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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: Knowledge Economy

Great for the State 2020: Knowledge Economy

17 February 2020

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

Shooting for the stars in a smart WA
Rethinking the brain drain
Bigger bandwidth for STEM women
Mindset shift at core of STEAM
Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

17 December 2019

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.

Thriving hub of festivals, bars and street art
From The Triffids to Tame Impala, WA goes global
Architecture, planning connect with culture
Museum heralds new era for arts advancement
Great for the State – Edition 9: Time & Place

Great for the State – Edition 9: Time & Place

18 November 2019

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

Boom brings mutual benefit
Gearing up for Indo-Pacific’s bright minds
Seven developments that built brand Perth
From ocean to plate, it’s favoured in Asia
Great for the State – Edition 8: Generosity & Giving

Great for the State – Edition 8: Generosity & Giving

22 October 2019

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. These include:

Museum foundation sets big targets
Perron foundation set up for long-term future
Aikins brings gift for generating giving
From shale gas to philanthropy
Great for the State – Edition 7: Natural Resources

Great for the State – Edition 7: Natural Resources

24 September 2019

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.

Coast, river resources to respect and enjoy
Seven leaders who built WA's resources industry
Producing at their peak
Mining, energy benefits widespread
Great for the State – Edition 6: Values & Purpose

Great for the State – Edition 6: Values & Purpose

27 August 2019

We’re taking a close look at how our biggest businesses operate with values and purpose for the good of Western Australia.

Authenticity an opportunity for business success
Pursuit of purpose key to Wesfarmers rise
Main Roads committed to indigenous impacts
Miners embrace challenge of social licence
Great for the State – Edition 5: Disruption

Great for the State – Edition 5: Disruption

30 July 2019

In this edition, we’re painting a picture of how disruptive technology can change our state for the better.
- How can images of your eye help prevent disease?
- Are driving, petrol and car ownership meeting an end?

Innovation revolution for disease, disability
Seven WA disruptions, then and now
Disruption in motion
Blue sky opportunities
Great for the State – Edition 4: Indigenous Development

Great for the State – Edition 4: Indigenous Development

02 July 2019

In the fourth edition of Great for the State, we analyse the impact of Reconciliation Action Plans, report on four charities targeting Aboriginal youth development, and profile six prominent Aboriginal leaders:
- Business entrepreneur Barry McGuire

RAPs elevate words into tangible deeds
Milroy maintains fight  for Australia’s children
McGuire  business in  the bloodline
Wyatt’s old wounds still scarred
Great for the State - Edition 3: Health & Wellbeing

Great for the State - Edition 3: Health & Wellbeing

04 June 2019

Our Health and Wellness edition highlights how Western Australia is evolving into a world-leading jurisdiction in medical research, pushing the boundaries of science and innovation in a quest for better health.
 

Medical marvels delivering outcomes
Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends
Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health
West best for mass fundraising fun