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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

17/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Preferred proponent chosen to deliver Denny Avenue road package

17/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Heartfelt stories from Australia’s last leprosarium to be shared in the New Museum thanks to generous loan

17/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New performing arts centre takes centre stage at Melville SHS

17/02/2020

Kelly

Science; Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government rockets State into new generation space race to create 1,500 WA jobs

17/02/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

New award to recognise pro bono work by legal firms

17/02/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New service connects employers and jobseekers in the disability sector

17/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

16/02/2020

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Transport

Kids Bridge connects sick children with nature

16/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Fee waived for early movers to new driver authorisation

16/02/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Penalties for prison visitors to be increased by up to sixfold

15/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New $240,000 vessel for Marine Rescue Bunbury officially launched

14/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery features 68 artists at bi-annual exhibit

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New multi-use walls opening up opportunities at Warwick SHS

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Performing arts centre takes shape at Ocean Reef Senior High School

14/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

Schools champion reducing waste

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Outdoor science lab inspiring Wanneroo Primary School students

14/02/2020

Kelly

Water

Bassendean Community Men’s Shed to become home to a waterwise demonstration garden

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$2.5 million of upgrades to Kinross College a step closer

14/02/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Boost for manufacturing, agriculture in Wheatbelt

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New multimillion dollar secondary college opens in Alkimos

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Grandis Primary School officially opened

13/02/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Liberals confirm policy to scrap stamp duty relief

13/02/2020

Kelly

Water

Unprecedented seventh water deficiency declared in WA

13/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

Puliyapang Pty Ltd appointed to monitor Murujuga rock art

13/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Asian Engagement

Perth Glory sponsorship shoots ‘Brand Perth’ into Asia

12/02/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Progress on the finfish nursery to boost WA aquaculture growth

12/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government responds to short-stay accommodation inquiry

12/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

Commercial opportunities in Lane Poole Reserve and Dwellingup

12/02/2020

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Tough new $1,000 on the spot fines for drivers using mobile phone

11/02/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Overhaul of dedicated parking to be considered as part of review

11/02/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Government supports WA defence industry at premier Army expo

11/02/2020

Cook; Kelly

Health; Innovation and ICT

Plans to turn WA life sciences industry into world leader to create local jobs

11/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

50 per cent cut to TAFE fees driving more students to TAFE

11/02/2020

Cook; Murray

Health; Sport and Recreation

Cash grants help local sporting clubs kick health goals

11/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

11/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to Speaker Peter Watson

10/02/2020

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Indonesia trade agreement will deliver new era of co-operation

10/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New modern $8m fire station for Kensington

10/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Future of STEM at Mount Lawley Senior High School takes shape

10/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

State Government rolls out first community battery in Perth

10/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

New botanical discoveries mark golden year for Western Australia

10/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Draft WA Aviation Strategy sets the course for aviation in WA

10/02/2020

Kelly

Forestry

Popular Community Support Program increased as new round opens

10/02/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Search for WA’s top achievers in the training sector gets underway

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport; Tourism

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

10/02/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Government moves to introduce Bill for safe access zones in Western Australia

10/02/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Professional Standards Division delivers in first year of operation

9/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Local Government

McGowan Government to introduce legislation to end puppy farming

9/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to ‘Collie’s favourite son’, Mick Murray

8/02/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Baby pink snapper boost to recreational fishing in Cockburn Sound

7/02/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement delivers economic boost to Yamatji people

6/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

More flights from Singapore shows confidence in WA tourism

6/02/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Top-notch teaching graduates snapped up by Pilbara schools

6/02/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Voucher program to grow food and beverage business expertise

5/02/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Combat Sports Commission appoints new Chairperson

5/02/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

CEOs appointed to Wheatbelt, Gascoyne Development Commissions

5/02/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

$5 million available to fund community safety and anti-drug measures

5/02/2020

Kelly

Youth

New Ambassadors to shine light on the contributions of young people in WA

5/02/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New barley variety set to conquer WA grainbelt

5/02/2020

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government supports regional communities as lack of rain impacts dams and water supply schemes

5/02/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Rail access reforms full steam ahead

4/02/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie’s Wellington Dam mega-mural set to draw global attention

4/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New multimillion-dollar facilities open at Collie Senior High School

4/02/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New multimillion-dollar early childhood building opens at Eaton Primary School

4/02/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australia’s new cancer plan raises the bar

3/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

South Perth Civic Heart development approved by Minister

3/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

EOI issued for demolition of Princess Margaret Hospital

3/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following tropical cyclone Blake

3/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Thornlie-Cockburn Link gets environmental green light

3/02/2020

Cook

Health

Fiona Stanley Hospital - the first five years

3/02/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

New processes to strengthen Working with Children Checks

3/02/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

A record number of students back to school

3/02/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Land-based warning beacons boost Sea Sense capability in Esperance

2/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

World-class Bob Hawke College officially opened

31/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Kimberley air route tender provides air service certainty

31/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Sophisticated aerial intelligence plane joins WA firefighting efforts

31/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Fremantle Ports chairperson to oversee future growth

31/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Multimillion-dollar marketing boost to holiday in WA and support tourism industry

31/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Tết brings fireworks and festivities to Wanneroo

31/01/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Value adding grants to stimulate agrifood jobs

31/01/2020

Roberts

Police

Retailers respond positively to highly visible police presence

31/01/2020

McGowan

Premier

Work underway on the new Kalamunda Community Centre

31/01/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Innovative course creating opportunities for budding baristas

31/01/2020

Roberts; Saffioti

Road Safety; Transport

More projects earmarked to reduce run-off road crashes on rural roads

30/01/2020

Papalia; Dawson

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Disability Services

New centre to support community’s most vulnerable

30/01/2020

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to help disadvantaged students get to school

30/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

30/01/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth elections will take place in October

30/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants shape future growth in Goldfields-Esperance

30/01/2020

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

Construction starts on Australian-first $18m Bushfire Centre of Excellence

30/01/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Works begin on new Baldivis Primary School

30/01/2020

Cook; Templeman

Health; Mental Health; Culture and the Arts

$1.6 million in funding towards mentally healthy arts programs

29/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Collie road projects underway

29/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$5.5 million assistance for local governments to mitigate bushfire risks

29/01/2020

Cook

Health

Tender to redevelop Newman hospital released

29/01/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Jobs boost as construction begins on new Chevron headquarters

29/01/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Prime development opportunity on Scarborough Beach

29/01/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Rare opportunity to develop historic Fremantle college

29/01/2020

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government on track to secure drinking water supply through new pipeline in Denmark

28/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Murujuga World Heritage listing one step closer