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30/10/2014Day; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentThousands to flock to Augusta adventure race
30/10/2014CollierEducation; Aboriginal AffairsAboriginal students excel at Armadale school
30/10/2014RedmanRegional DevelopmentNew Director General for Regional Development
30/10/2014Barnett; WaldronPremier; Sport and RecreationStadium will be venue that puts all fans first
29/10/2014SimpsonLocal GovernmentFunding package for reforming local governments
29/10/2014NalderTransportPerth Busport design revealed
29/10/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentFuture chefs use media for training message
28/10/2014MarmionHousingBuilding Kimberley housing and employment
28/10/2014DayCulture and the ArtsAndrew Forrest on-board with art gallery
28/10/2014HamesHealthNausea drug on trial
28/10/2014Morton; RedmanMental Health; Regional DevelopmentMental health and drug centre opens in Derby
28/10/2014MortonMental HealthBroome Community Recovery Centre continues
27/10/2014DaviesWaterKununurra Diversion Dam gate refurbishment complete
27/10/2014Barnett; Baston; RedmanPremier; Agriculture and Food; Regional DevelopmentBiosecurity boost for State's agricultural sector
27/10/2014Collier; RedmanEducation; Regional DevelopmentMore boarding places for Kimberley students
27/10/2014BarnettPremierPremier congratulates Telethon on record-breaking year
26/10/2014Barnett; Redman; MischinPremier; Regional Development; Attorney GeneralNew Kununurra Court opens on time and on budget
26/10/2014NalderTransportTraffic light trial shows promising results
26/10/2014DayTourismCable Beach Club takes top gong at Tourism Awards
25/10/2014MischinCommerceWinners shine at WA Industry and Export Awards
24/10/2014NalderTransportCollie Lake King Road improvement works
24/10/2014NalderTransportStadium Rail Project progressing on time
24/10/2014BarnettPremierState reaches agreement with Commonwealth on shark policy
24/10/2014Barnett; DayPremier; PoliceNew recruits boost police on the beat
24/10/2014NahanEnergyRecord fall in electricity prices for WA
23/10/2014DayPoliceBiters and spitters face blood test
23/10/2014NalderFinanceBill to modernise land tax for primary producers
23/10/2014DayPlanningRegeneration of Gosnells’ Lissiman Street
23/10/2014FrancisVeteransHeritage train to honour Anzacs
23/10/2014FrancisSmall BusinessNew appointments to guide small business growth
23/10/2014DayRoad SafetyRecord number of motorists slowing down
23/10/2014DayTourismHundreds to compete in mountain bike race
22/10/2014Collier; SimpsonEducation; Community ServicesCarnival of recognition at children's awards
22/10/2014Barnett; SimpsonPremier; Local GovernmentLandmark report sets out new look for metro Perth
22/10/2014HamesHealthAustralian first for child health in Pilbara
22/10/2014DaviesWaterWorks start on advanced water recycling plant
22/10/2014DayTourismPerth International gets into swing
20/10/2014Barnett; MischinPremier; Attorney GeneralGovernment pays tribute to David Malcolm
20/10/2014NalderTransportPedestrian countdown timers launched in CBD
20/10/2014NalderTransportJoint statement - Extra lanes for Kwinana Freeway south of Roe Highway
19/10/2014Francis; Jacob; NahanEmergency Services; Environment; EnergySporting great pads up as Bushfire Ready Ambassador
19/10/2014CollierEducationAssessment results prove need for early intervention
17/10/2014MortonMental HealthA new era dawns for mental health
17/10/2014Day; RedmanTourism; Regional Development$750,000 in regional events support up for grabs
16/10/2014RedmanRegional Development$13.3m Royalties for Regions boost for projects
16/10/2014Day; RedmanCulture and the Arts; Regional DevelopmentBoost for arts audiences in regional WA
16/10/2014NalderTransportCarbon tax removed from Transperth fares
15/10/2014Nahan; MortonTreasurer; Disability ServicesComment sought on suggested changes to third party insurance
15/10/2014BarnettPremierDay to remember pregnancy and infant loss
