Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

UWA's Joshua Mylne shaking hands with Philippe Herve, CEO of Nexgen Plants

New collaboration to help fight growing herbicide resistance

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have teamed up with Queensland-based plant healthcare company Nexgen Plants to help combat Australia’s growing herbicide resistance problem.

Aidan Storer

Federal economic policy – perspectives from WA: Australian Treasury’s stakeholder engagement in Western Australia

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Aidan Storer outlines the role of the Australian Treasury’s Office in furthering a better understanding of WA’s economic and business conditions and the impact of Commonwealth policy on WA businesses, government and the community and the importance of well-functioning stakeholder engagement in doing so.

Jessica Shaw

Federal economic policy – perspectives from WA: Keystart ‘low deposit’ home loans and WA’s housing market

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Governments around Australia are grappling with the challenges posed by a lacklustre housing construction market and tightened access to finance. Jessica Shaw argues that in developing any national response, federal policymakers must be mindful of the significant role the State Government plays in the Western Australian market through its unique Keystart loan scheme.


Public expenditure in targeted portfolios can be a powerful means to simultaneously pursue social and economic policy outcomes.

Georgina Molloy

Federal economic policy – perspectives from WA: The need for better access to justice services for consumers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Georgina Molloy highlights some of the shortcomings of the WA consumer protection system, and puts forward practical suggestions around law reform and community education to fix them.


Western Australian consumers often face barriers that prevent them from enforcing their consumer rights. People across Australia have rights under the Australian Consumer Law, but we often see in Western Australia that consumers face impediments when it comes to enforcing these rights.

What are these barriers in Western Australia?

Nicky Cusworth

Federal Economic Policy - perspectives from WA: Challenges for modern regulators

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Nicky Cusworth outlines the complexities around regulating the fast-changing energy market in Western Australia, which serves as an apt example for the overall challenges that regulators face as technological innovations are transforming markets at an unprecedented rate. She suggests that rising to the challenge must involve rethinking not only hard rules, but also the ‘soft architecture’ of regulation.

Butterfly

Cutting-edge protein biomarker analysis facility for WA

Monday, 2 December 2019

Bioplatforms Australia, The University of Western Australia and Proteomics International have combined forces to launch a cutting-edge facility to explore biological markers affecting medicine, agriculture, the environment and marine world.

Let Every Stage Advance book launch

Let Every Stage Advance: Politicians Think 2034

Friday, 29 November 2019

The University of Western Australia Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI) today launched its latest publication, Let Every Stage Advance: Policy Ideas for Australia’s Fiftieth Parliament, at Parliament House in Canberra.

Tiebacks

New research lab positions WA as global energy hub leader and creates jobs

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for a joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs.

Luke Thomas

UWA student awarded New Colombo Plan Fellowship

Monday, 25 November 2019

A 19-year-old student from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about how data and economics can be used to tackle global challenges, is the recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellowship.