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30/07/2014RedmanSport and RecreationSport and recreation winners announced
30/07/2014DaviesWaterPerth groundwater replenishment plans doubled
30/07/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentWA Training Awards finalists announced
30/07/2014DayCulture and the ArtsRichard Avedon on show at Art Gallery of WA
30/07/2014Redman; HamesRegional Development; Health$207m Karratha Health Campus under way
29/07/2014HamesHealthWA signs up to trachoma screening agreement
29/07/2014CollierEducationBold future for schools with new funding model
29/07/2014Barnett; NahanPremier; EnergyState commits to new power for Pilbara
28/07/2014NalderFinanceGovernment supports red tape reduction
28/07/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesJoint statement - HELPING COMMUNITIES WITHSTAND NATURAL DISASTERS
28/07/2014NalderTransportStadium Station construction tender released
28/07/2014Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentGreater water security for Kimberley agriculture
27/07/2014HarveyPoliceState's newest fixed speed camera unveiled
25/07/2014MarmionHousingSix storeys built in 10 days for Perth-first project
25/07/2014NalderTransportBus priority route to improve travel times
24/07/2014MortonMental HealthSuicide prevention effort receives boost
24/07/2014Barnett; Harvey; DayPremier; Tourism; Culture and the ArtsGiants to tell the Anzac story in Perth
23/07/2014SimpsonCommunity ServicesFunds for Save the Children project
23/07/2014BarnettPremierLotterywest grant bolsters Surf Life Saving WA
23/07/2014Day; BarnettPlanning; PremierCottesloe beachfront to get a lift
23/07/2014MischinAttorney GeneralCrime victims to benefit from new funding
22/07/2014MarmionHousingModular housing milestones for Perth projects
22/07/2014BarnettPremier; SciencePremier's Science Awards finalists announced
22/07/2014Baston; RedmanAgriculture and Food; Regional DevelopmentGovernment grants free show entry to children
20/07/2014CollierEducation2015 a year of major reform in WA education
18/07/2014BarnettPremierStatement from Premier Colin Barnett
18/07/2014Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional DevelopmentEsperance Health Campus redevelopment starts
18/07/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesNew firefighters ready to serve the community
17/07/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesHave your say on emergency services
17/07/2014Barnett; WaldronPremier; Sport and RecreationWinning new Perth Stadium design revealed
17/07/2014NahanTreasurerRepeal of Carbon Tax a win for all West Australians
16/07/2014Redman; NahanRegional Development; EnergyUnderground power now a reality for Pilbara
16/07/2014DayTourismWorld’s leading airline touches down in Perth
16/07/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumWA miners urged to take lead in global uranium push
15/07/2014Waldron; RedmanSport and Recreation; Regional Development$13.2m to keep regional pools sparkling
15/07/2014WaldronSport and Recreation$7.2million for West Australian sports
14/07/2014SimpsonLocal GovernmentUpdate on local government reform
11/07/2014DayPlanningSubiaco scaling new heights
11/07/2014NalderTransportNew funds granted for coastal protection
10/07/2014JacobEnvironment500th endangered tortoise ventures into the wild
10/07/2014HamesHealthTelethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre boost
10/07/2014SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringNominate for WA Seniors Awards
10/07/2014JacobEnvironmentNative trees to transform Ellen Brook wetland
10/07/2014NalderTransportEdgewater multi-storey car park tender release
9/07/2014MischinCommerceCarbon monoxide poisoning warning
9/07/2014BarnettPremierPremier welcomes Japan's PM Shinzo Abe
8/07/2014WaldronSport and RecreationSport clubs step up to change alcohol attitudes
8/07/2014Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional Development$325.8million boost to regional health initiatives
8/07/2014DayCulture and the ArtsLights, camera, action for kids in Stirling
