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SGS Economics and Planning

Briefing paper

Cultural heritage protection reform

This background paper provides information on First Nations cultural heritage reform including recurring themes for reform, the current legislative framework and co-design options to reform First Nations cultural heritage protections.

Economic performance of Australia's cities and regions 2018-2019

For almost a decade, SGS Economics have published this report to fill a void in economic policy research. The report shows estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for each major city and region in Australia.

Sydney metro west: accessibility modelling

The Committee for Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber have produced economic modelling which concludes that a 15-minute journey between the CBD and Parramatta will deliver a bigger jobs benefit for Western Sydney than a slower journey would.

Economic performance of Australia's cities and regions 2016-17

This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.

The case for investing in last resort housing

Executive Summary It’s cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough, a new cost-benefit analysis has found. The analysis found governments and society benefit more than they spend by providing last resort housing to homeless individuals. This is...