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Our friends and colleagues at Deloitte WA have laid down an important challenge and started a powerful conversation with the launch of A new WAy. The economic forecast, without the backing of a tome-sized report, identifies nine clusters of opportunity for WA’s economy and challenges the State’s captains of industry, government and community to create, enable and support the path to billions of dollars in growth and an estimated 75,000 jobs by 2029. The nine clusters are: Battery supply chain Powered by hydrogen Indigenous-owned business Biodiversity products Our place in space Indian Ocean defence Industry educations Digital operations Integrated energy solutions. The clusters

Australia’s top 100 aged care providers have been given until 7 January to respond to a list of detailed questions from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – with remaining providers expected to be given a further month. The Royal Commission is currently in the process of issuing letters to the top providers, asking for information including: views as to where the Royal Commission should focus its attention, including areas where change is required; more detailed data around complaints and instances of substandard care since 1 July 2013, their causes and the provider’s responses; the extent and nature

We’re excited to add to our market-leading government relations team with the appointment of former Commonwealth Treasury executive Jennifer Kirk as Associate Director. Jennifer brings valuable skills and experience from seven years working in government, including her most recent role as Assistant Director in the Commonwealth Treasury’s Perth office. “With more than three years’ experience in the Commonwealth Treasury, Jennifer has a strong understanding of the economic and policy issues affecting WA, together with experience in building and implementing strategies to address them,” Cannings Purple Managing Director Warrick Hazeldine said. “She led the Treasury’s stakeholder and regional engagement on important economic policy reform

Former journalist and now Vasse MLA Libby Mettam is four years into her career in WA Parliament – and she’s already experienced plenty. Since succeeding former Liberal leader Troy Buswell in the seat of Vasse, she’s been in and then out of government and taken on the role of Shadow Minister for Tourism and Small Business, tackling key issues such as the delays in the Busselton-Margaret River Airport project. She opened up to Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger on life as one of four women currently in Parliament for the WA Liberals, plus the juggling act between city and country. Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes

We are delighted to congratulate our National Director Karen Brown on being recognised at the 2018 Make A Difference Awards. In addition to the breadth of knowledge, strategic direction and leadership which “KB” provides to Cannings Purple and our clients, she is also a tireless campaigner for young people who are vulnerable and at-risk of suicide. She was recognised on Thursday night by mental health support organisation Youth Focus with the Make A Difference Media Award, reflecting her advocacy for the Hawaiian Ride For Youth charity event. Karen completed her second 700km Ride For Youth between Albany and Perth earlier this year and

Late last month marked eight months since the introduction of Australia’s notifiable data breach laws.   The milestone passed without much fanfare. But don’t let that lack of publicity disguise the vital importance of the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme to your business – and most of all, don’t make the mistake of thinking a data breach is something that just happens to other people.   As Andrew Solomon, from the Office of the Australia Information Commissioner, told a Perth GRC Institute event recently - it’s far more a case of when rather than if your business will have to deal with a data breach.

We’re delighted to be able to offer even more tailored content creation for our clients, with the addition of three new appointments to our Design and Digital Team.   Experienced journalist Simon White arrives as our Content Editor, digital strategy and campaign specialist Glenn Langridge joins in the role of Digital Marketing Manager and Morgan Ballantyne is our new media intelligence and data management expert.   The new team members will work closely together to create and distribute content for clients that will engage across a variety of platforms, including social media.   Simon was most recently editor of thewest.com.au and prior to that Fairfax’s online