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New e-book "Melbourne What Next?" includes SGS contributors

SGS's Bryn Davies and Dr Marcus Spiller are among the authors of "Melbourne: What Next?", an e-book launched on 13 October.

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‘Valuing Australia's creative industries’ report presented at the Liveability & Loveability Taskforce Meeting hosted by The Committee for Sydney

SGS Principal Rob Lee and Associate Yuan Deng, presented the Valuing Australia’s Creative Industries report at the Committee for Sydney’s Liveability & Loveability Taskforce Meeting on 17 September.

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SGS ideas reach into China

A book co-edited and part written by SGS Principal and Partner, Marcus Spiller, is to be translated and distributed in China.

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An alternative way forward for social housing in Millers Point and The Rocks

In March 2014, the NSW Government announced that it proposed to sell 293 properties in Millers Point, Gloucester Street and the Sirius building in The Rocks as part of a social housing divestment plan to provide an upfront cash injection to the Land and Housing Corporation.

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SGS presents at 7th Annual International Urban Design Conference

SGS Principal Marcus Spiller and Senior Consultant Mitra Anderson-Oliver, presented at the 7th Annual International Urban Design Conference held in Adelaide last week.

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Economic modelling shows how super changes will affect low income workers' retirement incomes

Sydney Morning Herald has reported economic modelling by SGS Associate Dr Marcia Keegan, showing the axing of the $500 low-income super rebate will have a much bigger effect on retirement incomes than the seven-year pause in compulsory super contributions.

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New dwellings trump renovators delight

Today’s release of the GDP show that, in seasonally adjusted volume terms, GDP grew 0.5 per cent in the June quarter of 2014. Over the past financial year, GDP increased by 3.1 per cent of which 0.4 per cent came from the construction of dwellings.

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Where are Australia’s most productive workers?

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday discussed where Australia's most productive workers are located.

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Using city shaping transport infrastructure to improve metropolitan productivity and planning

SGS Principal and Partner Andrew McDougall presented "Using ‘city shaping’ transport infrastructure to improve metropolitan productivity and planning" at the Asia Pacific Forum for the establishment of an Urban Infrastructure Network: Developing and Financing Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future, held in Melbourne on September 1 2014.

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Older job seekers 'remain unemployed for longer'

SGS Associate, Dr Marcia Keegan,  presented on the options for sustaining workforce participation to retirement age, at a forum held by Australian National University on Wednesday. Marcia's presentation looked at the the policy options which could increase employment opportunities for mature age workers, and grow their superannuation balances.