South Australia


7 Dec 2017

South Australia has eight Regional Development Australia Boards (RDA) working in partnership with federal state and local governments to support the economic development of their regions and the state more broadly.

If elected in March 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will enter a longer...


23 Oct 2017

The Mobilong Prison Radio pilot was an action research community project conducted at Mobilong Prison in April 2017, funded by a Department of Correctional Services SA Community Grant.

The project involved a series of radio production workshops with a group of ten...

Policy report

22 Oct 2017

By better understanding the concerns and identifying the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect that impact during pregnancy, early intervention and prevention pathways can be developed to improve outcomes for children and reduce family involvement with the child protection system. This policy...

Research report

28 Sep 2017


SACES was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA). It specifically focusses on barriers that current...

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

This platform document seeks to stimulate public debate around the current and historic performance of the South Australian economy.

It highlights the need for change and potential policy interventions which might have a positive impact on South Australia’s economic future.

It benchmarks South...


14 Sep 2017

This summary report presents the key findings from a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social...

Research report

14 Sep 2017

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social isolation shapes...


11 Sep 2017

The Four Corners program reported on the implementation of the 2012 NSW Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon-Darling system. The Water Sharing Plan sets out the water entitlements for stakeholders (including irrigators, the environment, communities and industry). It forms the basis for individual water licences...

Case study

8 Sep 2017

The 2017 case study formulates advice for health system reform to address disparities in health outcomes of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal leaders are clear. If better health outcomes are to be realised across the board, there must be an integrated, cross-discipline, cross-portfolio, and Aboriginal-led approach. This...


8 Sep 2017

Structures for health care organisations to engage with consumers vary across Australia, but most states have some form of ‘consumer advisory committee’ required under legislation or as part of expected practice. Health Performance Council (HPC) revisited a previous review (2011) to assess what had changed...


1 Sep 2017

With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Department of Human Services (DHS), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is...


9 Aug 2017

SA is well positioned to benefit from the global cycling boom.

The key assets to build on include:

The SA Tour Down Under is the first event each year on the UCI world cycling calendar. All up more than 795,000 people attend stages...


1 Aug 2017

In 2013, Housing SA released the Housing SA Blueprint as a future strategy to deliver a modern, connected, multi-provider housing and homelessness system. The Practice and Placemaking Project was established under the Blueprint to drive Housing SA’s service delivery reform. The New Service Delivery Model...

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2017

This guide has been produced to help South Australians develop the new Community Engagement Charter for Planning. The Charter was one of 22 recommendations developed following almost two years’ consultation with over 2,500 people, led by the ‘Expert Panel on Planning Reform’. The Expert Panel...

Research report

6 Jul 2017

This report provides a summary of a research project undertaken by the University of South Australia for MATES in Construction (MIC) South Australia. The purpose of this project was to explore the impacts of MIC SA on those who had participated in General Awareness Training...

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2017

The research finds that the banks are not only very capable of paying the 0.0036% levy on the same liabilities that the federal government levy is based on, but also that the levy is good economics, justified by the unique structures governing banking in Australia...


22 Jun 2017

Modern health services, jobs aligned with future industries and neighbourhoods where families can live safely and children receive high quality education — these are the benchmarks the government sets in this state budget.

A new Future Jobs Fund will build on measures in recent...


15 Jun 2017

In its inaugural Energy Supply Outlook (ESO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) highlights a low risk of electricity shortfalls for an average summer in 2017/18, however the power system remains susceptible to extreme conditions.

AEMO’s ESO is the first integrated assessment of gas...

Research report

15 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong in Victoria that revealed poor health...


14 Jun 2017

Achieving Good Design in Adelaide’s Future Urban Form

The recently updated 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide envisages our city to grow from its current low-rise suburban pattern to more compact urban forms. Factors such as 21st century living standards, existing land ownership,...