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7 Nov 2013

Description: This paper presents the results of an analysis of the contribution that the GMH manufacturing facility in Elizabeth makes to South Australia. It updates a previous analysis of the contribution in 2011 undertaken for the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy –...

3 Sep 2012

There is now an opportunity to get a better deal from the Olympic Dam project, writes John Spoehr in The Conversation .

The prospect of a four kilometre long and one kilometre deep open pit mine captures the imagination. Think about a chasm as...

2 Aug 2012

The policies that helped to insulate Australia from the great recession need to be revisited, argues John Spoehr in The Adelaide Review .


Countries with an unemployment rate of six percent are the envy of the developed world. We are lucky...


30 May 2012

This report reviews what is known about community engagement in wind energy industry and identify what we still need to understand. After briefly presenting the relationship between wind farms and society as a significant one, we will recapitulate what strains that relationship and how community...


30 Apr 2012

This report demonstrates the hidden costs of public sector job losses.

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Rapid loss of public sector workers, especially those with more experience and skill, will result in the loss of corporate knowledge and hinder the transfer of skills within the South...

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