6/07/2014MischinAttorney GeneralJustice to be served seven days a week
4/07/2014BarnettPremierLotterywest contributes $271.3million to community
4/07/2014JacobEnvironmentState-of-the-art fire truck unveiled in Albany
4/07/2014CollierEducationWA's first Child and Parent Centre opened
4/07/2014JacobEnvironmentRare chuditch sighting in Albany area
4/07/2014JacobHeritageHeritage shines for Anzac Centenary
4/07/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesAvoid home fire heartache this winter
3/07/2014Harvey; DayTourism; Culture and the ArtsInternational film festival returns to Perth
3/07/2014SimpsonYouthWA youth leader heads to global Y20 summit
3/07/2014DayPlanningNew scheme shapes Scarborough’s future
3/07/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodNew WA apple headed for market
3/07/2014HarveyRoad SafetyPenalty changes target unsafe road behaviour
2/07/2014MortonMental HealthNew alcohol and health campaign
1/07/2014Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional DevelopmentMore towns to benefit from SIHI GP incentives
1/07/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesLife-saving rescue chopper sponsorship deal
1/07/2014HamesHealth$8.6m Broome Health Campus ED upgrade starts
1/07/2014NalderTransportAubin Grove Station reaches milestone
1/07/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumFines issued as mine rehabilitation fund begins
1/07/2014MortonDisability ServicesState Government launches NDIS My Way trial
30/06/2014HamesHealthKidney research to benefit from State funding
29/06/2014MortonMental HealthAdditional 33 psychoactive substances named in Poisons Act
28/06/2014MortonChild ProtectionWA welcomes action plan on family violence
27/06/2014Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentHyden innovative wastewater scheme delivered
27/06/2014CollierEducationMore schools benefit from playground boost
27/06/2014MarmionHousing1,200 lots to lift Perth's affordable land supply
26/06/2014JacobEnvironmentState cane toad strategy updated
26/06/2014Mischin; HarveyAttorney General; PoliceAssaults on WA Police officers cut by 33 per cent
25/06/2014DayPlanningSignal to increase mobile phone coverage
25/06/2014MischinAttorney GeneralDomestic violence review released
25/06/2014MortonMental HealthYouth-friendly mental health unit unveiled
25/06/2014Mischin; FrancisCommerce; Emergency ServicesFirefighters accept Government’s wage offer
25/06/2014MortonMental HealthAlcohol and drug sector workers’ awards
24/06/2014MortonMental HealthSynthetic drugs illegal in WA
24/06/2014Barnett; SimpsonPremier; Seniors and VolunteeringGovernment changes Cost of Living Rebate
23/06/2014Nalder; MortonTransport; Disability ServicesSecurity upgrade for licences and new ID cards
23/06/2014JacobEnvironmentRecord woylie release boosts recovery efforts
23/06/2014CollierEducationCall out for top teachers and schools
21/06/2014MarmionMines and Petroleum$110million project brings mining jobs boost
20/06/2014RedmanRegional DevelopmentNew Acting DG for Regional Development
20/06/2014Francis; RedmanCorrective Services; Regional DevelopmentPilbara to benefit from new work camp
19/06/2014MortonMental HealthNew grants for suicide prevention programs
19/06/2014WaldronSport and RecreationWorld’s best head to Albany for biking event
18/06/2014DayCulture and the ArtsNew chair for Art Gallery of WA board
18/06/2014NalderTransportReview puts ports on track for merger transition
18/06/2014JacobEnvironmentWorld's best right here at Kings Park
18/06/2014Marmion; HarveyMines and Petroleum; PoliceSeven Golden Rules campaign to save WA lives
18/06/2014Barnett; MortonPremier; Disability ServicesWA NDIS My Way campaign launched
18/06/2014BarnettPremier; State DevelopmentMaster plan for Anketell Port revealed
17/06/2014DayCulture and the ArtsNew DG for Department of Culture and the Arts
17/06/2014WaldronSport and RecreationBig projects grow from small grants
17/06/2014BarnettPremierReview recommends drum lines stay for 3 years
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