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Committee for Perth
Two new Directors appointed to Committee
A recent vote by Committee for Perth members has seen two new Directors elected to the Committee for Perth’s Board. Gina Hogan, General Manager at Southern Cross Austereo Perth and Tim Shanahan, the Chairman of WA Super have both been appointed for three-year terms.
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November 2018
Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom
Crisis of complacency holding Perth back
A landmark report released by the Committee for Perth has found that Greater Perth is lagging behind other cities around the world when it comes to being competitive in the key areas of the economy and investment, infrastructure, innovation, technology, engagement and branding. The report, Perth’s Pathway to Prosperity, found that a crisis of complacency is holding Perth and Peel back, with the prosperity delivered by the recent mining and resource boom diverting attention away from planning for longer-term economic resilience.
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October 2018
Committee for Perth
Committee for Perth announces incoming Chairman
A leader in Perth’s hospitality and tourism sector, Kate Lamont, will replace John Langoulant AO as the Committee for Perth Chair when he retires in November this year. Mr Langoulant has been a Director of the Committee for Perth since 2008 and was elected Chair in 2012. John’s retirement comes as he completes the maximum number of years allowed under the Committee’s Constitution.
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September 2018
Perth @ 3.5 Million People
Survey finds Perth’s satisfaction rating has fallen
A new survey conducted for the Committee for Perth has uncovered a tale of two cities, finding that fewer people believe Perth has changed for the better, their overall satisfaction level about living here has fallen and they’re worse off financially than they were. On the other hand, the survey found an overwhelming percentage of people would recommend living here and like the new developments around town.
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August 2018
Economic Prosperity
Perth - second most competitive economy in Australia
The latest FACTBase report by the Committee for Perth has found that while Greater Perth is the second most competitive economy in Australia, it’s not enough, with the region scoring the lowest in the country for a key driver of growth and innovation.
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July 2018
Economic Prosperity
Perth - a well-connected, global city
Marion Fulker, CEO, discusses the major findings of the latest FACTBase Bulletin which identifies the global connections of firms across Australia's major cities, with a specific focus on Perth's global connectivity.
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June 2018
Economic Prosperity
Bright lights industries diversifying our local economy
While it might only employ 15,378 people or 1.81% of Perth’s total population, the arts and recreation services industry has grown by more than 26% over the past seven years, making it an important part of Greater Perth’s economy.
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May 2018
Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom
KIA shows that government can drive the economy
In 1952, the Western Australian government signed a State Agreement that created the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA), the state’s premier industrial area. Sixty-six years later, the KIA is made up of 231 businesses, employs approximately 5,600 people and injects $15.77 billion a year into the local economy. The latest FACTBase Special Report produced by the Committee for Perth’s Bigger and Better Beyond the Boom project, found that while it faces some challenges, the KIA is a critical precinct, home to a number of our highest earning industries and is of vital importance to the future economic well-being of the state.
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April 2018
Quotas not the solution for gender equity
To quota or not to quota, has long been the question. But a landmark FACTBase report by a world-renowned expert, Professor Morten Huse, has found that setting quotas for women on boards isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to achieving gender equity, societal sustainability and well-being.
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March 2018
More over 65's still in the workforce
The latest FACTBase Bulletin explores spatial distribution and employment trends in Perth and Peel since the 2011 Census. Marion Fulker, CEO, discusses the key findings and strategies that could be implemented to encourage older people to remain in the workforce.
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March 2018
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