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24/09/2014DayRoad SafetyRoad safety key priority of review
23/09/2014NahanTreasurerGovernment addressing State financial challenges
23/09/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodJoint statement - Drought concessional loans available in WA
23/09/2014DayRoad SafetyRoad safety grants for community organisations
23/09/2014Barnett; DayPremier; Culture and the ArtsWinners announced for Premier’s Book Awards
22/09/2014SimpsonLocal GovernmentNatural burials now an option at Pinnaroo
22/09/2014DayCulture and the ArtsFree music Friday nights at State Theatre Centre
21/09/2014Barnett; NalderPremier; TransportButler extension opens early and under budget
21/09/2014CollierEducationWA educators celebrated for excellence
19/09/2014SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringSeniors directory offers $1,000 in discounts
18/09/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumWA’s autonomous mining sets world standards
18/09/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentSkills and careers showcased in Perth
17/09/2014JacobEnvironmentNew board member for the EPA
17/09/2014Barnett; DayPremier; Culture and the Arts; TourismFashion festival promises to be bigger, better
17/09/2014NahanEnergyImproved power supplies for Mid-West
17/09/2014NahanEnergyStrategic decision-making shows benefits of merger
17/09/2014Barnett; CollierPremier; EducationIPS principals and year 12s both in study mode
17/09/2014Mischin; NahanCommerce; EnergyOwners responsible for poles, lines on their property
16/09/2014SimpsonLocal GovernmentMinister dismisses City of Canning
16/09/2014WaldronRacing and GamingRichest pacing race in the world comes to Perth
12/09/2014Jacob; NalderHeritage; FinanceLand sale to fund Sunset Heritage Precinct
12/09/2014MortonMental HealthNew online mental health resource for FIFO workers
12/09/2014DayTourismPerth ready to serve up crucial Davis Cup tie
12/09/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentRecognition for best in State’s training sector
12/09/2014HamesHealthWA cyclists on track for cancer awareness ride
11/09/2014Waldron; RedmanRacing and Gaming; Regional DevelopmentGrants offer boost to racing clubs
11/09/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentSigning enables agricultural skills development
10/09/2014DayTourismSchwartzel to tee off at Perth International
10/09/2014WaldronSport and RecreationMore support for WA’s regional sporting groups
10/09/2014MortonMental HealthSuicide prevention programs take centre court
10/09/2014MischinCommerceRoyal showbags tested for child safety
10/09/2014JacobEnvironmentBill introduced to validate EPA decisions
10/09/2014NalderTransportJoint statement - Achieving road freight efficiencies for Bunbury
9/09/2014DayPlanning; Culture and the ArtsArtists needed for Elizabeth Quay
9/09/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodNominations open for Rural Women’s Award
9/09/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodJoint project to boost skills in agrifood sector
9/09/2014Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional DevelopmentWork starts on new regional health services
9/09/2014SimpsonYouthGetting ready for WA’s 2015 Youth Week
8/09/2014MortonChild ProtectionWA recognises National Child Protection Week
8/09/2014Francis; WaldronSmall Business; Sport and RecreationLocal business opportunities for new stadium
7/09/2014JacobEnvironmentBotanic staircase kicks off Kings Park Festival
5/09/2014BarnettPremierSurf Life Saving aerial patrols start tomorrow
5/09/2014CollierElectoral AffairsWA Electoral Commissioner appointed
5/09/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumReforms boost confidence in WA resources
5/09/2014SimpsonYouthNominations open for 2014 WA Youth Awards
4/09/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumMid-West gas find a boost for jobs and clean energy
4/09/2014JacobHeritageLotterywest grants to preserve WA’s heritage
3/09/2014JacobHeritageInternational win for two WA heritage projects
3/09/2014BarnettPremierFinalists announced for Public Sector Awards
