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Can the private rental sector provide a secure, affordable housing solution? Gavin Wood, RMIT University and Rachel Ong, Curtin University Despite a relatively healthy supply-side picture for the general housing market, the expected trickle down of housing opportunities to low-income households in Australia has failed to materialise. The UK Department for... Read article 19 October 2016The Conversation Read More
WA agriculture to reap benefits from rising food demand in Asia Western Australia’s beef export industry into Asia could grow to $1 billion by 2030 and beyond, according a new report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). From Paddock to Plate: WA’s potential in agriculture and agribusiness is the first... Read article 23 September 2016Media Releases Read More
Will the real gender pay gap please stand up? Whenever the gender pay gap is mentioned there are always those who argue it doesn’t exist, either because of differences in the way men and women work, choices women make or legislation prohibiting it. Whatever the reason, this confused rhetoric... Read article 8 September 2016The Conversation Read More
Indigenous wellbeing best measured from the ground up The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre in collaboration with The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Kimberley Institute and the Yawuru community, today released a report that demonstrates the importance of measuring Indigenous wellbeing from the... Read article 12 August 2016Media Releases Read More
Let’s talk about the family home…and its exemption from the pension means test Rachel Ong, Curtin University and Gavin Wood, RMIT University Late last year a Productivity Commission report found including the family home in the means test for the age pension could deliver the government A$6 billion in much-needed revenue. Despite this,... Read article 25 July 2016The Conversation Read More
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