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New series of online student talks from RBA

For 2021, the RBA have scheduled an extensive series of online talks throughout the academic year, via Zoom. There are two talk types to choose from:

Monetary Policy & Current Economic Conditions (aimed at Years 11 and 12) – An economist will share insights on how the RBA conducts monetary policy, and current conditions in the Australian economy. A recent graduate will also share insights on his or her career path and role, discussing the benefits of studying Economics. Introduction to Economics (aimed at Years 9 and 10) – An economist will provide an introduction to the economy, the role of the RBA, and the benefits of studying economics.
Talks from February to May 2021 have now been uploaded to the website. Teachers can register for any of the talks and will be sent a link nearer the time, which they will be able to share with their students.  
As with all the RBA’s resources, talks and events are free.  
Registrations can be made at:

ETAWA Economics ATAR Examination Discussion and Member Sundowner

The ETAWA executive warmly invites you to attend our first event for the year on Friday 19th February, from 4.15-6.00pm for the ETAWA Economics ATAR Examination Discussion and Member Sundowner. 

The formal presentation will begin with a tribute to the Association’s life member Chris Stone. Should you wish to contribute some reflection on Chris’ contribution to the Association please email marked ATT: Mandy Hudson. 

This will be followed by a presentation on the Economics ATAR Examination 2020 by Steven Kemp to assist teachers in preparing students for the 2021 examination. 

Prior to the formal proceedings closing members will be introduced to the new ETAWA website.  


16:00 Welcome 

16:15 Refreshments and networking 

16:45 Chris Stone tribute 

17.00 Steven Kemp exam review 

17:30 Question and answer 

17:45 Website update plus upcoming events 

18.00 Close 


Vale Chris Stone

Vale Chris Stone

On the 7th January 2021, Chris Stone the elected President of the Economics Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) passed away suddenly. The Association extends its condolences to Chris’ family and friends. As a life member of the Association, Chris was a role model and highly respected Economics and Humanities and Social Sciences teacher. His contribution extended beyond the classroom as a curriculum and textbook writer, and through his work in assessment and moderation. Chris made a difference in education and his knowledge, wisdom and enthusiam for teaching economics will be greatly missed.

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19 February 2021

The ETAWA Economics ATAR Examination Review and member sundowner

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