Second Defence Conference Calls for Regional Collaboration

16 Aug 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot, Hugo Seymour

Perth USAsia Centre convened the second WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference in partnership with Defence West on behalf of the State Government.

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Not entirely green: Renewables, critical materials and sustainability challenges

08 Aug 2019 By Isabella Leunig, Jeffrey Wilson

The issue of climate change has become one of the most prominent issues within the political and social landscape in recent years. The development and deployment of renewable energy technologies is one of most important steps in reducing greenhouse emissions. However, renewables – whether solar, wind, or geothermal – requires significant adaptions to our energy infrastructure networks. Energy storage systems, particularly the use of grid-connected batteries, will play an important role.

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Media Release: Defence on Government Agenda

10 Jul 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Senior government officials, leaders from industry and the WA SME sector will come together to discuss critical issues and partnership opportunities for WA defence at the WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference on Monday 12 August at Crown Towers, hosted by Perth USAsia Centre and Defence West on behalf of the WA Government.

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The Indo-Pacific concept is here to stay: but will it unify?

10 Jul 2019 By Kyle Springer

Reflections on the 33rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable

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Learning from its competitors: how Indonesia can increase foreign direct investment

05 Jul 2019 By Callum Murray

Growing at an average of 5.4% of GDP annually over the last decade, Indonesia’s economy is booming. However, this rate of growth has been limited by an infrastructure gap, requiring an injection of up to $600 billion in investment over the next ten years to rectify.

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Australia-Japan-ASEAN: Strengthening the Core of the Indo-Pacific

06 May 2019 By Kyle Springer

2019’s Japan Symposium consisted of a half-day private dialogue with 20 strategic thinkers for a high-level discussion on the role of Australia, Japan, and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific region, and a public event attended by 128 guests featuring 6 speakers. The Symposium examined the idea that Australia and Japan have a role to play in helping ASEAN adopt the Indo-Pacific concept, which in turn will contributing to a more cohesive, secure, and stable region.

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ASEAN's Indo-Pacific Vision

09 Apr 2019 By Hugo Seymour

For more than 50 years, ASEAN has underpinned peaceful cooperation between its Southeast Asian member states. The ASEAN Charter’s principles of amity, dialogue and consensus have encouraged regional stability, economic integration and development. As such, ASEAN nations such as Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam have been able to prosper and add economic weight to an already dynamic region.

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Western Australia Poised To Cash In On India Defence Links

06 Feb 2019 By Hugo Seymour, Professor Stephen Smith

Amid the global uncertainty created by an unpredictable Trump presidency and a significantly more assertive China, WA can still benefit from efforts to maintain stability in our part of the world.

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Defence Industries a Perfect Fit to Expand Western Australian Economy

06 Nov 2018 By Gordon Flake

The future of Australia’s defence is right here, right now. As global strategic power converges on the Indo-Pacic, WA is making a crucial contribution to national defence and regional stability.

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