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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

28/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Summer swimming on the cards in Southern Cross with new $5.65 million aquatic centre

28/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New mobile app and bushfire awareness campaign aims to save lives

27/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Kick-off time for $7.9 million Lakelands Park sports facility in Mandurah

27/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Tidy Towns 2020 Awards winners announced

27/11/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Liberal party fails to deliver on puppy welfare

27/11/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Grants continue to support local music industry

27/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Medium density policy to create more diverse housing opportunities

27/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New funding to expand Goldfields migrant employment program

27/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Goldfields-Esperance tourism attractions on display

27/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Goldfields-Esperance REDs growing local industry

27/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Speed limit change for section of South Western Highway in Picton East

27/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Small Business

Up to $50,000 to support WA’s international education providers

27/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Economic development opportunity unlocked for Yawuru community

27/11/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Community feedback sought to establish independent oversight of organisations to prevent child abuse

27/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Maximising Aboriginal employment on the Dampier Peninsula

27/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Celebrating nearly 4,900 years of commitment to emergency services

27/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Joint media statement - Denham renewable hydrogen microgrid an Australian-first

26/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect from February 2021

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Minister makes call on Broome planning proposal

26/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Top marks for Disability Access and Inclusion Plans

26/11/2020

McGowan

Premier

New café and kitchen facilities completed at Darling Range Sports College

26/11/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Works now underway at busy Stock Road intersection

26/11/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

WA's first therapeutic women's refuge opens in Peel

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Governments partnering to deliver additional upgrades to Dampier Peninsula roads

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - $65 million Broome Cape Leveque Road sealing project now complete

26/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

New online tool for WA residents to check for unclaimed money

26/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

High Court clears the way for historic South West Native Title Settlement to proceed

26/11/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New campaign calls on Canberra to act in the national interest on Full Cycle Docking

26/11/2020

Kelly

Youth

Nominations now open for Ministerial Youth Advisory Council

26/11/2020

Tinley

Housing

New approach to housing design gives battle-axe blocks the chop

26/11/2020

Kelly

Water

$24 million Murchison water quality program reaches first milestone

26/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Local initiatives helping WA communities build disaster resilience

25/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$1 million in funding to support trial Derby to Broome air services

25/11/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $460 million job-creating investment in the Northern Goldfields

25/11/2020

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Maintaining contact registers, a requirement to keep WA safe

25/11/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Environment

New short courses to support green jobs

25/11/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design new early childhood facility in Nollamara

25/11/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

‘Respect starts with you’ as 16 Days in WA campaign begins

25/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Reference Group established to guide regional road signage review

24/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Work gets underway on Bunbury’s Hay Park pavilion

24/11/2020

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

First school inducted into Hall of Fame at Governor’s School STEM Awards

24/11/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

WA at the forefront of Aboriginal joint management

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres

24/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Ageing Australind train taken out of service for major repairs

24/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - $100 million transformation planned for Thomas Road around Byford

24/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Thomas Road works mark start of METRONET Byford Rail Extension

24/11/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for major construction works at Lesmurdie Primary School

24/11/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New swimming pool regulations to make family day care safer

24/11/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

St John of God Midland Public Hospital celebrates fifth birthday

24/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Nominations now open for the 2021 WasteSorted awards

24/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Western Power’s biggest depot to create 1,100 jobs

23/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Yanchep firefighters to get $914,000 of modern updates to fire station

23/11/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Sterile insects to combat Qfly

23/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New sports facilities officially opened at Wanneroo Secondary College

23/11/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Public art and celebration of Aboriginal culture take centre stage at Alkimos Central

23/11/2020

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus Development enters new design phase

23/11/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

McGowan Government to deliver historic Police compensation scheme

22/11/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Ocean Reef Marina full steam ahead with selection of local contractor

22/11/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

Operation Heat Shield to deliver a major policing boost this summer

21/11/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Plan your summer visit to the world class new WA Museum Boola Bardip

21/11/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Festival films take WA Museum Boola Bardip and WA talent to the world

21/11/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Spectacular new $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

20/11/2020

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Dialogue opens opportunities for more WA-ASEAN partnerships

20/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Pickering Brook’s future planning blueprint report endorsed

20/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australian economy continues to outperform peers

20/11/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Local community gets its say on secondary schooling in the area

20/11/2020

Cook

Health

Enhanced regular testing to keep high risk hotel quarantine staff safe

20/11/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Recovery of Perth’s coastal abalone stocks great news for local fishers

20/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Funding program takes hiking to new heights

20/11/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Emergency preparedness grants to protect animals and their owners

20/11/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Fresh voices sought to advise Government on victims of crime

20/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Solar panels power a brighter future for WA charities

19/11/2020

Kelly

Water

Draft Derby Groundwater Allocation Plan released for comment

19/11/2020

Murray

Volunteering

Lotterywest funding to help re-engage volunteers

19/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Joint media statement - Environmental offsets agreement a win for the Pilbara

19/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

15,300 more WA jobs in October as WA Recovery Plan rebuilds the local economy

19/11/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design new sports hall at Ocean Reef Senior High School

19/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Hillarys Primary School set for a $16.7 million major rebuild

19/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Land transfer to generate Aboriginal jobs in the Ord

19/11/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Cannington community has its say in consultation: results announced

19/11/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$27 billion Pipeline of Work to support long-term recovery and create jobs

19/11/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government drives digital business boost in the far north

19/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants supporting Kimberley economic recovery

18/11/2020

Templeman; Dawson

Culture and the Arts; Disability Services

New partnership delivers new arts access program

18/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Path forward for historic reform of WA Aboriginal heritage laws

18/11/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Town of Cambridge handed down

18/11/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Housing

Government incentives driving surge in WA’s property market

18/11/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Landmark Government icon given permanent place in State heritage

17/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Regional groups across WA benefit from active community sports funding

17/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

William Bay National Park now open

17/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Ocean Reef Marina site heritage celebrated for NAIDOC Week

17/11/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Aquaculture Development Plan set to unlock thousands of local jobs

17/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$3 million to assist local governments reduce bushfire risk

16/11/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for new support hub at Malibu School

16/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

97 events sponsored for International Day of People with Disability

16/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Over $1.7m in new emergency services facilities for South-West

16/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New $470,000 purpose-built Broomehill fire station opens

16/11/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Additional stricter controls for SA arrivals to keep WA safe

16/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Edith Cowan University seeking lead architect and lead design engineers for multi-million-dollar city campus

16/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Statement by Ben Wyatt confirming retirement at 2021 State election