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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

6/10/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New Soil and Land Conservation Council members appointed

6/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Intellectual Property Policy discussion paper released

6/10/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

State-wide screenings of WA film to launch Mental Health Week

6/10/2022

Templeman

Heritage

Compelling stories of WA’s past to guide heritage work

6/10/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

State Government backing for new Kimberley RSPCA WA inspector

6/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ocean events set to make a splash following new deal

6/10/2022

Sanderson

Health

Your Voice in Health survey returns as pandemic pressures ease

5/10/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Grants of up to $100,000 to bolster WA Australian Disability Enterprises

5/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local businesses shine at 2022 Western Australian Export Awards

5/10/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia remains the national economic powerhouse

5/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

Cruise industry leaders sail into WA for WA Cruise Exchange

4/10/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Boost for farmers with completion of Murchison cell fence

4/10/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

WA Government to review young offender laws

4/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

FishWatch reporting service goes online

4/10/2022

Papalia

Defence Industry

Strong WA contingent to attend Land Forces 2022

2/10/2022

McGowan

Premier

Special services to commemorate Bali Bombings

1/10/2022

Saffioti

Transport

WA Bike Month blasts off at Mindeerup

1/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Recreational herring fishers can now enjoy a bigger bag limit

1/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

Single-use plastic cups for cold drinks banned from today

1/10/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal Aid work in the limelight at Community Service Law Awards

30/09/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Grants available to mark International Day of People with Disability

30/09/2022

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Desalination trial to improve rural and regional water security

30/09/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Action plan set to bolster WA’s legal assistance sector

30/09/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

New DPIRD Director General to drive opportunities for WA primary industries and regions

30/09/2022

Johnston

Energy

City of South Perth converts to underground power

30/09/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary Music Fund boosts capacity of WA sector

30/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

WA hospitals welcome next generation of nurses and midwives

30/09/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Resident Magistrate in Karratha to meet Pilbara demand

29/09/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

October the Perth-ect time to get outdoors!

29/09/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Mapping report shows salinity still a significant issue

29/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Western Australia restricts sale of nitrous oxide gas canisters

29/09/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Round 2 funding for carbon projects announced at forum

29/09/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Plans to strengthen Banned Drinkers Register out for consultation

29/09/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

New appliances to support emergency services volunteers

28/09/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

2021-22 Annual Report on State Finances released

28/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

State Government acts to protect WA Optus customers impacted by data breach

28/09/2022

McGowan; Buti; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

New laws to ban violent thugs from popular entertainment precincts

28/09/2022

Carey; Templeman

Heritage; Local Government

$120,000 funding available for local governments to identify and protect local heritage sites

28/09/2022

Kelly

Youth

Grants available to fund Youth Week 2023 activities and events

28/09/2022

Cook

State Development

New $55m Kwinana facility to support building industry

27/09/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Expanded early intervention program helping children in Halls Creek

27/09/2022

Johnston

Energy

Accord struck in Project Symphony’s development

27/09/2022

Carey

Local Government

Taking the lead to end puppy farming

23/09/2022

Carey

Lands

New lots fast-tracked at Waranyjarri Estate at Broome North

23/09/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

West Musgrave investment decision to create hundreds of jobs

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Free RAT handout at the Perth Royal Show

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Bunbury Regional Hospital to benefit from 30 new modular beds

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

New ophthalmology unit opens at Fremantle Hospital

23/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Tender for air services on regulated air routes opens

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

$1.8 million to upgrade Plantagenet Cranbrook Health Service

23/09/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Extra cheers for FIFA World Cup fans

23/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

Consultation opens on single-use plastic bans

23/09/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

TREEmendous Biosecurity Blitz kicks off

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Education and Training

WA Training Awards 2022 winners celebrated

21/09/2022

Cook

Science

Celebrating 100 years of WA link to Einstein’s bombshell theory

21/09/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Consultation begins for review of the WA Jobs Act

21/09/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Inaugural Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council appointed

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Northbridge homeless centre receives planning approval

21/09/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

McGowan Government responds to sexual harassment inquiry

21/09/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Strengthened casino law passes Parliament

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Potential for up to 76,000 new homes with resolution of Planning Investigation Areas

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Bold program of planning reforms continue to streamline process

21/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Improved shark hazard mitigation along Joondalup coast

21/09/2022

Carey; Saffioti

Local Government; Transport

McGowan Government supports Telethon Family Festival with $100,000 grant and free public transport

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Education and Training

Training boost for Ukraine and Afghanistan humanitarian migrants

21/09/2022

Saffioti; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Industry

South Metropolitan TAFE wins national defence award

21/09/2022

Carey

Local Government

Round 1 CBD Revitalisation Grant Program recipients announced

21/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

WA Change Maker Awards 2022 now open

21/09/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining Amendment Bill 2021 passes Upper House

21/09/2022

Carey

Local Government

Local government reforms to deliver better outcomes for WA ratepayers

21/09/2022

Quigley; Johnston

Attorney General; Corrective Services

Justice Curthoys to chair Prisoners Review Board

21/09/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Lundberg named WA’s first Aboriginal Supreme Court judge

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Ports

Recognition for outstanding coastal care and conservation

20/09/2022

Dawson

Environment

Julimar Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade welcomes new facility

20/09/2022

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Six performances hit the road for regional WA

20/09/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

New legislation introduced to end WA’s State of Emergency

20/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Improving critical cancer diagnostic equipment for Western Australians

20/09/2022

Kelly

Water

Global recognition for Perth’s expanded water recycling scheme

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New Airport Line a win for commuters with services to almost double

20/09/2022

MacTiernan; Kelly; Whitby

Agriculture and Food; Water; Environment

State NRM grants to support community conservation initiatives

20/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Funding a win for freshwater fishers

20/09/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

State Government investment in farmer-led research to advance WA agriculture

20/09/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Trial for swimming with seals off our coastline

20/09/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Improved wages offer gives low paid workers biggest benefits

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$50,000 in grants to crank up WA Bike Month celebrations

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Education and Training

Finalists announced for WA Education Awards 2022

20/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

2023 Margaret River Pro dates released for crucial WSL event

20/09/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

More active opportunities for at-risk remote Kimberley youth

18/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

One-month renewal option reduce financial burden on WA drivers

16/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA success at the National Seafood Industry Awards

16/09/2022

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Transformative renewable hydrogen plant to be built in Pilbara

16/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

New native plant coincides with Kings Park 150th anniversary

15/09/2022

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia’s unemployment rate the lowest of the States

15/09/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Taskforce to oversee Activ Foundation transition

15/09/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

A new look to Volunteer Community Recovery platform

14/09/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Funding boost for creative learning in schools

14/09/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government launches data platform to boost innovation

14/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Range iron ore project to boost WA jobs and businesses

14/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA wins big at Australian Top Tourism Awards in Canberra

14/09/2022

McGurk; Buti

Child Protection; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Representative Organisations help keep children safe