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Increasing women on Boards linked to lower incidence of company fraud New research from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) demonstrates that increasing women’s representation on corporate boards can lower the incidence of company fraud. Dr Astghik Mavisakalyan, Senior Research Fellow at BCEC, conducted the comprehensive study of 128 publicly listed... Read article 21 July 2016Media Releases Read More
Election FactCheck: Have 300,000 new jobs been created in the last calendar year and were almost two-thirds held by women? Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University and Alan Duncan, Curtin University In the last calendar year, 300,000 new jobs were created; almost two-thirds of these were women. – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, speaking to the Menzies Research Centre, June 10, 2016. As... Read article 27 June 2016The Conversation Read More
What’s the key to home ownership for Gen Y? Over the last 25 years, home ownership rates have fallen sharply for young Australians. Between 1982 and 2011, the home ownership rate for young adults aged 25 to 34 years dropped from 56% to 34%. Growing concerns about their home... Read article 23 June 2016The Conversation Read More
Low income families fail to benefit from low-carbon dividends A new report released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has shown that low income households in Western Australia (WA) are spending around 12 per cent of their income on utility bills and fuel each week, compared with 2.9... Read article 17 June 2016Media Releases Read More
Election FactCheck: have 500,000 full-time jobs been lost this year and are over a million people underemployed? Alan Duncan, Curtin University and Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University On their watch… 50,000 full-time jobs have been lost this year alone. Over one million Australians are underemployed. – Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, speech to Queensland Labor Business Breakfast, June 8,... Read article 14 June 2016The Conversation Read More
Lack of housing choice frustrates would-be downsizers Rachel Ong, Curtin University; Alan Duncan, Curtin University, and Steven Rowley, Curtin University Australia’s housing stock is not meeting the demands of older Australians, according to a new report released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The report... Read article 7 June 2016The Conversation Read More
Housing stress in WA persists despite market softening Housing affordability has improved for Western Australian households, however many still remain vulnerable to housing stress and pressures, according to a new report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). Keeping a Roof Over our Heads is the second housing... Read article 6 June 2016Media Releases Read More
Housing supply in Australia not living up to market demand Australia’s housing stock is not meeting the demands of current and future markets, according to findings in a new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre report. Keeping a Roof Over our Heads: BCEC Housing Affordability Report 2016 is the Centre’s second Housing... Read article 6 June 2016Media Releases Read More
Research highlights benefits of employing people on the Autism spectrum New research released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found employing adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) benefits employees, employers and their organisations without incurring additional costs. The research is the first of its kind in Australia to... Read article 28 April 2016Media Releases Read More
Turnbull should help the states switch stamp duty for land tax Rachel Ong, Curtin University and Gavin Wood, RMIT University Before the government considers company or personal income tax cuts, it should help the states replace property stamp duties with a broad based land tax argues the Australian Council of Social... Read article 20 April 2016The Conversation Read More
China – an important market for Western Australia’s wine industry future A new report released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University outlines major considerations for wine producers when exporting Western Australian wines to China. The report, titled WA Wine Exports: Building an economic future with China, was... Read article 5 April 2016Media Releases Read More
Location, location, location: what’s holding back an Australian ideas boom Alan Duncan, Curtin University; Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University, and Steven Bond-Smith, Curtin University Brisbane has outperformed Sydney and Melbourne in a new Australian index that measures innovation performance at a suburb level. The index is designed to help policymakers better... Read article 23 March 2016The Conversation Read More