The publication will be available in April. It provides an invaluable tool to support Year 12 teachers and students in preparation for the 2020 examination. The Guide is $40 including postage and handling. Be one of the first to get copies of the Good Answer Guide by ordering in
early February once school has returned.
Following this month’s Statement on Monetary Policy, a video summarising Current
Economic Conditions has
just been released. RBA Economist Tomas Cokis takes students through the latest developments in the Australian economy.
RBA: New Explainer and online talks
The RBA has just released a new Explainer covering ‘Drivers
of the Australian Dollar Exchange Rate’.
This explores the different factors that lead to changes in the Australian Dollar exchange rate over time. It completes the RBA’s
suite of exchange rate Explainers, which can be accessed on our Explainers page. Videos on this topic will be released in the coming month.
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.
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
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: https://www.rba.gov.au/education/book-a-talk/