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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

31/10/2020

Cook; Logan

Health; Emergency Services

Emergency WA platform customised for COVID-19 alerts

30/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Business recovery focus for South-West RED grants

30/10/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley Muster returning to Kununurra for 2021 and beyond

30/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Health-based cautious transition to WA’s controlled interstate border

30/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New planning policy to guide development of activity centres

30/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Work underway on next stage of Bunbury's waterfront transformation

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Onslow Education Initiative helping local students thrive

30/10/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New program to get the show back on the road

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Finance

ServiceWA trial opens to reform government service delivery in Bunbury

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New Kiara College a step closer to reality with construction starting on upgrade

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Stars to shine at WA secondary schools

30/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

BP must honour commitment to workers following Kwinana closure

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Mid-West native title agreement takes effect

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Land transfer to Shire of Dardanup supports local economy

30/10/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Kalgoorlie and Mirrabooka domestic violence hub operators signed

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architects appointed for transformational Roebourne projects

30/10/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

WA employers honoured for emergency services volunteer support

30/10/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston launches AMEC's Critical Minerals prospectus

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

S&P Global Ratings confirms WA is a global leader

29/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Moody’s credit rating affirms the McGowan Government’s strong Budget management

29/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Bullsbrook Intermodal Container Terminal project reaches next stage

29/10/2020

Cook

Health

State funds pilot of new COVID screening test

29/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Construction begins at new urban village for Shenton Park

29/10/2020

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

All aboard: first stage of METRONET Trade Training Centre completed

29/10/2020

Cook

Health

Goldfields breast cancer support increased

29/10/2020

Wyatt; Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

Historic native title settlement agreement reached with the traditional owners of the Gibson Desert Nature Reserve

28/10/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 wastewater testing program on track

28/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering critical road upgrades for the Mid-West

28/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Supporting the workforce to build capacity in mental health, alcohol and other drugs

28/10/2020

Tinley

Housing

Construction moves forward on apartment projects after State’s off-the-plan purchase program

28/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Hot Kimberley sun a barrier no more for Broome basketballers and netballers

28/10/2020

Kelly; Ellery

Water; Education and Training

$1.5 million investment in water efficiency flows into WA public schools

28/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

More jobs as architect appointed to design upgrades at Leeming

28/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Master plan finalised for landmark Subi East redevelopment

28/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Tireless advocate for children among law awards winners

27/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal advice clarifies position regarding direction to hold inquests

27/10/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Vouchers to help food businesses access experts

27/10/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

New $8 million Capel Police Station open to the community

27/10/2020

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Heritage

Historic Strawberry Hill upgrades complete

27/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Make a splash at the Ocean Reef Marina community event

27/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti

Premier; Lands; Planning

Iconic City development to create thousands of jobs

27/10/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Students work with contractor on new northern artificial reef project

27/10/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Environment

Native revegetation to protect groundwater and create new home for endangered Carnaby’s cockatoo

27/10/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Workplace exposure standards for silica and coal dust halved

26/10/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$100,000 for International Day of People with Disability activities

26/10/2020

Murray

Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering

Thank a Volunteer Day Grants to see volunteers celebrated across Western Australia

26/10/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Local builder awarded second stage of Greenough prison build

26/10/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Think small first this WA Small Business Day

26/10/2020

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Financial counsellors join the fight against elder abuse thanks to new Advocare training program

25/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

State Government donates a record $5.5 million to Telethon

24/10/2020

Roberts

Police

Town of Newman pauses to remember police officers killed in plane crash

24/10/2020

Kelly

Water

Water Awards recognise the top water industry performers for 2020

24/10/2020

Cook

Health

New campaign to prevent alcohol-related cancer

23/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Perth Motorplex breaks new record

23/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Gascoyne RED Grants supporting business recovery

23/10/2020

Kelly

Science

Minister hails Pawsey supercomputer advance

23/10/2020

Dawson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

Canal Rocks upgrades tender awarded

23/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New $1.5 million community centre says ‘Yallo’ to Dalyellup families

23/10/2020

Cook

Health

Country Ambulance Strategy underway: $9.2 million for high priority recommendations

23/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Energy technology a boon for regional WA homes

22/10/2020

Cook

Health

New milestones for Future Health Research and Innovation Fund

22/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Beenyup Primary School proving popular with local families

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Mitchell Freeway Extension a step closer with preferred proponent named

22/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Drug Intervention Centre moving forward

22/10/2020

Cook

Health

Child health study with Telethon Trust

22/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New tool to link Western Australians to jobs in the resources sector

22/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Fees slashed on another 107 TAFE courses to continue recovery

22/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Covert camera sting catches illegal dumper in Wattleup

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

WA public transport patronage bouncing back from COVID-19

22/10/2020

Kelly

Water

Jackson Harvey makes a splash in Fremantle during National Water Week

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Investigation uncovers fake Singaporean licences used in WA

22/10/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Bill passes Upper House

21/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for third stage of South Coast Highway works

21/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Science on show at Harvey Primary School

21/10/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library’s Disrupted Festival to explore a Better World

21/10/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

1989 State Cabinet records released from the State archives

21/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Matthew Zilko appointed Parliamentary Inspector of the CCC

21/10/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Banksia Hill hits the right beat with new recording studio

21/10/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Innovation and ICT; Environment

New research and development grants to help reduce e-waste

21/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Major job-boosting $32 million Balga TAFE upgrade a step closer with architects appointed

21/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government contributes $85,000 to enrich country sport

21/10/2020

Kelly; Cook

Water; Health

$1.2 million support package to benefit Western Australians with incontinence

21/10/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Lands; Heritage

Interest sought to activate unique Cossack townsite

20/10/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Housing; Disability Services

Work begins on delivering affordable apartments for Claremont

20/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Judge Kathleen Glancy appointed Deputy President of SAT

20/10/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

20/10/2020

Kelly

Water

Major investment in Western Australia’s regional water infrastructure

20/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms

20/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus extension to provide WA job certainty

20/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architects appointed for $10 million job-creating Kalgoorlie TAFE upgrades

20/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Jobs for locals as architect appointed to design new trades workshops at Albany TAFE campus

19/10/2020

Kelly

Water

New awareness campaign to inspire waterwise action at start of National Water Week

19/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New exemptions introduced to continue WA’s strong recovery

19/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Coolgardie-Esperance Highway set for $52 million upgrade

19/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid West Development Commission CEO retirement

19/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Minister Johnston launches sustainable home of the future

19/10/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Seek support and show gambling who’s boss

19/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Statement from the Attorney General on the passing of David Ipp

18/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Main construction contract awarded for highly anticipated METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

18/10/2020

Roberts

Police

Government offers $1 million reward to help solve 40-year mystery