The Australian government has approved Chinese-owned tech giant Huawei’s $136 million radio and telecommunications contract with the Western Australian government, despite ongoing security concerns.

The WA Government has selected Perth-based company Empired as the dedicated cloud services provider for its GovNext-ICT program.

"Where I see great opportunity to diversify our economy and create jobs is in the innovation and ICT sector. The McGowan Government went to the election with a Plan for Jobs that included supporting an innovation economy, right here in WA."