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Inquiry into Western Australia's economic relationship with the Republic of India

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Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:15 Aug 2019
Tabling date:27 Aug 2020
Deadline for submissions:31 Jan 2020
Committee:Economics and Industry Standing Committee
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:the Economics and Industry Standing Committee will inquire into and report on matters relating to Western Australia’s economic relationship with the Republic of India. In particular, the Committee will evaluate:

1) Economic developments in India over the last decade and their implications for the bilateral trading relationship;

2) Current status of India’s trading relationship with Western Australia;

3) Existing barriers or impediments to trade; and

4) Opportunities to strengthen the trading relationship, including:

    a) the Sister State Relationship between the State Government of Western Australia and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh;
    b) the role of the Indian diaspora business and entrepreneur community;
    c) strategies to attract inbound investment to Western Australia; and
    d) developing existing and new export markets in India in target sectors, including:

      i) international education;
      ii) tourism;
      iii) minerals and energy;
      iv) advanced manufacturing; and
      v) agribusiness.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
01Peter Why received on 9 Sep 2019
02The University of Western Australia received on 24 Oct 2019
03Aranak Pty Ltd received on 29 Oct 2019
04Department of Transport received on 31 Oct 2019
5Perth USAsia Centre received on 31 Oct 2019
06Karthik Pasumarthy received on 1 Nov 2019
07Federation of Indian Associations of WA Inc received on 4 Nov 2019
08School Curriculum and Standards Authority received on 5 Nov 2019
10Asialink Business received on 13 Nov 2019
11Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development received on 13 Nov 2019
12Events Industry Association received on 20 Jan 2020
13Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA received on 20 Jan 2020
14Australia India Business Council WA Chapter received on 31 Jan 2020
15Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade received on 31 Jan 2020
16Om Dubey received on 31 Jan 2020
17Paramount Events Pty Ltd received on 31 Jan 2020
18Sarvesh Mali received on 2 Feb 2020
19Manoj Kasare received on 5 Feb 2020
20Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA received on 7 Feb 2020
21Avenewz News received on 12 Feb 2020
22Sanjeev Saran received on 17 Feb 2020
23Raveesh John received on 22 Feb 2020
24Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation received on 25 Feb 2020
25Mohamed Zoheb Maqsood Ahmed Siddiqui received on 26 Feb 2020
26Sanjeev Gupta received on 27 Feb 2020
27Avid Resources received on 28 Feb 2020
28Jagpreet Walia received on 29 Feb 2020
29Aviva Energy Solutions received on 2 Mar 2020
30Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd received on 3 Mar 2020
31Perdaman Global Services received on 3 Mar 2020
32International Business Council of Australia received on 3 Mar 2020
33Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries received on 3 Mar 2020
34Rajesh Koul received on 4 Mar 2020
35Anurag Saxena received on 9 Mar 2020
36Annalakshmi Holdings Pty Ltd received on 10 Mar 2020
37Murdoch University received on 11 Mar 2020
38Dr Papori Barua received on 11 Mar 2020
39StudyPerth received on 13 Mar 2020
40Grover Projects received on 15 Mar 2020
41AICA International Pty Ltd received on 16 Mar 2020
42EasyMigrate Consultancy Services received on 16 Mar 2020
43Fortuna Advisory Group received on 7 Apr 2020
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
19 Feb 202009:45 AMMeeting Room 2Perth USAsia CentreProfessor Gordon Flake, Chief Executive Officer; Professor Stephen Smith, Director, Distinguished Fellow; Hugo Seymour, Research Analyst.Yes
11 Mar 202009:45 AMMeeting Room 4The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WAMr Chris Rodwell, CEO; Aaron Morey, Director Policy and Influence/Chief Economist
18 Mar 202009:45 AMMeeting Room 2Australia India Business Council: WA ChapterMr Peter Fear, Vice PresidentYes
18 Mar 202010:30 AMMeeting Room 2Department of Primary Industries and Regional DevelopmentNiegel Grazia, Deputy Director General, Industry & Economic Development; Liam O’Connell, Executive Director Agribusiness Food and Trade; I-Lyn Loo, Manager Primary Industries Trade AFT; Richard Simonaitis, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Export Grains Innovation CentreYes
20 Mar 202009:45 AMMeeting Room 1Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and InnovationJennifer Mathews, Acting Deputy Director, General Strategy and International Engagement; David McCulloch, General Manager
20 Mar 202012:30 PMMeeting Room 2The Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western AustraliaPaul Everingham, CEO
20 Mar 202001:15 PMMeeting Room 2School Curriculum and Standards AuthorityProfessor Patrick Garnett, Chair; Mr Allan Blagaich, Executive Director; Ms Juanita Healy, Assistant Executive Director; Mr Roshan Perera, Manager, Strategic and External Relations
20 Mar 202002:00 PMMeeting Room 2StudyPerthPhilip Payne, CEO
20 Mar 202002:45 PMMeeting Room 2UWA / UWA Public Policy InstituteProfessor Kadambot Siddique, Director, UWA Institute of Agriculture; Mr David Norman, Senior Policy Adviser, Vice-Chancellery and lead, UWA node, Australia India Institute; Professor Shamit Saggar, Director, UWA Public Policy Institute
20 Mar 202003:45 PMMeeting Room 2Curtin UniversityProfessor Abhijit Mukherjee, Dean International, South Asia
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Professor Stephen Smith (Board Member, Perth USAsia Centre), Professor Gordon Flake (CEO, Perth USAsia Centre),
Mr Hugo Seymour (Research Analyst, Perth USAsia Centre) on 19 Feb 2020
Evidence by.. Mr Christopher Rodwell (Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia), Mr Aaron Morey (Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia), Mr Michael Carter (Manager, International Trade and Investment, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia) on 11 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Fear (Vice President, Australia India Business Council: WA Chapter) on 18 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Simonaitis (Chief Executive Officer, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre), Mr Niegel Grazia (Deputy Director General, Industry and Economic Development, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development),
Mr Liam O'Connell (Executive Director, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development),Ms I-Lyn Loo (
Primary Industries Trade Manager, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development) on 18 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Mr Paul Everingham (Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia) on 20 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Mr Philip Payne (Chief Executive Officer, StudyPerth) on 20 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Mr David Norman (Senior Policy Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia) and Professor Kadambot Siddique (Director, Institute of Agriculture, University of Western Australia) on 20 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Professor Patrick Garnett (Board Chair, School Curriculum and Standards Authority), Mr Allan Blagaich (Executive Director, School Curriculum and Standards Authority), Ms Juanita Healy (Assistant Executive Director, Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy, School Curriculum and Standards Authority) and Mr Roshan Perera (Manager, Strategic and External Relations, School Curriculum and Standards Authority) on 20 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Ms Jennifer Mathews (Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation), Mr David McCulloch (General Manager, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation) on 20 Mar 2020
Evidence by.. Professor Abhijit Mukherjee (Dean International, South Asia, Curtin University) on 20 Mar 2020
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents