4 March 2021, Min 11 C, Max: 26. Sunny.
New borrower-accepted housing loan commitments surge.
As reported by ABS, in January 2021, new loan commitments (seasonally adjusted) mainly increased, as a result of the governments stimulus package.
Is Facebook a currency or is it a license to print money?
With the suspending of Facebook services to select Facebook sites that have contain news type items then it did a back flip to reinstate them after negotiation with Australian Government regulators, Facebook has shown that prior business model of Facebook users offering their own personal information for a free Facebook account no longer will apply for every one.
Anti trust case against Facebook
Pending Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Anti trust case against Facebook in the US.
Australian Government scrambles to suit Facebook
As the Australian Government scrambles to adjust it’s regulatory stance to suit Facebook, we are still faced with Facebook retaining its right (in it’s terms and conditions) to take Australian news content down again in the future (well any content that is deemed to be impacted by government regulation). Vice president Campbell Brown vp of Facebook is reported to have confirmed this.
Australian Government’s desired to tax Facebook and Google has backfired in Facebook’s case.
Back in July of 2020 when the Australian Government made it known it was getting ready to implement taxes on Facebook and Google for news content that was placed on their sites. Facebook took the precautionary move of reissuing it’s terms and conditions in October 2020. This gave Facebook the right to remove any accounts it choose to, in particular any accounts that were to be impacted by government regulations.
By Facebook removing the ABC and other Australian large private media organizations, it has made it clear to the Australian government that Facebook has no intention to be taxed for news items media organization willingly place on Facebook.
The Australian Government’s revenue raising strategy by taxing Facebook and Google has backfired in Facebook’s case.
With so many media organizations large and small becoming reliant on Facebook over the last decade, many Facebook users consuming news will miss their daily social media experience of access to the latest news stories. Facebook’s decision will most likely impact other platforms like Twitter for Australians, where users tweeting and retweeting news items/links from news sites previously on Facebook will no longer be able to so. Thus in effect driving some if not most of the Australian news content off Australian twitter accounts initially. What will happen in the immediate next 6-9 months for Twitter in Australia will be interesting, as a phenomena worldwide Twitter may still be there but in Australia it may fade away.
The latest SA Govt direction. Emergency-Management-Public-Activities-No-12COVID-19-Direction-2020
With the speed to contain the COVID-19 virus spread, the SA Govt imposed a hard lock down a few days ago. Even though there can be some improvements to double check information supplied for contact tracing in the future, some South Australians are thankful the lock down occurred, as the number of infections from the Parafield cluster increase to 26 infected on the 21st November 2020.
With the streets practically deserted in Adelaide on the 19th November 2020, South Australians are taking the stay at home directive seriously.
With the 18th November 2020 we see large queues of cars stretching kms around SA in particular in the North East, residents are concerned about their safety with regards to the COVID-19 virus.
In recent reports by SA Health it appears the current strain of the COVID-19 can exist on hard surfaces. This seams plausible as the other strains which were more obvious in their symptoms are eliminated with prior control techniques. This is where the source of this strain of the virus from O/S (UK) has developed an exit strategy which seams to be a short incubation period and asymptomatic in those infected.
SA’s Premier response of going hard and going early as the new strategy of adapting with a quick response as outlined in EMA-Stay-at-HomeCOVID-19-Direction-2020
Key points: Circuit breaker restrictions 18 November
South Australia will pause, and people will need to remain at home for the next 6 day
As you are probably now aware South Australia will be implementing a circuit breaker from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 for the next 6 days aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.
Official Directions will be published and instructions will be provided in further detail later in the day as the situation progresses.
Please remain calm and we will provide further detail as soon as we can.
South Australia will pause, and people will need to remain at home for the next 6 days.
The following list is not complete we are currently working through the restrictions but are current at the time of this post.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic periods of low or contained spread can often negate prior learned control behaviours of presenting for testing , self isolating and social distancing. South Australia now has 18 new active cases on the 16th November 2020, making a total of 34 cases and is regarded as a ‘hot spot’ by other states where most have closed their boarders to South Australia (source: SA Health).
The COVID-19 relies on lapses of control behaviours to contain it’s spread. The real question that we need to ask is what’s does COVID-19 think? and what will be the effects on the modern world as it battles COVID-19 with control mechanisms of maintaining control behaviours of presenting for testing , self isolating and social distancing as we move to 2021 and before a vaccine is readily available.
Federal Budget 2020: With 5 media releases from the Treasurer, outlining tax relief to businesses and getting young workers off job keeper and job seeker, Australians are in for a tough decade ahead. The winners and losers distinction economically if there is such a thing in post COVID-19 Australia, is not going to be known for a long time. It could be how well Australia has done in combating COVID-19, but let us not forget those that fought the fight and those that died to help the nation.
Putting aside the economics, the nation will be the winner when we can come together post COVID-19 to remember the fallen in a national public holiday ‘Sacrifice to the nation’ to mourn the lives lost leading into and out of COVID-19.
Even though the COVID-19 report identifies immediate areas for action, the lock down be they are imposed voluntary or otherwise by some medical facilities and or age care facilities has impacted on the well being on the aged that in some cases has contributed to their premature deaths.
In the past (Pre COVID-19) those with large families if they chose to could share the responsibility of caring for an elderly parent or grand parent in their own home. The COVID-19 lock downs and restrictions in effect eliminated access to the immediate family for support with regards to distances they could travel. Many elderly were stuck in a ‘hospital system’ which was incapable of dealing with COVID-19 in the initial months.
One observation by an immediate family member of an elderly patient in a hospital was that the hospital staff ‘were so frightened that they found it difficult to concentrate on their job’.
The 40th anniversary 2020 of the Bay to Birdwood 27th September 2020, was held in a revised format with the restrictions needed for a COVID Safe event.
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, communities are struggling to adapt to the new norm of uncertainty. Social functions like weddings, funerals are carried in new ways. For funerals live streaming of the service and burial has has become the norm.
Even though Nassim Nicholas Taleb did think there was a strong possibility of a pandemic type event to occur, not many would have been able to act fast enough to use regret minimization theory to revisit some prior decisions before for it struck in 2019.
Now that we are moving into the later parts of 2020, families are suffering from the negative effects of not being able to apply regret minimization to personal activities like family gatherings. In Australia the large distances between cities and communities has the benefit of being able to assist in locking down the boarders to stop the spread of Covid-19, but with some families being dispersed all over Australia it will be months, possible years before they can meet in person again.
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the elderly and vulnerable are suffering as a result of loss of contact from family and friends. The indirect consequences of measures taken to lessen the spread of COVID pandemic, like lock downs and social distancing has led to what appears to be an increase in the number of deaths in the elderly and vulnerable groups.
In the midst of Black Lives Matter protest not being allowed by the court in NSW, as well a prior South Australian Black Lives Matter protest which was refused exemptions in the midst of the COVID pandemic, while a football match was given an exemption.
South Australian Governor Hindmarsh’s statements 184 years ago goes to show he was prepared to do all he could to protect the Aboriginal community, as he outlined in 1836.
The latest SA state government directives and information about COVID-19IS found HERE.
COVID-19 UPDATE PARC Clinical Research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital conduct the first human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine trial. Stage 1 of the trial will involve 40 pre-screened candidates who’ll receiving two doses of the vaccine three weeks apart. Results of the first trial will available in around two months’ time, Source COVID-19 UPDATE 56.
Latest update of COVID-restrictions 1 June 2020
SA Government announces ‘The South Australian road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions’ was released 8 May 2020, with Step 1 coming into effect on Monday 11 May 2020.
SA Health reported ‘There have been no new cases of COVID-19 notified in South Australia. The total number of cases notified in SA remains at 439.
There are just two active cases in SA, and 433 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Two people remain in hospital recovering from the effects of COVID-19, however they are no longer infectious.’
Only 5 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 5 May 2020
To date 5 May 2020, 429 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19, with only two COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, source SA Health. Which means that three patients are elsewhere say in home isolation.
Only 7 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 2 May 2020
To date 2 May 2020, 427 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.
Only 12 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 1 May 2020
To date 1 May 2020, 422 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.
Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 29 April 2020
To date 29 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.
Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 28 April 2020
To date 28 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.
Only 20 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 27 April 2020
To date 27 April 2020, 414 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health
A new era for the Anzac Day Dawn service 25th April 2020 has connected many Australian communities.
The current restrictions due to the Corona virus has helped communities around Australia and Adelaide pay their respects to the sacrifices Anzacs made.
Currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 25 April 2020 continue to fall.
To date 25 April 2020, 402 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia, with only 32 active cases in SA from COVID-19, source SA Health
Only 40 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 23 April 2020
To date 23 April 2020, 394 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health
Only 46 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 22 April 2020
To date 22 April 2020, 388 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.
Only 57 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 21 April 2020
To date 21 April 2020, 376 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 437 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.
SA Health COVID-19 Update 20 April 2020
A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 369 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 62 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.
SA Health COVID-19 Update 18 April 2020
A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 346 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 89 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.
Australians are still waiting for their government’s directive which ‘took 35 days for governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to make’.
SA Health COVID-19 Update 17 April 2020
A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 331 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Source SA Health
Today 15 April 2020 a story by High Court reporter Elizabeth Byrne and political reporter Matthew Doran of the ABC inform us that the High Court threw out AFP warrant used against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. AFP informed they will be placing Annika Smethurst’s mobile phone in quarantine, that is they have kept it.
