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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/10/2021

Cook

Health

Vaccine milestone for regional WA as 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered

25/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe quarantine-free travel from QLD starts 12.01am Wednesday

25/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New ideas to grow the Goldfields-Esperance workforce

25/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

One-off payment to support rangelands biosecurity groups

25/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Record year for endangered western swamp tortoise conservation

25/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan; Buti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Lands

WA to become global clean energy powerhouse

24/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Children’s Week kicks off with family fun day at Whiteman Park

24/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More COVID-19 vaccination clinics popping up across WA

23/10/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Environment

Perth helps choose name for Zoo’s female giraffe calf

22/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Significant reforms to protect the environment and streamline assessment process

22/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Collie’s main street facades revitalised amidst tourism boom

22/10/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

$13.4 million Collie emergency services hub unveiled

22/10/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

$10 million to accelerate hydrogen fuelled transport

22/10/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners announced

22/10/2021

Saffioti

Ports

$29 million contract awarded to increase resilience of Nelson Point Tug Haven

22/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Grants now available to support International Day of People with Disability celebrations

22/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Designing a waterwise neighbourhood made easier during National Water Week

22/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Kiosk vendors wanted for new METRONET Airport Line stations

22/10/2021

Cook

Health

Major new advertising campaign to bolster health workforce

21/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Chair appointed to superannuation fund GESB

21/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Infrastructure WA Board appointments

21/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Queensland border transition paused following concerning case

21/10/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

$1 million reward to support police investigation into suspicious disappearance of Cleo Smith

21/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New veterinary practice laws modernise vet services

21/10/2021

Kelly; Carey

Water; Housing

McGowan Government helping public housing tenants reduce water use and lower water bills

21/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Government support for progressing battery manufacture in WA

21/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Transperth’s first electric bus getting ready for Joondalup trial

21/10/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Landmark police compensation legislation introduced to Parliament

20/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Key mental health partners collaborate to progress system-wide reform

20/10/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

20/10/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Laws introduced to boost employment protections

20/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration in WA continues to prosper

20/10/2021

McGurk

Women's Interests

Roundtable discusses women’s economic security

20/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Accolades for Western Australian winner of national Rural Women’s Award

20/10/2021

Kelly

Forestry

New legislation to enable carbon trading by Forest Products Commission

20/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to further protect WA

20/10/2021

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Indonesian COVID-19 crisis relief funds now allocated

20/10/2021

Kelly

Water

New research hub brings water knowledge to Western Australia

20/10/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

WA students to learn about science from world’s oldest cultures

20/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

New Aboriginal employment targets for transport infrastructure program

20/10/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage Awards finalists compete for coveted industry recognition

20/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Reappointment of Lotterywest and Healthway Chair

20/10/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Contractor announced for WA’s biggest battery

19/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe quarantine-free travel from QLD permitted, starts 12.01am Friday

19/10/2021

Kelly; Ellery

Water; Education and Training

New immersive experience helping deliver waterwise message to record 32,809 students

19/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have say on bus services to Airport Line stations

19/10/2021

Carey

Housing

Rapid timber-frame builds speed up social housing delivery

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to North-West communities

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to South-West communities

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Huge water savings achieved in Great Southern as waterwise support continues

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Mid-West residents encouraged to take up water-saving offers during National Water Week

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Waterwise support available to Goldfields households

19/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government helping reduce alcohol-related harm

18/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government welcomes Senate Inquiry Final Report into Juukan Gorge

18/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Abrolhos Island scallops become WA’s eleventh MSC certified sustainable fishery

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Milestone for Western Power’s first disconnected microgrid

18/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Waterwise Perth Action Plan achievements kick off National Water Week

18/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Kalgulup Regional Park’s management plan released

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New Armadale COVID-19 vaccination clinic boosts opportunities to get vaccinated

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccination in Mirrabooka

18/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Skills boost for the Goldfields as construction starts on TAFE

17/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Record $10 million boost for health and wellbeing of WA kids

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

16/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Recycling trailblazers recognised at inaugural Change Maker Awards

15/10/2021

Sanderson

Commerce

Extra trading hours to encourage shopping locally this Christmas

15/10/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

15/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Easier than ever before for regional residents to roll up for WA

15/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

State Recovery Controller for Wooroloo bushfire recognised

15/10/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Forestry

Technology boost drives jobs at Albany sandalwood factory

15/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

State Government releases response to Regional Roadworks Signage Review

15/10/2021

Buti

Lands

High demand expected for prime Oyster Harbour land release

15/10/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

AGWA’s new View to celebrate Western Australian art

15/10/2021

Cook

Health

$200 million Bunbury Regional Hospital redevelopment underway

15/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Radical innovations sought for child and youth mental health issues

15/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

Health; Energy

Derby Hospital solar contract awarded to local companies

14/10/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Child safety laws pass WA Parliament

14/10/2021

Carey

Housing

Increased support for WA’s community housing sector

14/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia jobs market powers ahead

14/10/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

$5 million for world-class WA-based guide dogs breeding program

14/10/2021

Buti; Sanderson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

13/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Call out for local workers for harvest season

13/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics make it easier for residents in the regions to roll up for WA

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Country football kicks goals for mental health

13/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Locally made beams installed on first new bridge over Railway Parade

13/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - First images of METRONET Whiteman Park Station unveiled

13/10/2021

Quigley; Papalia

Attorney General; Police

New laws give police powers to disrupt and dismantle criminal gangs

13/10/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Government puts $3m crime-stopping grants in the cloud

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Research fellowship grant to improve childhood mental health

13/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kimberley to feature in Australian fashion campaign

12/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Young people help design mental health and AOD solutions

12/10/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Corruption expert and prosecutor appointed Magistrate

12/10/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

TAB sale process resumes with new invitation for expressions of interest

12/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

New stronger safety equipment laws to save lives on the water

12/10/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

WA television industry boost - third instalment of Mystery Road

12/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Former Perth Airport executive appointed Tourism WA Managing Director

12/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Waste Wise grants help schools with projects to reduce waste to landfill

12/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining industry meets to accelerate net zero emissions target

12/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery; McGurk

Premier; Education and Training; Community Services

Childcare the centrepiece of $103.5 million training expansion

12/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Joint media statement - $103.5 million boost for Western Australian training through JobTrainer

12/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Students invited to dive in to training for swimming jobs