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The Economics Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) is a professional association for teachers of Economics in Years 11 and 12 and Economics and Business in Years 5 to 10.

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Each year the Economics Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) produces both Semester 1 and Semester 2 examinations as well as a Good Answer Guide.

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Leah Sales interviews Phillip Lowe


RBA Govenor warns it is unclear how high interest rates will go | ABC 7:30

Watch an interview the ABC ran this week where Phillip Lowe discusses the purpose and intention of monetary policy since 2020 as well as the justification for the  "surprising" lifts in the cash rate, as well as some projections for the future.
Classroom discussion could be based on the business cycle and the current macroeconomic indicators of the economy, the role of monetary policy and the reasons why the Reserve Bank might take a particular monetary policy stance.

CCIWA Student Economic Forum

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIWA) Student Economic Forum is back for 2022. Our Student Economic Forum is now in its 25th year.

The Economic Teacher's Association of WA (ETAWA) would like to invite Year 12 students and their teachers to attend the 2022 Student Economic Forum. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA). 

Careers in Economics

The Careers with STEM hub is a student-focussed website that includes surprising STEM careers pathways, insights into the future of work, 100s of diverse STEM role models, teacher and students events, a back catalogue of Careers with STEM magazines, student career quizzes, videos interviews and much more.

Media Release Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Reserve Bank of Australia Board decided to increase the cash rate target by 50 basis points to 1.35 per cent. It also increased the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances by 50 basis points to 1.25 per cent.

Global inflation is high. It is being boosted by COVID-related disruptions to supply chains, the war in Ukraine and strong demand which is putting pressure on productive capacity. Monetary policy globally is responding to this higher inflation, although it will be some time yet before inflation returns to target in most countries.

Inflation in Australia is also high, but not as high as it is in many other countries. Global factors account for much of the increase in inflation in Australia, but domestic factors are also playing a role. Strong demand, a tight labour market and capacity constraints in some sectors are contributing to the upward pressure on prices. The floods are also affecting some prices.

Year 11 Economics ATAR PowerPoint Teaching Slides: Tactic Publications

Tactic Publications will shortly be contacting all schools to promote their series of teaching slides (developed in Powerpoint) for use by Economics teachers. The first set of slides has been written for the macroeconomics chapters of the Discovering Economics text (7th edition).

Each chapter has between 30 and 40 slides that address key concepts in the chapter. Many slides have notes that expand on the information in the slide. Others use ‘animations’ to help teachers explain steps in understanding a concept or skill, such as the calculation of an index number in the slides about inflation.

The copyright status of the slides is CC-BY-NC. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. In other words, teachers can add or change the slides for their own use.

The slides will be available from July at www.tacticpub.com.au. The price for the set of 7 Unit 2 chapters is $70. A free sample set (the inflation chapter) is available now. Slides for the Unit 1 chapters of the book are currently in development and will be available later in the year.

Professional Learning Webinar

Please note you are receiving this invitation on behalf of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University.


Adjunct Professor John Edwards
The economic challenges facing the next Australian government

Date: Friday 13 May, 2022
Time: 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Venue: Online (Registrations close Friday 13 May at 10:00am. A link to the event will be emailed Friday morning of the event.)
Cost: This event is free but registrations are essential

The government elected May 21 will be confronted by high government debt, rising interest rates, slow productivity growth, and serious tensions with our major trading partner, China. The global economy, too, presents challenges to Australia, including war in Europe, hostility between China and the United States, inflation, slowing workforce and productivity growth in the major economies, and adjustment to climate change. How will the new government respond to these challenges, and how will they affect jobs, incomes, wealth, and what we may expect from governments over the next decade?
About the Speaker
John Edwards is an adjunct professor at the JCIPP, a senior fellow with the Lowy Institute, and a former member of the board of the Reserve Bank. He was a long-time chief economist for HSBC Australia, and a former senior economic adviser for treasurer and then prime minister Paul Keating. The first volume of John’s two volume biography of John Curtin, Curtin’s War, won the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for history. He is now an independent director on the board of the superannuation fund Cbus, where he is a member of the Investment Committee and chair of the Risk Committee. He is also on the board of asset consultant Frontier Advisors.


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5 August 2022
CCIWA Student Economic Forum

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