A proposal to merge UniSA and the University of Adelaide is based on flimsy evidence, writes Richard Blandy, who argues that experience across the world shows that size is not connected to greatness in higher education and research.
The new State Government’s freight infrastructure plans would tie in neatly with a proposal to develop fast passenger train services to connect Adelaide with nearby growth regions, writes Richard Blandy.
South Australia’s TAFE fiasco shows what can go wrong when institutions aren’t subjected to outside scrutiny, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
Analysis of South Australia’s economic performance over the term of the Weatherill Government shows a concerning lack of growth, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
Despite South Australia’s relatively poor economic performance over the past quarter century, there are broader forces at play that ensure the state’s living standards haven’t fallen as far as expected. Economics commentator Richard Blandy explains.
South Australia loves a big, taxpayer-funded, get-rich-quick scheme, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy. He should know: he was once conscripted by the government to do the numbers on the mythical Multifunction Polis.