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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/05/2018

Tinley

Housing

Major Swan Valley development at Brabham to yield 3,000 homes

23/05/2018

Cook

Health

Major research projects funded to improve refugee mental health and reduce teenage alcohol abuse

23/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

Annual prescribed burning target achieved - second consecutive year

23/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Opening in sight for the WA-made Matagarup Bridge

23/05/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Magistrates Court announced

23/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

New surf device added to McGowan Government's world-first personal shark deterrent subsidy program

22/05/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Local hockey brought to international standard in Southern River

22/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries; Innovation and ICT

Research finds surfer shark deterrent significantly reduces the risk of attack

22/05/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

A little bit of WOW to support our SES heroes

22/05/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health; Mental Health

Urgent Care Clinic opens at Royal Perth Hospital

21/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Mount Claremont bus depot tender released

21/05/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Thank you to our emergency services volunteers

21/05/2018

Kelly

Water

West Kimberley groups invited to apply for innovative grants scheme

21/05/2018

Quigley; Roberts; Wyatt

Attorney General; Police; Aboriginal Affairs

Custody Notification Service to become a reality in WA

21/05/2018

Murray

Volunteering

National Volunteer Week honours community contributions

21/05/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Tunnel boring machines reach Airport Central Station as Forrestfield-Airport Link construction speeds ahead

21/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation ‘grey cabinets’ in Albany to be splashed with colour

21/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation ‘grey cabinets’ in the South-West to be splashed with colour

21/05/2018

Roberts

Police

Community urged to help solve crime on Crime Stoppers Day 2018

21/05/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Accommodation support secured for 64 community neighbourhood centres and childcare centres

20/05/2018

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection; Community Services

$20.5 million to target and reduce offending by young people

20/05/2018

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

McGowan Government driving WA's future jobs, future skills

19/05/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Children to get free entry to New Museum

18/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Local festival celebrates global cultures

18/05/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Great Northern Highway upgrade to Wyndham delivers Aboriginal jobs

18/05/2018

Saffioti

Planning

East Wanneroo land earmarked for future development

18/05/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie Futures Small Grants to unlock economic potential

18/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

Rock wallabies bounce back in Kalbarri after translocation

18/05/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Move over Rover - students learn how technology is transforming agriculture

18/05/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

New fire station to bolster Perth CBD emergency response

18/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Qantas flies Perth to Broome for under $200

18/05/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

From Another View - A reimagining of John Forrest’s 1874 exploration of WA

17/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government strengthens ties with Argentina

17/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA’s Muslim communities begin the holiest month of the year

17/05/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants support inclusive sporting programs across WA

17/05/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Help shape a Recovery College for Western Australia

17/05/2018

Cook

Health

McGowan Government expands ear health services in the Kimberley

17/05/2018

Cook

Health

Happy 90th birthday to our Royal Flying Doctor Service

17/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Response to the McCarthy Review into live sheep trade

16/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Gascoyne community works together to rebuild pink snapper stocks

16/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramped up for boating facilities

16/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Budget takes cycling investment up a gear

16/05/2018

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Steps taken to fix salinity issues

16/05/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Encouraging South-West carers to have a voice

16/05/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Stage 2 of Southern Grove Primary School underway

16/05/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Primary school construction underway to cater for Piara Waters

16/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Federal Government indecision causing industry uncertainty

16/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Fishing licence fees help create an Exmouth integrated artificial reef

15/05/2018

Cook

Health

WA Chief Health Officer to stand down

15/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

New artificial reef coming to Perth’s northern suburbs

15/05/2018

McGowan; Tinley; Saffioti

Premier; Housing; Transport; Planning

WA’s biggest urban infill developments to deliver major jobs boost

14/05/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Blades cuts through competition to win prestigious law award

14/05/2018

Cook

Health

Historic day as Perth Children’s Hospital welcomes first patients

13/05/2018

McGowan; Cook; McGurk

Premier; Health; Women's Interests

Family birthing centre for Fiona Stanley Hospital

13/05/2018

Cook

Health

Wheatbelt palliative care nurse wins 2018 Nurse of the Year

12/05/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth Children’s Hospital declared officially open for WA kids

11/05/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Federal Labor’s commitment to Western Australia welcomed by Health Minister

11/05/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Key McGowan Government road commitment one step closer

11/05/2018

McGowan

Premier

$10 million to kick-start Darling Range Sports College upgrades

11/05/2018

McGowan

Premier

State Budget performs for Ocean Reef Senior High School

11/05/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New and improved facilities to better support Albany students

11/05/2018

McGurk

Child Protection

State Government youth crime initiative to start in Bunbury

11/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government launches Seven Golden Rules for safety

11/05/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Osborne Park Hospital’s $24.9 million expansion

11/05/2018

Papalia; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Tourism; Transport; Regional Development

Taskforce to investigate Western Australian pilot training school

11/05/2018

McGowan

Premier

New North Morley Primary School library to encourage learning and imagination

10/05/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Additional alcohol and drug rehab services in the South-West in 2019

10/05/2018

Cook; Murray

Health; Seniors and Ageing

Collie aged care facility given new lease of life

10/05/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

State Budget delivers expanded services at Geraldton Hospital

10/05/2018

Cook

Health

Peel Health Campus to benefit from funding boost

10/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding for Italian language program reinstated in 2018-19 Budget

10/05/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Next steps to start for Yanchep Secondary College expansion

10/05/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Revitalisation of His Majesty’s Theatre continues

10/05/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Revolving Fund to revitalise WA’s heritage places

10/05/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grants program driving regional economic development

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Reforms to cut red tape for WA small businesses to grow economy and create jobs

10/05/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Maintenance program to upgrade older WA public schools

10/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Jobs boost: Budget delivers $4.9 million boost for Defence West

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Gascoyne region

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Goldfields-Esperance region

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Kimberley

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Peel region

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Mid-West

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Pilbara

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Great Southern region

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Wheatbelt

10/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Agriculture investment growing jobs across Western Australia

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the South-West

10/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Changes to streamline water licence and permit assessments

10/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Recfishing fees increase to benefit sustainable and safe fishing

10/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund to improve conservation

10/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

Improved cost recovery model to help speed up environmental approvals and support economic growth

10/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government to continue popular exploration scheme

10/05/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Boost for jobs as levy exemption lifted from construction training fund

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australians set for lower increases in household bills

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Progress continues with the Voluntary Targeted Separation Scheme

10/05/2018

McGurk; Roberts

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

$6.9 million to prioritise measures to help stop family and domestic violence

10/05/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

State Budget confirms commitment to NDIS transition

10/05/2018

McGowan; Tinley; Saffioti

Premier; Housing; Planning

$394 million METRONET housing package will boost jobs and enhance liveability

10/05/2018

Quigley; Roberts; Logan

Attorney General; Police; Corrective Services

2018-19 Budget initiatives to strengthen community safety