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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Report Launch – The Price is Right? An Examination of the Costs of Living in Western Australia

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The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to the launch of the next report in the Focus on Western Australia Series which will examine the costs of living in Western Australia.

Event details

Join Kitty Prodonovich, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry of WA; Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director, Australian Retailers Association and Bev Jowle, Executive Officer, Financial Counsellors Association WA in a panel discussion.

Friday 1 December 2017
7.15am for a 7.30am start - 9.00am
Hyatt Regency Perth, Grand Ballroom, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000
$59 per person or $29 for University students, Curtin/Bankwest Staff, Senior Citizens (65+), Charities and associations.
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Ticket proceeds will go towards a new BCEC student scholarship.

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Over the last decade WA has experienced a historic economic boom, followed by a sharp downturn in certain industries. Despite a reduction in demand in some sectors, many West Australians remain exposed to high cost of living pressures. This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines how the costs of living have changed in WA in recent years.

It begins by tracking the prices of broad categories of goods and services in Perth over time relative to other capital cities. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the expenditure pattern of WA households across the State’s regions, and an examination of the extent to which wages have lagged behind price growth for different population subgroups in WA. The report sheds light on numerous policy issues that affect the economic wellbeing of West Australian households, including the impact of cost of living pressures on income inequality and poverty in the State.

Tickets $59 per person, concessions apply.

Please join us for breakfast with prominent government, industry and community leaders.

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About the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the wellbeing of WA households.

For more information, visit the BCEC website