15/10/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentScholarship winner gives back to the community
15/10/2014JacobHeritageGrants to revitalise WA heritage places
15/10/2014NalderTransportElectronic billboard advertising for freeways
15/10/2014SimpsonCommunity ServicesTurning up the volume for kids with hearing loss
15/10/2014NalderTransportThousands use pedal power to commute
14/10/2014NahanEnergyState reaches agreement to secure future energy
14/10/2014Barnett; NahanPremier; TreasurerMarket responds well to asset sales news
13/10/2014DayPlanningQuay acknowledgement for Perth historian
13/10/2014Collier; DayEducation; Road SafetyNumber of students hit by cars at record high
12/10/2014DayPolice$1,000 for deliberately altering a number plate
12/10/2014JacobEnvironmentYanchep Great Aussie Camp Out a success
12/10/2014SimpsonCommunity ServicesTake time for carers during Carers Week
11/10/2014Redman; NalderRegional Development; Transport$20m funding for Exmouth harbour upgrade
11/10/2014WaldronRacing and GamingGovernment welcomes racing review
10/10/2014MortonMental HealthWorkplace next frontier for mental health
10/10/2014NahanEnergyProviding critical life support for children’s hospital
10/10/2014MischinAttorney GeneralNew camera targeting fine defaulters hits the streets
9/10/2014Baston; RedmanAgriculture and Food; Regional Development$10 million investment to boost sheep markets
9/10/2014DaviesWaterMargaret River water supply upgrade complete
9/10/2014Barnett; NahanPremier; Treasurer$2 billion package of new savings measures
9/10/2014NalderTransport$2.8 million to widen Bussell Highway
9/10/2014SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringGrants get Seniors Week started
8/10/2014MarmionMines and Petroleum‘Know your hazards' raises the bar on safety
8/10/2014MortonMental HealthGood Outcomes Award winners announced
8/10/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesJoint statement - Safeguarding communities in natural disasters
8/10/2014DayPoliceProtecting leavers this November
8/10/2014MischinCommerceNew smartphone app to help WA tenants
7/10/2014DayCulture and the ArtsNew catering contractors for key WA theatres
7/10/2014MischinCommerceWA travel industry deregulated
6/10/2014Collier; NahanEducation; TreasurerPublic Private Partnership a first for WA schools
6/10/2014NalderTransportLeases on offer at Fremantle Inner Harbour
4/10/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesNew compensation support for firefighters
4/10/2014MortonMental HealthConcert shines the spotlight on being healthy
4/10/2014HamesHealthFirst patients move to Fiona Stanley Hospital
3/10/2014BarnettPremier; ScienceBusselton Health Study funding approved
3/10/2014Barnett; HamesPremier; HealthPremier opens Perth's new flagship hospital
2/10/2014BarnettPremierAgriculture at the centre of WA's future: Premier
2/10/2014SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringSuper seniors named as award finalists
2/10/2014Hames; RedmanTraining and Workforce Development; Regional DevelopmentWorks under way on $30m Goldfields college
2/10/2014MischinAttorney GeneralNew addition to WA Supreme Court
2/10/2014FrancisVeteransLive sites to boost Anzac Albany participation
1/10/2014WaldronSport and RecreationNew home for WA elite athletes aims for the skies
1/10/2014Waldron; JacobSport and Recreation; EnvironmentSleep under the stars for Outdoors October
29/09/2014BarnettPremier; SciencePremier welcomes SKA scientists, engineers to WA
28/09/2014Day; NalderRoad Safety; TransportNew campaign aimed at sharing the road
27/09/2014Baston; RedmanAgriculture and Food; Regional DevelopmentGrain growers to benefit from high-tech project
26/09/2014DaviesWaterWaterwise gardening on display at Royal Show
26/09/2014MortonMental HealthGood Outcomes Award finalists announced
26/09/2014BarnettPremierMore patrols, second shark barrier for South-West
26/09/2014DayPlanningDraft plan to transform Burswood Peninsula
26/09/2014CollierEducationNew toilets and offices in school upgrades
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