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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Western Australia’s training achievements honoured at national awards

22/11/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Reforms pave the way for WA’s first special entertainment precincts

22/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

One week left to have your say on climate change

22/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

User-friendly online hub designed for and by volunteers

22/11/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

New reefs taking shape in Oyster Harbour

22/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Vibrant new Yarloop community hub officially opens

22/11/2019

Johnston; Logan

Mines and Petroleum; Emergency Services

Mining Emergency Response Competition kicks off today

22/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

South-West regional parks milestone

22/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

WA’s best apprentices and students to be tested at national competition

22/11/2019

Tinley

Housing

Northern Parklands breathe new life into Bentley 360 site

22/11/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Master Planning underway for Subi East with major demolition milestone reached

22/11/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Alumina project to diversify future battery industry and create jobs

21/11/2019

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Training boost for the social assistance and allied health sector

21/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Community Rivercare Program round 3 projects announced

21/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Leeming Primary to receive more than $474,000 for maintenance upgrades

21/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Western Australia declared free of citrus canker

21/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Pre-summer boat safety blitz starts this weekend

20/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

International recognition for WA’s sustainable octopus fishery

20/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

McGowan Government continues to drive economic growth in State’s premier industrial region

20/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Safety improvements for pedestrians in the northern suburbs

20/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Karnup Station project planning continues as METRONET rolls out

20/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Currambine Primary receives more than $1.5 million for upgrades and maintenance

20/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government secures Federal funds for Lakelands Station

20/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

State Government allocates additional $10,000 to Bali Peace Park Memorial

20/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Highway upgrades to improve safety, bust congestion and create jobs

20/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Upgrades at Warmun Community Aged Care facility

20/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Infrastructure to boost jobs and bust congestion

20/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Australian-first renewable energy project launches in the Goldfields

19/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Scarborough gas development and thousands of WA jobs a step closer

19/11/2019

Cook

Health

New amendments to Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill tabled in the Upper House

19/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Outstanding Western Australians awarded for work in mental health

19/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Expressions of interest called for Albany Ring Road

19/11/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

18/11/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer encourages WA residents to check for unclaimed money

18/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Grants to improve waste management in WA

18/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

WA Government launches 10-year plan to prevent elder abuse

18/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Morley-Ellenbrook Line environmental assessment commences

17/11/2019

Roberts

Police

Unprecedented summer crime blitz to deliver increased police presence across WA

16/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

State’s most remarkable older people recognised at 2019 WA Seniors Awards

15/11/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Lands; Tourism

Ritz-Carlton makes triumphant return to Perth

15/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Elder abuse awareness roadshows for regional WA

15/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Feedback sought on improving native vegetation management

15/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Protecting the Pilbara focus for new offsets fund

15/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Record number of graduating female officers join firefighting ranks

15/11/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Creating deeper connections with our Southeast Asian neighbours

15/11/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Environment

The name of Perth’s new locally-built ferry revealed

15/11/2019

Cook

Health

Tender to build Carnarvon aged and palliative care centre released

15/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extra support for southern rangelands pastoralists

14/11/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Independent review ordered into Housing Authority

14/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Northern Highway upgrades continue

14/11/2019

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

WA firefighters providing much-needed relief for NSW and QLD

14/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants driving Pilbara diversification

14/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation gets green light

14/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$1.25 million for job-creating projects in the Gascoyne

14/11/2019

Papalia

Racing And Gaming

Western Australian Racehorse Welfare Plan released

14/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Invest and Trade to drive business to WA and create jobs

14/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Personal shark deterrent subsidy scheme reaches 4,000 milestone

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Funding for Wiluna school’s training program

13/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government boosts support for Seniors Recreation Council

13/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Schools champion reducing waste

13/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Contract awarded for William Bay renewal project

13/11/2019

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation Board appointments

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New facilities open at Carnarvon Community College

13/11/2019

Roberts

Police

Massive expansion of remotely piloted aircraft for WA Police Force

13/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New member appointed to Tourism WA’s Board

13/11/2019

Tinley

Housing

Developers picked to revitalise old Kinlock Primary School site

13/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Animal welfare legislation the focus at upcoming public forums

13/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community responds positively to boat safety consultation

13/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA agribusinesses given a recipe for success

13/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Awards recognise volunteers’ commitment to Fishability

12/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Exploration increase a strong indicator for WA resources sector

12/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Have a Go Day hitting the shores of Burswood Park tomorrow

12/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Perth City lights up to welcome families to best ever Christmas trail

12/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Grants announced for International Day of People with Disability

12/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Rockingham kids set to benefit from Lotterywest grant

12/11/2019

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Energy utilities and TAFE join forces to upskill WA workers

12/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

TAFE Partnership with Rio Tinto delivers an Australian first

12/11/2019

Cook

Health

Cutting red tape to help patients access medicinal cannabis

11/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction of the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Koodaideri Road Over Rail Bridge

11/11/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

WA remembers: 101 years since signing of Armistice

11/11/2019

McGurk; Tinley

Child Protection; Youth

$750,000 for youth early intervention project in Armadale

11/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Students bound for Darwin and Singapore for war commemorations

11/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Getting waste sorted a focus for National Recycling Week

10/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors Week 2019 celebrations underway

10/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s cream of the crop recognised at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

9/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Volunteer Emergency Services leaders meet to prepare for busy summer

8/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Calls for Federal action on critical environmental issues

8/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Progress made toward Murujuga World Heritage status

8/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Minister visits upgraded facilities at Southern River College

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia Gourmet Escape kicks off in the Valley

8/11/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest grant for new play area in City of Swan

8/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

French inspired festival returns to Perth

8/11/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

McGowan Government moves ahead with Pastoral Lands Reform

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tennis aces welcomed to Perth for historic Fed Cup decider

8/11/2019

McGurk

Women's Interests

Have your say on WA’s first Women’s Plan

7/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie on track with new nature tourism business

7/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

$2.5 million for innovative disability advocacy providers

7/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Sport fishing bonanza more than a passing FAD

7/11/2019

Roberts

Police

WA Police officers given personal issue iPhone 11’s to fight crime

7/11/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Cultural Centre re-opens