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Kelly shares her learning behind Curtin Ignition: be bold, be brave and don’t let anything get in your way! Kelly Pohatu is the Events and Communications Officer at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. In order to foster staff development, BCEC encourages staff to seek opportunities to grow and develop their skills. Kelly recently completed Curtin Ignition 2017, a program... Read article 31 August 2017 Read More
BCEC launches Power to the People: WA’s Energy Future BCEC’s latest Focus on Industry report, Power to the People: WA’s Energy Future, was launched on Friday 25 August, and asks if WA is positioned to take advantage of technological advances in energy that are yet to be incorporated into energy markets. The... Read article 30 August 2017 Read More
Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ contributes to CEDA’s Housing Australia report BCEC Deputy Director Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ is a contributing author on the Committee for Economic Development of Australia’s (CEDA) recent Housing Australia report. The report explores housing affordability and land supply issues in Australia, and the flow-on economic implications... Read article 29 August 2017 Read More
Professor Alan Duncan addresses WACOSS community conference BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan recently addressed the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) Community Relief and Resilience Conference. Held on 26 July 2017, the conference centred on the theme of child poverty, 30 years after then Prime Minister... Read article 1 August 2017 Read More
Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ invited to join National Economic Panel Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Deputy Director Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ has been invited to join the Economic Society of Australia’s National Economic Panel (NEP). The Panel was established in 2015 to encourage the study of economics, investigate local and general economic problems... Read article 6 July 2017 Read More
Educate Australia Fair?: Education Inequality in Australia Report Launch BCEC’s latest Focus on the States report, Educate Australia Fair?: Education Inequality in Australia, was launched on Wednesday 28 June, and examines the extent of educational disadvantage across and within Australia’s states and territories and among vulnerable groups. The focus of... Read article 6 July 2017 Read More
Jaslin Kalsi, BCEC PhD scholar, shares her research into the different household entitlements of Australian men and women Jaslin Kalsi is originally from Kenya and was awarded a BCEC PhD Scholarship in 2016. Jaslin shares insights into her journey conducting research within the Centre over the past year. Why did you choose a career path in academia? After... Read article 3 July 2017 Read More
Culture, Housing, Remoteness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Development: Evidence From the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children Emerging frameworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing emphasise the importance of cultural factors in promoting wellbeing, as well as mainstream indicators of socio-economic success, such as employment, education, income, service access and housing circumstances. As a broad generalisation,... Read article 19 June 2017 Read More
The Engine Room for Growth? The Role, Performance and Future Prospects of Small Business in Western Australia BCEC launched the latest Focus on WA report The Engine Room for Growth? The Role, Performance and Future Prospects of Small Business in Western Australia, on Friday 26 May 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Perth. The 2015 Federal... Read article 31 May 2017 Read More
Small businesses share their motivation, challenges and next steps with BCEC Ahead of our latest report – The Engine Room for Growth? The Role, Performance and Future Prospects of Small Business in Western Australia – BCEC interviewed small business owners in Western Australia, to find out what their motivation was in... Read article 26 May 2017 Read More
Dr Astghik Mavisakalyan successfully elected to the CBS Strategic Review Board We are proud to announce BCEC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Astghik Mavisakalyan has been successfully elected to the Curtin Business School (CBS) Strategic Review Board. BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan commended Astghik on her appointment to an important service and... Read article 20 May 2017 Read More
New BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is introducing a new BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship to support broadening access to tertiary education for those traditionally underrepresented at university. A $10,000 per annum scholarship will be awarded to eligible applicants over... Read article 10 May 2017 Read More