The Governor, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC
As outlined at his swearing-in, advocating for Western Australia’s interests will be a key focus of the Governor’s activities during his term, in addition to the traditional functions of the vice regal role.
“We are privileged to share this land with the oldest continuous civilisation on earth. Their happiness and dignity should be at the forefront of our thinking.
We are a clever people with major achievements in medicine, bio-sciences, radio astronomy and energy related technologies. Likewise in information technology. We lead globally in minerals and energy… We also lead in software for the world’s mining industry.
We need advocates for our capacities in these and many other areas, including defence industry and service industries such as education, media and tourism.
I am grateful the Premier has suggested to me, I should perform an advocacy role for the State’s capabilities. A daunting but critical challenge.”
The Governor’s priorities
The Governor is committed to:
- Ensuring that the state, national and international communities understand the critical roles the Western Australian minerals and energy, agricultural and fishing industries play in generating economic growth and development.
- Furthering understanding and promoting the well-being of our indigenous populations.
- Advocating for the State as a rich and vibrant arts, cultural, educational and tourism destination.
- Supporting the health system of W.A. in its research and provision of services to all sectors of the community.
- Promoting education including the importance of both science and arts education in schools and the capacity of our tertiary institutions to engage internationally in education, training and research.
- Championing Western Australian achievements in technology and development and the state’s capacity to contribute to international research efforts such as the Square Kilometre Array and emerging Defence technologies.
In support of these goals the Governor will:
- Regularly, engage with rural and regional communities.
- Acknowledge and celebrate the volunteers and community members who contribute so much to all aspects of community life.
- Make Government House, its facilities and beautiful grounds available to the public, to organisations and charities for community events, conferences and special occasions.