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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/03/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

What is WA salmon worth to Western Australia’s economy?

25/03/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Grants of up to $100,000 available to build WA’s innovation capability

25/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

More cycle routes and road upgrades for the growing eastern suburbs and Perth hills

24/03/2019

Cook

Health

New stroke service for Perth’s northern suburbs

24/03/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Culture of respect key to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

24/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest embraces continued visitor growth

24/03/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Scott Morrison must deliver for WA’s emerging battery industry

23/03/2019

Roberts

Police

Body worn cameras to be deployed to frontline officers

23/03/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Boost for mental health services at Kalgoorlie Health Campus

22/03/2019

Tinley

Housing

Apartment living winner gets rent-free trial in Rivervale

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Esperance extension funding welcome, but not enough

22/03/2019

Kelly

Water

Students get creative to spread waterwise message on World Water Day

22/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - WA’s biggest free-flowing freeway-to-freeway interchange opens

22/03/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Broome Jobs and Skills Centre to assist youth at risk

22/03/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library and Rio Tinto recognised for improving literacy

22/03/2019

Tinley; Kelly

Housing; Water

Remote Aboriginal communities get water service upgrade

21/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET projects bolstered by $200 million Federal Labor boost

21/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Setting the record straight on Western Australian dingoes

21/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Support for Wellington National Park expansion revealed on International Day of Forests

21/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Canal Rocks boat ramp to remain open for all users

21/03/2019

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Rottnest targets plastic waste

21/03/2019

Cook

Health

Review urges change to reproductive technology and surrogacy laws

20/03/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government welcomes plans for new home of surfing at Trigg Beach

20/03/2019

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

State Government welcomes indigenous ranger pledge

20/03/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Planning; Aboriginal Affairs

Yagan Square celebrates Bunuru with free community event

20/03/2019

Templeman

Heritage; Culture and the Arts

Re-activation of iconic Fremantle venue

20/03/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government recruits extra WorkSafe inspectors

20/03/2019

Wyatt

Lands

McGowan Government to finalise closure of Wittenoom

20/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Support for dry season feral animal control in pastoral regions

19/03/2019

McGowan

Premier

Forrestfield and Kalamunda hosts the first 2019 Community Cabinet

19/03/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Community, stakeholders urged to contribute to defamation law reform

19/03/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Federal Government must adequately fund National Plan for Elder Abuse

19/03/2019

Cook

Health

Western Australians urged to comment on voluntary assisted dying

19/03/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on the road

19/03/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

$12 million boost to promote WA to international holiday-makers

18/03/2019

Cook

Health

Health funding boost for WA under a Shorten Labor Government

18/03/2019

Kelly

Science

Morrison Government betray Western Australians on Mission Control

18/03/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Family day care swimming pool consultation open for comment

18/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local business to help build next generation of Transperth buses

18/03/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Salmon run signs spark important safety reminders

18/03/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

KidSport delivers $27 million worth of opportunities for WA kids

17/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road to start next year

17/03/2019

Roberts

Road Safety

Real motorcycle riders promote safety in new education campaign

16/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Subiaco farewells Hamilton Street Bridge ahead of rebuild

15/03/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Government of Western Australia response to Christchurch tragedy

15/03/2019

Ellery; Quigley

Education and Training; Attorney General

Schools take a stand against bullying

15/03/2019

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly; Wyatt

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water; Aboriginal Affairs

Meeting to progress plan for the Fitzroy

15/03/2019

Cook

Health

Tougher tobacco laws to further protect WA community health

14/03/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Parliament introduces mandatory training laws for councillors

14/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bike grants pave the way for connected communities

14/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

Onslow microgrid project Stage Two underway

14/03/2019

Tinley

Housing

Government seeks residential developers for housing panel

13/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Bill passed to allow refunds for empty bottles and cans

13/03/2019

Tinley

Housing

Locals have their say on Spencer Park urban renewal

13/03/2019

Templeman; Tinley

Culture and the Arts; Asian Engagement

Perth is last stop on Silk Road exhibition’s international tour

13/03/2019

Kelly

Water

Small changes have big impacts on regional estuaries

13/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Fairer pest rate targets Carnarvon fruit fly

13/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Optus Stadium transport options expand for start of AFL season

12/03/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Wanju and Waterloo plans re-released for public comment

12/03/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

State Government response to CCC report related to Tokyo Office

12/03/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Heroes of child protection recognised

12/03/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host Australian Masters Games

12/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Murujuga World Heritage nomination in the spotlight

12/03/2019

Cook

Health

Funding for lifesaving new cancer service in the Great Southern

12/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy terminated

12/03/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Violence policy at work in WA public schools

12/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Blueprint for future Perth and Peel cycling network starts

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Liberals and Nationals forget the regions in recent WA visit by PM

11/03/2019

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

Science plays a vital role in sustainable seafood

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Response to regional airfares inquiry continues to progress

11/03/2019

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation’s fifth Reconciliation Action Plan launched

11/03/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Culture and the Arts

McGowan Government Industry Participation Strategy delivering on local jobs and apprenticeships

10/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Congestion solutions for Perth’s north-east underway

10/03/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Motorcycle racing returns to Barbagallo Raceway

9/03/2019

Cook

Health

Finalists announced for 2019 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

9/03/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Have your say on the future of women’s health in WA

8/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Doors open in Collie as McGowan Government invests in town’s future

8/03/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

McGowan Government championing equality in sports leadership

8/03/2019

Wyatt; Murray

Lands; Sport and Recreation

State Government seeking operator for Perth Motorplex

8/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Updated tool to manage sheep condition

8/03/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Support for safe access zones around abortion clinics

8/03/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Construction of Kwinana waste to energy plant to create 800 jobs

8/03/2019

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation boosts solar to reduce energy footprint

8/03/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Consultation on mental health clinical governance

8/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Innovative Esperance producer receives 2019 WA Rural Womens Award

7/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

State Government to consult on EPA greenhouse gas guidance

7/03/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Hundreds of jobs to be created as work starts at Peel Business Park

7/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Call for Industry Funding Scheme Management Committee members

7/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Kamili the giraffe turns one

7/03/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal heritage legislation set for historic overhaul

7/03/2019

McGowan; Ellery; McGurk

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Women's Interests

Hundreds of local shipbuilding jobs and apprenticeships on offer

7/03/2019

Roberts

Road Safety

First trial of 40kmh residential zone to get underway in City of Vincent

6/03/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Free trade agreement supports WA's approach to Indonesia

6/03/2019

Tinley

Housing

State seeks partners for North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund

6/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Waste levy capped for 2019-20

6/03/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New science lab for Westminster Primary School

6/03/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Multimillion dollar facilities to benefit students

6/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches Energy Transformation Strategy

6/03/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA business wins Navy submarine rescue systems contract