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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/12/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

Tragedy prompts WA road rules booklets for international drivers

15/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

New Mandurah Traffic Bridge opened in time for holiday travellers

15/12/2017

McGurk

Child Protection

Royal Commission into child sex abuse hands down its final report

14/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Fremantle firm wins Hilton infill housing design competition

14/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Opportunity to shape the approach to plan for Outer Harbour

14/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$2 million grant for Mindarie-Burns Beach dual use path

14/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Marco Pierre White to get a taste of the Great Southern

14/12/2017

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Nominations still open for PM’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

14/12/2017

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

McGowan Government and community sector leaders working together

14/12/2017

Dawson

Environment

Gates open today at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

14/12/2017

Cook

Deputy Premier; Health

Research agenda for roundtable event

14/12/2017

Papalia

Small Business

Small business a big winner at Optus Stadium

13/12/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Innovation and ICT

Australian-first audit highlights regional telecommunications gaps

13/12/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Education savings measures to help contribute to budget repair

13/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Ridgewood development bridges affordable housing gap for seniors

13/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Kids land for free on 'Rotto from Day to Dusk'

13/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Ashfield Primary School celebrates a decade as a Waterwise school

13/12/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliamentary year of action for Attorney General

13/12/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Liberal senators endorse McGowan Government's world-first shark deterrent subsidy

12/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Tjuntjuntjara community to get $23.8 million capital injection

12/12/2017

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New Byford primary school construction to begin in 2018

12/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets on sale for first ever UFC championship fight in Perth

12/12/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Western Australians with disability to receive support through a nationally delivered NDIS

12/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

Joint media statement - Western Australia to join the nationally delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme

12/12/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

New speed camera interference technology laws commence in WA

11/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET team gauges industry capability

11/12/2017

Dawson

Environment

Western Australians behind container deposit scheme

11/12/2017

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; Education and Training; Planning

Vision of Inner City College helps bring grand plans to life

11/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New app helps drivers safely transport dangerous goods

11/12/2017

Cook

Health

Governance change for State’s leading pathology service

10/12/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA’s first commercial walnut orchard gets cracking and packing

10/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism WA appoints east coast agency

9/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Scheme to secure Southern Forests water

8/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Legislative fracking ban achieved in South-West, Peel and Perth

8/12/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Western rock lobster industry worth half a billion dollars to WA economy each year

8/12/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Public libraries to be modernised in overhaul of system

8/12/2017

Cook

Health

Federal Government commitment needed on GP training

8/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

Freeze on MPs' pay one step closer

7/12/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

State Parliament passes tough new dangerous sex offender laws

7/12/2017

Wyatt

Planning

Land for concrete batching plants to be rezoned in City of Vincent

7/12/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs; Finance

Whadjuk Working Party recognised for stadium contribution

7/12/2017

Tinley

Youth

Children's Commissioner role still strong 10 years on

7/12/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Jobs Bill passes through State Parliament

7/12/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Harnessing the economic benefits of migration

7/12/2017

Roberts

Police

Police shine in excellence awards

7/12/2017

Kelly

Science

Real-life 'CSI' for Lynwood SHS students

7/12/2017

Saffioti

Planning

New public space and link between CBD and Northbridge

7/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity increased after upgrade

7/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia; Tinley

Premier; Tourism; Veterans Issues

Albany to shine during Anzac commemorations

6/12/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional survey backs importance of Plan for Jobs

6/12/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Sorrento Beach and Hillarys Boat Harbour more inclusive with Changing Place

6/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

Report sets out blueprint for public sector reform

6/12/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Lotterywest grant to support people with a spinal cord injury

6/12/2017

McGurk

Community Services

Grant supports better co-ordination of food relief

6/12/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Armadale Senior High School to pilot Full Service Schools program

6/12/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Three judges appointed to District Court of WA

5/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Fremantle site offers rare opportunity for affordable housing project

5/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

Jobs Bill addresses important issues raised by Auditor General

5/12/2017

Tinley

Youth

Young people bring passion and ideas to the table at Youth Summit

5/12/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Whiteman Park celebrates International Volunteer Day 2017

5/12/2017

Cook

Mental Health

New collaborative tool to help improve mental and physical health of Western Australians

5/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government continues to support exploration and mining

5/12/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

South-West Christmas campaign promotes road safety

5/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Revitalised soil council to drive regenerative farming

5/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Science backs Vasse seawater inflow to reduce algal blooms

5/12/2017

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and domestic violence: employers have critical role to play

5/12/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Keep safe as you enjoy the West Coast Zone abalone season

5/12/2017

Murray

Volunteering

International Volunteer Day honours local contributions

4/12/2017

Roberts

Police

Strike Force launches to catch arsonists

4/12/2017

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants drive landcare and environmental work across WA

4/12/2017

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants to help protect natural resources across Perth

4/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET station to be named Redcliffe

4/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Monitoring network reveals another year of climate change impacts on rivers

4/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants for potato projects now open

3/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

$84,000 grant for Goldfields alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre

3/12/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Saffioti

Premier; Regional Development; Transport

$14 million Kalgoorlie-Boulder road upgrade design takes shape

3/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

3/12/2017

Dawson; Tinley

Disability Services; Housing

All aboard inclusive children's playground

3/12/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Local lobster on the menu this Christmas and New Year

3/12/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Access and inclusion take centre stage at Disability Awareness Week

2/12/2017

McGurk; Roberts

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

Spike in domestic violence incidents during the festive season

2/12/2017

McGowan; Saffioti; Murray

Premier; Transport; Sport and Recreation

Perth Stadium Station now complete

2/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Small Business

WA wines the top drop at Optus Stadium

1/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Report calls for more housing diversity,,urban infill

1/12/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Public sector equity employment boost for economy

1/12/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Small sporting grants make a big difference

1/12/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country areas enriched by sporting events support

1/12/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Scarborough redevelopment steaming towards summer

1/12/2017

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Christmas cheer for WA bottle shops

1/12/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Funding to support preservation of unique Aboriginal heritage

1/12/2017

Roberts

Police

Reward offered for long-term missing person investigation

1/12/2017

Roberts

Police

Pioneering women of policing in WA honoured

1/12/2017

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$1 million for domestic violence counselling in Peel

1/12/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability

30/11/2017

Templeman

Heritage

A 'Piesse' of Katanning history on the State heritage register

30/11/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Call for Expert Panel members to develop Recovery College model

30/11/2017

Logan; Kelly

Emergency Services; Science

Agency partnership boosts State's emergency response capacity

30/11/2017

Wyatt; Ellery

Treasurer; Education and Training

Changes to payroll tax exemption for trainees announced

30/11/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Terms of reference for an Inquiry into Reform of Business Licensing in Western Australia

30/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Funding available for public boating infrastructure