BCEC Poverty and Disadvantage in Australia 2022
READ THE FULL REPORT, BEHIND THE LINE: POVERTY AND DISADVANTAGE IN AUSTRALIA 2022.
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE ONLINE REPORT LAUNCH HERE.
The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) is launching a new program of research and analysis that seeks to better understand the issues of poverty and disadvantage in Australia, and to consider strategies to alleviate the most severe financial hardships and deprivations faced in our society.
To launch the series, a new BCEC research report will examine the prevalence, depth and impacts of poverty across different sections of our society, combining national analysis and state-by-state comparisons with an exploration of the dynamics of poverty in Australia over time.
Our research will track people’s journeys into poverty, and identify factors and policies that can support their exit from financial hardship. We will also examine the issue of the working poor in Australia, and the link between insecure work and poverty.
With the release of the report coinciding with International Women’s Day, we will focus on the financial hardships and pressures among single parents and women in older age and examine how adverse life events effect women’s economic security.
The report will put forward recommendations to alleviate disadvantage and make Australia financially fairer for all.
Please join us for this special online report launch with our expert panel: Dr Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS); Lin Hatfield Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, The Benevolent Society; Kate O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer, Foodbank WA; and Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Communities (WA), in conversation with Jane Caro, author, broadcaster and social commentator.
During the report launch we will have opening remarks by Jason Chan, Executive General Manager, Bankwest, and a presentation of the report findings by Professor Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre.
Date: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 11.00am – 12.15pm Australian Western Standard Time
2.00pm – 3.15pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Cost: This event is free but registrations are essential
REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE BUT HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED, PLEASE EMAIL BCEC@CURTIN.EDU.AU.
Please note you will receive a separate email from BCEC closer to the event date with the link to access this event.
Registrations close at 5pm AWST on Monday 28 February 2022.
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