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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.

Download: Briefing Note - COVID-19 and SA Jobs - May 2020

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.

Download: Briefing Note - COVID-19 and SA Jobs

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:

Briefing Note: Land Tax Aggregation - Myths and Misdirections

3 October 2019

A quick response to many of the claims and arguments we have heard raised against the proposed changes to land tax aggregation. Download: Land Tax Aggregation - Myths and Misdirections

For the full SACOSS position on the land tax proposal, see our submission on the Draft Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendments Bill

Briefing Note: Land Tax Aggregation Changes

9 July 2019

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.

Briefing Note: New Sector Funding Contracts

8 February 2019

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.