A note on the Fair Work Commission’s increase to the federal minimum wage Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre considers the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the federal minimum wage from $20.33 per hour to $21.38 per hour in 2022 as an appropriate response to current cost of living pressures. The decision amounts to a... Read article 15 June 2022 Read More
New Indigenous Employment Index released with the Minderoo Foundation’s Generation One and Murawin Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has partnered with the Minderoo Foundation’s Generation One initative and Murawin to develop Australia’s first Indigenous Employment Index, a comprehensive study of Indigenous employment practices by 42 Australian workplaces covering over 700,000 workers collectively. The goal... Read article 24 May 2022 Read More
BCEC research influences paid family and domestic violence leave provisional decision An important research report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has directly influenced the provisional decision from the Fair Work Commission (FWC) that modern award wages should include 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave. Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre... Read article 17 May 2022 Read More
BCEC’s Gender Equity Insights series featured in the Women’s Budget Statement 2022-23 The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre continues to drive positive impact through its world-leading research programs.  For the second year in a row, the Gender Equity Insights series, undertaken in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), has been referenced... Read article 4 April 2022 Read More
Australian Journal of Labour Economics – Call for papers  Call for papers: Special Issue Volume 25 Issue 2 2022 Gender Issues in Labour Economics The Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) intends to publish a 2022 Special Issue on gender issues in the labour market in the Australasian and... Read article 15 March 2022 Read More
Chris Twomey takes out Over-55 Surf Masters WA State Title Another day, another state surfing title for Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Senior Industry Fellow Chris Twomey. Chris, a champion West Australian surfer, took to the water in Injidup, WA, for the 2022 West Coast Suspensions Surf Masters WA State Championships... Read article 18 February 2022 Read More
Lili Loan Vu on the critical issues economics can help to solve Lili Loan Vu is a Research Fellow at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, joining the centre in 2021 after completing her thesis on food and nutrition security. What is it like working at BCEC? In 2021, I started working as... Read article 11 February 2022 Read More
BCEC stakeholder survey: Help us shape our research program in 2022 The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre believes in meaningful research that makes real impact. Research that can be used to inform and progress policy debates, and research that everyone can access, understand and use. As a valued member of the BCEC... Read article 13 December 2021 Read More
Chris Phelps awarded 2021 Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award Dr Chris Phelps, a Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD scholar, has been awarded the 2021 Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award by the Australian Property Research and Research Fund. Chris received the prestigious award for his thesis, Essays Connecting Australian Dwelling... Read article 6 December 2021 Read More
Curtin University recognises BCEC researchers at 2021 Research and Engagement Awards Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, Deputy Director (on secondment), and John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan, Director, of Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre have been recognised at Curtin University’s 2021 Research and Engagement Awards. Rebecca was awarded Most Prolific Media Commentator for... Read article 30 November 2021 Read More
BCEC launches ‘Stronger Together: Loneliness and social connectedness in Australia’ report Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s latest publication – Stronger Together: Loneliness and social connectedness in Australia – was launched at a lunch event at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 19 November 2021. Nyungar elder Elizabeth Hayden provided a meaningful... Read article 23 November 2021 Read More
Lili Loan Vu awarded SAEF early-career researcher award Dr Lili Loan Vu, a research fellow at Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, has been awarded Best Paper in the Early Career Researcher category at the Curtin Business School of Accounting, Economics and Finance colloquium on 28 October. Titled Agricultural production... Read article 2 November 2021 Read More