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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

30/07/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

World Press Photo Exhibition comes to Perth

30/07/2021

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation recommits to Aboriginal Procurement Policy and triples value of Aboriginal contracts

30/07/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Industry leaders gather for McGowan Government’s Skills Summit

30/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Community Liaison Officers important step to improved Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing

29/07/2021

Papalia

Veterans Issues

$4.43 million funding boost to support veterans and their families

29/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Premier and Health Minister visit Goldfields’ new MRI facility

29/07/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Official name announced for new primary school in Piara Waters

29/07/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Senior Barrister appointed to the Supreme Court

29/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Record $104.5 million for cyclone-affected communities

28/07/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Extra support for thousands of WA’s seniors

27/07/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

New Burswood Park Board chairperson announced

27/07/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Donations from Containers for Change top the $2 million mark

27/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Work begins with local contractors on medicinal cannabis facility near Collie

27/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

State Government supports inaugural Merredin Festival

27/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Highway upgrades kick off supporting local jobs and improving safety

27/07/2021

Cook

Health

Dongara Health Centre redevelopment one step closer with tender award

27/07/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Contract awarded for new pens at Carnarvon Boat Harbour

27/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

McGowan Government invests $2 million to establish Collie graphite hub

27/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

$1 million boost delivers perinatal mental health pilot programs for mums and dads

26/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid West’s first heavy-vehicle brake testing facility builds regional capability

26/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Jobs boost for Mid-West METS

26/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Road safety, tourism priority for regional mobile funding

26/07/2021

Sanderson

Environment

WasteSorted grants open

26/07/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government transforming southern suburbs transport network

26/07/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Containers for Change checks out at the checkout

26/07/2021

Whitby; Sanderson

Emergency Services; Environment

WA firefighters head to Canada to help battle wildfire disaster

25/07/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

24/07/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Celebrating 75 years of agricultural research in WA’s far north

23/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Perth Casino Royal Commission timeline extended to March 2022

23/07/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground breaks on first development approved under historic planning reforms

23/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Finalists announced for 20th Premier’s Science Awards

23/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New career firefighters ready to step up for winter

23/07/2021

Johnston

Corrective Services

Bindi Bindi unit to help prisoners spread their wings

23/07/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

New Chair of WA Economic Regulation Authority

22/07/2021

Templeman; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Grants program supporting connection to Country

22/07/2021

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus expansion reaches milestone

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Tourism funding supports Crab Fest comeback

22/07/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New feature film ‘Burden’ to be made in WA

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million widening of Castletown Beach on track for completion

22/07/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Tesla looks to Nickel West

22/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA hard border with South Australia reinstated from midday

22/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID vaccine program expands as Western Australians “Roll Up”

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA’s flagship gourmet food and wine festival set to shine

21/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong future mapped out with 20-year vision unveiled

21/07/2021

Cook

Health

New state-of-the-art foetal monitoring system

21/07/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government helping regional businesses compete for State contracts

21/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Caravans deployed to Tropical Cyclone Seroja affected residents

21/07/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

WA joins Zero Carbon Certification Scheme for hydrogen

21/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Red-tape reduction team part of $120m investment for WA projects

20/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Retirement of Lotterywest CEO Susan Hunt PSM

20/07/2021

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Aboriginal Affairs

$2 million boost for Western Australian businesses

20/07/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Replacement soil to be delivered for Carnarvon growers

20/07/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Plan for vast Wheatbelt Region

20/07/2021

Cook

Health

Funding boost to increase healthy eating in community settings

20/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

South Australia to move to ‘low risk’ border controls immediately

20/07/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Finalists announced for WA Innovator of the Year 2021

19/07/2021

Whitby

Small Business

Applications for latest round of lockdown grants now open

19/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest records highest ever return to WA community

19/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Grants programs supporting regional culture and arts

19/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Board members appointed to Lotterywest

18/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Wunan Foundation to deliver disability advocacy program across East Kimberley

18/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Bye bye boom gates: elevated rail to remove level crossings

18/07/2021

Templeman

Tourism

‘Relook and Book’ your holiday in WA

18/07/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Barramundi stocking passes one million at Lake Kununurra

18/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Local governments share record $7.5 million to reduce bushfire risk

17/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New members sought for Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

16/07/2021

Buti

Lands

Hodges Drive extension to Ocean Reef Marina site now open

16/07/2021

Dawson

Premier

WA hard border with Victoria reinstated from tonight

16/07/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register trial ramps up in the Kimberley

16/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Track laying complete on METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link

16/07/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Enhanced online safety education site launched

16/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for WA’s storm-affected Great Southern

15/07/2021

Buti; Carey

Lands; Housing

New housing options to meet demand in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

14/07/2021

McGurk

Water

Water deficiency declarations revoked in the Shire of Esperance

14/07/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

First Boodja transfers under South West Native Title Settlement

14/07/2021

Dawson

Premier

WA strengthens border controls with Victoria immediately

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Safe path network on track for Broome community

14/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Energy Policy WA boosted to transform and modernise WA energy sector

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$330 million of road projects underway across the Kimberley

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering for Kimberley aviation

14/07/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Funding supports sustainable, resilient clubs

14/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Mental health focus starts with our children

13/07/2021

Buti

Lands

Innovative housing edges closer for Middleton Beach

13/07/2021

Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Businesses encouraged to enter the Western Australian Export Awards

13/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Broome to benefit from additional rooftop solar

13/07/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Small grants a big win for Western Australians

13/07/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Major new hydrogen proposal welcomed

12/07/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

51 of WA’s best athletes to represent Australia at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

12/07/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

12/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Solar system grants power the way for WA charities

11/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Creative names sought for METRONET micro tunnel boring machine

9/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Disability Services Minister welcomes sensible decision to scrap independent NDIS assessments

9/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

NT set to transition from ‘low risk’ to ‘very low risk’ category

9/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers new small business boost

9/07/2021

Kelly

Water

Splash of Colour to brighten electrical cabinets and pump station in Yanchep and Mandurah

9/07/2021

Kelly

Youth

COVID-19 Recovery Grants awarded to assist WA youth

9/07/2021

McGurk; Buti

Community Services; Finance

Grants awarded to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations

8/07/2021

Kelly

Water

Dry June in Perth sees almost half average rainfall for the month

8/07/2021

Carey

Local Government

Countdown is on with 100 days until local government elections