Economist and former Essential Services Commissioner Richard Blandy dissects Lew Owens’ bombshell interim report – concluding that a robust democracy needs more rigorous independent oversight of government monopoly business investments.
South Australia has created a low-risk environment that relies on government intervention to protect us from change, writes Richard Blandy, who argues that we must accept more uncertainty if we are to recapture our capacity for competitive growth.
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.
The Marshall Government will need to be given at least two terms for its economic prescription to restore South Australia’s long-lost competitive advantage, writes economist 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.