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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Innovative technology trialled at signalised pedestrian crossings

20/01/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

WA’s successful economy continues to drive down unemployment

20/01/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid-West RED grants building sustainable communities

20/01/2022

Punch

Youth

Achievements of young people to be recognised at annual WA Youth Awards

20/01/2022

Punch

Disability Services

More all-terrain wheelchairs across WA as McGowan Government election commitment delivered

19/01/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

New facility to spring WA’s divers onto the world stage

19/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

International recognition for DFES staff and volunteers

19/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

New look board to help guide the future of Kings Park

19/01/2022

Punch; Templeman

Small Business; Culture and the Arts

Applications now open for small business assistance

19/01/2022

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

New reports help power Western Australia’s hydrogen future

19/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Heat on childcare operators to take care this summer

19/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Kids’ vaccination blitz ahead of schools returning for 2022

18/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Independent review of governance of the WA health system announced

18/01/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

WA’s Plan for Gender Equality going strong

18/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Western Australians pick names for Black Hawk helicopters

18/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Industry engagement to ensure freight and supply keep moving

17/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask mandate introduced for South-West region from 6pm tonight

17/01/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA avocados smashing it in Japan

17/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Derby under-fives helped to thrive through Early Years Initiative

17/01/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Shutterbugs set to get snapping in new photography competition for WA Seniors Card members

17/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Dryandra Woodland is Western Australia’s newest national park

17/01/2022

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Applications open for Mentally Healthy Workplaces Grant program

16/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Masks required indoors in Perth and Peel from 6pm tonight

16/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Site confirmed as design starts on new women and babies hospital

16/01/2022

Papalia

Veterans Issues

Legacy WA builds lifelong connections and skills at annual children's camp in Busselton

15/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Mandurah Line now open following successful 20-day Shutdown

14/01/2022

Kelly

Water

Broome business to support major upgrade of local water and wastewater infrastructure

14/01/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants deliver boost for Great Southern business

14/01/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Perth’s Optus Stadium crowned Australia’s best

14/01/2022

Carey

Lands

Breakwater crossing creates new entry to Ocean Reef Marina

13/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New quarantine arrangements under WA’s controlled border

13/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Proof of vaccination to be expanded State-wide from January 31

13/01/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Ningaloo takes centre stage in Tim Winton documentary series

13/01/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Major boost for pioneering carbon farming projects

13/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Two new Bushfire Brigade stations for the South-West

13/01/2022

Papalia

Police

Police frontline strengthened as another 59 officers hit the streets

13/01/2022

Carey

Homelessness

Architect appointed for Mandurah Common Ground

12/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Northern Territory to move to ‘extreme risk’ under WA’s controlled border

12/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Multi-million dollar investment for Northampton emergency service volunteers

12/01/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Grants to help women reach their full potential

11/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

ServiceWA app launches to help keep WA safe

11/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Ready, set, grow! Funding to bring community garden projects to life

10/01/2022

McGowan

Premier

New board appointments for the Insurance Commission

10/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

McGowan Government provides $1 million boost for regional childcare

10/01/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Outgoing DPIRD Director General thanked

10/01/2022

Buti

Mines and Petroleum

New CEO appointed at The Perth Mint

10/01/2022

Carey

Housing

Social housing boost on the way for Collie

8/01/2022

Cook

Premier

Northern Territory to move to ‘high risk’ under controlled border

7/01/2022

Cook

Acting Premier

Mask mandate lifted for Perth and Peel

7/01/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Nominations now open for 2022 WA Multicultural Awards

7/01/2022

Carey

Homelessness

Major refurbishment of St Bart’s House a boost to homeless support

7/01/2022

Carey; MacTiernan

Lands; Regional Development

New $10.5 million road paves way for Port Hedland investment

6/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET’s Thornlie-Cockburn Link on track

6/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Nominations now open for the 2022 WasteSorted Awards

6/01/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA secures global sports festival to boost tourism and economy

6/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Conservation coup as endangered dibblers released into the wild

5/01/2022

Cook

Acting Premier

Tasmania and ACT border controls to transition to ‘extreme risk’

5/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New Principal Shared Path to fill cycling gap along Mitchell Freeway

4/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Construction now underway on new Carnarvon boat pens

4/01/2022

Papalia

Police

Boost to Kimberley police resources to tackle youth crime

4/01/2022

Papalia

Road Safety

Road safety grants to support community initiatives

3/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Eased public health measures from 6am Tuesday, January 4

2/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics as operating hours increase

1/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Border controls with ACT and Tasmania strengthened

31/12/2021

Papalia

Police

Celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve

31/12/2021

Whitby

Environment

Phase out of single-use plastics begins tomorrow

30/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

More farms go off the grid east of Esperance

30/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

Extra relief for those affected by Christmas power outages

30/12/2021

McGowan; Punch; Templeman

Premier; Small Business; Culture and the Arts

Financial support for small businesses impacted by restrictions

30/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Significant McGowan Government public transport commitment delivered

30/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

QLD and SA to transition to ‘extreme risk’ under controlled border

29/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Roll out of Smart Freeway technology continues on the Mitchell Southbound

29/12/2021

Cook

Tourism

Major Rottnest Island development receives conditional approval

28/12/2021

Whitby

Environment

Dont let the potential of your festive empties go to waste

27/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to continue until January 4

26/12/2021

Johnston; Sanderson

Industrial Relations; Health

PTSD presumption for ambulance workers

24/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

QLD and SA to transition to ‘high risk’ from 12.01am Saturday

24/12/2021

Carey

Housing

$1 million provided to revamp Fremantle lodging house

24/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination bookings open for five to 11-year-olds

23/12/2021

Saffioti

Ports

Next stage for Spoilbank Marina underway with $10.6 million contract

23/12/2021

Carey

Lands

New Director appointed to DevelopmentWA Board

23/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Restrictions introduced for Perth and Peel from 6pm tonight

23/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

PCEC transforms into pop-up bus station for Mandurah Line Shutdown

22/12/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Fremantle local joins Heritage Council as newest member

22/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Temporary accommodation for WA workers rebuilding homes and structures damaged by Cyclone Seroja

22/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthened with Tasmania and the Northern Territory

22/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination third dose now mandatory to keep WA safe

22/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s unique octopus species has a new Noongar name

22/12/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Public school students scoop peak education awards

22/12/2021

Buti; Carey; Saffioti

Finance; Lands; Planning

Landgate building revamp to bring more workers and vibrancy to Midland

21/12/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New chair appointed to Mid West Development Commission

21/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Mandatory lifejackets to continue keeping people safe at Salmon Holes

21/12/2021

Carey

Housing

Social housing reform delivers more apartments for vulnerable Western Australians in Perth's north

21/12/2021

Papalia

Police

Bringing joy to WA children doing it tough this Christmas

21/12/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Lead agency status for job-creating green hydrogen projects

19/12/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Tis the season to drive safely

17/12/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Draft Work Health and Safety regulations released

17/12/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New public primary schools announced for 2024

17/12/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Broome Sobering Up Centre to re-open, Step Up/Step Down community consultation begins

17/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New generation of firefighters step up for summer