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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

10/04/2021

Kelly

Youth

2021 WA Youth Awards highlight the best, brightest and the most dedicated

9/04/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Containers for Change off to a roaring start in WA!

9/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Independent review strengthens hotel quarantine regime

9/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong COVID-19 position allows for more positive changes

9/04/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier announces 41st Parliament to commence on April 29

8/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government’s investment in skills training seeing results

7/04/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Swan Alcoa Landcare Program funding applications open

6/04/2021

Cook

Health

Queensland to transition to 'low risk' under border controls

6/04/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Finalists announced for 2021 WasteSorted Awards

6/04/2021

Templeman; Saffioti

Heritage; Planning

Heritage specialists awarded contract for Ascot Kilns conservation

3/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

All aboard the new C-Series railcar at Yagan Square

1/04/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Pome fruit growers urged to be ready to apply for netting rebates

1/04/2021

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA’s biggest African community festival to kick off two-day celebration

1/04/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Bye-bye boom gates - Denny Avenue level crossing closes for good

1/04/2021

Kelly

Forestry

Forest Products Commission Community Support Program returns for another year

1/04/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth victorious in FIFA Women’s World Cup host city selection

1/04/2021

Buti; Dawson

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

New locality in South-West ‘Yebble’ honours local Noongar hero

1/04/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources jobs and sales continue to break records in WA

31/03/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New lease of life for Albany Town Hall

31/03/2021

Kelly

Youth

2021 WA Youth Awards finalists announced

31/03/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Midland Intervention and Withdrawal Centre Opens

31/03/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes more flight options for Pilbara residents

31/03/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Police launch road safety blitz over Easter long weekend

31/03/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Western Australians urged to stay SharkSmart during Easter salmon run

30/03/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

Construction underway at the Australian Marine Complex

30/03/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s newest nickel sulphide mine officially opens

30/03/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Search for excellence is on in WA’s training sector

29/03/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar Boodja Trust commences for South West Native Title Settlement

29/03/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major demolition works start at former Princess Margaret Hospital site

29/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA introduces hard border with Queensland immediately

29/03/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Kensington Fire Station operational ahead of schedule

29/03/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Opportunity to wander through East Kimberley too good to pass up

27/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA border controls strengthened as QLD risk rating elevated

27/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated public health alert for Queensland

27/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Wellington Square intergenerational playground open for all to enjoy

27/03/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Process to appoint corruption fighter re-commences

26/03/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Woodlands Cultural, Community and Visitor Centre open for business

26/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Public health alert for Queensland arrivals into WA since March 20

26/03/2021

Kelly

Youth

State-wide grant recipients for 2021 Youth Week WA announced

25/03/2021

Saffioti; Buti

Planning; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Final designs revealed for WACA Ground transformation in East Perth

24/03/2021

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Child Protection

Redress for Fairbridge survivors

24/03/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Awards for pro bono legal heroes up for grabs

20/03/2021

Papalia

Police

Police Minister welcomes 91 new officers to the Force

18/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier announces re-elected Labor Government Ministry portfolios

17/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier Mark McGowan unveils Cabinet team

5/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong progress enables further easing of restrictions

5/03/2021

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Royal Commission to be held into Crown Perth’s suitability to hold licence

2/03/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Ombudsman to investigate delays in notifying families about deaths of loved ones

26/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Government partners with Rio Tinto to build new Tom Price hospital

25/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - $18.1 million to support communities affected by the Wooroloo bushfire

17/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria set to move to 'low risk' from Saturday, February 20

12/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Return to pre-lockdown life from 12.01am Sunday, February 14

9/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following damaging tropical low

5/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Wooroloo bushfires

4/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post lockdown plan to come into effect 6pm, Friday, February 5

3/02/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Extended outage payment doubles for those affected by bushfire

3/02/2021

McGowan

Premier

Statement from the Government of Western Australia

3/02/2021

Kelly

Science

McGowan Government invests in sustainable housing research

3/02/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to support WA’s youth sector

3/02/2021

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government announces funding to help WA farmers deal with impacts of climate change

3/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout

3/02/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Construction contract awarded for women’s refuge expansions

3/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

Virtual Power Plants to become a reality in WA-first

3/02/2021

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Further support for transport industry to keep WA moving

3/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Digital connectivity boost to Northern Goldfields

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Community feedback guides next stage of Swan River Crossings project

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Medicinal cannabis facility to grow job opportunities in Collie

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Joint media statement - $174 million boost for Western Australian recycling

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for road gateway in Perth’s eastern suburbs

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Proposed Helena and Aurora Ranges National Park one step closer

2/02/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Renewed partnership sets Pilbara students up for success

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Grants now open to get Waste Sorted in our schools

2/02/2021

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Funding round for community natural resource management now open

2/02/2021

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government brings more roles in-house at Water Corporation

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Plan for Our Parks milestone as new Mid-West reserves created

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Boutique espresso bar, community festival and heritage restoration among latest grant recipients in Collie

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Reserves reinstated into D’Entrecasteaux National Park

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Funding program to deliver rest area upgrades for heavy vehicle drivers in regional WA

2/02/2021

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

$3 million to improve CaLD community facilities

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Investment to revitalise Southern Rangelands landscape and pastoral enterprises

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Watersmart Farms funding to drive on-farm desalination

2/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$6.8 million contract awarded as part of Housing First rollout

2/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

$47.5 million to build up to 300 new WA-built firefighting appliances

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

2/02/2021

Wyatt

Lands

Mount Misery renamed Bilbiljim in recognition of Miriwoong people

1/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Funding boost for food and garden organics bins

1/02/2021

Cook

Health

Milestone achieved in contract negotiations for Joondalup Health Campus

1/02/2021

Templeman

Local Government

Legislative changes to deliver local government good governance

1/02/2021

Papalia

Defence Issues

New funding round for collaborative defence research projects

1/02/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect

1/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering key intersection upgrades for Armadale

1/02/2021

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New council to help steer multiculturalism in WA

1/02/2021

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

1/02/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

31/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australia enters five-day lockdown from 6pm tonight

31/01/2021

Wyatt

Finance

Successful Aboriginal Procurement Policy to be extended

31/01/2021

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley land transfer creates new reserve for traditional owners

31/01/2021

Quigley

Commerce

More financial help to secure tenancies after moratorium ends

30/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

30/01/2021

Roberts

Police

Government approves $1 million reward to help solve Kalgoorlie mystery