‘Brain gain’ sparks innovation rethink in WA

Brandon How

A new parliamentary inquiry is calling for policy ideas to support Western Australia’s innovation ecosystem following the state’s post-pandemic “brain gain”.

The inquiry, which kicked off in November, is focused on the state of the current innovation ecosystem and the government’s role in supporting entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs to grow and ultimately stay in Western Australia.

Independent Legislative Council member Wilson Tucker – who is on the Legislative Council’s Public Administration Committee conducting the inquiry– said the inquiry is seeking views on how best to support the burgeoning innovation ecosystem.

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