News archive: 2021

Latest resources from the Reserve Bank of Australia

New Explainer: NAIRU
In response to teacher requests, the RBA has created a new Explainer covering the Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment (NAIRU). It explores what the NAIRU is, why it is important and what determines its level.

Economic Update video
A recording of the recent Economic Update webinar for senior high school students is now available on the Videos page. The talk covers the latest developments in the Australian economy and features Rachael Fitzpatrick and chief economist Luci Ellis.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Economic Update Webinar for High School Students

An RBA economist will provide insights into the latest developments in the Australian economy.

DateTuesday, 14 September 2021
Time3.30 pm – 4.30 pm (AEST)
Intended audienceSenior high school students

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2021 Business Educators Australasia Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition (PYOE) – Entries close on Friday 10 September 2021

Due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in PYOE NSW entries this year can be submitted in one of two ways:

1. By post:
Nick Ward
PYOE Competition Coordinator
Economics and Business Educators NSW (EBE NSW)
PO Box 699

Please refer to guidelines for submission on the EBE NSW website.

2. Email to
If sending via email each entry must be a PDF file with the first page of the PDF the entry form. The file name should be the name of the business.
Multiple entries can be sent in the one email.

Please refer to guidelines for submission on the EBE NSW website:

If you have any questions about the competition feel free to email us:

Schools needed for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies Student Teachers for Practice Teaching

The University of NSW (UNSW) is looking for schools who would be able to supervise Economics, Business Studies and/or Legal Studies student teachers for their practice teaching period/professional experience. Students are able to complete their professional experience online during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

More information is available from the following document – Professional Experience Placements for Remote and Flexible Learning” – from the NSW Council of Deans of Education: Professional Experience Placements for Remote and Flexible Learning

Please email EBE NSW if you are able to help:

Free UTS Careers in Economics Webinar

Curious about where economics can lead you? Hear from expert panelists about the type of work they’re doing in industry; different career paths available and their advice for future economists.

Dates: Tuesday 25 May 2021
Dates: 4 – 5pm

Register here


Simone Cheung

Deliotte Australia

Ravi Dutta-Powell

Senior Advisor
The Behavioural Insights Team

Gabriela Nodari

Senior Economist
Reserve Bank of Australia