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.
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Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - June 2020
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.
Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs - 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?
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
The SACOSS proposals are that the government’s bill be amended to:
Briefing Note: Land Tax Aggregation - Myths and Misdirections
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
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
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.
Fact Sheet: Community Sector Peak Bodies
This is a short Fact Sheet which is an updated summary of a major SACOSS publication in 2011 Unique Peaks: The Definition, Role and Contribution of Peak Organisations in the South Australian Health and Community Services Sector. However, this Fact Sheet updates and revises the categorisation of roles of peak bodies to remove duplication and provide a better reflection of the roles.