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2/05/2015Davies; NahanWater; Treasurer$50m extension of State’s infill sewerage program
1/05/2015Collier; RedmanEducation; Regional Development110-year-old Kimberley school upgraded
1/05/2015MortonMental HealthMental Health Good Outcomes Awards
1/05/2015Barnett; SimpsonPremier; Community ServicesFoodbank funding provides relief from hunger
1/05/2015CollierEducationBroome North Primary School officially opened
1/05/2015DayPlanningSouth metro and Peel to reach over a million
1/05/2015DayPlanningWanneroo key to growth in Perth’s north-west
1/05/2015DayPlanningPopulation to skyrocket in north-east of Perth
1/05/2015DayPlanningAppropriate density key to Central Perth
1/05/2015DayPlanningFuture of Perth and Peel mapped out
1/05/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumEmergency competition hones life-saving skills
1/05/2015NalderTransportComment sought on use of SW dams and lakes
1/05/2015NalderTransportNew transport laws to improve road safety
1/05/2015RedmanRegional DevelopmentJurien Bay celebrates new visitor and civic centre
1/05/2015HamesTourismPerth’s first A380 service takes flight
30/04/2015NalderTransportForrestfield-Airport Link shortlist
30/04/2015MarmionAgriculture and FoodExtra Cyclone Olwyn disaster relief welcomed
30/04/2015RedmanLandsPositive feedback to strata title reforms
30/04/2015BarnettPremierJoint Media Statement - Additional assistance for primary producers affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Olwyn
30/04/2015RedmanRegional DevelopmentMorawa town centre revitalisation celebrated
30/04/2015Jacob; MarmionHeritage; FinanceNew era for Fremantle Prison in heritage move
30/04/2015HarveyRoad SafetyWin for road safety in Goldfields-Esperance
29/04/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumMillion-dollar research builds on global role
29/04/2015CollierAboriginal AffairsGrant to preserve history of Aboriginal artists
29/04/2015MischinCommerce2015 innovation vouchers awarded
29/04/2015JacobEnvironmentChuditch on the move to South Australia
29/04/2015MortonChild ProtectionWork begins on Ellenbrook family refuge
29/04/2015MischinCommerceSearch is on for WA’s brightest minds
29/04/2015Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional DevelopmentLandmark new hospital for Pilbara now closer
29/04/2015Barnett; CollierPremier; Science; EducationGovernor’s awards recognise science teaching
28/04/2015BastonAgriculture and FoodJoint Media Statement - Application deadline for Farm Finance Concessional Loans extended to June 30 for WA farmers
28/04/2015MortonMental HealthMental health support after domestic violence
28/04/2015NalderTransportTender awarded for Guildford parking boost
27/04/2015Harvey; NahanPolice; TreasurerMaking communities safer with new crime tool
26/04/2015DayCulture and the ArtsMission to document our worst naval tragedy
24/04/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumGreen light welcomed for Pilbara uranium mine
24/04/2015CollierAboriginal AffairsGallipoli’s Aboriginal servicemen honoured
24/04/2015BastonFisheriesGlobal recognition for WA lobster fishery
24/04/2015Nalder; NahanTransport; TreasurerRussell Road upgrade for Aubin Grove project
24/04/2015NalderTransportJoint media statement - Additional 3km southbound widening for Kwinana Freeway
24/04/2015NahanEnergyNew power supplies for Mid-West
24/04/2015Holt; RedmanRacing and Gaming; Regional DevelopmentRacecourse grants help country clubs thrive
24/04/2015DaviesWaterWork starts to boost Denmark’s water supply
23/04/2015NalderTransportElectronic billboard location to be reviewed
23/04/2015NalderTransportUpgrade for Two Rocks Marina
23/04/2015NahanCitizenship and Multicultural InterestsCommunity languages program for all groups
23/04/2015Day; RedmanCulture and the Arts; Regional DevelopmentBlack Diggers - from the theatre to regional TV
23/04/2015MortonMental HealthSuicide prevention projects for the Wheatbelt
23/04/2015Davies; RedmanSport and Recreation; Regional DevelopmentTravel grants help young sport stars
22/04/2015NalderTransportForrestfield-Airport Link legislation update
