The latest news, events and insights from Western Australia.

Western Australia’s first satellite set to blast into space!
Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

Western Australia’s first space satellite is set to launch into space this week as part of the CRS-23 commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 28 August.

Binar-1 is the first integrated satellite fully designed and built in Western Australia. The state-of-the-art spacecraft has been developed by a team of students and engineers at Curtin’s Space Science Technology Centre (SSTC), in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Tokyo-based startup Space BD.  After it is launched on 28 August, the spacecraft […]

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John Langoulant AO announced as new Agent General

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

Premier Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier Roger Cook today announced John Langoulant AO as the new Agent General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom/Europe region.

WA promotes strong renewable hydrogen message on the European stage

Charlotta Kemp by Charlotta Kemp,

The Western Australian Government was proud to participate in the Energy Industries Council’s (EIC) annual Energy Exports Conference, to showcase hydrogen opportunities in the State

Rottnest Island: An update on the latest developments

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

The Agent General, Mike Deeks CSC, was pleased to join the London Chapter of the Rottnest Foundation for their latest event, highlighting recent developments on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island.

Happy Western Australia Day!

Mike Deeks by Mike Deeks,

It is unfortunate that, yet again, we are unable to meet in person to celebrate Western Australia Day. Our Governor, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, has prepared a short video message, to join us in wishing the many West Australians living overseas, a happy WA Day .

WA company is the first to form an industry partnership under the AU-UK Space Bridge

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

Western Australia company, LatConnect 60 and the UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have entered into an industry partnership, becoming the first to do so under the Australia-UK Space Bridge.

In Focus: Derick Markwell Founder and MD of Roborigger

Kim Moss by Kim Moss,

For Derick Markwell, Managing Director and Founder of Roborigger, all it took was a fortuitous conversation at a networking event in 2015, to provide the inspiration for an innovative device. From a factory in Perth, Western Australia, Roborigger is revolutionising lifting operations providing a safer and more efficient environment for personnel on worksites. We couldn’t wait to speak to Derick to find out more about their device and international expansion plans.

ANZAC Day 2021: Encompassing the spirit of our veterans

Mike Deeks by Mike Deeks,

We give thanks this day for the peace and security we enjoy, which was won for us through the courage and devotion of those who gave their lives in time of war.

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.

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.