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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

30/06/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Strategy sets out roadmap for WA’s legal assistance sector

30/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Awards ceremony honours long-serving Beelerup volunteers

30/06/2022

Papalia

Road Safety

New Chair of the Road Safety Council

30/06/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government commits $1.2 million to new creative technology innovation hub

30/06/2022

McGowan

Premier

Reconnect WA shines spotlight on tourism and work opportunities

30/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West lithium miner thanked for stepping up in time of need

30/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Getting Western Australians ready for jobs in the resources sector

30/06/2022

McGowan

Premier

Governor Beazley thanked for his service to Western Australia

30/06/2022

McGurk; Buti

Women's Interests; Finance

State Government uses buying power to advance gender equality

30/06/2022

Carey

Housing

Three new locally built social homes delivered in Kununurra

30/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

Free flu jab program extended to give more West Australians chance to get vaccinated

29/06/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Funding boost for WA’s community legal sector

29/06/2022

Carey

Homelessness

Grants to support local government expand homelessness outreach

29/06/2022

Dawson; Punch

Innovation and ICT; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government helping agriculture innovators grow

29/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New science lab opened at Ocean Road Primary School

29/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West volunteers bolstered by cutting-edge firefighting arsenal

29/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West SES units bolstered by new rescue boats

29/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Madora Bay Primary School officially named

29/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority secures European plant breeding rights

29/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Roadmap for integrated mineral carbonation

29/06/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 4 recipients announced

29/06/2022

Carey

Lands

$400 million redevelopment of former Perth Girls School gets green light

28/06/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Western Australia joins international entrepreneurship program

28/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Innovative modular hospital wards to boost WA’s hospital capacity

28/06/2022

Buti

Finance

Warren-Blackwood call centre contract extended until 2032

28/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Albany TAFE ahead of the curve with new automation equipment

28/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA leading the nation in standalone power technology

28/06/2022

Carey

Lands

Draft policy framework for diversification leases released for public consultation

27/06/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

'Superior' budget performance reinstates WA’s AAA credit rating

27/06/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

New chair appointed to Racing and Wagering WA

27/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

Three-bin FOGO service rolling out to Cottesloe residents

27/06/2022

Dawson

Medical Research; Innovation and ICT

Co-Funding Partnerships Program provides opportunity for increased impact through collaboration

27/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

Threatened species breeding boom at Perth Zoo

27/06/2022

Punch

Small Business

Celebrating WA small businesses on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

27/06/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Climate Action; Energy

First Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

26/06/2022

McGurk; Templeman

Child Protection; Sport and Recreation

Ready Check GO Working with Children Check campaign helping to keep kids safe

25/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Perth’s first-ever direct connection with Continental Europe takes off

24/06/2022

MacTiernan; Carey

Agriculture and Food; Lands

Satellite mapping helps farmers drill down on pastures

24/06/2022

Kelly

Water

Aqwest announces Board Director re-appointments and new appointment

24/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New buildings at Gingin District High School officially open

24/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

South-western snake-necked turtle conservation funding boost

24/06/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

Mental health pilot to boost Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing

24/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Millions more free RATs for Western Australians at pop-up locations

24/06/2022

Cook

Deputy Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA to establish investment and trade office in Frankfurt

24/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Two new direct flights set to soar as WA reconnects with the world

23/06/2022

Papalia

Police

More new recruits join record number of police on the street

23/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

COVID-19 testing clinic changes to reflect demand

23/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for Illawarra Primary School upgrade

23/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New alignment for Lloyd Street Bridge to be examined

23/06/2022

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

New renewably-powered desalination plant planned for Alkimos

23/06/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding boost to help Community Languages Program grow

23/06/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Members sought for inaugural Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council

23/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

$40 million redevelopment of Balga TAFE taking shape

23/06/2022

Dawson; Sanderson

Medical Research; Mental Health

Innovation investment to build resilient children and confident young people

23/06/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

New Rail Access Code ready for consultation

23/06/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Climate Action

Ambitious interim target set for State Government emissions

23/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low paid workers

22/06/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

22/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Owner-driver legislation introduced to Parliament

22/06/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$1 million boost for premium agricultural exports

22/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New alignment for southern section of Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton Route

22/06/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Apology to gymnasts as child safeguarding unit established

22/06/2022

Templeman; Punch

Sport and Recreation; Small Business

State of Origin menu showcases local WA produce

22/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grant equips South-West nursery to meet grape expectations

22/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Round five RED Grants now open

22/06/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

$2.4 million invested in effort to cure disease and keep WA Healthy

22/06/2022

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Construction of METRONET training facility reaches next stop

22/06/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

New casino legislation to boost integrity, regulator powers and penalties

22/06/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Major boost for workplace mental health and mines safety

22/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

REDs deliver for Dwellingup bush camp

21/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Renewables to power Rio Tinto’s most technology advanced iron ore mine in the Pilbara

21/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Major Milestone for refurbishments at Huntingdale Primary School

21/06/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched

21/06/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

$3.6m to accelerate success for WA health and medical researchers

21/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for upgrades at Greenwood College

21/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Redcliffe Bridge lands a new milestone

21/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Countdown on for historic first direct flights

20/06/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

VenuesWest welcomes new Chair and new board member

20/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Teachers accept State Government's new bargaining agreement

20/06/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Surf park vision for Perth a step closer with lease agreement signed

20/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

Sports program to support Aboriginal children’s mental health

20/06/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

More than a million dollars for research to improve mental health in the WA community

20/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million of grants to upgrade boating facilities now available

20/06/2022

Cook

Tourism

Virgin Australia offer 50 per cent off fares to Escape to WA

19/06/2022

Saffioti; Templeman

Planning; Sport and Recreation

Work underway on new Sandover Medal Walk at Subiaco Oval

19/06/2022

McGowan; Punch

Premier; Disability Services

Joint media statement - A transition plan for Activ support workers with disability

18/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New State employment laws to commence on Monday

17/06/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australia Premier’s Book Awards winners announced

17/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New funding to boost Collie hospitality and tourism projects

17/06/2022

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Water

Green magnesium refinery proposal for Collie reaches milestone

17/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power continues on path towards reconciliation

17/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Get job ready and explore training opportunities at Recruit WA

17/06/2022

Kelly

Forestry

New legislation to enable carbon trading by Forest Products Commission passes through State Parliament

17/06/2022

Carey

Lands

WA Parliament passes law removing duplicate certificates of title

17/06/2022

Carey

Housing

State-wide panel to be established for new builds and refurbishments

17/06/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

WA sets sights on Italy and beyond in Premier’s mission

16/06/2022

Templeman

International Education

Major international education conference to be hosted in Perth

16/06/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Public consultation opens on WA’s biosecurity laws

16/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for further Balga Senior High School upgrades

16/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Community supports plan to protect future of West Coast Highway