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Royal Commission into Age Care Quality and Safety Submission on the Impact of COVID-19 This submission was prepared for the Royal Commission into Age Care Quality and Safety and drew from the findings from the Centre’s ‘To Health and Happiness: WA’s Health Industry Future‘ report, along with analysis from a range of data sources.... Read article 26 February 2021Public Submissions Read More
Late payments drive stress for WA small business owners during COVID-19 — Greater infrastructure support needed to boost regional small businesses — — Small businesses had high hopes for a strong 2021 economy — Almost a quarter of Western Australian small businesses are impacted by late payments of 30 days or... Read article 5 February 2021Media Releases Read More
Report finds creating a more sustainable WA would boost jobs and economy — Greener industries to deliver 55,000 jobs to WA workers — — Sustainable measures could save WA households $681 per year — Creating a more sustainable or ‘green’ state would deliver 55,000 jobs, 49,000 of which would be in regional... Read article 12 November 2020Media Releases Read More
Senate Inquiry Submission: Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) This submission was prepared as a response to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into the Higher Education Support Amendment. The Centre drew from detailed analysis it had carried out on the impact of the proposed changes to... Read article 25 September 2020Public Submissions Read More
Inequality drives deep divide between Australian children — More than one third of disadvantaged children not attending preschool — — One in five WA children under five living in poverty — Children living in the most disadvantaged communities across Australia are far less likely to attend the... Read article 27 August 2020Media Releases Read More
More women at the top proves better for business — Profitability, performance and productivity increase under female leadership — — Female top-tier managers add 6.6 per cent to market value of ASX companies — — Female leadership will help businesses thrive in a post-COVID world — As Australia moves... Read article 18 June 2020Media Releases Read More
New report finds more work needed to close Indigenous retirement gap Streamlining the process for Indigenous Australians facing hardship to access their superannuation early and with fewer penalties may help to improve their retirement outcomes, a new report has found. The report, released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC)... Read article 9 June 2020Media Releases Read More
Retirement Incomes and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Submission to the Treasury Retirement Incomes Review The purpose of this submission is to impress upon the Secretariat and Treasury researchers conducting the review of Australia’s retirement income system of the need to include a focus on the adequacy of retirement incomes for Indigenous Australians and to... Read article 22 May 2020Public Submissions Read More
Jobkeeper payment: how will it work, who will miss out and how to get it? Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University and Alan Duncan, Curtin University The A$130 billion $1,500-per-fortnight JobKeeper payment will benefit six million Australians for six months, with payments expected from May 1. Eligible businesses include not-for-profits and businesses with turnovers of less than... Read article 31 March 2020News & Public Commentary Read More
The urgent need to embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture This article first appeared in The Border Mail. Successive Australian governments have grappled with “Closing the Gap” on Indigenous disadvantage. Like many First Nations peoples, Indigenous Australians face poorer psychological well-being, physical health and socioeconomic outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.... Read article 5 December 2019Media Releases Read More
Study finds Indigenous culture boosts children’s outcomes Indigenous children who are taught about their traditional culture by their parents are better equipped to overcome stress and more likely to thrive later in life, new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre research has found. The research, published in the International... Read article 25 November 2019Media Releases Read More
Rise in migrant workforce boosts wages for Australian workers Eliminating the skills mismatch of qualified migrants in Australia through improved jobs matching and better education and training could deliver $6 billion to the Australian economy each year, a new report released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) today... Read article 1 November 2019Media Releases Read More