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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/08/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Federal support needed for WA farmers

22/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Updated FIFO code open for comment

21/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal Party continues to distort truth to hoodwink WA families

21/08/2018

Saffioti

Transport

On-demand transport reform Bills to reach Parliament

21/08/2018

Cook

Premier

Director General appointed to oversee Government’s jobs agenda

21/08/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Help us plan for alcohol and other drug services in the Kimberley

21/08/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Eid festival a time for celebration and reflection

20/08/2018

Saffioti

Lands

SPURonWA grants offer $100,000 to Western Australian innovators

20/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Record one million fans watch AFL football in WA at Optus Stadium

19/08/2018

Murray; Wyatt

Sport and Recreation; Treasurer

Trusted WA local RAC secures Arena naming rights

17/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government Cabinet heads north to the Pilbara

17/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal and Nationals parties distort facts to justify protecting foreign home buyers over WA families

17/08/2018

McGurk

Child Protection

Midland Child Advocacy Centre receives $4.5 million grant

17/08/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

First of more than 1,000 lifesaving signs installed at WA beaches

17/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mine site leaders come together to talk safety

17/08/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Western Australia honours sacrifice of its warriors in Vietnam War

16/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal and Nationals parties ignore facts and WA families

16/08/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Fitzroy Pioneer Cemetery remains repatriated

16/08/2018

Cook

Health

Cold Cuddle Cots - the gift of time for grieving families

16/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

Kalamunda Community Hub election commitment underway

16/08/2018

Roberts

Police

Police Minister unveils latest high-tech weapons in the fight against meth

16/08/2018

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

Premier’s Science Awards celebrate leading WA scientists

16/08/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

WA to attract best and brightest international students

15/08/2018

Cook

Health

Anti-vaccination message dangerous and misleading

15/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal and Nationals parties side with foreign investors over WA households

15/08/2018

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

McGowan Government cuts excessive payouts to bureaucrats

15/08/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Government moves to fix legal anomaly for intersex couples

15/08/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Pilbara-based heavy diesel training now available locally

15/08/2018

Cook

Health

Armadale Hospital’s new neonatal unit opens

15/08/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Recfishers can now cast a line at Exmouth’s new artificial reef

14/08/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Report into coal miners’ superannuation legislation released

14/08/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Cheers to WA: Everyone’s a winner under State’s new liquor laws

14/08/2018

Cook

Health

Perth Children's Hospital patients get immunisation boost

14/08/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport

14/08/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government awards $403,000 to community legal centres

14/08/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

WA to conduct scientific trial of SMART drumlines

13/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Help for young regional athletes to train and compete

13/08/2018

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Disability Services

METRONET Access and Inclusion Reference Group to form

13/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Spotlight on safety innovation award finalists

13/08/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

New Data Science Innovation Hub to create and support WA jobs

13/08/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Call for interest in providing new South-West saleyards

11/08/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Fifteen years of RAC Rescue Helicopters saving WA lives

11/08/2018

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Over $1 million funding allocated to support animal welfare in Western Australia

11/08/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Talented youngsters take to the stage in multicultural spectacular

10/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government backs local brewer for nib Stadium contract

10/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Gascoyne Development Commission chair appointed

10/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government revitalises Collie's public transport system

10/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Community Resource Centre funding to continue

9/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New agricultural education and research facility for Dalwallinu

9/08/2018

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Thousands of State Government workers to receive job security

9/08/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

WA's newest Changing Place makes Hedland more inclusive

9/08/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Honouring one man’s fight to improve community safety

9/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation’s best and most innovative recognised

9/08/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Refurbishing Holyoake's facilities to help more Western Australians

9/08/2018

Saffioti

Planning

$158 million development approved for Perth City Link

8/08/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Film screens in Yagan Square to remember WWI 100-day offensive

8/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

New era to begin for secondary students in Geraldton

8/08/2018

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Planning

Major construction underway at Inner City College

8/08/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government drives broadband boost for the bush

8/08/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Activ resumes Noah's Ark Toy Library service

8/08/2018

Templeman; Papalia

Culture and the Arts; Tourism

Perth Festival announces four major events for 2019

7/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Lotterywest boost to Dolphin Discovery Centre works

7/08/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Real stories to guide State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness

7/08/2018

Tinley; McGurk; Logan

Housing; Community Services; Corrective Services

Mirrabooka complex creates one-stop shop for vulnerable families

7/08/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to capture overseas food markets

7/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

Science lab boost for Geraldton students

7/08/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New administration hub opens at Halidon Primary School

7/08/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New trail event showcases Rottnest Island

7/08/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Improving mental health and wellbeing among Aboriginal communities

6/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Workshop drives draft motorsport strategy forward

6/08/2018

Dawson

Environment

Smarter students make for a sustainable future

6/08/2018

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Corrective Services

Western Australia’s first female drug treatment prison opens

6/08/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Top educators on path to State-wide recognition

6/08/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Boost to sheep research capabilities at Katanning

6/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Appointment to focus regional growth in Goldfields-Esperance

6/08/2018

Dawson

Environment

Community Rivercare Program grants now open

6/08/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Culture and the Arts

WA - the land of languages

5/08/2018

Roberts

Police

National Missing Persons Week highlights distress and trauma

3/08/2018

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government reinstates Nollamara bus route

2/08/2018

Saffioti

Transport

WA company awarded Mount Claremont bus depot tender

2/08/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Top of training - WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced

2/08/2018

Cook

Health

Contemporary care at Kondinin and Corrigin health services

2/08/2018

Dawson

Environment

Grants awarded to waste reduction advocates

2/08/2018

Kelly

Water

Subiaco Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity increased after upgrade

2/08/2018

Dawson

Environment

WA firefighters deployed to assist with USA blazes

2/08/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

A whale of a job! Preparing to display the largest animal on Earth

1/08/2018

Dawson

Environment

New island home for south coast endangered species

1/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

New Department of Finance director general appointed

1/08/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Green light for phase one of local government reform

1/08/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Peter Quinlan SC named Western Australia’s next top judge

31/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Aboriginal elders and youth capture history with Lotterywest grant

31/07/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Pastoral sublease agreement leads to jobs and investment

31/07/2018

Cook

Health

New hospital for the South-West

31/07/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

The countdown is on to crown WA’s 2018 Innovator of the Year

31/07/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Million-dollar campaign promotes Margaret River on the East Coast

31/07/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Conservation order protects 1917 shipwreck near Yanchep

30/07/2018

Cook

Health

High school students Writing for Life competition

30/07/2018

Kelly; MacTiernan

Innovation and ICT; Agriculture and Food

AgHack generates digital solutions to agricultural issues

30/07/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Date announced for 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash at Optus Stadium

30/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Local biosecurity efforts in regional WA boosted