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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

17/10/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Volunteer fuel card extended until 2021

17/10/2017

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Australian Navy's crack helicopter unit flies into history

17/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Riverton Library ramps up reuse message

17/10/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Local government elections get an A for effort but fall short on diversity

17/10/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

State Government closes loophole on speed camera avoidance technology

17/10/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

High Tide 17 will transform port city and support local jobs

17/10/2017

Kelly

Water

Groundwater replenishment works to create local jobs

16/10/2017

Tinley

Youth

Youth funding helps job prospects

16/10/2017

Tinley

Housing

Final development starts at Rockingham Waterfront Village

16/10/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Safety planning protocols introduced for school-aged sex offenders

15/10/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Season changes to help improve abalone fisher safety

15/10/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge work underway

13/10/2017

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Treasurer

The State Government rejects John Holland’s latest claims and excuses regarding delays to the Perth Children's Hospital

13/10/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Finalists announced for WA Seniors Awards

13/10/2017

Cook; Templeman

Mental Health; Culture and the Arts

Comedy to bring hundreds of people to CBD for Mental Health Week

13/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Swan Canning Riverpark to benefit from funded volunteer projects

13/10/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ellenbrook METRONET line bolstered by Federal Labor commitment

13/10/2017

Kelly; Cook

Science; Health

Data linkage review report released

13/10/2017

Tinley

Youth

Youth awards focus spotlight on contribution of young achievers

12/10/2017

Cook

Health

Better engagement makes for healthier, happier employees

12/10/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government moves to ensure WA's biggest companies do their bit for budget repair

12/10/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Heath Ledger exhibition a tribute to local boy turned global star

12/10/2017

Kelly

Water

Bushfire season: Water Corporation is ready, are you?

12/10/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit to guide regional innovation

11/10/2017

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Agriculture and Food; Lands

Pastoral lands report highlights need for sustainability

11/10/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Purple Road raises awareness of elder abuse

11/10/2017

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Joint media statement - Funding to deliver tourism vision for Monkey Mia

11/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Dibbler populations bolstered

11/10/2017

Kelly

Water

Water grant to help build a greener Gnowangerup

11/10/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

State Agreement variation supports Tronox operations

11/10/2017

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health research project to further support FIFO sector

11/10/2017

Templeman

Heritage

Revolving fund revitalises disused heritage places

11/10/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Animal welfare amendments introduced to Parliament

11/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Regional Road Safety package for WA roads

11/10/2017

Wyatt

Energy

Minister welcomes new Synergy chairperson

10/10/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Perth Stadium's world-class lighting display turns it on

10/10/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

Four scholarships awarded to foster agriculture and aquaculture innovation

10/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Riverbank Program to fund foreshore restoration projects

10/10/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Liberals cement their place as Budget wreckers

10/10/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Thousands join Diwali celebrations across the State

10/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - Funding boost for Yanchep National Park campground

10/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Spring prescribed burning underway

10/10/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

World experts in Perth to tackle road trauma

10/10/2017

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government moves to immediately freeze MP’s pay

9/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island Authority welcomes new board members

9/10/2017

Templeman

Heritage

Search for new WA heritage champions begin

9/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Fracking inquiry panellists named

9/10/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Western Australians head to Abu Dhabi for ‘Skills Olympics’

9/10/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Country local government grants boost job opportunities

9/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$1.7 million in regional airport funding up for grabs

9/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

New driver test process strengthened

9/10/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

First gas a Wheatstone milestone

9/10/2017

Kelly

Water

Spring into action to reduce your water use in the garden

8/10/2017

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Transport; Regional Development

McGowan Government lures cruise ships and jobs back to WA

7/10/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Mental Health Week puts spotlight on regional WA

7/10/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Table tennis veterans serving up fast and furious competition

6/10/2017

Murray; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Centre to make the Great Southern WA's adventure capital

6/10/2017

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Joint media statement - First sod turned on Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub

6/10/2017

Dawson; Kelly

Environment; Forestry

Barrabup old-growth forest to be set aside

6/10/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Cast a line for free on national Gone Fishing Day

6/10/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Labor Government progresses plans for Abrolhos Islands

6/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief on the way for Wanneroo Road

6/10/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Albany to become wave energy innovation centre

5/10/2017

Tinley

Housing

Council's scheme amendment approval is next step in Beaconsfield redevelopment

4/10/2017

Kelly

Water

GeoCatch celebrates 20 years of working to improve local waterways

4/10/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

Innovative WA maritime company wins national award

4/10/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Hopman Cup 2018 set to be best yet in 30th year

4/10/2017

Logan

Corrective Services

Broome Regional Prison $2.7 million upgrade

4/10/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

METRONET railcar strategy to maximise local jobs

3/10/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

New Changing Place provides opportunities and inclusivity in the South-West

3/10/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government’s Cabinet Ministers to meet in Bunbury

3/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Record funding for smaller regional events

3/10/2017

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Federal-State Relations; Police

WA Police to get stronger lethal force powers for terrorist incidents

2/10/2017

Roberts

Police

$1 million funding for crime prevention and community safety

2/10/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Western Australians encouraged to get outdoors this October

2/10/2017

Roberts

Police

Gun amnesty hits target

2/10/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA’s defence capabilities on display

1/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

New lion exhibit opens at Perth Zoo

1/10/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire season begins today with call to action from Emergency Services Minister

29/09/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Photo and video archive to document life of ‘Mr Kimberley’

29/09/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Peel Development Commission chairperson to drive job creation

29/09/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Gascoyne Development Commission chairperson appointed

29/09/2017

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Milestone Kariyarra native title agreement reached

29/09/2017

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum

Boom in jobs and activity for WA's resources sector

29/09/2017

Roberts

Police

WA Police remember fallen comrades

29/09/2017

Ellery; Kelly

Education and Training; Science

WA schools honoured as finalists for STEM Awards

29/09/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

WA seafood stars take out national awards

29/09/2017

Kelly

Science

European Space Agency visit shines a spotlight on WA space skills

28/09/2017

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Tackling domestic violence in Geraldton

28/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Cell fencing funds to protect stock from wild dogs

28/09/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

New technology to provide direct line to expert panel

28/09/2017

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Grants to support veterans and their families

28/09/2017

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum

Safety under the spotlight for resources sector awards

27/09/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Victoria Hotel project to drive Aboriginal employment

27/09/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Wyatt calls for retraction from CME

27/09/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Water

Water study to help unlock Peel agricultural potential

26/09/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Local projects create local jobs in Balcatta and Osborne Park

26/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Glamping given the go-ahead on Rottnest

25/09/2017

McGowan; Murray

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Sport and Recreation

Local company Gage Roads secures Perth Stadium beer contract

24/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Progress urged on Ord Stage 2