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Policy Briefing Note: Energy Price Elasticity of Demand
Policy Briefing Note: Public Housing
This Policy Briefing is a quick summary of the size of the public housing estate in South Australia (2022 data) and an analysis of the housing investment announced in the governments A Better Housing Future document.
Policy Brief: Rental Affordability
This is an over-view of issues of rental affordability and SACOSS policy proposals. It is updated version of an earlier briefing note and contains data from the latest ABS survey of income and housing (2019-20), and December 2022 cost of living data.
Policy Briefing Note: Residential Tenancies Act Review
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
Fact Sheet: Digital Inclusion in SA - Regional Data
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.
Download the SACOSS Fact Sheet: Digital Inclusion in South Australia - Regional Data
2021-22 Federal Budget SA Policy Brief
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.
Download Budget SA Policy Brief
Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - June 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
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.
Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - 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.