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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
BCEC professional team members take out Faculty prize The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) professional team have won the 2022 Excellence in Professional Services award at the Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Staff Awards. Helen Farmiloe, Joanna Holcombe and Caroline Stewart received the recognition for their... Read article 15 March 2023 Read More
Full recording of Go Your Own WA: Recovery and regeneration of the tourism industry in WA report launch Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the Tourism Research Cluster at Curtin University launched their new report, Go Your Own WA: Recovery and regeneration for the tourism industry in WA, on Friday 3 March. This new report found that cultural tourism, international... Read article 13 March 2023 Read More
Three key actions to further gender equality in your workplace Today is International Women’s Day. Rather than handing out cupcakes and pretending that everything is rosy, we’re rounding up the top three insights and actions from our 2020, 2021 and 2022 Gender Equity Insights reports with the Workplace Gender Equality... Read article 8 March 2023 Read More
No relief yet in sight for inflation Perth recorded annual CPI growth of 8.3 per cent to the December 2022 quarter, second only to South Australia at 8.6 per cent. In fact, prices rose by 3.6 per cent in Perth over the December 2022 quarter alone, almost... Read article 25 January 2023 Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre holiday closure dates After the whirlwind year that was 2022, we are ready for a break. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) will be closed from Monday 19 December 2022, and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023. It’s been another big year for... Read article 15 December 2022 Read More