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Senate Inquiry Submission: Worsening rental crisis in Australia This submission was prepared as a response to the Senate Inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia. The submission highlights two major concerns with rental affordability in Australia; a lack of supply of affordable rental housing and rising rents... Read article 12 December 2023Public Submissions Read More
New research finds significant economic impact of Chinese trade on Australian households New research findings released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) commissioned by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) have quantified the economic impact of trade with China on Australian households. Using advanced economic modelling, the research estimates Australia’s trade... Read article 18 October 2023Media Releases Read More
New report highlights wide disparity in Australian business’s gender pay equality performance – Best performing Australian companies reduced gender pay gaps by 5.3pp in 3 years – – Businesses that conducted a pay audit improved their gender pay gaps – – Despite progress, women continue to be excluded from top salaries –... Read article 3 October 2023Media Releases Read More
Diversification and ‘going green’ key to changing WA trade outlook — WA’s international trade added $16,200 to average household incomes in 2022 — — Free trade agreements have increased Australian exports by $472 billion — — Rising levels of protectionism pose risks to economic growth — — WA ranks 12th... Read article 21 July 2023Media Releases Read More
Housing affordability is deteriorating, and there’s no end in sight — Rising interest rates have tripled loan delinquency among new mortgage holders — — Private rental affordability unlikely to improve in 2023 — — More funding needed for social housing and homelessness services — — Housing supply remains a major... Read article 5 May 2023Media Releases Read More
Cultural tourism, international marketing and housing affordability key to revival of WA tourism sector — Diversified and unique visitor experiences will drive a sustainable tourism strategy for WA — — WA recapturing high-spend international visitors crucial to sector recovery — — Housing affordability and labour shortages impacting regional tourism — — Regional residents recognise... Read article 3 March 2023Media Releases Read More
Mining companies are shifting their focus to supporting employee well-being A new Curtin-led report has found that Australian mining companies have a stronger focus on the physical health and safety of employees compared to employee mental health and well-being, followed by a respectful workplace culture. The report, prepared by the... Read article 26 November 2022Media Releases Read More
Greater gender balance across industries key to closing pay gap — New report provides first analysis of gender pay gap by postcode — — Insights confirm gender segregation across industries key driver of pay gap — The seventh edition of the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights series released today by the... Read article 20 October 2022Media Releases Read More
Untapped local labour resources crucial to easing skills and jobs shortages — WA prone to skills shortages due to isolation, remoteness of worksites and volatility of resource industry and economy — — At least 40,000 Western Australians unemployed each month and number of vacancies over 60,000 – — WA’s economy has... Read article 9 September 2022Media Releases Read More
Report card shows progress for more women in the workforce — New women’s report card provides insight into the status of women in 2022 — — Proportion of women on State Government Boards and committees is now 52.5 per cent — — Women in the workforce at 64.5 per cent... Read article 4 August 2022Media Releases Read More
Measures of overcrowding need to consider more than just the number of occupants in a home: report There is a disconnect between current measures of overcrowding and actual experiences of excessive density in Australian housing, according to new AHURI research. The research, ‘How many in a crowd? Assessing overcrowding measures in Australian housing’, undertaken for AHURI by... Read article 28 July 2022Media Releases Read More
JobSeeker and Commonwealth Rent Assistance reform urgently needed to lift up to 1 million Australians out of severe poverty — High rental costs leave many with less than $150 per week after housing costs – — 11.8 per cent of population including nearly 750,000 children live in poverty – — One in five people living in poverty are in... Read article 1 March 2022Media Releases Read More