Australian Journal of Labour Economics Volume 26 Number 2 is out now Volume 26, number 2 of the Australian Journal or Labour Economics (AJLE) is out now, with three brand new articles. The AJLE is a forum for the analysis of labour economics and labour relations. The first paper is based on... Read article 12 June 2024 Read More
Federal Budget 2024-25 reflections Reflections on the 2024-25 Federal Budget Treasurer Jim Chalmers led with cost-of-living relief and inflation control as the centrepiece of this year’s Federal budget, along with investment in new housing, infrastructure, and decarbonisation initiatives. There are certainly some important commitments... Read article 15 May 2024 Read More
Western Australian Budget 2024-25 reflections First reflections on the WA 2024-25 Budget        This is the first WA budget with Premier Roger Cook and Treasurer Rita Saffioti at the helm, and it’s a strong debut. The budget measures laid down by Treasurer Saffioti this afternoon lean... Read article 9 May 2024 Read More
BCEC researchers clean up at Faculty research awards Three Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre researchers have been recognised in the 2023 Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Research and Industry Staff Awards for their outstanding contributions to research in the faculty. Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan, Principal Research Fellow, took... Read article 11 March 2024 Read More
Professor Alan Duncan named 2023 recipient of Austin Holmes Award Professor Alan Duncan, Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, has been named the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Austin Holmes Award. The Austin Holmes Award recognises distinguished Western Australian economists and is given out by the Economics Society of... Read article 29 September 2023 Read More
Women in Leadership Journey 5 continues in Perth The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was part of Curtin University’s team in delivering the Women in Leadership Journey 5 (WILJ5) in August this year. Supported by Aus4Skills and the Vietnam Australia Centre, Curtin University’s WILJ5 team delivered sessions in Perth,... Read article 15 September 2023 Read More
Australian Labour Market Research Workshop 2023 – Call for papers The Australian Labour Market Research Workshop (ALMRW) is pleased to announce the official call for papers. The Australian Labour Market Research Workshop (ALMRW) 2023 will be held at Jobs and Skills Australia, 50 Marcus Clarke Street in Canberra, on Monday... Read article 23 August 2023 Read More
BCEC PhD candidate awarded prestigious UNU-WIDER Visiting Fellowship Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD candidate Robert Mackay has been awarded a prestigious United Nations University-World Institute Development Economics Research (UNU-Wider) Visiting Fellowship. Beginning in September this year and running for three months, this fellowship aligns with Robert’s thesis, analysing community... Read article 17 July 2023 Read More
A note on the Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage review The size of the increase in the minimum wage provided for in the Fair Work Commission’s review is at the higher end of expectations. The Commission announced a ‘headline’ 5.75 per cent increase in the national minimum wage and for... Read article 2 June 2023 Read More
A note on the Commonwealth Rent Assistance announcement in the Federal Budget 2023 Today’s budget announcement to lift the maximum rate of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) by 15 per cent will provide relief to renters and is a step in the right direction. But it is worth putting the CRA increase in context.... Read article 9 May 2023 Read More
Reflections on the Western Australian 2023-24 Budget The strength of the Western Australian economy buys WA Premier Mark McGowan a lot of degrees of freedom to combine cost-of-living relief with measures to grow the state’s housing stock, and drive forward with industrial development, infrastructure, diversification, and decarbonisation... Read article 5 May 2023 Read More
BCEC Advisory Board Chair Tim Marney appointed for youth detention reform We’re exceptionally proud that Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Advisory Board Chair Timothy Marney has been appointed to oversee the implementation of a new reform program at Banksia Hill Detention Centre. The new model of care is aimed at increasing positive rehabilitation outcomes... Read article 4 April 2023 Read More