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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

28/11/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Applications open for regional childcare grants to attract staff

28/11/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Joint media statement - Australian and WA governments sign landmark skills agreement

28/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Funding to boost health and safety in WA’s mining industry

28/11/2022

Johnston

Energy

Standalone power systems roll out in regional Western Australia

28/11/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New footbridge to deliver access to METRONET Malaga Station

27/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

26/11/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

New protective clothing for firefighters issued as preparations for summer fire season continue

26/11/2022

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

Winds of change blowing as Water Corporation powers towards net zero future

26/11/2022

Carey

Lands

“Jacob’s Ladder” of the south opening in Golden Bay

26/11/2022

Whitby; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

New campaign launched to reduce roadside litter

26/11/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Major boost to support women facing financial abuse

26/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Workforce safety study delivers preliminary findings

25/11/2022

Templeman

Heritage

Awards celebrate 30 years of heritage champions

25/11/2022

Carey

Lands

New phase of Midland transformation to deliver hundreds of jobs

25/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Western Australia’s tidy towns leading the way in litter prevention

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund now open

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Game-changing industries shaping the future of Collie

25/11/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Boaties urged to help Marine Rescue volunteers by prioritising safety

25/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Final chance to have your say on the WA Seniors Strategy

25/11/2022

McGurk; Templeman

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Sport and Recreation

Sports stars call full-time on violence against women

25/11/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Everyone’s story is important at The State Library

24/11/2022

McGowan

Premier

Joint statement from the Government of Western Australia and John Holland

24/11/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Government Trading Enterprise reform strengthens governance

24/11/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Community sport lights up thanks to facility upgrade funding

24/11/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Return of Dutch shipwreck artefacts to Western Australian Museum

24/11/2022

Papalia

Police

First round of firearm prohibition orders served

24/11/2022

Sanderson

Health

First cardiac rehabilitation service launched in the Wheatbelt

24/11/2022

Carey

Homelessness

Landmark pilot program to assist rough sleepers into 100 social homes

23/11/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Air conditioning to be expanded at Roebourne Regional Prison

23/11/2022

Carey

Lands

Land and Public Works Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 introduced into Parliament

23/11/2022

Carey; Buti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Historic agreement with East Kimberley Traditional Owners

23/11/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

The Aussies open for competitors in spectacular event for WA

23/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries; Disability Services

Awards recognise the valuable volunteers supporting Fishability

23/11/2022

McGowan; Quigley

Treasurer; Attorney General

Auditor General granted unprecedented access to sensitive information

22/11/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants creating jobs & diversifying business in the Kimberley

22/11/2022

Sanderson

Health

More vaccinations now available at participating pharmacies

22/11/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Ceremony prepares safe pathway for future State-wide Aboriginal Cultural Centre

22/11/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Marlamanu on-country diversionary program to tackle youth offending in Kimberley

22/11/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong economy to leave lasting legacy

22/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Funding for schools as program celebrates 20 years tackling waste

22/11/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government extends support for potash projects

21/11/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Schools triumph in inaugural Minister's Innovation Challenge

21/11/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Main Roads to establish presence in the heart of Manjimup

21/11/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Native Forestry Community Advisory Group members announced

21/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Celebrating 50 years of the Pemberton hatchery’s benefits for WA

21/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

South-West lithium driving job-creating global green energy future

21/11/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Have your say on the future of cycling in regional WA

20/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River and South-West region’s tourism and events grow

20/11/2022

Whitby; Templeman

Environment; Heritage

New WA heritage trail celebrates tiny town's history

20/11/2022

Sanderson; Quigley; McGurk

Health; Attorney General; Women's Interests

McGowan Government to reform WA’s abortion laws

20/11/2022

Cook; McGurk

Commerce; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Review of tenancy laws that deal with family and domestic violence

19/11/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Western Australians celebrated at Australian Training Awards 2022

19/11/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

A call for Great Southern employers supporting emergency services

19/11/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

New headquarters for growing Albany SES unit

18/11/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New help for grain growers to cut emissions and capture markets

18/11/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Schools shine in WA Education Awards 2022

18/11/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New and innovative research using State Archives recognised

18/11/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Ocean adventure Blueback premieres under the stars

18/11/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Additional protections for small businesses and contractors as Owner-Drivers Bill passes

18/11/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Prison graduates perfectly placed for career in mining

17/11/2022

Punch

Disability Services

$100,000 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

17/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Racing and Gaming

Small bars celebrate 15 years as liquor reforms look to raise the bar

17/11/2022

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Gascoyne horticulture expansion to grow from water agreement

16/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Racing and Gaming

Protected Entertainment Precincts laws pass Legislative Assembly

16/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Awards honour outstanding WA Seniors

16/11/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA journeys named Best in Travel for 2023 by Lonely Planet

16/11/2022

Buti

Finance

Homeowners in full-time care to receive land tax exemption

16/11/2022

Kelly

Youth

New funding to expand support services for vulnerable young people

16/11/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Innovative design to cater for growing Shenton College enrolments

16/11/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Funding to help domestic violence survivors find safe housing

16/11/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New Thomas Road bridge opens to traffic for first time

15/11/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

RAC Arena celebrates 10 years of creating memorable experiences

15/11/2022

Sanderson

Health

New emergency care unit at St John of God Midland Public Hospital

15/11/2022

Cook

Science

WA supercomputer one of the world’s greenest and most powerful

15/11/2022

Cook

Commerce

New regulations to make funeral costs clearer

15/11/2022

Templeman

International Education

International students to study at TAFE and boost regional workforce

15/11/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding program to support Aboriginal arts and culture sector

15/11/2022

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Heavy vehicle training program putting more truckies on the road

15/11/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

AEGIC marks a decade of grains market innovation and success

14/11/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Popular STATE OF PLAY season set to open in January

14/11/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funds flow to purchase Kimberley cotton gin

14/11/2022

Sanderson

Health

Pharmacy interns head bush in regional recruitment drive

14/11/2022

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage Awards mark 30th anniversary with strong field of finalists

14/11/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Energy; Hydrogen Industry

Australia's first renewable hydrogen microgrid powers up WA

13/11/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

New state-of-the-art fire station to be built in Perth’s south-east

13/11/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Warning Western Australians that a bushfire plan can save your life

13/11/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

$12.4 million to boost remote and regional teacher supply

11/11/2022

Johnston; Buti

Industrial Relations; Finance

Supplier Wage Audit established to combat wage theft

11/11/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Lady Ningaloo casts off on the Gascoyne coast

11/11/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New kitchen showcases Carnarvon’s premier produce

11/11/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Gascoyne RED grants backing local business

11/11/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Education assistants, cleaners and gardeners accept wages offer

11/11/2022

Carey

Housing

Nearly $40 million funding to deliver more than 150 social housing dwellings

11/11/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Students to commemorate WWII history on Premier's ANZAC tour

11/11/2022

Carey

Lands

Consultation to inform education requirements for strata managers

11/11/2022

Kelly

Water

New pipelines to support growth in City of Swan

11/11/2022

Saffioti; McGurk

Planning; Community Services

Position statement on improving development of childcare centres

11/11/2022

Papalia

Veterans Issues

WA Government delivers for veteran initiatives and support services

10/11/2022

MacTiernan; Carey

Regional Development; Lands

Potential grows for the Avon Industrial Park

10/11/2022

Cook

Commerce

Extended retail trading hours to increase Christmas convenience