22/04/2015HamesHealthNeedles and wins: Mums urged to vaccinate
22/04/2015Barnett; DaviesPremier; Sport and RecreationNew home for WA sporting champions
22/04/2015JacobEnvironmentExpanded breeding for endangered reptile
22/04/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumWomen to answer resources leadership role call
22/04/2015RedmanLandsCockburn coast to be home to 12,000 people
22/04/2015DayCulture and the ArtsFocus is on WA artists at the Art Gallery
21/04/2015MortonChild ProtectionReport to tackle youth domestic violence
21/04/2015NahanTreasurerNew Under Treasurer appointed
21/04/2015DaviesWaterFree waterwise showerheads for Yarloop
21/04/2015DaviesWaterFree waterwise showerheads for Quairading and Tammin
21/04/2015DayPlanningMore can opt-in or out with new DAP changes
21/04/2015MortonDisability ServicesLeadAbility a first for future leaders with disability
21/04/2015BarnettPremier; ScienceScience Statement sets WA's strategic direction
21/04/2015SimpsonYouthWorld stage beckons for young leaders
20/04/2015MortonMental HealthBuilding Aboriginal community resilience
20/04/2015MortonMental HealthSuicide prevention programs for the Kimberley
20/04/2015HamesHealthPatients first at Fiona Stanley Hospital
19/04/2015Collier; NahanEducation; TreasurerFunding top-up for public school chaplains
19/04/2015DayPlanningPerth Arena gets hotel perfect for stars
19/04/2015JacobEnvironmentPrescribed burns for Kings Park and Bold Park
18/04/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumLow-impact exemption to save time and money
17/04/2015RedmanLandsFormer Port Hedland hospital site acquired
17/04/2015MortonMental HealthMental health program for Armadale youth
17/04/2015HamesTourismFlying kangaroo hops back on Singapore route
17/04/2015Nalder; RedmanTransport; Regional DevelopmentWA boating facilities receive funding
17/04/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumGolden returns on incentive scheme investment
16/04/2015Davies; HamesSport and Recreation; TourismWA wins as Socceroos play Bangladesh in Perth
16/04/2015MortonChild ProtectionRecord number of young achievers recognised
16/04/2015NalderTransport$7.1 million in lift upgrades at train stations
16/04/2015MortonMental HealthSuicide prevention focus in Kwinana
16/04/2015JacobHeritageState awards honour heritage champions
16/04/2015HoltHousingWA students to design the future of housing
15/04/2015SimpsonYouthRegional youth granted ways to connect
15/04/2015Davies; Redman; BastonWater; Regional Development; Agriculture and FoodWater for Food launched in Southern Forests
15/04/2015Jacob; RedmanEnvironment; Regional DevelopmentNew camp sites open in Cape Range National Park
15/04/2015Hames; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentTaste of Broome dishes up Kimberley flavour
14/04/2015Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentIrrigation trial grows in the West Kimberley
14/04/2015MortonMental HealthDiverse groups get help for suicide prevention
14/04/2015Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional DevelopmentCommunities benefit from new health projects
14/04/2015Harvey; Mischin; RedmanPolice; Attorney General; Regional DevelopmentCarnarvon’s Police and Justice Complex opens
14/04/2015Redman; HamesRegional Development; HealthAlbany hospice co-located with health campus
14/04/2015JacobEnvironmentBetter bins for better recycling in Bayswater
14/04/2015JacobEnvironmentExmouth whale find a major scientific discovery
13/04/2015BarnettPremier; State DevelopmentWA hockey scores goals in Singapore
11/04/2015Barnett; RedmanPremier; Regional DevelopmentPlans revealed for anniversary of Hartog’s landing
10/04/2015Holt; RedmanHousing; Regional DevelopmentBroome venture increases housing options
10/04/2015JacobEnvironmentResearch station to unlock secrets in Kimberley
9/04/2015NalderTransportMitchell Freeway to be extended to reduce congestion
9/04/2015Day; RedmanCulture and the Arts; Regional DevelopmentTransforming children's lives through books
9/04/2015Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentWater for Food focus turns to WA’s Midlands
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