The latest news, events and insights from Western Australia.

From the Agent General’s desk: Happy Easter
Mike Deeks by Mike Deeks,

As we pause to reflect on the true Christian meaning of Easter, we also use this time to relax, where possible spend time with families and friends, and to celebrate how fortunate we are to be Western Australian.  I trust you are able to do this, this weekend.

For us here in London, we are seeing the signs of a coming Spring made even more beautiful this year as it coincides with the first significant steps towards normalisation of our society as the Government eases pandemic related restrictions.  It has been a long and, at times, very tedious twelve months since the first […]

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Celebrating WA Women in March

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

Western Australian women have been, and continue to be, a driving force behind the state’s key political movements and industry sectors.

Western Australia’s space sector: the sky is not the limit

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

The global space sector is growing at pace and Western Australia continues to hold its position as a key player in the industry.

Australia Day 2021: celebrating our State’s resilience and ingenuity

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

For many West Australians abroad, this Australia Day is like no other and the distance to our home state may feel even greater for us all, with the pandemic continuing to challenge our resilience. Today, as we reflect on the past year, we celebrate the courage and strength of our collective communities.

Season’s Greetings from London

Mike Deeks by Mike Deeks,

As the year draws to a close, it is appropriate that we take stock of our achievements during this most challenging of times, acknowledge our many friends, family and colleagues who have assisted us on our journey, and then turn our gaze forward to the coming year ahead.

WA Leading the way in hydrogen

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

The Government of Western Australia has brought together major industry representatives from Australia and Germany, in an inaugural roundtable event to discuss hydrogen collaboration and partnership opportunities.

In Focus: Chris Evans, CEO and Founder of Quipmo

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

Chris Evans, of peer-to-peer equipment sharing platform, Quipmo, has gone from strength to strength with his business despite impacts on travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to Chris to find out more about what he has been busy with and what’s next.

Bringing a Western Australian perspective to European Hydrogen Week

With Europe pressing ahead in its ambitions of being a global leader in green hydrogen use and technology, it was with great pride that Western Australia was invited to participate in an international panel on global co-operation.

On an upward trend: data science in WA

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

A new report prepared by the Western Australia Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH), KPMG ,and Faethm, indicates that at least 3,000 data science roles will be needed in the field over the next decade, in addition to the already available workforce of an estimated 32,000.

Western Australia’s material role in Europe’s green new deal

As Europe gears up for a greater uptake of electric vehicles, its attention is on the ability to source the critical components of the car’s battery in a diverse and sustainable way.

Apple-lauding Farmers this National Agriculture Day!

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

National Agriculture Day is on 20 November this year and will highlight not only the great innovation of the sector but the extraordinary efforts of Australian farmers who, during COVID-19, have continued to grow the food and fibre that the nation depends on.

Government of WA’s Virtual Trade Mission for London Tech Week

Charlotta Kemp by Charlotta Kemp,

With the global pandemic preventing face-to-face meetings and travel, the Government of Western Australia partnered with Anglo-Australian tech firm Newfound to lead a virtual trade mission to the UK over 15-17 September.

London Calling – WA startups and scaleups listen up

Charlotta Kemp by Charlotta Kemp,

Despite the global pandemic, London is getting ready to once again turn into the hottest innovation hub on the planet to unite tech, talent and enablers.