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Research finds working from home is good for families
A study released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that working from home benefits businesses, employees and other members of the family. Associate Professor Mike Dockery, Principal Lead Research Fellow at BCEC, examined how employees’ working patterns... Read article11 June 2015Media ReleasesRead More
Senate Inquiry Submission: Home Ownership
Home ownership has always been, and will remain, the tenure of choice for households living in Greater Perth. A recent survey as part of the Housing We’d Choose: A Study for Perth and Peel report (Department of Housing, 2013) found... Read article1 June 2015Public SubmissionsRead More
One million Australians living in severe poverty
A new report to be released today (Monday 13 October) has examined the depths of income poverty and associated disadvantage that exists throughout Australia’s states and territories. Falling through the Cracks is the first in the new Focus on the... Read article13 October 2014Media ReleasesRead More
Debunking the ‘cost of children’ argument
Sherry Bawa, Curtin University and Michael Dockery, Curtin University Highly publicised estimates of the cost of raising a family in Australia suggest that parents must make hefty financial sacrifices to meet the needs of their children. In a recent paper,... Read article2 July 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
Working from home: convenience or intrusion
A study released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that jobs in which people have a formal agreement to work from home are generally seen as ‘good jobs’ by employees in Australia, but the picture is less... Read article4 June 2014Media ReleasesRead More
Higher education changes: another hit for Australian women?
Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University In a recent radio interview, federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne refused to contemplate a hypothetical situation that involved young women doing all the heavy lifting under his government’s plans to transform higher education in Australia into... Read article2 June 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More