Publications

 

BCEC Policy Brief 2021: Extending the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset Beyond 2020-21 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan The Federal Budget 2020-21 introduced a set of amendments to the Personal Income Tax Plan announced in the previous 2019-20 budget, with the intention to stimulate the economy and reduce the burden of taxation felt by individuals. Specifically, the additional... Read article 5 May 2021Policy Briefs Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – March 2021 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan Australia reaches full employment recovery… It’s taken a year, but we can now safely say that there are more people employed today in Australia than 12 months ago and that Australia was the first advanced economy to achieve this. In... Read article 22 April 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation: Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan View the presentation given by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan and Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, at the report launch on Friday 26 March, 2021. For seven years, non-public sector organisations in Australia with... Read article 29 March 2021Gender Equity Insights Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan For seven years, non-public sector organisations in Australia with more than 100 employees reported annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on gender equality policies and practices in their organisations. This world-leading data base has advanced our understanding of... Read article 26 March 2021Gender Equity Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2021 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. A national jobs surge… The release of estimates from the... Read article 19 March 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – March 2021 Steven Bond-Smith, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Key findings from this edition include: Is the WA economy in good shape? Western Australia is in better economic shape than any other state as... Read article 9 March 2021Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2020 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Joanna Holcombe, Caroline Stewart 2020 was a year like no other for many of us. Along with the rest of the world, the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre needed to adapt to the realities of a global pandemic. The pandemic also brought a pressing need... Read article 2 March 2021Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2021 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Full-time work grows, part-time work falls, but hours worked plummet?... Read article 26 February 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Back in Business? WA Small Businesses and the Impact of COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the economy and business sector, but for small businesses these shocks can be more challenging to deal with, with fewer resources to draw from. The latest lockdown is a set-back for WA’s... Read article 5 February 2021COVID-19 Insights  |  Focus on WA Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Employment recovery continues: but will full-time work catch up?... Read article 29 January 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Agriculture in WA – Update Note Steven Bond-Smith, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This research note provides an update on current trends in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in Western Australia. The economic and employment contribution that the sector makes to the Western Australian economy are discussed, along with the latest trends... Read article 1 December 2020Briefing Notes Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – November 2020 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Key findings from this edition include: Careful navigation required, as optimism emerges in the New Year horizon Through a combination of geographic isolation, good management... Read article 27 November 2020Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More