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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/01/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants provide pathways to participation in sport

21/01/2019

Saffioti

Transport

NorthLink WA roadworks progress to Beechboro Road North

21/01/2019

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

New walk trail open in Wellington National Park

20/01/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

New Asian Engagement Minister meets Chinese Business Council members

19/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Award-winning chef Curtis Stone serves up starring role for WA

19/01/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier flies to North East Asia to promote direct flights to Perth

18/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New grants to help drive economic growth in Collie

18/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Industry encouraged to tap into new Collie funding program supporting job-creating projects

18/01/2019

Tinley

Housing

Keystart continues to open doors and support WA’s housing sector

18/01/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Review finds better Local Lobster Program needed for WA

18/01/2019

Murray; Tinley

Sport and Recreation; Asian Engagement

WA set to strengthen sporting ties with Asia

17/01/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New app to help record learner driver logbook hours

17/01/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer; Lands

METRONET receives $185m boost from PEXA share sale

16/01/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Minister extends consultation for plans to grow WA lobster industry

16/01/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Fairer pest rates for Carnarvon

15/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Restoration of historic Roebourne landmark complete

15/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Local firm wins Albany student accommodation tender

15/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

$1.2 million airline agreement to increase interstate visitor numbers

14/01/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

New fishing mecca off Esperance in place to attract anglers

14/01/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Free late-night Fringe CAT buses revved up for arts festival

13/01/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Construction starts on Perth's first Smart Freeway

11/01/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health service in the South-West a step closer

11/01/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

First female chief executive officer for Western Australian Treasury Corporation

10/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Visitor numbers on Rottnest smash previous records

9/01/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction starts on Fremantle Line bike path extension

9/01/2019

Cook

Fisheries

More than 3,000 Western Australian surfers and divers boost their personal protection

8/01/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer; Lands

Next stage for Landgate partial commercialisation begins

8/01/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New chief executive for Southern Ports

7/01/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Ports; Tourism

Refreshed Fremantle Passenger Terminal boosts tourist experience

3/01/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Response to animal welfare issue in the Kimberley

3/01/2019

Cook

Premier

Work to begin on Albemarle lithium hydroxide processing plant at Kemerton

3/01/2019

MacTiernan; McGurk; Cook

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Funding to protect and restore State’s natural assets

2/01/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Improving mental health and wellbeing for Western Australians

1/01/2019

McGurk

Environment

Fines for supplying banned bags start today

31/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Motorsport Strategy consultation period extended

28/12/2018

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Police

Free Transperth travel after midnight on New Year’s Eve

27/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer’s desert hit-out a promotional pinnacle for WA

26/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New direct flights land between WA and Japan

26/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

McGowan Government lands direct flights between WA and Japan

24/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Margaret River Perimeter Road open in time for Christmas

24/12/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Rail access reform on track

24/12/2018

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Funding support for WA Aboriginal arts and culture

23/12/2018

Cook

Fisheries

500 more personal shark deterrent devices for surfers and divers available

22/12/2018

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Passing lanes on Indian Ocean Drive completed

22/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

WA boatbuilder to deliver new Transperth ferry

21/12/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

First round of $1.2 million disability advocacy funding delivered

21/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Minister assures WAFIC on WA’s fisheries management plans

21/12/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Joint media statement - More time for WA NDIS participants to transfer to national NDIS

21/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Celebrating 20 years of Recfishwest SunSmart fishing clinics

21/12/2018

Tinley; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

Government seeks private sector developer for East Keralup land

21/12/2018

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government announces construction to start on WA's newest wind farm next year

21/12/2018

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

Western Australia’s aerial fleet capacity significantly enhanced

21/12/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Beazley Medals for most outstanding students

21/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

A new grants program that can’t be beat

21/12/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation first WA-based organisation to launch Financial Inclusion Action Plan

20/12/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Life-size convict sculpture reflects Fremantle’s past

20/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian focus on new Premier’s Book Awards

20/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Strong support for Western Australia’s new international lobster festival

20/12/2018

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Grant to boost culturally appropriate domestic violence supports

20/12/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government gets WA back in black

20/12/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Ports

Iron ore exports recommence from Esperance

20/12/2018

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Central Great Southern communities to join historic Early Years Initiative

20/12/2018

Murray; Saffioti; Ellery

Sport and Recreation; Planning; Education and Training

Tuart College set to become the home for WAFC

19/12/2018

Dawson

Environment

Have your say on Wellington National Park expansion

19/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA Museum, Woodside celebrate 20 years of scientific excellence

19/12/2018

MacTiernan; Dawson

Regional Development; Environment

WA pastoralists register 20 new carbon farming projects

19/12/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Inaugural Bushfire Mitigation Forum outcomes now available

19/12/2018

McGurk

Child Protection

First annual progress report on Royal Commission released

19/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Theatre Kimberley soars into the future

19/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Stephen Lemonis appointed a judge of the District Court

19/12/2018

Kelly

Water

Busselton Water welcomes new board appointments

19/12/2018

Cook

Health

Festival focus for sexual health campaign

19/12/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Creative Regions funding raises the roof in Moora

19/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA potatoes headed east again

19/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

New fishing product to reduce plastic in our ocean

18/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Upgrades to His Majesty’s improve safety and performance

18/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Every club’s a winner with the Every Club Hub

18/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Forrestfield-Airport Link project continues to move forward

18/12/2018

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Expanded artificial reef project to restore Albany's Oyster Harbour

18/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Site announced for new Geraldton community mental health service

18/12/2018

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government appoints new WorkSafe Commissioner

17/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

State Government to pay for funerals of murder victims

17/12/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Regional New Industries Fund driving innovation in Albany

17/12/2018

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Disability Services

Pedestrian level crossings to be upgraded on Perth’s rail network

15/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Strategy towards improving safety in WA's combat sports

14/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Three new appointments to the Family Court announced

14/12/2018

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Introduction of No Jab No Play a step closer for WA children

13/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Dolphin Discovery Centre set to make a splash

13/12/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Centre for excellence to boost WA students' literacy skills

13/12/2018

Roberts

Police

Police Redress Scheme now open for applications

13/12/2018

Cook

Health

Annual survey for WA health system staff

13/12/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Constable Care visits Rottnest to promote cycling safety

13/12/2018

McGowan

Premier

Minor changes within McGowan Cabinet announced

13/12/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government assists development of new potash projects

13/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Major works to upgrade Willetton Basketball Stadium begin

12/12/2018

Saffioti; McGurk

Lands; Community Services

Green light for Ngala community hub to support WA families

12/12/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Land for new Chittering sport and community centre

12/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Benefits to flow from Gascoyne River land release

12/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

First Westport progress report marks milestone for Outer Harbour planning

12/12/2018

Tinley

Housing

Joint venture project delivers 16 apartments in Spearwood