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Pandemic increases loneliness among Australians with adverse health outcomes costing up to $2.7 billion per year — Young people, particularly women, hardest hit by loneliness during pandemic — — More risk-taking behaviours during pandemic due to mental, physical health decline — — Digital interactions no substitute for face-to-face — — Public trust in government boosted during... Read article 19 November 2021Media Releases Read More
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, December 2021 This submission was prepared for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Review examined the effectiveness of application of the Workplace Gender Equality Act and the existing practices of the... Read article 1 November 2021Public Submissions Read More
Indigenous culture, performing arts and emerging technologies keys to strengthening creative industries in WA — WA’s creative economy lagging behind the rest of the country — — WA arts sector has withstood the impact of COVID-19 better than eastern states — Released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, the Creativity at the Crossroads?... Read article 24 September 2021Media Releases Read More
Housing affordability divide grows between owner-occupiers and renters — WA third among states for annual growth in price of established homes — — 100,000 WA renters at risk of major financial impact from rent rises — — First home buyers big winners from government assistance — Housing affordability... Read article 24 June 2021Media Releases Read More
Over a quarter of a century until gender pay gap likely to close — Consistency is the key to implementing gender equality policies and practices — — Mining sector the big improver in gender equality practices — — Regular pay gap audits lead to faster closing of managerial pay gaps — A new... Read article 25 March 2021Media Releases Read More
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