Highlights of TIAC’s twenty fourth meeting – November 2014

The twenty fourth Council meeting, in November 2014 was held at the Department of Commerce.

The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Minister for Commerce met with Council members to discuss the ongoing activities of TIAC and future opportunities.

Members were informed that a submission on behalf of the Council was provided to Terry Werner A/Director General from the Department of Education Services in relation to the Draft Strategic Plan for Higher Education on 14 November 2014.

Members were informed of activities following the finalisation of the STEM report and advised that independent discussions were progressing with the Department of Education regarding aspects of the report and options for progressing.


Highlights of TIAC’s twenty third meeting – August 2014

The twenty third Council meeting, in August 2014 was held at the Department of Commerce. Mr Richard Hinkley, Manager, Chevron Global Technology Centre provided members with an overview of the company’s activities in the Gorgon and Wheatstone projects and the advance technology being used. Members were also informed of the alignment of research and development and technical services of the Technology Centre to the needs of the upstream and downstream businesses in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The members endorsed the TIAC Annual Activity Report 2013/2014 and agreed to forward the report to the Hon. Michael Mischin, Attorney General and Minister for Commerce.

Highlights of TIAC’s twenty second meeting – June 2014

The twenty second Council meeting, in June 2014 was held at the Department of Commerce.

Members were informed by Professor Shaun Collin that there is interest in establishing a joint research facility between the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University and that this will hopefully seed a national Sino-Australian Centre in the future. The Sino-Australian Marine Research Centre Initiative is developing at the University of Western Australia and members noted that this alliance into marine research would have significant benefits for the blue economy through engineering and oceanography and consolidate existing ties between Western Australia and China (particularly the Zhejiang Province).

Professor Collin also informed the Council that Perth will be the site of the next IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) Forum. Julie Bishop took over as President back in May. The IORA forum will be held in October 2014. This forum will provide a unique opportunity to involve a number of WA-based peak bodies and other ocean related industries to showcase expertise in marine research.


Highlights of TIAC’s twenty first meeting – April 2014

The twenty first Council meeting, in April 2014 was held at the Department of Commerce. Members endorsed the fourth (4th) revision of the Operating Protocol reflecting the Department of Commerce Support Team as Secretariat to the Council.

Members noted that the finalised Optimising Stem Education in Western Australian Schools report was submitted to the Minister for his consideration on 25 February 2014. The recommendations of the report have been discussed with the Ministers of Education, Commerce and Training and Workforce as well as representatives from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA),Standards and Moderation, Department of Education, senior officers at the Department of Agriculture and Food and the Hon Bill Marmion, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Housing.

Members were informed that a strategy will be developed by the Council Secretariat to enable closer interaction between key stakeholders, industry and players in the innovation sector and TIAC through on-line engagement via the TIAC webpage.


Highlights of TIAC’s twentieth meeting – February 2014

The twentieth Council meeting, in February 2014 was held at Landgate in Midland. Members were welcomed by Mr Mike Bradford, CEO and Miss Jodi Cant, General Manager, Business Development, Landgate. Members were provided with an overview of the organisation’s key activities related to commercially focused services for access to location and property information.

Members noted that the submission on behalf of TIAC in relation to proposed changes to the State’s Limited Partnership Legislation was positively received by the Department of Commerce.

Members were informed that the link to the Research in the Kimberley Report on the TIAC website has been distributed to 57 stakeholders who were involved in work and consultations on this project.

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