University of Western Australia vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater has warned that the state is wasting an enormous economic opportunity by failing to promote itself as an education capital for foreign students.
The state government has foreshadowed a new graduate visa scheme to attract international students to WA but has no plans to reverse earlier policy decisions that have contributed to a plunge in the state's share of foreign students coming to Australia.
The Corruption and Crime Commission has recommended criminal charges be laid against three former public servants and at least 10 private sector contractors after highlighting corrupt practices at the North Metropolitan Health Service.
Curtin University has received $10.3 million in funding as part of the latest round of grants from the federal government’s Australian Research Council, with the University of Western Australia awarded $6.6 million.
A Perth expo has showcased the technology innovations local and national companies are bringing to WA's health sector, but nothing like Mercy Virtual, a four-storey hospital in the US with 700 doctors and nurses and no patients.
Global education services provider Navitas has announced it will close colleges in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as exiting its Australian health care training business, in a restructure of its careers and industry division.
Joondalup-based medicinal cannabis hopeful AusCann Holdings has secured $33.4 million from local and North American institutions, with NYSE-listed marijuana play Canopy Growth Corporation upping its stake to 11.2 per cent.
A public independent school in Armadale has become the first school in the state to trial a program that partners industry with education to encourage greater adoption of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects (Stem).
A University of New South Wales study has called for caution about the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis to relieve pain, but a Western Australian hopeful in the sector is still confident for the future of the industry.