The Australian government already uses a Corona virus Australia app to supply information to individuals. The next step the Government is proposing is that it tracks your movements, to assist with Corona virus tracing.
SA Health COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020
A total of 433 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 253 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. Source SA Health
State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts directions that apply to everyone living in and entering, South Australia (SA). Here are links to some of the latest directions.
Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.
SA Health update: Elective surgery, Tanunda COVID 19 testing, additional contact tracing capacity in SA Health and emergency supply of medications, source SA Health update 1 April 2020.
Over 75% of cases of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of 4pm, 30 March 2020 were acquired from O/S list .
The Australian government has referred its latest stimulus package of 130 billion dollars today 30th March 2020 as ‘Uniquely Australian’. How far this and previous two stimulus packages go in steering Australia away from ‘Corporate Socialism’ (source Taleb and Spitznagel) it’s not clear.
In a recent article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel titled ‘Corporate Socialism: The Government is Bailing Out Investors & Managers Not You‘, Taleb and Spitznagel remind us
URGENT: Travel Advice
SA State Government (recommended by Chief Public Health Officer , Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier), takes action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 4pm, everyone entering South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival, source.This will apply to South Australians, other Australians and other travelers entering the state.
With 1098 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7 deaths as at 22 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
Australian government announces a second set of economic responses of $66 billion dollars which, combined with previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP. Source
17 people in South Australia have today 21 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 67 confirmed cases in South Australia. source:
With 874 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 21 March 2020. Health Dept
With 709 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (42 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths, as at 6.30am 20 March 2020. Health Dept
Australian Government 20 March 2020 announces 444.6 million dollar assistance packaged for the Australian Age Care sector to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia.
RBA on 19 March 2020 reduces interest rate to 0.25%.
Australian Government stimulus packaged for Australian business to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia has introduced a 15 billion dollar stimulus package, which mainly consists of low interest loans.
Australian Government on 19 March 2020 introduces travel bans for non Australian entering Australia to stop further cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 entering Australia.
ABS Preliminary retail turnover increases by 0.4% for February 2020, mainly driven by food sales as a result of individuals buying more than usual as a result of hoarding due to the out break of coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia .
There are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 5pm on 19th March 2020, source SAHealth
With 565 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths, as at 6.30am on 19 March 2020, source: Health Dept
There are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia.
With 454 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 43 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, as at 6.30am on 18 March 2020, source: Health Dept
With 375 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (29 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, as at 6.00am on 17 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
The South Australian Health department has set up numerous COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres. For the Drive-through Testing at the Repat and home testing all patients need a referral from their GP to access these services. Nine people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Source: SA Health Covid-19 Update 16 March 2020
With 298 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (20 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection is now exponential which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 1.00pm on 16 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
With 249 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported, its the inter-community cross infection which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, acknowledged by Australia’s PM today 15 March 2020, except from media release ‘the rate of community transmission starts to pick up, then new measures are put in place’.
With Australia’s boarders still open the Australian COVID-19 cases increased with over 50 more cases as at 10:30 hrs on 15 March 2020 from the previous day bringing the total to 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is including the three deaths and 27 reported to have recovered. The majority of cases are in NSW with 111, and Victoria with 49 and South Australia third highest with 19.
With 197 Australian cases reported, 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, at 06:30 hrs on 14 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
The Australian Government implements restrictions on public gatherings. ‘Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, that organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.’
With 156 Australian cases reported, 26 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 11:00 hrs on 13 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
Australians 65 years and older are working longer, and this is occurring in mainly in regional Australia, source ABS.
The Australian Government $17.6 billion Economic Stimulus Package an economic response to protect some Australians and Australian businesses as outlined 12 March 2020.
The package consists of 1. Supporting business investment. 2. Providing cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs. 3. Targeted support for the most severely affected sectors, regions and communities. 4. Household stimulus payments that will benefit the wider economy, source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package.
With 126 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 12 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
The Australian Government’s latest health response to protect Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package.
With 112 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 11 March 2020, source: Health Dept.
Billions of value has been wiped off the stock markets world wide, some capital assets like certain collector cars in one recent auction (RM/Sotheby’s at Amelia Island USA 6-7 March 2020), were just not as sought after as a result of the ‘White Swan’ event Corona virus (COVID-19) plus the recent oil surplus supply shock.
With an increase in inter community transmissions has raised the confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020 to 80 in Australia.
Still only 22 of cases have recovered, with 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia as at 11:30 hrs on 8 March 2020 source: Health Dept.
With 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths, in Australia at 09:00 hrs on 7 March 2020. Of the total cases reported 22 of these cases the individuals have recovered.
Retail turnover fall 0.3% in January 2020.
Seasonally adjusted Australian retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020, source (ABS). Reasons put forward are listed as recent events.
Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 35 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 6 March 2020 Health Dept, with 2 fatalities. Of the total cases 59 reported 22 of these cases have recovered.
Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 28 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020 Health Dept. Of the total cases 52 reported 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.
Australian economy grew 0.5% in December 2019 quarter, source ABS.
Coronavirus infected cases numbers rise.
There are 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, plus one death.Health Dept.
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on lowers the cash rate to 0.50 per cent, more details.
There are 11 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, plus one death.
Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia rose to 29 as at 06:30 hrs on 2 March 2020. For South Australia one has recovered, it’s not clear as to which state the individual was from that died.
First person from dies of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.
As at 06:30 hrs on 1 March 2020, Australia had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), source: Health Dept.
PM Scott Morrison confirms all 15 of the original cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Australia have recovered.
Australian Government issues Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Just prior to the 8 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Diamond Princess arriving in Australia of the original 15 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 10 had recovered as at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020. This means of the five original cases and the 8 new cases a total of 13 cases, it’s implied that of the 13 cases, five more cases have recovered. Its not clear which of the original group of 5 or the new group of 8 which have recovered.
Since new things are being discovered about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including longer incubation periods of ~28 days, double what is currently being implemented in Australia. The documented asymptomatic infection path as mentioned Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may not be the only infection path.
One thing that has been shown in the past is that some fresh food, fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats which if is consumed raw or not cooked to a high temperatures could carry the viruses. As to the preparation method of food that is processed partly in China by infected individuals could be another path the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can enter a country, not to mention if other items like retail clothing, foot ware and electronics which have not been disinfected as the disinfectant would damage the fabric or electronics. It may be too late if a pandemic is declared by WHO where world leaders are forced to place world wide bans on all food imported via direct or indirect paths from China.
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: one of the six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan is in South Australia as of 21 February 2020.
That means there are three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Australia. It’s still not clear if the two original South Australian cases have recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide the fatality rate is ~3% of people infected.
Adult Average Weekly Rise.
Trend estimates: In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.
The Full-Time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year (Source ABS).
Australia’s trend unemployment rate steady.
Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in January 2020, from a revised December 2019 figure (Source ABS).
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: Two of the 15 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Australia are in South Australia. As at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020, ten of the 15 cases have recovered and the others are in a stable condition. Source: Health Dept.
The Australian Health department has not explained as to what treatment/s were applied successfully for the ten cases that have recovered. It’s not clear if any of the two South Australian cases are in the group of five which have not recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide 2.7% of people infected have died. With an old figure of ~ 9.7% for the recovery rate (Rr) as reported by CNN a few days ago.
As the coronavirus’ incubation period is probably on average between 5 and 6 days prior to transferring, so a higher than expected infection rate has led Quentin Fotrell to believe this is due to the low fatality rate of the coronavirus as compared to SARS. An interview of Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he talks about a number of aspects of the novel coronavirus, which include the documented asymptomatic infection path interview WHO
Here is a link of a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus. Here is the link for parents of school age children and the link for residents of residential care services and family members
Women’s Tour Down under started 16th January 2020. Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 116.3km. With the continuation of the cool conditions into Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 114.9km it will help teams focus on their tactics and the terrain rather than the weather. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood will be putting on a special display of historic vehicles for the 2020 Women’s Tour Down under on Friday 17th January as part of the museums support for the 2020 Tour Down under.
Adelaide’s Second Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.
On 20th December 2019 it reached 44.7 C at 12pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.
South Australia’s SES Heat Wave Summary
Adelaide’s Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.
On 19th December 2019 it reached 44.8 C at 5pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.
Adelaide’s Heat Waves are Back!
The third day in a row with temperatures over 40C. Here are some warnings and advice from BOM and SES.
Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a 0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.
Transport: South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003. Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.
Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.
Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.
Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).
Friday 17 May 2019: Australia mourns Bob Hawke (AC) 89
Thursday 16 May 2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.
Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91 source National Library of Australia Trove
Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.
The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.
Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.
Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks. Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.
The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.
Three of the highest December temperatures have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling. Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details
SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party by 115 votes on two candidate preferred.
SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats, ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are 7 seats undecided. It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which means making deals with SAB candidates if they win. So Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!
SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:
Environment: Adelaide suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January 2018 at the end of another small heat wave.
Environment: Adelaide was hit with a max of 43C on 19 January 2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.
Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%. The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime: Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% (or 4561) from 2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016. For South Australia there was a 10% increase (or 332 victims) since 2015. The total increase was made up of a rises in Victoria of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states. (Source ABS)
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”, born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home. She is married and lives in a couple family with two children. She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles. She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA. (Source ABS)
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016, just 12 months away!
SA’s Premier announces a new energy plan for SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
The Construction industry had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Almost 90% of children aged four and 20% of children aged five were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016. (Source ABS 4240)
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source ABS 7218)