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24/04/2014DaviesWaterWest Pilbara gets smart with water meters
24/04/2014Barnett; DaviesPremier; State Development; WaterFuture water supply secured for West Pilbara
24/04/2014FrancisVeteransNew Veterans Advisory Council for WA
24/04/2014Barnett; FrancisPremier; VeteransFremantle Anzac Centenary plans confirmed
23/04/2014BarnettPremier; State DevelopmentGovt reaches native title agreement over Anketell site
23/04/2014BarnettPremier; State DevelopmentJimblebar mine another boost for Pilbara economy
23/04/2014HamesHealthAustralia’s first CyberKnife unveiled in Perth
23/04/2014HamesHealthMRI works contract awarded for Albany Health Campus
22/04/2014DayCulture and the ArtsGrant helps regions to Remember Them
22/04/2014MischinAttorney GeneralClampdown on serial fine evaders in SW, Peel
22/04/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentTeam WA selected for WorldSkills competition
20/04/2014NalderTransportKwinana Freeway merging trial aims to improve traffic flow
17/04/2014NalderTransportButler Station construction complete
17/04/2014Jacob; WaldronEnvironment; Regional Development$7.7m revamp for Kalbarri National Park
17/04/2014NalderTransport$8.9million upgrade of Armadale Road complete
17/04/2014Hames; WaldronHealth; Regional DevelopmentPreliminary work starts on $8.1m Exmouth Health Campus redevelopment
17/04/2014DayTourismStreet festival to dazzle Fremantle this Easter
17/04/2014NalderTransportTender awarded for bus tracking system
17/04/2014MischinCommerceDoor-to-door sales hours cut
16/04/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesShaping the future of emergency services
16/04/2014NalderTransportFinal stage of bus station demolition
16/04/2014NahanEnergyState Government and private sector collaborate to deliver Pilbara power
15/04/2014Barnett; WaldronPremier; Sport and RecreationPreferred bidder named for new Perth Stadium
15/04/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodGrants to conserve and restore natural assets
14/04/2014MortonMental HealthKicking goals with Mental Health Awards
14/04/2014HamesTraining and Workforce DevelopmentNominations open for 20th WA Training Awards
14/04/2014MischinAttorney GeneralNew Acting Commissioner of the CCC
13/04/2014JacobEnvironmentVisitors get up close to Perth Zoo’s orangutans
12/04/2014Mischin; HarveyAttorney General; PoliceWA’s mandatory sentencing laws strengthened
12/04/2014JacobEnvironmentEnjoy responsible camping this Easter
11/04/2014DayCulture and the ArtsGovernment committed to performing arts
10/04/2014HamesHealthState awards $8.71million in health research funds
10/04/2014Baston; RedmanFisheries; Regional DevelopmentArtificial reefs luring South-West fishers
9/04/2014NalderTransportShorter travel times on Australia’s longest highway (Joint media statement)
9/04/2014Nahan; JacobEnergy; Environment‘Switch-on’ step closer for wave energy project
9/04/2014Hames; CollierTraining and Workforce Development; EducationGovernment delivers on training reform
9/04/2014BastonAgriculture and FoodPositive signs for exporting livestock to China
9/04/2014MortonChild ProtectionYoung achievers recognised at awards
9/04/2014WaldronSport and RecreationWorks gather pace at Challenge Stadium
8/04/2014NahanTreasurer$4million sport and research sponsorships
8/04/2014CollierEducationHave your say on secondary schooling in Fremantle
8/04/2014BarnettPremier; State DevelopmentPremier’s visit opening doors to China
7/04/2014HarveyTourismHave your say on Rottnest Island’s future
7/04/2014Hames; RedmanHealth; Regional DevelopmentRegional WA key part of health bigger picture
6/04/2014Barnett; HamesPremier; HealthHealth bigger picture now clear for all to see
5/04/2014Barnett; RedmanPremier; Regional DevelopmentRoyalties for Regions revitalises Surfers Point
5/04/2014BarnettPremierSurfing elite make waves in Margaret River
4/04/2014FrancisEmergency Services‘Real life’ training centre for emergency services
4/04/2014Barnett; CollierPremier; EducationPremier officially opens Geraldton's new school
