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28/02/2015BastonFisheriesEsperance rocks ready for Easter fishing
28/02/2015JacobEnvironmentRoll up your sleeves for Clean Up Australia Day
28/02/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumMiners’ memorial marks one-year milestone
28/02/2015DayPlanning$160m facelift for East Perth site creates jobs
27/02/2015JacobEnvironmentFunds flow to community for river projects
27/02/2015Redman; SimpsonRegional Development; Community ServicesFinal touches for Karratha’s new family centre
27/02/2015Redman; CollierRegional Development; EducationModern arts centre for growing Karratha college
27/02/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumNew app puts mineral search at your fingertips
27/02/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumNew exploration funding as first mine begins
27/02/2015RedmanRegional DevelopmentDampier Community Hub one step closer
27/02/2015Hames; DaviesTourism; Sport and RecreationHowzat! Game on for World Cup innings
27/02/2015HamesTourismGreen light for Westin Hotel development
26/02/2015NahanCitizenship and Multicultural InterestsSupporting diversity through netball
26/02/2015MischinAttorney GeneralWA searches for a lawyer with a heart of gold
25/02/2015NalderTransportBypass to improve safety around Vasse Newtown
25/02/2015SimpsonCommunity ServicesParenting seminars help raise resilient children
25/02/2015MortonDisability ServicesWestern Australia leads on disability justice
25/02/2015BastonFisheriesNew bag limits for herring
25/02/2015Davies; RedmanWater; Regional DevelopmentSurvey to reveal never before seen waterways
25/02/2015MortonDisability ServicesAccess for all at Perth Zoo
25/02/2015HarveyTraining and Workforce DevelopmentAccommodation assistance for training doubled
25/02/2015BastonFisheriesCleaner boats, cleaner water, less risk
25/02/2015NalderTransportCoastal grants to improve State’s coastline
25/02/2015BarnettPremierPremier launches 2015 Public Sector Awards
24/02/2015HarveyPoliceFunding boost for crime prevention projects
24/02/2015JacobEnvironmentReview gives Contaminated Sites Act the tick
24/02/2015BastonAgriculture and FoodWA Grains Industry Strategy 2025+ launched
24/02/2015JacobEnvironment10-year plan for Pilbara islands released
24/02/2015NalderTransportJoint Media Statement - Bindi Bindi upgrade to boost safety and travel efficiency
24/02/2015NalderTransportWA caps taxi surcharge to 5 per cent
23/02/2015NalderTransportBikeweek 2015 jam-packed with events
23/02/2015HarveyTraining and Workforce DevelopmentNominations open for WA Training Awards
23/02/2015Baston; JacobFisheries; EnvironmentRiver prawn release exceeds target
23/02/2015DaviesWaterFree showerheads for Wheatbelt and Goldfields
21/02/2015HarveyRoad SafetyLong-term road safety camera plan released
21/02/2015NalderTransportState Aviation Strategy takes flight
20/02/2015BastonAgriculture and FoodNew wheat set to enhance WA grains profitability
20/02/2015HoltRacing and GamingWA leads the way in live-baiting penalties
20/02/2015Mischin; RedmanCommerce; Regional Development$45 million for 85 regional mobile phone towers
20/02/2015Barnett; DayPremier; PlanningInterest sought for East Perth Power Station site
20/02/2015MortonMental HealthNew Aboriginal alcohol and drug workers
20/02/2015NahanCitizenship and Multicultural InterestsWA celebrates Chinese New Year of the Goat
19/02/2015BastonAgriculture and FoodLand tax reforms to benefit WA farmers
19/02/2015HarveyPoliceHome invasions and burglary laws top priority
19/02/2015MarmionFinancePrimary producers to reap tax reform benefits
19/02/2015Hames; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentTaste of honey and red, red wine in WA's south
19/02/2015DayCulture and the ArtsRare Ruby seadragon uncovered in WA
18/02/2015HarveyRoad SafetyAlcohol interlock legislation passes Parliament
18/02/2015DaviesSport and RecreationNew media centre for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
18/02/2015JacobEnvironmentMore fishing line bins to reel in river waste
