Category Archives: Knowledge Economy

Topics based about the transformation of the WA economy from a Resources Economy to include a growth in using and leveraging the knowledge workers and skills that underpin our economic success.

Data, Data, Wherefore art thou Data?

I had drafted up this post some 6 months back about Open Data and access to government data as a follow-up to my post almost 5 years ago highlighting the fact that there had been no progress in this space – but … Continue reading

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Science takes to the big stage

Leading up to the state election there was the potential that the Science portfolio would be taken over by the Premier.  With the recent announcement of the new WA State Cabinet this was confirmed.  This raises the great interest for … Continue reading

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Minds of the Future

I recall when I started off on putting this blog together there were three areas that I was focusing on – they were (and are): Strategic Planning for the State (i.e. WA) Knowledge Economy Transformation of the Government I’ll be … Continue reading

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Economic Direction and Diversity

It was great to see WA being recognised as the leading state by topping the Commonwealth Bank State of the States report, which also highlights that there are more like 3 speeds to the Australian economy… The main change in … Continue reading

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State Economics and Our Future

About two weeks ago I managed to get a snapshot of the current political thinking on the WA Economy and what we face in the coming years.  At a CEDA event looking at the State’s Fiscal Future our Treasurer (and … Continue reading

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Super Town Update… Some Progress

Back in February I mentioned the Leader of the National Party here in WA – Brendon Grylls proposing the focus on development of Super Towns as a possible policy to aid in the appropriate expansion of country towns on the … Continue reading

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Changes to TIAC Already – Not a Good Sign

I noted via the WA Business News an article in yesterday’s West Australian about the Chairman of the Technology and Industry Advisory Council (TIAC) quitting after only three months – this is symptomatic of the issues with the current government … Continue reading

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Information – A key enabler to decision making

I’ve had a few thoughts bubbling away in the past month or so all related to information – and last week through a number of meetings and discussions they have come to the surface again… Access to information is a … Continue reading

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TIAC again?

It was interesting news to hear back on the 8th of December that the Technology and Industry Advisory Council (TIAC) was reforming.  Almost 12 months to the day that it was disbanded…  Having a look at the current website they … Continue reading

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More on State Development

A week ago I attended a luncheon held by CCI WA for the WA Premier Colin Barnett – it coincided with the Liberal National government reaching the middle of their current term of government. There were two main areas that … Continue reading

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