Older workers may be hit hardest by the financial impact of the COVID pandemic, according to a Griffith University adult education expert. Professor Stephen Billett presented at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum about the re-employment of older workers. His APEC presentation was based on extensive research across Australia and Singapore. “Many of the […]
New research released by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Tourism Working Group (TWG) has revealed the region’s tourism industry is on the cusp of being severely impacted by a shrinking skilled labour force. The TWG engaged Griffith’s Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and EarthCheck to study the future of the tourism workforce across 21 APEC member […]
APEC agenda and economic diplomacy at the centre of policy forum.
Boracay, the Philippines, 13 May 2015 – Leading academics and policy makers recommended strategies for APEC to accelerate regional economic integration and inclusive growth in the Asia-Pacific at a two-day APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference in Boracay, ahead of the APEC Second Senior Officials’ and Trade Ministers’ meetings. Griffith University sent members from our own APEC […]
Griffith APEC Study Centre fellow Dr Alex Robson, today presented at the 2015 APEC Study Centre conference, addressing over 100 researchers, government and APEC officials on disaster financing in the Australian context. Dr Robson’s presentation focused on fiscal risks and contingent budgetary liabilities that arise as a result commitments from government providing relief in response […]
Tony Makin, Griffith University In this ‘Economy in transition’ series, we explore the new economy facing Australia and the opportunities available to help the country shift from a minerals-led powerhouse, to a smart competitor in emerging global sectors. Today, we look at the sectors expected to lead Australia’s “pivot” from mining. It’s no secret the […]
Helen Westerman, The Conversation and Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation A crackdown on cheap credit in China is expected to help reduce the rate of China’s real GDP growth from 7.4% last year to 6.8% this year and further weaken demand for Australian commodities, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund. A slow-down […]