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Policy Briefing Note: Residential Tenancies Act Review

20 January 2023

This Policy Briefing Note is a quick summary of the SACOSS submission to the state government Discussion Paper proposing amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act - the major state legislation governing private rentals. SACOSS welcomes some proposals, but calls for a focus on rental affordability, including measures to make energy and water cheaper for renters, and a cap on rent increases.

Policy Briefing Note: Concessions Reform

20 January 2023

This Policy Briefing Note summarises the concerns outlined in SACOSS major State of Concessions report, and provides new and specific examples of the unfairness of the current concessions system.

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Fact Sheet: Digital Inclusion in SA - Regional Data

5 November 2021

This Fact Sheet extracts and summarises the South Australian local government area data from the 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index. Regional SA lags behind the Adelaide metropolitan area in digital inclusion, but it also lags behind the Australian average non-metro score.

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2021-22 Federal Budget SA Policy Brief

12 May 2021

This Briefing Note lists South Australian specific health and community services initiatives in the 2021-22 Federal Budget. It does not summarise all Commonwealth spending in SA, but is designed to complement analysis from ACOSS on the budget as a whole, and just highlights SA-specific initiatives which may otherwise have slipped under the radar.

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Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - June 2020

16 July 2020

An analysis of the June 2020 ABS Labour Force data for SA which shows an underlying unemployment rate of 10.3% (not the headline 8.8%) and despite improving job numbers from May to June, over 200,000 South Australians still looking for work or more work.

Briefing Note: COVID-19 and Digital Inclusion

9 June 2020

This is a short briefing note highlighting the problems a lack of digital inclusion poses both for those who are digitally excluded, but also for government health policy. 

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Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - May 2020

20 May 2020

An analysis of the May 2020 ABS Labour Force data for SA which shows an underlying unemployment rate of 11.6% (not the headline 7.9%) and over 200,000 South Australians looking for work or more work.

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Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - April 2020

17 April 2020

An analysis of the April 2020 ABS Labour Force data for SA which shows an underlying unemployment rate of 10.8% (not the headline 7.2%) and nearly a quarter of a million South Australians looking for work or more work.

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Fact Sheet: Better freedoms or bigger burden?

10 January 2020

On 29 August 2019, the Attorney-General released exposure drafts of three draft bills, which together form a legislative package on religious freedom. On 10 December 2019, the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General released second exposure drafts of the three bills.

SACOSS, together with our colleagues at ACOSS, along with a number of other peak bodies and industry groups, have raised a number of concerns about the exposure draft and its likely impacts on our workplaces and on broader community relations.

Briefing Note: SACOSS' Land Tax and Public Housing Investment Proposal

24 October 2019

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The SACOSS proposals are that the government’s bill be amended to: