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Research shows WA is severely affected by lack of housing affordability A worrying percentage of Western Australians – particularly lower income earners – are being severely affected by a lack of housing affordability and forced to live a considerable distance from their preferred locations and places of work. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre... Read article 9 April 2014Media Releases Read More
Changing times: the economic policies WA needs now Alan Duncan, Curtin University One of biggest issues to be addressed in tomorrow’s WA Senate poll – and perhaps one of the most complex, too – is how best to maintain the state’s growth trajectory through the forthcoming period of... Read article 4 April 2014The Conversation Read More
Sharing the Boom in Western Australia…but how equally? Western Australians have seen clear benefits from the mining boom – but not all have benefitted equally, with the State’s lowest income households falling behind the rest of the WA population. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University today... Read article 26 February 2014Media Releases Read More
West cashes in on resources boom, but inequality also up Kylar Loussikian, The Conversation The mining boom has left the average Western Australian family nearly twice as well off since it began. But skyrocketing prices in some parts of the state have led to a faster escalation of inequality than... Read article 25 February 2014The Conversation Read More
Your home as an ‘ATM’ Rachel Ong, Curtin University and Gavin Wood, RMIT University Perceptions of the family home have changed dramatically in recent years. Once viewed as a tool to ensure low housing costs in old age, a more complex and wide-ranging welfare role... Read article 5 February 2014The Conversation Read More
How do housing costs affect your day-to-day life? A new online survey by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is looking for participants to provide insights into a widespread modern day dilemma – how housing affordability, or lack thereof, actually impacts on households. Dr Steven Rowley, Head of Curtin... Read article 14 November 2013Media Releases Read More
How do housing costs affect your day-to-day life? A new online survey by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is looking for participants to provide insights into a widespread modern day dilemma – how housing affordability, or lack thereof, actually impacts on households. Dr Steven Rowley, Head of Curtin... Read article 14 November 2013Media Releases Read More
Equality and diversity in the workplace: bridging the gender gap Experts took a closer look at Western Australia’s sizeable gender pay gap at the “WA in the Spotlight” workshop, hosted by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, revealing some compelling challenges and opportunities in balancing the gender divide. Professor Alan Duncan,... Read article 12 November 2013Media Releases Read More
Equality and diversity in the workplace Experts took a closer look at Western Australia’s sizeable gender pay gap at the “WA in the Spotlight” workshop, hosted by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, revealing some compelling challenges and opportunities in balancing the gender divide. Professor Alan Duncan,... Read article 11 November 2013Media Releases Read More
The Coalition’s company tax promise – does it add up? Alan Duncan, Curtin University Debate rages on between political adversaries and policy commentators following Tony Abbott’s commitment to cut the company tax rate in Australia by 1.5% from 1 July, 2015. What are the facts behind the promise? What would... Read article 11 August 2013The Conversation Read More
John Langoulant to lead Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Advisory Board Prominent business leader and professional director John Langoulant has been appointed Chair of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Advisory Board. The appointment was announced at last night’s official launch of the Centre, a new industry and education partnership between two of Western... Read article 22 April 2013Media Releases Read More
Bankwest and Curtin University announce economic research partnership Two of Western Australia’s most iconic institutions, Bankwest and Curtin University, have announced the formation of an economic policy research program to help build a sustainable economic future for Western Australia. The Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre (BCEC) will foster local development by... Read article 9 July 2012Media Releases Read More