What it means for WA to better connect with Asia

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    Abstract

    WA occupies a unique geographical location that, if properly utilised, can define it as a natural gateway for Australia and Asia to interconnect. We are, however, now
    living in an era when connectivity is no longer defined by geographical proximity but travelling time. Therefore, WA has become less competitive than the eastern states in attracting human capital, international students and tourists from Asia. Unless efforts are made to help Western Australian Asians feel welcomed, understood and respected, the globalisation process that has brought many Asian talents to Western Australia will also take them away.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWA 2050
    Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Place, Prosperity
    EditorsShamit Saggar, Rebecca Rey, Christopher Lin
    PublisherUWA Public Policy Institute
    Pages11-12
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

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