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Good Answer Guide 2020

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.

NEW Year 10 Economics and Business textbook now available

The Western Australian Year 10 Economics and Business textbook from E & B Education titled Economic Performance and Living standards is now available.

The key topics are:

  • Consumers’ purchasing and financial decisions
  • Improving productivity
  • Economic goals and performance
  • Australia’s economic performance over time
  • Comparing economic performance across countries
  • Well-being
  • Ways that businesses respond to economic conditions
  • Ways that government responds to economic conditions.

To support teachers E&B Education have written a book that contains:
  • student reading that covers all the Year 10 content descriptions
  • 37 learning activities designed to develop students' HASS skills, and
  • reflection points at the end of each topic.

Economic Performance and Living standards is available for order now via the link below.

New Current Economic Conditions video

New Current Economic Conditions video

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.

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.

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:

Back in Business? WA Small Businesses and the Impact of COVID-19

WHERE Online - Microsoft Teams

WHEN  Friday 5 February 2021, 7.30am - 8.45am

Due to the current five-day lockdown impacting the Perth Metropolitan area, this event has now moved online and is free to access.

Past ETAWA Year 11 and 12 Examinations

Semester 1 and Semester 2, past Year 11 and 12 Examinations may be found in the ‘members resources’ section of the website. This is a great resource for students to access practice questions. Marking keys are also provided.

The Importance of Studying Economics

In this episode, we have Chris Stone from the Economics Teachers' Association of WA talking to Diane Calligaro, practising economist turned high school teacher on her experience and the importance of studying economics.

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