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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity

23/02/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Festival showcases multicultural South-West

23/02/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New agtech age on the horizon

23/02/2018

Cook

Health

Health researcher in bid to break sound barrier

23/02/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Busselton to welcome top sailors for SuperFoiler Grand Prix

23/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government opens Round 17 of EIS

23/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Improving security of payment for subcontractors gets approval

22/02/2018

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Top Aboriginal public school students awarded

22/02/2018

Cook

Health

Final independent Ross Inquiry report complete

22/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host national polocrosse championships

22/02/2018

Cook

Health

Car park compensation cost the State more than $20 million

22/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Southern Ports post-amalgamation review complete

22/02/2018

Cook

Health

Wheatbelt patients benefit from infrastructure investment

22/02/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Government backs growing hemp industry

22/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Queen’s Baton touches down in Western Australia

22/02/2018

McGowan

Premier

Members of Parliament’s pay frozen until 2021

22/02/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier sets off on visit to Washington DC

21/02/2018

Tinley

Housing

Creative thinkers consider communities of the future

21/02/2018

Murray

Volunteering

Volunteering reference group ready to take sector forward

21/02/2018

Papalia; Ellery

Tourism; Education and Training

Students encouraged to take up careers in cookery

21/02/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government driving major changes across government

21/02/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Let’s put an end to the R word

21/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New research shows importance of Aboriginal tourism to WA

21/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

METRONET private sector reference group formed

21/02/2018

Tinley

Housing

Council decision allows Bentley regeneration plan to move ahead

20/02/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New school fits right in with Margaret River community

20/02/2018

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Regional Development

Chaos in National Party poses threat to important WA regional water projects

20/02/2018

Kelly

Fisheries; Innovation and ICT

WA first: ‘Catch, click and release’ technology to be used in Perth’s biggest family fishing event

20/02/2018

McGowan

Premier

Major systemic failings identified in Special Inquiry

20/02/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

WA supports a national plan to combat elder abuse

20/02/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

New $7.1 million Mental Health Observation Area opens at Joondalup Health Campus

20/02/2018

Dawson

Environment

Six native species removed from threatened list

19/02/2018

Cook

Health

Healthway grants provide mental health support to WA’s LGBTQI community

19/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation support to reach Every Club in WA

19/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Singaporean agreement brings Transform Peel a step closer

19/02/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

One State with many voices - WA celebrates language diversity

19/02/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage champions honoured as finalists in WA Heritage Awards

19/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Safety first for Rotto swim crews

19/02/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

International exhibition to be welcomed with a day of cultural festivities

19/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Draft code targeting FIFO mental health open for comment

19/02/2018

Roberts; Quigley

Police; Attorney General

New powers to help police follow the money trails of criminals

19/02/2018

McGurk

Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

West Pilbara Plan: Working together with Roebourne

18/02/2018

Saffioti

Planning

New heart of the city on track to open next month

18/02/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnel to Airport Central on track

17/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Responsible sale, supply and consumption key driver in wave of liquor reforms

17/02/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New era for StudyPerth to attract international students and create WA jobs

16/02/2018

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Desert stories unveiled at new exhibition

16/02/2018

Cook

Health

Fair funding needed to keep the 'doctor' flying

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Investigation into high mortality live export shipment

16/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Sustainable coastal management grants open

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Rural women driving job-creating business ideas

16/02/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

More white sharks tagged in Esperance operation

16/02/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Nominations open for the 2018 Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards

15/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A Bill to modernise workers' compensation

15/02/2018

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Aboriginal Affairs

Government creating Aboriginal job opportunities

15/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New code helps mine sites plan for emergencies

14/02/2018

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Women's Interests

Gender diversity makes good business sense

14/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

New Phillips River Bridge open following flood

14/02/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Awards program puts training sector in the spotlight

14/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Department restructure to benefit State’s emergency services

14/02/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Sam Kerr’s Matildas to take on Thailand in first-ever WA match

14/02/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Liquor reforms to elevate WA tourism and local jobs

13/02/2018

Tinley

Housing

Commonwealth's remote housing funding plan a fiasco

13/02/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Films to highlight the positives of growing older

13/02/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Remembering the anniversary of Australia’s historic apology to the Stolen Generations

13/02/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Campaign encourages Western Australians to ‘Show Gambling Who’s Boss’

13/02/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Grants to make WA communities more age-friendly

13/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Nominations open for mining and resources Awards for Excellence

13/02/2018

Kelly

Water

Important upgrades to secure Dalwallinu’s water supply

12/02/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Major school building projects in Perth’s inner suburbs

12/02/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA celebrates the Lunar New Year of the Dog

12/02/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Free financial counselling for vulnerable Western Australians

11/02/2018

Kelly; McGurk

Science; Women's Interests

All-women emergency response team helping keep WA safe

11/02/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

WA secures Australian record crowd for women’s sport

10/02/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Wyatt

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Funding for Aboriginal rangers delivered

9/02/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Rotto’s Summer of Safety

9/02/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Mandogalup land issues addressed

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country athletes helped to travel and train

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants to target local communities to be active

9/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Design tender for future rail operations control centre released

9/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following the tropical low and associated flooding in the Kimberley and East Pilbara

9/02/2018

Kelly; McGurk

Water; Community Services

Water cut off rate declines under McGowan Labor Government

9/02/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

City songs herald Perth Festival celebration

9/02/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

CSIRO report finds white shark numbers have not increased in WA

8/02/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Churchlands Senior High School redevelopment officially opened

8/02/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Final stage of Byford Secondary College officially opened

8/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Leeming Bowls and Recreation Club set to benefit from community upgrades

8/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

RAC South-West helicopter marks two years of saving lives

8/02/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Chelsea FC and Perth Glory to clash at Optus Stadium on July 23

8/02/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Contract awarded for Kalbarri’s renewable microgrid

8/02/2018

McGurk; Murray

Women's Interests; Sport and Recreation

AFL Women’s ticketholders - make sure you are a part of history

8/02/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier to travel to Washington DC, Dubai

7/02/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning; Lands

McGowan Government establishes Bunbury Development Committee

7/02/2018

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Aerial survey expands Transform Peel water work

6/02/2018

McGowan

Premier

Infrastructure WA will grow the economy, generate jobs and support communities

6/02/2018

Cook

Health

Space age innovation set for neonatal lift-off

5/02/2018

Dawson

Environment

Grants on offer for waste-reducing projects

5/02/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

WA.gov.au bringing services to Western Australians when and where they want

5/02/2018

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

McGowan Government welcomes women's mentoring program

2/02/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Minister announces regulatory coverage of Pilbara electricity network