4/04/2014HarveyTourismVeteran players to scrum in Perth rugby event
3/04/2014JacobHeritageOutstanding heritage projects awarded
3/04/2014HarveyRoad SafetyDouble demerits for phone and red light offences
3/04/2014Waldron; DaviesSport and Recreation; WaterParkland guide breath of fresh air for planners
3/04/2014SimpsonYouthYouth Week launched in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
2/04/2014FrancisCorrective ServicesBoard to bring new focus on youth justice
2/04/2014NalderTransportJoint media statement - Better Access for Esperance Port
2/04/2014RedmanRegional DevelopmentNew chair for Regional Development Trust
1/04/2014DayPlanningNew DG for Department of Planning
1/04/2014MortonDisability ServicesJoint media statement - State is ready for WA NDIS My Way trials
1/04/2014HamesDeputy Premier; HealthJoint media statement - Major boost for health services in regional WA
1/04/2014SimpsonSeniors and VolunteeringFunding for new hotline to report elder abuse
31/03/2014Barnett; MortonPremier; Disability ServicesPremier signs NDIS agreements with PM
29/03/2014NalderTransportFinal Bicycle Network Plan released
29/03/2014NalderTransportNew car bays for Bassendean Station
29/03/2014HarveyTourismSurf Aussies back in Perth for championships
28/03/2014BastonFisheriesGood seasons predicted for WA lobster fishers
27/03/2014WaldronSport and RecreationBoost for metro sporting clubs and athletes
26/03/2014Barnett; DayPremier; PlanningElizabeth Quay putting on the Ritz
26/03/2014SimpsonYouthCrime scene in Clarkson: young people put their forensic skills to the test
25/03/2014FrancisEmergency ServicesEmergency service careers honoured
25/03/2014MortonMental HealthSuicide prevention focus of local community grants
24/03/2014Barnett; WaldronPremier; Sport and RecreationEarly completion of first stadium works
24/03/2014NalderTransportJoint Media statement - Funds flow to reduce Kwinana Freeway congestion
24/03/2014MortonMental HealthMental Health Bill introduces ECT safeguards
24/03/2014MischinCommerceUnfair retirement village charges scrapped
23/03/2014HarveyPoliceState welcomes synthetic LSD crack down
22/03/2014DaviesWaterWA innovation showcased in desalination project
21/03/2014NalderTransportJoint Media Statement - Gateway WA on track for 2017 opening
21/03/2014Barnett; DaviesPremier; WaterWA’s first PPP water project completed
21/03/2014BastonFisheriesWA fisheries committed to sustainable seafood
21/03/2014DayCulture and the ArtsWA artist’s career brought to life in new exhibition
21/03/2014BarnettPremier; State DevelopmentWA Government welcomes Roy Hill milestone
20/03/2014WaldronSport and RecreationHead of the River streamed live for first time
20/03/2014MischinAttorney GeneralAttorney General orders review of DSO Act
20/03/2014DayPlanningOpportunity to be part of Midland’s revitalisation
20/03/2014Morton; MischinMental Health; Attorney GeneralTreatment program expanded across Perth
19/03/2014SimpsonYouthApprentices show talent for Youth Week challenge
18/03/2014JacobEnvironmentInaugural DG appointed for Parks and Wildlife
18/03/2014CollierEducationWork begins on Halls Head Community College
14/03/2014BarnettPremier; TransportJoint Media statement - More efficient freight networks for Western Australia
14/03/2014JacobEnvironmentRiver oxygenation program expanded
14/03/2014HarveyPoliceNew air wing facility for WA Police
14/03/2014BarnettPremierNew Cabinet roles revealed in reshuffle
14/03/2014Waldron; DaySport and Recreation; Culture and the ArtsWA Museum new home for sports collection
14/03/2014Harvey; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentGame fishing tournament kicks off in Exmouth
14/03/2014Harvey; RedmanTourism; Regional DevelopmentExtreme action sports ride into Mandurah
13/03/2014CollierEducationWork begins on Butler College expansion
13/03/2014HamesHealthMidland Public Hospital at halfway mark
13/03/2014WaldronSport and RecreationWayfinding signs lead the way in Cockburn
13/03/2014SimpsonLocal GovernmentPublic comment on local government closes
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