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News August 2020 - Events & Resource Updates

29 Jul 2020 4:31 AM | QETA ADMIN (Administrator)

A few days early but there were a number of items that we wanted members to know about as soon as possible. We hope that you will take advantage of some of the items below.

Q & A with Alan Kohler

By now members should have received an invitation to attend an online forum with respected financial journalist, Mr Alan Kohler. The event will be held online commencing 3.20pm (for a 3.30pm start) until 4.00pm Friday 21st August.

QETA is excited and extremely pleased that Alan has graciously offered his time to answer questions from our members. To register your attendance, please click the link below and follow the prompts.

If you have questions for Alan to address, please send them to info@qeta.com.au  these questions will be forwarded to Alan so that he can adequately address them in the time available.

RBA Careers Talk (Urgent!) and Latest Resources

The RBA is also offering a careers talk this Friday afternoon (1st August).

Young RBA economists will share insights on why they chose to study economics, their career path, and their role. This will provide helpful ideas around how to promote Economics in your school. If you or your students haven’t yet registered for this online careers event, places are still available. Register here.


The RBA has again been publishing resources for educational purposes. A string of videos has been released on YouTube covering the topics of

  • Reading and Interpreting Charts – Introduction
  • Reading and Interpreting Charts – Examples
  • Current Economic Conditions – Household Spending (Consumption)
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Measuring Economic Variables (Nominal v Real)

These videos are available form the RBA's educational website or their YouTube page.

QETA Annual General Meeting

The Association's AGM will be held online this year on Wednesday 14th October. The Management Committee is hopeful that the move to an online forum for this gathering will allow members from all around the state to get together. An invitation to participate will be sent shortly with regular reminders between now and the event itself.

Please consider nominating yourself or a fellow member for a positon on the Management Committee. Nomination forms are available from the event details page on the website.

ABC Radio National - The Economists

The national broadcaster has been in touch with QETA drawing our members attention to The Economists, a program analysing our economy and how to better understand it.

Presenters Peter Martin and Gigi Foster are talking to experts and producing shows covering a range of topics related to the current economic climate.

Recent programs include:

To access more episodes, go to https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-economists/ or subscribe to the podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-economists/id1438467241

Economic Society of Australia

During the current difficult times, the Economic Society of Australia has been holding series of webinars on economic topics.

A recent one with Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on the Reserve Bank’s policy actions and balance sheet, was attended by high school teachers of Economics and students across several States.

For those who were unable to join the webinar, a recording of the webinar, as well as others in the series, is available here:

Parliamentary Education Office – FREE Video Conference Programs

Some members may also be interested in the offerings of the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO).

The PEO offer FREE video conference programs for students from years 5 to 12 as well as professional learning for teachers. The curriculum-aligned programs explore the function and significance of Australia's democratic system of government. They also seek to make civics and citizenship more dynamic, relevant, and memorable for you and your class. Programs can be offered using apps such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meets.

For more information, our programs and how to book, head to the PEO website or email us at PEOLearning@aph.gov.au

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