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Government debt in Australia unlikely to reduce in the next five years A report released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) found that government debt in Australia is unlikely to reduce in the next five years because of unrealistic estimates of output and revenue growth. Beyond the Bottom Line: Government... Read article 25 November 2015Media Releases Read More
Report finds older Western Australians happier, healthier A report released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), that addresses critical issues of population ageing in Western Australia, has found distinct differences between older people in Western Australia and the rest of Australia. Findings showed that on... Read article 18 November 2015Media Releases Read More
China: not the “be all and end all” for WA trade A report released today (Wednesday 16 September) by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has emphasised the need to diversify Western Australia’s exports and widen our trading partnerships beyond China to maximise growth opportunities and strengthen WA’s economy. The Tiger,... Read article 16 September 2015Media Releases Read More
Report reveals WA has highest payroll tax in Australia A report released today (Wednesday 29 July) by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) reveals payroll tax, labour costs and wages to be the most significant cost pressures experienced by Western Australian businesses. The report uses this information to provide... Read article 28 July 2015Media Releases Read More
Top households have 200 times the savings of the bottom A new report released today (Wednesday 17 June) by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) finds that the inequality in the distribution of household savings is considerably worse than the much talked about inequality in incomes. Beyond our Means? Household... Read article 17 June 2015Media Releases Read More
Research finds working from home is good for families A study released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that working from home benefits businesses, employees and other members of the family. Associate Professor Mike Dockery, Principal Lead Research Fellow at BCEC, examined how employees’ working patterns... Read article 11 June 2015Media Releases Read More
Tim Marney to lead Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Advisory Board Highly regarded public servant Tim Marney has been appointed Chair of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) Advisory Board. Mr Marney succeeds prominent business leader John Langoulant, who was appointed to the role of BCEC Advisory Board Chair in 2013.... Read article 22 December 2014Media Releases Read More
One million Australians living in severe poverty A new report to be released today (Monday 13 October) has examined the depths of income poverty and associated disadvantage that exists throughout Australia’s states and territories. Falling through the Cracks is the first in the new Focus on the... Read article 13 October 2014Media Releases Read More
Working from home: convenience or intrusion A study released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that jobs in which people have a formal agreement to work from home are generally seen as ‘good jobs’ by employees in Australia, but the picture is less... Read article 4 June 2014Media Releases Read More
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
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
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
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