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Housing stress in WA persists despite market softening Housing affordability has improved for Western Australian households, however many still remain vulnerable to housing stress and pressures, according to a new report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). Keeping a Roof Over our Heads is the second housing... Read article 6 June 2016Media Releases Read More
Research highlights benefits of employing people on the Autism spectrum New research released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found employing adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) benefits employees, employers and their organisations without incurring additional costs. The research is the first of its kind in Australia to... Read article 28 April 2016Media Releases Read More
Turnbull should help the states switch stamp duty for land tax Before the government considers company or personal income tax cuts, it should help the states replace property stamp duties with a broad based land tax argues the Australian Council of Social Service. It is well recognised by tax experts that... Read article 20 April 2016News & Public Commentary Read More
China – an important market for Western Australia’s wine industry future A new report released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University outlines major considerations for wine producers when exporting Western Australian wines to China. The report, titled WA Wine Exports: Building an economic future with China, was... Read article 5 April 2016Media Releases Read More
Location, location, location: what’s holding back an Australian ideas boom Alan Duncan, Curtin University; Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University, and Steven Bond-Smith, Curtin University Brisbane has outperformed Sydney and Melbourne in a new Australian index that measures innovation performance at a suburb level. The index is designed to help policymakers better... Read article 23 March 2016News & Public Commentary Read More
New businesses face growing barriers to innovation investment A report released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found new Australian businesses face growing barriers in accessing early stage venture capital investment. The new report, Positioned for an ideas boom? Productivity and innovation in Australia, examines... Read article 23 March 2016Media Releases Read More
Female senior managers paid $100,000 less than their male counterparts: study Women are paid less on average than men at a senior management level and have less representation on boards, particularly among male-dominated industries, new research shows. Among top tier managers (those reporting directly to the CEO), female managers are paid... Read article 3 March 2016News & Public Commentary Read More
It will take more than piecemeal reforms to convince older Australians to downsize Many older Australians are living in larger dwellings than they need after their adult children leave the family home. The 2011-12 ABS Survey of Income and Housing shows households aged 55 and over are more than twice as likely to... Read article 1 December 2015News & Public Commentary Read More
Senate Inquiry Submission: Economic Security for Women in Retirement Researchers within the Centre have focussed a great deal of their academic work in examining social and economic issues affecting the economic security of women. This submission brings together a large body of evidence-based research and expertise, particularly around gender wealth... Read article 30 November 2015Public Submissions Read More
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
Misuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the workplace an ongoing trend Curtin University research has identified the industry and occupational groups in the Australian workforce that have a greater tendency to use legally-prescribed and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes. The study focused on whether any differences exist between workers in... Read article 5 October 2015 Read More