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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

New online system for beekeeping

15/08/2022

Templeman

Heritage

Submissions sought on Sun City Precinct heritage proposal

15/08/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Data-driven graduate program to help shape WA’s digital future

15/08/2022

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Joint media statement - Site selected for Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Cultural Centre

15/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Generosity of carers celebrated during Foster Carers Week

15/08/2022

Kelly; Saffioti

Water; Transport

Iconic Australind Jetty refurbishment works to begin

15/08/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

$1 million in grants to strengthen CaLD communities in WA

14/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Locally manufactured trains back on the network after 30 years

14/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Latest Riverbank funding projects announced

13/08/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA Museum Boola Bardip achieves major milestone

13/08/2022

Cook

Science

Celebrate wonders of STEM during National Science Week 2022

12/08/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Residential facility to support Martu students opens

12/08/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Lands

Landmark Middleton Beach hotel concept images unveiled

12/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Redeveloped Mount Lockyer Primary School officially open

12/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Work commencing at WA’s newest tyre recycling plant

12/08/2022

Kelly

Youth

Funding support services for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people

12/08/2022

Carey

Housing

Respondents shortlisted for WA’s first ground lease build-to-rent development

12/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New fisheries patrol vessel for northern WA waters

12/08/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Clean energy funding helps 96 more public schools turn green

11/08/2022

Papalia

Police

More new recruits join record number of police on the street

11/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Members appointed to the Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA

11/08/2022

Kelly

Youth

Funding for new grants program to support LGBTQAI+ youth

11/08/2022

Carey

Lands

Ocean Reef Marina surging ahead as breakwaters near completion

11/08/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Spotlight on WA's Training Awards finalists

11/08/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Smoke-free pilot to give women’s prison a fresh start

10/08/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Finalists for 2022 WA Innovator of the Year awards

10/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Whitby

Premier; Energy; Climate Action

Major milestone for WA's EV fast charging network

10/08/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Attorney General welcomes deceased estates and trusts audit

10/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New platform to link people with disability to employment pathways and assist skills shortage

10/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free RATs for Western Australian households

10/08/2022

Carey

Lands

New opportunities to join growing Peel Business Park

10/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

$10.4 million network upgrade to improve power reliability in WA

9/08/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

National approach to boosting biosecurity welcomed

9/08/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Goldfields Aboriginal business grants to drive growth and jobs

9/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

New era for ambulance services to deliver contemporary care

9/08/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Comprehensive consultation phase of Seniors Strategy complete

9/08/2022

Buti; McGurk

Finance; Community Services

State Commissioning Strategy to improve community services delivery in WA

9/08/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Success for Aboriginal trainees at Australian Potash’s Laverton Training Centre

9/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

Measured approach to scaling back WA hospital COVID processes

9/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

$1 million funding boost for Kimberley cultural fire management

8/08/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Court services in Collie to remain open

8/08/2022

Papalia

Defence Industry

$1.19 million invested into Western Australian defence research

8/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Industry-leading technology will increase renewables in the regions

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in eastern Wheatbelt communities

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Great Southern and Southern Wheatbelt communities

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Mid-West and northern Wheatbelt communities

8/08/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grants program now open to support regional traineeships

8/08/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA’s games and interactive industry heads to Gamescom

8/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New 30-bed modular hospital ward boosts capacity at Rockingham General Hospital

7/08/2022

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

McGowan Government extends support for young people in care until the age of 21

6/08/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Lotterywest grant to revitalise Carnarvon Youth Precinct

5/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

More than 15,000 nicotine vapes seized in compliance crackdown

5/08/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Tourism

Bullara accommodation development boosts Exmouth tourism

5/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New additions to the Disability Services Commission Board

5/08/2022

Carey

Housing

Fresh start for cottages ready to be called home

5/08/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

State strengthens economic development facilities in Exmouth

5/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Installation begins on WA’s biggest battery

5/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Improved online campsite booking system and Explore Parks website

4/08/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

WA Government teams up with renowned global business school

4/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power Chief Executive Officer appointed

4/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Reduced impact on Royal Show commuters with Midland Line shutdown moved

4/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

New resources to support Western Australians in future health care decisions

4/08/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

New Executive Director for WA Health Translation Network

4/08/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Report card shows women workforce participation at record highs

4/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

More WA communities commit to a better waste future

4/08/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

‘Remembering Mount Margaret Mission’ sheds light on life at former mission

4/08/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Broome company Morrgul awarded contract to build capacity of Aboriginal businesses

3/08/2022

McGurk

Community Services

New strategy provides pathway to improving services for Aboriginal families

3/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

First regional safe active street complete in Geraldton

3/08/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Milestone paves the way for Kimberley Cotton Gin

3/08/2022

Carey

Homelessness

Boorloo Bidee Mia delivering life-changing help to Perth’s most vulnerable

3/08/2022

Kelly

Water

$17.6m replacement water tank to enhance water security for Karratha

3/08/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for cyclone impacted communities in WA's Kimberley

3/08/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities on WA’s south coast

3/08/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s foundational infrastructure strategy delivers 20-year vision

2/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Young achievers in out-of-home care make the grade

2/08/2022

Cook

Commerce

Family violence, child safety, funeral insurance in awards spotlight

2/08/2022

Cook; Punch

Commerce; Seniors and Ageing

Retirement village law reform to make village life fairer and easier

2/08/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the Pilbara region

2/08/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

$48.9 million Pundulmurra upgrade to expand Pilbara trade training

2/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Major milestone reached in Esperance Energy Transition Plan

2/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA’s Free Jab June and July program a success

1/08/2022

Templeman; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Funding boost helps Broome athletes reach their full potential

1/08/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Funding delivers out-of-school programs for at-risk Kimberley youth

1/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the East Kimberley

1/08/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Nominations for 2022 WA Seniors Awards now open

1/08/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Grants will make Seniors Week events memorable

1/08/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Government raises curtain on $69,000 Theatre Kimberley grant

1/08/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

McGowan Government invests $7.8 million into Kimberley emergency services

1/08/2022

Carey; McGurk

Lands; Community Services

Release of residential and commercial lots to meet demand in Broome - including EOI for new childcare centre

1/08/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

EIS program continues to support mineral exploration in WA

1/08/2022

Kelly; Buti

Youth; Aboriginal Affairs

Funding for new grants program to support young Aboriginal people to thrive

1/08/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Broome to pilot new regional wheelchair accessible taxi grants

1/08/2022

Templeman

Heritage

Applications open for grants to protect our State heritage sites

1/08/2022

Carey

Homelessness

Homelessness Week 2022 raising awareness for people impacted by homelessness

1/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Rebuilt Broome Primary School facilities officially open

1/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

New Western Power Chair appointed

1/08/2022

Cook

Commerce

Security of payment laws reinforce subcontractor protections

1/08/2022

Sanderson; Ellery

Health; Education and Training

Increased RAT distribution for WA schools

31/07/2022

Papalia

Police

Operation Regional Shield making an impact