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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/05/2021

Johnston

Corrective Services

Prisoners mine new skills in training program

15/05/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Partnership to promote the nutritional benefits of eating lupins

14/05/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Applications open for Indian COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funding

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Incident Controller to step down after successful COVID-19 response

14/05/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Initial results confirm Oakajee as ideal site for green hydrogen

14/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Kings Park plan for iconic, world-class park

14/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering $30 million of transport upgrades through Mid-West

14/05/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$7.9 million in grants awarded to family violence support services

14/05/2021

Kelly

Water

New irrigation training program to help local councils be waterwise

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations at Joondalup

14/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Rottnest Island riding global wave in surfing championship splash

14/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Changes to support recovery of WA’s western rock lobster fishery

13/05/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

The Alternative Archive gives unique insight into local voices

13/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Pre-lockdown life to resume in full from 12.01am this Saturday

13/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Minister gives recreational fishers a hand releasing future catches

13/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Hospitality course upskills job seekers and teaches tricks of the trade

13/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

Renewed leadership for eight State Government departments

13/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Explore the world of Aboriginal culture and astronomy at Rottnest Island

13/05/2021

Punch; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Science

Funding to boost WA medical technology and pharmaceutical manufacturers and create new jobs

13/05/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Raft of regional events set to shine around State

12/05/2021

Cook

Health

Child and Adolescent Health Service Chair resigns

12/05/2021

Carey

Local Government

Authorised Inquiry reports tabled in Parliament

12/05/2021

Templeman

Heritage

State welcomes Commonwealth grants for Fremantle Prison

12/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Aqwest announces Board Director re-appointments

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes an additional $142 million for regional road safety

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Second stage of Great Northern Highway upgrades underway

12/05/2021

Kelly

Water

WA housing developers celebrated for achieving sustainable, waterwise living

12/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Saving water all in a day’s work for WA’s top waterwise businesses and buildings

12/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Local governments recognised for commitment to saving water

12/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Boost for white shark tagging and monitoring in expanded mitigation program

12/05/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New specialist training facility to support jobs in resources sector

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Flight frequency back to pre-COVID levels on some regional routes

12/05/2021

Saffioti; Buti; Sanderson

Transport; Planning; Lands; Environment

McGowan Government to permanently protect Beeliar Wetlands

11/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Next phase of community consultation begins for Swan River Crossings Project

11/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Quinns Beach groyne upgrade completed in time for winter

11/05/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$2.4 million awarded to support Geraldton Housing First rollout

11/05/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; Health

New health and pathology course to help with COVID-19 response

10/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Autumn rainfall encourages early sprinkler switch-off across Perth and Peel

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Accolades to honour pillars of nursing and midwifery

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Newman Health Service redevelopment one step closer

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Additional wastewater testing in response to recent community cases in Perth and new online dashboard launched

10/05/2021

Sanderson; Carey

Climate Action; Local Government

‘Regional Climate Alliances’ to support local government action on climate change

10/05/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

National Surf Life Saving event shore to attract swell of support

9/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services; Small Business

Additional support for communities devastated by Cyclone Seroja

7/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET Bayswater Junction hits the switch

7/05/2021

MacTiernan; Johnston

Hydrogen Industry; Energy

Works begin at Australia's first regional renewable hydrogen plant

7/05/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Broome training centre to produce more skilled hospitality workers a step closer

7/05/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Mental Health Commission awarded for outstanding campaigns

7/05/2021

Templeman

Heritage

$1.1 million grant fund to enhance and protect State’s heritage

7/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Tourism partnership to serve up five-star culinary content

6/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Electric buses on track to start Joondalup CAT trial in January

6/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Restrictions set to significantly ease from 12.01am Saturday, May 8

6/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

Small business relief on its way with targeted program

6/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Australia’s first leak detection dog celebrates birthday lunch at Parliament House

6/05/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

New appointments to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

6/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

WasteSorted Awards recognise top waste sector performers

6/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Savings for Broome residents as Smart Sun pilot ends

5/05/2021

Papalia

Veterans Issues

WA Government welcomes Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

5/05/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Major boost for WA renewable hydrogen

5/05/2021

Cook

Health

RPH beds open in promised 117-bed expansion in hospitals

5/05/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Huge investment in education continues as construction starts at Piara Waters Secondary School

5/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Grants help schools to become wise on waste

5/05/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Geraldton to host Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot

5/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

4/05/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Nominate a top teacher, principal, school or support staff for WA Education Awards

4/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Tender awarded for new nature playground in the heart of Bunbury

4/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Federal Budget infrastructure boost to help build Western Australia’s economic recovery

4/05/2021

Ellery; Templeman

Education and Training; Tourism

New training centre to help tourism industry progressing

4/05/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Treasurer; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

State Government donates $2 million towards India COVID crisis

4/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

$20 million to increase Aboriginal tourism opportunities

3/05/2021

Saffioti

Ports

New Fremantle Ports Chief Executive Officer appointed

3/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Fifties and over can now roll up for COVID vaccinations

1/05/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register technology rolls out in the Kimberley

1/05/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Yamatji People to receive first benefits from their historic native title agreement

1/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Entries open for 2021 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards

1/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Boat tours recommence at the spectacular Danggu Geikie Gorge

30/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Kalbarri District High School students and staff to return to school next week

30/04/2021

Carey

Local Government

Financial assistance for ratepayers to continue

30/04/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Fair policy reform delivers funding for community infrastructure

30/04/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

$20,000 vouchers available to help local innovators commercialise ideas and create WA jobs

30/04/2021

Quigley

Electoral Affairs

Ministerial Expert Committee to advise Government on electoral reform

29/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further from 12.01am Saturday

29/04/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Competitors set to rise to occasion at ballooning championships

28/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Boom gates long gone as traffic starts under Davis Road underpass

28/04/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$23 million boost for regional connectivity

28/04/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Funding available for environmental employment opportunities

28/04/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Scheme helping people put unpaid court fines behind them

28/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination campaign ‘Roll up for WA’ launches

28/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following floods in Shire of Wiluna

28/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Proponents shortlisted for iconic new Swan River Causeway Bridge

28/04/2021

Johnston

Energy

Major milestones for Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap

27/04/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

One million more reasons to enjoy Bravo apples

26/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel post-lockdown transition starts midnight tonight

23/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel to enter lockdown from 12.01am Saturday

23/04/2021

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

iHub to kickstart Great Southern business

23/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Aboriginal teaching scholarships on offer to create difference in lives of young people

23/04/2021

Punch

Fisheries

New artificial reef deployed in northern suburbs

23/04/2021

MacTiernan; Buti

Agriculture and Food; Lands

Remote sensing technology to support pastoral land management

23/04/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Call for new recreational, leisure and Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses on Rottnest Island

22/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Work starts on new early childhood building at Mount Helena Primary School