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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

14/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Three new appointments to the Family Court announced

14/12/2018

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Introduction of No Jab No Play a step closer for WA children

13/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Dolphin Discovery Centre set to make a splash

13/12/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Centre for excellence to boost WA students' literacy skills

13/12/2018

Roberts

Police

Police Redress Scheme now open for applications

13/12/2018

Cook

Health

Annual survey for WA health system staff

13/12/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Constable Care visits Rottnest to promote cycling safety

13/12/2018

McGowan

Premier

Minor changes within McGowan Cabinet announced

13/12/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government assists development of new potash projects

13/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Major works to upgrade Willetton Basketball Stadium begin

12/12/2018

Saffioti; McGurk

Lands; Community Services

Green light for Ngala community hub to support WA families

12/12/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Land for new Chittering sport and community centre

12/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Benefits to flow from Gascoyne River land release

12/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

First Westport progress report marks milestone for Outer Harbour planning

12/12/2018

Tinley

Housing

Joint venture project delivers 16 apartments in Spearwood

12/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid-West a frontrunner in new hydrogen economy

11/12/2018

Saffioti

Lands

New legislation to bring certainty for Tjuntjuntjara community

11/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Enhanced tourism opportunities with Greens Pool now closed to fishing

11/12/2018

Kelly; Dawson

Fisheries; Environment

New lifejacket trial to commence at Salmon Holes on January 1

11/12/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government releases subbies report

11/12/2018

Tinley

Youth

Lotterywest grant helps continue the war on drugs

11/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Community fares land on the Northern Goldfields routes

11/12/2018

Tinley

Housing

Builder selected for Manjimup seniors housing project

11/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Progress on South-West saleyard solution

10/12/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

McGowan Government leading the way for gender diversity in sport

9/12/2018

Cook

Health

Funding research projects to support safer school and online communities

8/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Event marks decade of redevelopment on Busselton Foreshore

8/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Beach safety boost with more BEN signs in place for summer

8/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

South-West beaches get new shark receivers in time for summer

8/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Boost for WA jobs and local lobster supply from WA’s most iconic fishery

7/12/2018

Dawson

Environment

Schools earn cash to help reduce waste

7/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Nippers funding makes a splash

7/12/2018

Kelly

Water

Three new aquatic centres dive into waterwise program

7/12/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New Department of Education director general appointed

7/12/2018

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

State accepts Commonwealth's $121m offer on remote communities

6/12/2018

Murray

Volunteering

Extraordinary Western Australians honoured at Volunteer Service Awards

6/12/2018

Tinley

Housing

Keystart gets $421 million boost to assist housing sector

6/12/2018

Tinley

Youth

Sideffect website boosts fight against synthetic and illicit drugs

6/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Extra drug and alcohol rehab beds to open in the South-West

6/12/2018

Roberts

Police

WA Police Force officers shine in excellence awards

6/12/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Papalia

Transport; Regional Development; Tourism

Broome Port dredging to begin mid-2019

6/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes tough parole laws for WA’s worst killers

6/12/2018

McGowan

Premier

Streamline WA: Making it easier to do business in Western Australia

5/12/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Church bells toll for Toodyay heritage listing

5/12/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Pilot launched to increase employment of people with disability

5/12/2018

Wyatt

Energy

New trial enables customers to buy and sell solar energy

5/12/2018

Dawson

Environment

McGowan Government to develop new climate change policy

5/12/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Five new primary schools for Perth’s growing suburbs

5/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Report calls for action to improve mental health and wellbeing in FIFO workers

5/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Welcome addition to Karratha’s new arts precinct

5/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Ocean Reef chosen as location for new metro artificial reef

4/12/2018

Papalia; Wyatt

Racing and Gaming; Treasurer

WA households and racing industry win big as Point of Consumption wagering tax is passed

4/12/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

WA-based defence company awarded major sustainment agreement

4/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Northern summer live export moratorium welcomed

4/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Inquiry prompts reform of legislation governing charitable trusts

4/12/2018

Cook

Health

Football West and Healthway partnership fosters healthy club culture

4/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New lease opportunities put culture on the menu

4/12/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

First look inside new museum as construction reaches highest point

4/12/2018

Papalia; Johnston; Wyatt

Small Business; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Finance

McGowan Government to expand Project Bank Accounts in 2019

4/12/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Bayswater rezoning secures bird sanctuary’s future

3/12/2018

Kelly

Water

Irrigation cabinet in John Macmillan Park transformed with Splash of Colour

3/12/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government secures historic schools funding agreement

3/12/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Defence Issues; Science

World-first Airbus Zephyr site officially launched in WA

3/12/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Celebrating achievements on International Day of People with Disability

3/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Enjoy the new abalone season, but keep safe when you fish

3/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Afternoon discounts for visitors to Rottnest

2/12/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

New bushfire awareness campaign to address fire reality

2/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

WA food and wine trails target growing tourism market

2/12/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Schools to take a stand against violence

1/12/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Community drives METRONET Bayswater Station concept

1/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Handover complete for the Port of Ashburton

30/11/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Fighting fires all in the family for recruits

30/11/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Horticulture trials to examine unique crop for Newman

30/11/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Call for Aboriginal tourism operators in Kings Park

30/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Safer Great Northern Highway a step closer

30/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New exploration projects on the rise

30/11/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

$4.8 million Lotterywest grant to expand Rocky Bay services

30/11/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Issues Minister congratulates Austal for handing over its first Pacific Patrol Boat

30/11/2018

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 2 applications open

30/11/2018

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Container deposit scheme laws introduced to Parliament

30/11/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Stage set for Melville Senior High School performing arts centre

30/11/2018

Saffioti

Planning

East Fremantle amendment proposes height limit at Royal George Hotel site

29/11/2018

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

Specialist WA incident officers deployed to Queensland fires

29/11/2018

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Finance; Agriculture and Food

Farming families set to be the next winners from McGowan Government reforms

29/11/2018

Roberts

Road Safety

Human impact of WA road trauma revealed ahead of holiday season

29/11/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Inspirational community language teachers recognised at inaugural awards

29/11/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $3.5 billion job-creating Pilbara mine investment

29/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Geotechnical testing crew mobilise to Denny Avenue site

29/11/2018

Tinley

Housing

Report recommends more multi-residential construction in WA

29/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Safer bridges on the way for WA’s Albany Highway

28/11/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

International Day of People with Disability grants announced

28/11/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Laws enabling WA’s participation in redress scheme pass Parliament

28/11/2018

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

WA introduces new bail laws for persons with links to terrorism

28/11/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Amendments to transfer duty concession for farm-in agreements

28/11/2018

Cook

Health

Community midwifery closer to home for northern suburbs women

28/11/2018

Logan

Corrective Services

Report finds localised issues factors in Greenough riot and escape

28/11/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

New Government Chief Information Officer to lead digital reform

28/11/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Experts sought for WA State Design Review Panel

27/11/2018

McGowan; Johnston; Dawson

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Environment

Government introduces strict new controls for hydraulic fracturing

27/11/2018

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly; Wyatt

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

Government appoints expert as Fitzroy River stakeholder convenor