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A quarter of the poorest Western Australians do not access the internet — 69 per cent of very remote households in Australia connected to the internet — — Micro businesses more likely to earn most of their income online — — 61 per cent of those aged 65+ access the internet —... Read article 2 August 2018Media Releases Read More
Women are dominating employment growth, but what sort of jobs are we talking about? One of the biggest transformations we have seen in advanced economies is the increased participation of women in the paid workforce. In recent Australian labour force trends, female participation is growing at nine times the rate of men’s. Women are... Read article 25 July 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
Co-working spaces are part of the new economy, so town planners better get with the times Cities are seeing a growing number of shared working, or co-working, spaces. They include spaces where individuals and businesses can flexibly rent desks or rooms, or do shared work in “third spaces” such as libraries and cafes. Co-working spaces offer... Read article 11 July 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
One in two Australians believe autonomous cars will reduce crashes — National survey shows men are more likely to embrace autonomous vehicles — — Three in four see greater mobility benefits for elderly and those with disabilities — About half of Australians believe autonomous vehicles will reduce crashes, emissions and... Read article 5 July 2018Media Releases Read More
Driverless cars really do have health and safety benefits, if only people knew Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this. A paper, co-authored by me and published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,... Read article 5 July 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
Small changes could make WA more ‘China-ready’ for tourists — Limited trading hours, internet access and language the biggest barriers — — Chinese tourists in WA generally younger, have more money to spend — Western Australia’s biggest spending tourism market – Chinese visitors – frequently suggested that extending retail... Read article 25 June 2018Media Releases Read More
Bosses deserve to be happy at work too – here’s how We intuitively know that a “happy worker is a good worker.” But what about their bosses? In the modern workplace, managers are accountable to several groups of people, from rank-and-file employees on one side, to chief executives and shareholders on... Read article 11 June 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
Why rural Australia is facing a volunteer crisis The small town of Coorow is located in the wheat-belt region of Western Australia, about a three hours drive north of Perth. With a population of 400 people, the town funds many of its essential services and community facilities with... Read article 15 May 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
Eight charts on our growing tax problem: what abandoning tax reform means for taxpayers As we move closer to Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third budget, what we do know is this – Australia has a revenue problem. A more global and digital economy; an ageing population with fewer taxpayers and sluggish wage growth make future... Read article 7 May 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
Senate Inquiry Submission: The Future of Work and Workers BCEC researchers have focussed a great deal of their academic work in examining social and economic issues affecting the labour market and workforce in Australia. This submission brings together a new body of evidence based on recent research released in BCEC’s Focus on... Read article 27 April 2018Public Submissions Read More
Precarious employment is rising rapidly among men: new research Precarious employment is increasing over time, and it still remains higher for women than men in Australia. But over the last nine years it has increased far more rapidly among men. This is despite greater workforce participation and lower unemployment... Read article 13 April 2018News & Public Commentary Read More
Precarious employment rising rapidly among men: research — Women fare better than men in employment opportunities — — Australians require new skills to thrive in workplaces of the future — Precarious employment over the last nine years has increased for both men and women, but more rapidly... Read article 12 April 2018Media Releases Read More