Back to the future: Western Australia’s economic future after the boom

WhereThe Hyatt, Grand Ballroom
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
WhenThursday, 20 October, 2016 from 7.15am to 9.00am

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to the launch of the next report in the Focus on Western Australia report series – Back to the future: Western Australia’s economic future after the boom.

This report aims to identify the implications of recent economic trends for West Australian households, as well as shed light on the challenges and opportunities that have arisen along with changes in the State’s economic position.

In this report, we will examine the extent to which WA’s economic position has shifted in recent years. How has income and wealth inequality changed since the peak of the mining boom? Has cost of living fallen in line with incomes? Have recent changes in economic conditions negatively affected opportunities in the labour market for West Australians? On the other hand, are we starting to see more industry diversification outside the resources sector? This new report represents a timely follow up to the Centre’s first Focus on Western Australia report in 2014 – Sharing the Boom – which explored the distribution of income and wealth over the course of the latest resources boom.

We are delighted to announce the panel for this report launch. Join Sue Ash AO, CEO of UnitingCare West, Vanessa Guthrie, Managing Director & CEO, of Toro Energy Limited and John Nicolaou, Executive Director of ACIL Allen Consulting in a panel discussion on Western Australia’s economic future after the boom.