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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

6/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Online maps to guide off-road vehicles in WA

6/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Online education unit launched for WA’s combat sports industry

6/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Chairperson of Construction Training Fund steps down

6/12/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Detection dogs to sniff out red imported fire ant

6/12/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government announces actions to combat wage theft

6/12/2019

Tinley

Housing

Seniors cherry-pick new homes from range in new Manjimup estate

6/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Vision now reality with breakwater completion at Beadon Creek

6/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Reassurance needed for $111.7 billion creative industries

5/12/2019

Roberts

Road Safety

New era for road safety research in Western Australia

5/12/2019

Cook

Health

Don’t leave home without your measles shot

5/12/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt; Dawson

Regional Development; Lands; Environment

Landmark decision to allow carbon farming on pastoral lands

5/12/2019

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Disability Services

Water Corporation’s fourth Disability Access and Inclusion Plan launched

5/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Review relieves levy pressure for major construction projects

5/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Works begin on $5 million upgrade at Wanneroo Secondary College

5/12/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Public authorities get top marks for access and inclusion

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

New package to expand Collie’s emergency services vehicle industry

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

$125 million investment in new WA-built firefighting appliances

5/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New summer experiences for Rottnest visitors

5/12/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 Days in WA not out with the Scorchers

5/12/2019

Roberts

Police

Celebrating excellence in the WA Police Force

5/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Community cricket partnership will help reduce head injuries on and off the pitch

5/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government delivering improved track lighting for Collie Speedway

5/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Taskforce for Perth Cultural Centre announced

5/12/2019

Murray

Volunteering

Western Australia celebrates International Volunteer Day

5/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

5/12/2019

Dawson

Environment

Cultural and conservation milestone in the west Kimberley

4/12/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food; Water

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Lake Grace

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Badgingarra Solar Farm officially opens

4/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Record funding boost to help homeless find Common Ground

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

New appointments at State energy utilities

4/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts; Heritage

New Museum for WA shortlisted for national construction award

3/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$10 million of upgrades starting at Darling Range Sports College

3/12/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Celebrating 25 years of top dogs

3/12/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Local timber industry gets a boost as leading miller joins WA

3/12/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Public Sector Management; Disability Services

New five per cent target for disability employment in public sector to help drive WA prosperity

3/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston opens Gruyere gold mine in eastern Goldfields

3/12/2019

McGowan; Tinley; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

New housing boost helps more West Aussies and supports economy

2/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Marine rescue legend honoured with naming of new $266,000 boat

2/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth promoted as dream destination for business events

2/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New long-term strategy for Aboriginal people a step closer

2/12/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Western Australia’s first Recovery College a true collaboration

2/12/2019

Kelly

Water

Water themed artwork makes a colourful splash in Millbridge

2/12/2019

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New $30 million boost to Clontarf Foundation to support Aboriginal secondary students

2/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Seeking new ideas for Cockburn Station Tower

1/12/2019

Cook

Health

Going somewhere? Don’t bring HIV home from your holiday…

1/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief for southern suburbs gathers pace with construction commencing on $237 million bridge

1/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

West Australians failing to recognise bushfire risk

30/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

29/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Mental Health Advisory Council appointed

29/11/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

New national guidelines for safer, better organised outdoor recreation

29/11/2019

Ellery; Roberts

Education and Training; Police

Port Hedland bus service receives a two-year extension

29/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Local lobsters for Western Australians available again for Christmas

29/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

$1.4 million for local governments to reduce bushfire risks

29/11/2019

Johnston

Energy

New smart streetlights pilot project for WA

29/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

A summer of South-West blue swimmer crabbing set for good start

29/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

South Flank milestone sees jobs, tech boost and records set

29/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s newest gold mine opens near Coolgardie

29/11/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 days in WA a ‘Stella’ opportunity for safer venues

29/11/2019

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

More mountain bike trails on the cards for Collie

29/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Joint management plan for conservation reserves in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas

29/11/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

First year of McGowan Government’s Jobs Act delivers thousands of local jobs

28/11/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer urges all Members of Parliament to put Western Australian taxpayers first

28/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Funding boost supports community projects in regional parks

28/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Education Department casual allied professionals to receive back payments

28/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

McGowan Government to build a new artificial reef off Carnarvon

28/11/2019

Cook

Health

New hope for dialysis patients as world-first trial tracks breakthrough in infection testing

28/11/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Mandatory reporting extended to ministers of religion

28/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Exotic ant detected in Fremantle

28/11/2019

Ellery; Tinley

Education and Training; Asian Engagement

Education links with Asia strengthened in WA

28/11/2019

Murray; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Trail-building workshop to support local jobs in Collie and Dwellingup

28/11/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Leader of the Opposition jeopardises WA’s submarine bid

27/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

New research lab positions WA as global energy hub leader and creates jobs

27/11/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New workplace safety laws tabled in Parliament

27/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

New program puts WA kids in driver’s seat for future jobs

27/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

$4.45 million to help WA service providers transition to NDIS

27/11/2019

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New laws to tackle family and domestic violence in WA

27/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding for trainees in regional communities

27/11/2019

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

Governor’s School STEM Awards won by country and city schools

27/11/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Pet greyhounds to be muzzle free

27/11/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Commonwealth urged to sign agreement to fast track approvals

27/11/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Harvey stands in the way of rapid response to alleged corruption

26/11/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

More privatised water services coming back into public hands

26/11/2019

Cook

Health

Plan to make WA the nation’s healthy weight capital

26/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Step forward on Kalgoorlie City Centre project

26/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange taking shape

26/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Industry briefing on Morley-Ellenbrook Line to encourage local content

25/11/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

We mourn the loss of Reverend Garlett, OAM

25/11/2019

Tinley

Housing

Security bond refunds give public housing tenants a Christmas bonus

25/11/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 Days of action to stop violence against women

25/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Finance

Stronger financial accountability controls for WA public sector

24/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Work starts on METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension unlocking thousands of local jobs

24/11/2019

Roberts; Logan

Police; Emergency Services

Strike Force Vulcan sets sights on arsonists

23/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

A regal name for Perth Zoo’s new giraffe calf

22/11/2019

Tinley

Housing

WA building industry awards recognise housing excellence

22/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

VET partnerships program to drive job growth in regional WA

22/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Western Australia’s training achievements honoured at national awards

22/11/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Reforms pave the way for WA’s first special entertainment precincts

22/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

One week left to have your say on climate change

22/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

User-friendly online hub designed for and by volunteers

22/11/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

New reefs taking shape in Oyster Harbour