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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
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
FactCheck Q&A: Are a lot of cafes and restaurants closing because of Sunday penalty rates? The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking. Viewers can request statements to be FactChecked via Twitter using hashtags #FactCheck and #QandA, on... Read article 17 August 2015News & Public Commentary Read More
Australians less likely to survive home ownership than Britons Between 2001 and 2010 roughly 1.7 million Australians dropped out of home ownership and shifted back to renting. More than one-third did not return by 2010. These statistics, from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, reflect... Read article 2 August 2015News & Public Commentary 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
Leaders debate the GST Leaders debate the GST: what you need to know Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra; Alan Duncan, Curtin University; John Daley, Grattan Institute; Patricia Apps, University of Sydney, and Roger Wilkins, University of Melbourne State premiers and chief ministers meet Prime... Read article 22 July 2015News & Public Commentary Read More
The real reasons negative gearing on housing should be phased out In recent weeks, there have been signs sentiment may be changing around the contentious policy of negative gearing. There are well-rehearsed arguments on both sides. Critics argue that the deduction of property losses from other sources of income (such as... Read article 23 June 2015News & Public Commentary Read More