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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
13/08/2014NahanEnergyElectricity Market Review Paper released
13/08/2014NalderTransport$3billion for transport upgrades in Perth’s east
13/08/2014HamesHealthResearch under way at Fiona Stanley Hospital
13/08/2014Barnett; MortonPremier; Child ProtectionWorks start on safe haven for city’s homeless
13/08/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentTeam WA prepares for WorldSkills challenge
12/08/2014NahanEnergyNew full-time chairman appointed to Synergy
12/08/2014FrancisCorrective ServicesExtra $2m on prisoner rehabilitation programs
12/08/2014MortonChild ProtectionMinister supports child protection workers
12/08/2014HarveyTourismGiant-killer Kyrgios to play Hopman Cup
12/08/2014DayPlanningNew planning rules to save time and dollars
11/08/2014BarnettPremierPremier calls for change to GST distribution
11/08/2014NalderTransportJoint Statement - Kwinana Freeway widening to reduce congestion south of Roe Highway
11/08/2014CollierAboriginal AffairsAboriginal people to guide heritage regulation
11/08/2014NalderTransportLighting upgrades mark Rail Safety Week
9/08/2014Barnett; NalderPremier; Transport8km Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnel revealed
8/08/2014Harvey; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentBroome to welcome Australian music legend
8/08/2014DaviesForestryNew FPC general manager welcomed
8/08/2014Jacob; FrancisEnvironment; Emergency ServicesWA firefighters deployed to Canadian fires
8/08/2014NalderTransportMajor boost to public space at Port Geographe
7/08/2014Harvey; JacobTourism; EnvironmentWA to host international ecotourism conference
7/08/2014CollierAboriginal AffairsSummit to discuss solutions to Aboriginal disadvantage
7/08/2014CollierEducationMt Lawley Primary homecoming well on track
6/08/2014MarmionHousingAffordable Housing Strategy ahead of schedule
5/08/2014Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentGreening of Pilbara cities becomes a possibility
5/08/2014Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentFirst stage of Onslow water upgrades complete
5/08/2014Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentNew water source found in Hamersley Range
5/08/2014Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentWater recycling boost for Karratha residents
5/08/2014Baston; Davies; RedmanAgriculture and Food; Water; Regional DevelopmentGascoyne Food Bowl drilling program to begin
4/08/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodAgreement signals strong future for meat to China
4/08/2014BarnettPremierPremier unveils Perth Mint’s Anzac spirit
4/08/2014Harvey; DayTourism; Culture and the ArtsNew deal helps fashion festival make a splash
2/08/2014MortonMental HealthFootball tackles suicide prevention head on
1/08/2014HarveyRoad SafetyDangers of not restraining children in cars
1/08/2014NalderTransportNew congestion-busting bus tunnel for city
1/08/2014HarveyTourismState Government lands Chinese airline deal
31/07/2014NalderTransportPublic comment sought on intrastate air review
31/07/2014HarveyTourismHundreds set to tackle Avon Descent
31/07/2014JacobEnvironmentBreeding hopes for WA’s rarest bird
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
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