Sheet compares some of the headline data from those reports with what was delivered in the 2017-18 SA State Budget.
Fact Sheet: South Australian Government Expenditure
A summary of data from Reality Check: Public Perceptions of South Australian Government Expenditure and Waste showing where the government spends its money, and the contradictions in the SACOSS survey results about public perceptions.
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Fact Sheet: Replacing Conveyance Duties with an Annual Land Tax
A brief introduction to the proposal to replace stamp duty on real estate sales with an annual land tax, the safeguards required for low income households, and the popular and political barriers to the proposal.