3/09/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumWA children’s book will have worldwide reach
3/09/2014Barnett; MarmionPremier; State Development; Mines and PetroleumWestern Australia forges mining ties with Africa
3/09/2014NalderTransportUpgrades at Hillarys Boat Harbour completed
3/09/2014NalderTransportPerth Station tenancy opportunity
3/09/2014DayHealth$3million in child health research grants
3/09/2014SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringElder abuse helpline launched in WA
2/09/2014NalderTransportStrategic leadership for southern ports’ future
2/09/2014Redman; NalderRegional Development; TransportFunds to expand AvonLink services
1/09/2014Mischin; RedmanCommerce; Regional DevelopmentState-wide project to boost mobile reception
30/08/2014NalderTransportTrains start using new Butler extension
29/08/2014HarveyPolice; Tourism; Road Safety; Women's InterestsStatement from the Police Minister
29/08/2014DayCulture and the ArtsAudiences judge arts events in world first
28/08/2014Barnett; NahanPremier; TreasurerFirst round of Government asset sales announced
28/08/2014HarveyTourismCity to Surf going ‘retro’ to celebrate 40th year
28/08/2014NalderTransport$5.7m underground study for Forrestfield rail
27/08/2014Barnett; Baston; RedmanPremier; Agriculture and Food; Regional DevelopmentMajor investment to assist WA grains industry
27/08/2014CollierEducationRecord number of Independent Public Schools
27/08/2014FrancisCorrective ServicesUnprecedented prison officer recruitment drive
27/08/2014Marmion; RedmanHousing; Regional Development$1million funding for Fairbridge homes and jobs
26/08/2014MischinCommerceMassive haul of scam mail destroyed
25/08/2014NahanTreasurerBudget challenges ahead for Western Australia
25/08/2014BarnettPremierPremier announces WA's 32nd Governor
25/08/2014MischinAttorney GeneralNew addition to WA District Court
24/08/2014HarveyRoad SafetyNew education campaign on penalty changes
24/08/2014CollierEducationNew curriculum guidelines for kindy teachers
22/08/2014BastonFisheriesAquaculture to boom off WA’s northern coast
22/08/2014NalderTransportNew scheme to tow city clearway parkers
22/08/2014JacobHeritageNortham’s rich heritage celebrated
22/08/2014Baston; RedmanAgriculture and Food; Regional DevelopmentNorthern beef industry to grow with investment
21/08/2014BarnettPremier; SciencePremier names State’s top scientists
21/08/2014Simpson; HarveyLocal Government; TourismReminder to caravan users to have their say
21/08/2014JacobEnvironmentNew populations of Kimberley species revealed
21/08/2014NalderTransportGovernment looks at next generation of railcars
20/08/2014JacobEnvironmentInaugural DG for Environment Regulation
20/08/2014MischinAttorney GeneralReport urges stronger focus on child abuse
20/08/2014NalderTransportDrivers log online in droves to save time
20/08/2014JacobEnvironmentWA recycling rates gradually on the rise
20/08/2014DaviesWaterBuilding the State with Waterwise developments
19/08/2014MortonChild ProtectionWA exports child protection expertise
19/08/2014Mischin; SimpsonCommerce; Seniors and Volunteering; Local GovernmentContract renewed for Seniors’ Housing Centre
19/08/2014NalderTransportMillions injected into WA’s bike networks
18/08/2014Harvey; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentPort Hedland ready to rock at festival
18/08/2014CollierEducationWA students shining brighter in NAPLAN
18/08/2014NalderTransportRegional airports invited to share in $3.9million
17/08/2014NalderTransportButler rail station opens September 21
15/08/2014MortonDisability ServicesFooty's Round 21 celebrates Count Me In
15/08/2014MarmionMines and PetroleumNation’s young mining leaders in Perth-first battle
15/08/2014Nalder; RedmanTransport; Regional DevelopmentNew road coaches for regional passengers
14/08/2014JacobEnvironmentNew guidelines for environmental offsets
14/08/2014BarnettPremier; ScienceCelebrations connect community with science
14/08/2014Nalder; HarveyTransport; Road SafetyNext schools to get 40kmh signs revealed
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