Great for the State

In 2020, Business News and our partners want to ignite discussion about the future of our state, and how we can make the most of the opportunities ahead of it. In our second series of Great for the State, we will be exploring how we can make Western Australia an even better place in the decades to come.

Great for the State is a 12-page lift-out that will be published each month over the course of 2020. Each edition is also published online and is free to read and share.

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Great for the State 2020: Mining the Value

Great for the State 2020: Mining the Value

Western Australia is often described as little more a quarry for the rest of the world. This feature explores the state’s track record on downstream processing of minerals and evaluates future opportunities in areas like battery metals.

15 June 2020
Great for the State 2020: City of the Future

Great for the State 2020: City of the Future

Business News analyses the changes Perth will need to make if it is to maintain the lifestyle that is the envy of many. We canvass the debate over urban infill, and look at options to achieve greater density, amenity and liveability.

19 May 2020
Great for the State 2020: Confronting the Crisis

Great for the State 2020: Confronting the Crisis

We highlight the Western Australians helping prepare our healthcare system for COVID-19

20 April 2020
Great for the State 2020: A Caring Society

Great for the State 2020: A Caring Society

Taking action to help Western Australia's most vulnerable should be a priority for everybody.

16 March 2020
Great for the State 2020: Knowledge Economy

Great for the State 2020: Knowledge Economy

WA is ready to apply its technology to opportunities beyond resources, but developing and attracting the brightest minds is crucial.

17 February 2020
Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

Perth has come a long way since the Lonely Planet described the city as dullsville, with a thriving festivals, street art, music and events scene now creating vibrant connections with Western Australia’s history and indigenous culture.

17 December 2019
Great for the State – Edition 9: Time & Place

Great for the State – Edition 9: Time & Place

The Indo-Pacific is undergoing profound development, and WA is positioning itself to contribute with our resources, food, education and as a destination.

18 November 2019
Great for the State – Edition 8: Generosity & Giving

Great for the State – Edition 8: Generosity & Giving

The 8th monthly edition of Business News' Great for the State has a focus on philanthropy. We profile some of the people and organisations who have made a big difference in Western Australia, and those set to have a large impact in future. 

22 October 2019
Great for the State – Edition 7: Natural Resources

Great for the State – Edition 7: Natural Resources

Natural resources, from mines and farms to beaches.

We shine a light on the visionaries and the volunteers who harness our landscape for the benefit of the community

24 September 2019

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