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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/06/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

$6.4 million mitigation support reduces nearly 940 bushfire risks

26/06/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

State Government calls for the release of full NDIS pricing review report to ensure transparency

26/06/2019

Kelly

Water

Cutting-edge technology to improve water quality and help farmers

26/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Shire of Perenjori

26/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

$4.9 million contract awarded for weir construction

26/06/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Parliament to consider new laws to keep high-risk offenders behind bars

26/06/2019

Dawson

Environment

Grants to improve waste management in WA

26/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Strong partnerships across Western Australia

26/06/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - $2.85 million to boost disaster resilience in Western Australia

25/06/2019

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

McGowan Government strengthens counter terrorism measures

25/06/2019

Wyatt

Lands

McGowan Government’s rental phase-in to help WA pastoralists

24/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA charities to reap valuable benefits through VenuesWest partnership

24/06/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti

Premier; Lands; Planning

Community invited to farewell Subiaco Oval

24/06/2019

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

The search is on for shining lights in school STEM education

23/06/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government unveils revitalised Fremantle netball hub

23/06/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament to consider class actions regime for WA

22/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Last ever B-series railcar delivered - METRONET railcars next

22/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New METRONET railcar proposal will mean more trains, more often

22/06/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Regional football round raises mental health awareness

21/06/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Thousands head west for history-making State of Origin clash

21/06/2019

MacTiernan; Murray

Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

New sports and community hub launched in Paraburdoo

21/06/2019

Cook

Health

Summit to crack down on violence against health staff

21/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier officially opens Iluka Resources’ Cataby mine

21/06/2019

Dawson

Environment

Perth Zoo awaiting a giraffe calf

21/06/2019

Kelly

Water

Kununurra Diversion Dam retrofitted with a new gantry crane

20/06/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Asylum seekers now eligible for public transport concessions

20/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Local WA company delivers new boat pens at iconic marine hotspots

20/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Capital works program to upgrade local schools

20/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - WA to host world’s top digital content creators at GoPro Summit

20/06/2019

Johnston

Energy

Energy Minister welcomes new Synergy board members

20/06/2019

Dawson

Environment

$18,000 in fines for rogue rubbish removalists

20/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Spotlight on WA Aboriginal musicians for NAIDOC Music Awards

20/06/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New Bill to strengthen child sexual abuse laws in WA

19/06/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability self-help and advocacy group finds a new home

19/06/2019

Dawson

Environment

Hefty fines for illegal dumping and littering

19/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government supporting WA’s elite national hockey program

19/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Peel Development Commission Board member appointed

19/06/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to help reduce backlog in Coroner’s Court

19/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Cutting-edge FarmSmarts showcased at Muresk Institute

19/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Perth’s first Smart Freeway project on track

19/06/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Prime West Perth site set for redevelopment

19/06/2019

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Training package to upskill Western Power workers

19/06/2019

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Environment

Forrestfield students working to save WA’s threatened plants

19/06/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

2019 Premier’s Science Awards finalists announced

19/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Construction begins on Hotel Rottnest revamp

19/06/2019

Johnston

Energy

Government delivers increased renewable energy for regional WA

19/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Disrupted 2019 program announced

19/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Record number of international holiday visitors to WA

18/06/2019

MacTiernan

Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Renewable hydrogen in mines gathering momentum in WA

18/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

18/06/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Traditional owners granted sole management of East Kimberley reserve

17/06/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Perth to serve up top women’s tennis with Fed Cup final

16/06/2019

Tinley

Housing

Bentley 360 development roars ahead as Brownlie Towers come down

15/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

North Perth Common ready to activate Fitzgerald Street

15/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Seniors and Ageing; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Strategy launched as State Government joins Bankwest to combat financial elder abuse

15/06/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

ICT innovators take centre stage at WAITTA INCITE Awards

14/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Improvement for ‘WA’s riskiest intersection’ at Swan Christian College

14/06/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

RSLWA marks more than a century of working for veterans at 103rd State Congress

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work commences on Katanning sheep feed facility

14/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government congratulates Rio Tinto on AutoHaul

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Katanning civic centre opens

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New lamb definition to support WA exports

14/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Landmark Infrastructure WA legislation to deliver investment certainty

13/06/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

WA asks Commonwealth to divert $100 million savings from royal commission to frontline services for veterans

13/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Graham Farmer Freeway entrance art to feature WA icon

13/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary Music Fund delivers over $300,000 in grant funding

13/06/2019

MacTiernan; Dawson

Agriculture and Food; Environment

Action taken to protect native animals from feral cats

13/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie funding open for economy-boosting initiatives

13/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Restoration of historic Collie landmark to breathe new life into tourism

12/06/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New men’s service to improve family safety

12/06/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government partners with Lotterywest to boost Aboriginal capacity in the South-West

12/06/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Science Centre for WA

12/06/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

Cutting-edge automation courses skilling WA workers for the future

12/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Geraldton Doppler radar upgrade complete

12/06/2019

Kelly

Science

McGowan Government secures $39 million boost for world-class research infrastructure in WA

11/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes first shipment from Shell’s FLNG facility

11/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Science and technology boost for Mount Lawley Senior High School

11/06/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

State Government puts forward responsible offer to WA Police Union

11/06/2019

Papalia

Small Business

Small Business amendment Bill to better protect subcontractors tabled

11/06/2019

Cook

Health

Recruitment of clinical staff in the North-West goes digital

11/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Briefing outlines state of the arts in business

11/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government allocates funding to ensure Kambalda pool re-opens

10/06/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth Children’s Hospital celebrates its first birthday

10/06/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Tender released to design and build $1 million northern artificial reef

10/06/2019

Cook

Health

New policy to help improve the health of men and boys

9/06/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Nicky Winmar’s stand against racism to be immortalised at Optus Stadium

7/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Local Content Initiative to boost jobs in the regions

7/06/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

New pre-apprenticeship program for Karratha students

7/06/2019

Kelly

Science; Innovation and ICT

Innovative creators heading to London to spruik their businesses

7/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre already seeing results in the Pilbara

7/06/2019

Logan

Emergency Services; Corrective Services

Banksia Hill detainees learning how to give back to their communities

7/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Call to register interest for Spoilbank Marina boat pens

7/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources projects hoping to win gold

6/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Arts education boost for Belridge Secondary College

6/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium honoured in postage stamp series

6/06/2019

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Housing

Keystart celebrates 30 years of helping Western Australians

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Marble Bar Road realignment officially opens to traffic

6/06/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Back on track: McGowan Government delivers credit rating upgrade

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Work starts on Beadon Creek breakwater upgrade

6/06/2019

McGowan

Premier

New package of initiatives to provide boost for Lotterywest retailers