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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

13/09/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

A promising tourism boon for Broome

13/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Bullsbrook rezoning set to support local growth and create jobs

13/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Long-serving transit officers to be awarded national medals

13/09/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Multimillion dollar support for Western Australia’s screen industry

13/09/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

$11.95 million for Broome’s job-boosting Chinatown development

13/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

No WA student should be disadvantaged by NAPLAN technical issues

13/09/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

State Art Gallery works to go on new regional tour

13/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Appointment to lead consultation on voluntary Port Hedland West End buy-back scheme

12/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New investment in southern Wheatbelt aged accommodation

12/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

WA bushfire volunteers join the frontline at Queensland fires

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pilbara road safety improvements welcomed

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Stage 3 of Karratha-Tom Price Road construction underway

12/09/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

Ground-breaking microgrid to power jobs in the Peel

12/09/2019

Cook

Health

WA setting world benchmark in cancer survival

11/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Armadale Line level crossing removals a step closer as tenders released

11/09/2019

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

What you blow is what you go - New laws take effect from midnight

11/09/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Regional businesses and communities vital to WA’s focus on Asia

11/09/2019

Dawson

Environment

Have your say on improving the use of Perth’s Swan River

11/09/2019

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program round two recipients announced

11/09/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

11/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Key safety upgrades planned for Indian Ocean Drive and Brand Highway

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Deputy Premier

Largest of its kind lithium hydroxide plant launched in Kwinana

10/09/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer; Lands

Landgate transaction delivers for Western Australia

10/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Primary students to benefit from Caversham, Ballajura school upgrades

10/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government invests $4.3 million in Rivervale foreshore

10/09/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Facility accreditation to open opportunities for WA barley

10/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Science made community-friendly for Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands

10/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Japanese TV and music star hits the road to promote WA

10/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Expressions of interest called for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

GP urgent care arrives to give patients more choice

9/09/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Nominations open for 2019 WA Seniors Awards

9/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Woodlands Visitor Centre taking shape in Norseman

9/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Migrants make the move to jobs in the Goldfields

9/09/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement to boost Aboriginal employment opportunities in the Goldfields

9/09/2019

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government moves to secure Denmark’s water supplies

9/09/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

Target 120 expansion to Kalgoorlie, Kununurra and Mirrabooka

8/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

$15,000 grant to support Coolgardie Day celebrations

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

New funding to upgrade Laverton Visitor Centre

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Laverton Aquatic Centre opens with a splash

8/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Sea rescue of father and young sons among honours at awards

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Help for Rottnest boaties

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Boaties love Rottnest

7/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Remote beachside school celebrating 50 years

7/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Emergency services volunteers sit down with Minister to talk issues

6/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

CEO appointed to Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

6/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Preston Beach Community Centre officially opened

6/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New policy balances freight corridors and community amenity needs

6/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Hydraulic fracturing remains banned on 98 per cent of WA

6/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New WA Gourmet Escape expands food festival to three locations

6/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

New Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

5/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Byford rail extension takes next step forward

5/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Lifesaving equipment fitted to nearly 1000 firefighting vehicles

5/09/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture to assist WA farmers

5/09/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Successful WAIPS project creates regional jobs

4/09/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

WA backs a winner: Historic reforms pass WA Parliament

4/09/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA leads the nation as McGowan Government continues to get the economy back on track

4/09/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Perth gets an African focus for Australia-Africa Week

4/09/2019

Templeman

Heritage

New appointments to Heritage Council

4/09/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

More Digital Farm Grants available to bridge the digital divide

4/09/2019

Dawson

Environment

Climate change consultation to help shape WA response

4/09/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

International Access Pass reboots for a second round of grants

4/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction beginning on new Pinjarra bus depot

4/09/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

State delivers WA's first Veterans and Families Strategy

4/09/2019

Roberts

Police

Safe cars for every budget

3/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

Regional cabinet roadshow comes to the Goldfields

3/09/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Two major announcements for National Child Protection Week

3/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Collaboration the focus of National Planning Minister’s Forum

3/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Forrestfield Station reaches new heights at 50 per cent completion

3/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Scholarships to attract world's brightest to WA

2/09/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Women's Interests

Policy to deliver healthy outcomes for WA women and girls

2/09/2019

Dawson

Environment

A feast for the senses in Kings Park this September

2/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport patronage increase follows strong METRONET campaign

1/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Campaign next step in action plan against school violence

1/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Rebate offered for Perth residents to install a weather smart irrigation controller

1/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

First direct flight from Japan touches down in Perth tonight

31/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Increased recreational fishing opportunities for the South-West

31/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Promoting Western Australia to Japan ahead of new direct flights

30/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government strengthening hockey in the southern suburbs

30/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Black Spot funding to reduce risks on some of WA’s worst roads

30/08/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Local firm wins Collie Roundhouse restoration contract

30/08/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Access Asia business grants to expand WA trade opportunities

30/08/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Asian Engagement Strategy will drive jobs, trade, investment and prosperity for generations of Western Australians

30/08/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Through the eyes of young people in care

30/08/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Community input sought for Pickering Brook and surrounds plan

30/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Helicopter patrols begin in spring for Perth and South-West beaches

30/08/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

New health strategy to break down barriers for LGBTI Western Australians

30/08/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

WA promotes diversification of State economy to global corporation

29/08/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA Liberals admit that house price decline was a deliberate policy

29/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

New board members for Perth Zoo

29/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New Gifted and Talented education program to be based in Perth’s south

29/08/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Homegrown music artists reaching new audiences

29/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Kimberley region’s delights to dazzle and draw in visitors

29/08/2019

Cook

Health

Community service program to help vulnerable to quit smoking

29/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

New Hamilton Street Bridge now open to traffic

29/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

McGowan Government brings Subi East revitalisation a step closer

29/08/2019

Cook

Health

Funding boost for WA researchers on brink of identifying new diseases

29/08/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

CinefestOZ showcases WA-made films

28/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

Company fined for burying waste oil at its Esperance abattoir

28/08/2019

Johnston

Energy

State Government details emissions policy for major projects

28/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government opens upgraded Robinson Reserve