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One Small Step for WA…

Following on from my previous post July 1 saw several significant things occur here in WA: WA released their  data.wa.gov.au site… (although currently the only data on it is the freshly pressed Open Data Policy). As mentioned above the Open … Continue reading

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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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All Marching to the Election…

It has been too long since my last post – I blame the sleep deprived miasma that I have been fighting thanks to our lovely (but trying) second child! I’ll be working to get more posts out in the near future … Continue reading

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Rural Revival?

I had the opportunity to tour a bit of the wheatbelt earlier this month to get a better understanding of the challenges (and opportunities) that the rural regions of our state face. It was good to head into the trip … Continue reading

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Back into the thick of ‘IT’

I managed to have almost two weeks off from work for a well deserved break – but now I am back in the thick of it all.  It takes a bit of time to ‘wind up’ again – i.e. trawling … 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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Competiting Issues with Development and Growth

I had a fantastic opportunity to visit what I would have to call a hidden gem of Kings Park two nights ago – the Biodiversity and Conservation Centre… Little did I know that there was such an amazing team of … Continue reading

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Future Planning Issues Are Here to Stay…

The challenges of future planning for the Perth metro area are evident now in the northern suburbs…  Reading the article below from the WA Business News it highlights the complexity of government planning and the interface with developers – I … Continue reading

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More of the West’s 2020 Vision

With the absence of any further ‘free’ daily newspapers appearing at home I have not been on top of the progress of the West Australian’s 2020 series – I made a start a few posts ago however there has been … Continue reading

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Are Resources Economies Attracting more Business?

Living in a resource rich state like we are it is interesting to see that nationally it is recognised that the overall conditions for business in our state (and Queensland) are the most attractive in the nation.  I’m guessing that … Continue reading

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