18/02/2015CollierEducationMount Hawthorn students ready to learn outdoors
18/02/2015Nahan; JacobEnergy; EnvironmentSwitch-on for world-first wave energy project
18/02/2015DayPlanningA way forward for Gascoyne and the Mid-West
18/02/2015SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringCelebrating 30,000 wheelchairs for kids
17/02/2015HoltRacing and GamingLive-baiting not tolerated in WA
17/02/2015NalderTransportGovernment responds to freight rail inquiry
17/02/2015Barnett; SimpsonPremier; Local GovernmentFuture of LG reform now rests with councils
17/02/2015NalderTransportStadium Station design revealed
17/02/2015SimpsonCommunity ServicesBringing up great kids - a gold idea
16/02/2015Barnett; Hames; DaviesPremier; Tourism; Sport and RecreationWe are the champions...and we're coming to Perth
16/02/2015RedmanLandsBroome Industrial Park pre-sales open
16/02/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumNew user-friendly system to bury ‘data mining’
16/02/2015SimpsonLocal GovernmentPark changes bring tourists closer to nature
15/02/2015NalderTransportBus lanes ready for taxis and motorcycles
13/02/2015CollierEducationYear 7s settling in to Lesmurdie Senior High
13/02/2015NalderTransportJoint Media Statement - Construction to start on 107km upgrade of North West Coastal Highway
13/02/2015MischinAttorney GeneralRise in white weddings at WA’s registry office
12/02/2015BarnettPremier2015 Perth Festival kicks off with a Giant bang
12/02/2015CollierEducationMerriwa and Dalyellup students bound for Japan
12/02/2015SimpsonLocal GovernmentRecycling opportunity benefits cancer patients
12/02/2015Barnett; DayPremier; Culture and the ArtsGet ready! The Giants are coming to town
12/02/2015RedmanLandsFeedback wanted on Middleton Beach plan
12/02/2015HarveyTraining and Workforce DevelopmentDoors open at one-stop-shop for job seekers
11/02/2015MortonDisability ServicesMore people benefit from WA's NDIS My Way trial
11/02/2015RedmanRegional Development$3.129m infrastructure funds for Wheatbelt
11/02/2015RedmanRegional Development$9.1m infrastructure funds for South-West
11/02/2015RedmanRegional Development$3.1m infrastructure boost for Peel region
11/02/2015RedmanRegional Development$11.55m infrastructure boost for Great Southern
10/02/2015Davies; Baston; RedmanWater; Agriculture and Food; Regional DevelopmentState Govt delivering on calls for more water
10/02/2015NalderTransportGoldfields-Esperance road safety improved
10/02/2015RedmanLands‘Hot 40' rebates to spur on regional land sales
10/02/2015NalderTransportCoalfields Highway works get under way
10/02/2015MischinCommerceExtra trading hours for Busselton shops
9/02/2015DaviesSport and RecreationWA company wins stadium contract
9/02/2015DayCulture and the ArtsGlobal artists recall regional WA through art
9/02/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumWA in closer ties with China on carbon capture
6/02/2015Nalder; RedmanTransport; Regional DevelopmentNew 24-hour rest area and parking bay at Kirkalocka Station
6/02/2015HarveyPoliceUpgraded Scarborough Police Station opens
6/02/2015CollierEducationPrimary school opens in booming Baldivis
6/02/2015MarmionMines and PetroleumWelcome lift in quarterly mining applications
5/02/2015Davies; Redman; MarmionWater; Regional Development; Agriculture and FoodMidlands agriculture set to grow
5/02/2015Marmion; CollierFinance; EducationBuilding innovations to benefit Butler students
5/02/2015Morton; RedmanMental Health; Regional DevelopmentHealth hub for Halls Creek communities
5/02/2015NalderTransportContract awarded for Yannarie River Bridge
5/02/2015NalderTransportBridge improvements set for Brand Highway
5/02/2015MortonMental HealthNew report on Halls Creek liquor restrictions
5/02/2015DayCulture and the ArtsArt Gallery of WA gets Mariko Mori exclusive
5/02/2015Davies; Redman; MarmionWater; Regional Development; Agriculture and FoodSouth-West agriculture set to grow
5/02/2015Davies; Redman; MarmionWater; Regional Development; Agriculture and FoodKimberley agriculture set to grow
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