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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/05/2016

Barnett

Premier; Science

Healthy research outlook at Science on the Swan

3/05/2016

L'Estrange

Mines and Petroleum

Gold still shining and generating long-term jobs

2/05/2016

Barnett

Premier; Science

Big Data Week highlights State’s science future

2/05/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Search is on for WA’s top innovator

2/05/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

Martin Clunes explores WA’s treasured islands

1/05/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Body worn video cameras for WA Police

1/05/2016

Francis

Emergency Services

Paying tribute to our fallen firefighters

1/05/2016

Nahan; Faragher

Treasurer; Disability Services

Community support for expanded insurance

29/04/2016

Barnett; Davies; Redman

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

New centre the active heart of Narembeen

29/04/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Award-winning arts centre opens in Newman

29/04/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Funding boost for regional visitor centres

29/04/2016

Barnett

Premier

Long-term frigate maintenance contract to WA

29/04/2016

Day

Health

Selfless service as PMH helper celebrates 100th

29/04/2016

Simpson

Local Government

Website puts spotlight on council performance

28/04/2016

Barnett; Nalder

Premier; Transport

Airport rail line negotiations completed

28/04/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Construction start promises better Collie health care

28/04/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

More help for Aboriginal jobseekers

28/04/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for Mid-West region

28/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Milestone reached on Aubin Grove station upgrade

28/04/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Joint media statement - NDIS trial set for expansion in WA

28/04/2016

Nalder; Marmion

Transport; Finance

Process simplified for driver medical assessments

27/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Move to a dedicated multi-purpose taxi service

27/04/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Regional Development

Support for new Geraldton community complex

27/04/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

Overwhelming support for Southern Forests irrigation scheme

27/04/2016

Barnett; Harvey

Premier; Tourism; Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

Renowned academy boosts hospitality training

27/04/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Design and colour of stadium seats revealed

26/04/2016

Barnett

Premier

Industry capability to benefit from sub contract

26/04/2016

Collier

Aboriginal Affairs

Increased voice for WA’s Aboriginal people

26/04/2016

Day

Health

Latest technology cuts cancer care wait times

26/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Great Northern Highway bridge maintenance to start

26/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Perth's first bike boulevard approved

26/04/2016

Nalder; Redman

Transport; Regional Development

Kununurra airstrip upgrade completed

26/04/2016

Nalder; Redman

Agriculture and Food; Regional Development

New weather stations enhance crop technology

26/04/2016

Harvey; Nalder

Deputy Premier; Road Safety; Transport

Common-sense new rules for bikes on footpaths

24/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Report highlights benefits of Roe 8

24/04/2016

Jacob

Environment

Prescribed burn in Bold Park for scientific study

24/04/2016

Nahan; Mitchell; Mischin

Treasurer; Mental Health; Attorney General

$13.1 million for mental health court diversion

24/04/2016

Holt

Racing and Gaming

Get ‘em up! Two-up licences granted for Anzac Day

22/04/2016

Francis

Emergency Services

Enhanced emergency response for Mid-West

22/04/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

Last Will and Testament of Anzac legend found

22/04/2016

Mischin; Redman

Commerce; Regional Development

Molloy Island now better connected

22/04/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Delivering better life outcomes for kids in care

22/04/2016

Day

Health

Local boards to drive healthcare innovation

22/04/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Rock water catchments at Yilgarn heritage listed

22/04/2016

Holt

Racing and Gaming

Western Australian distillers the toast of the nation

22/04/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

New three-year deal for Manjimup truffle event

21/04/2016

Barnett

Premier

State Parliament to sit next Thursday

21/04/2016

Davies

Forestry

New sandalwood contracts open for tender

21/04/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Joint media statement - Staying strong in the face of terror

21/04/2016

Simpson

Community Services

New blueprint for supporting WA carers

21/04/2016

Jacob

Environment

Revitalised South Perth foreshore now a tourist stop

21/04/2016

Barnett; Davies

Premier; Sport and Recreation

SilverSport to help seniors get active

21/04/2016

Davies

Water

Aerial support continues for pipeline inspection

21/04/2016

Davies; Redman

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Travel support for WA’s aspiring athletes

20/04/2016

Redman; Day

Regional Development; Health

New Manjimup health service designs unveiled

20/04/2016

Francis; Nalder

Veterans; Transport

Rest stop project honours gallant servicemen

20/04/2016

Davies

Water

Improvements to Corrigin’s water supply

20/04/2016

Davies; Redman

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

New lease of life for club equipment

19/04/2016

Davies

Water

Businesses get the big tick for water saving

18/04/2016

Barnett

Premier

WA wins defence naval shipbuilding contracts

18/04/2016

Day

Health

Milestone for new Bunbury pathology centre

18/04/2016

Day

Health; Culture and the Arts

Harvey hospital art connects history and health

18/04/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

‘Meth Can Take Control' campaign hits its target

17/04/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

New museum milestone honours Harry Butler

15/04/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

WAFL Count Me In promotes inclusion

15/04/2016

Faragher

Planning

20,000 new homes in Greater Bunbury expansion

15/04/2016

Nalder; Redman

Agriculture and Food; Regional Development

Potato industry moves to deregulation

14/04/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

Joint media statement - West Australian Ballet ‘en pointe’ in Jakarta

14/04/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Court orders safety plan for surrogate child

14/04/2016

Jacob

Environment

New treetop challenge open for adventurers

14/04/2016

Marmion

State Development

Regional gas opportunities key focus of LNG 18

14/04/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

WA sails towards a record cruise season

13/04/2016

Barnett; Faragher

Premier; Planning

Perth revels in new bar at Elizabeth Quay

13/04/2016

Collier

Education

WA principals chosen to join Harvard elite

13/04/2016

Nahan; Redman

Energy; Lands

Energy trial starts at WA’s battery community

12/04/2016

Francis

Fisheries

New lure for fishers off Mandurah

12/04/2016

Redman; Holt

Regional Development; Housing

Broome and Derby transition to a better future

12/04/2016

Simpson

Community Services

Celebrating WA’s community services

11/04/2016

Marmion

State Development

Scitech inspires future scientists during LNG 18

11/04/2016

Mischin

Commerce

WA ready to participate in naval defence programs

10/04/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Innovative health program making a difference

10/04/2016

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

New park lookout open at The Gap near Albany

9/04/2016

Simpson

Youth

National Youth Week gets underway in WA

9/04/2016

Simpson

Youth

Fresh approach for youth services in the Kimberley

9/04/2016

Marmion

State Development

Unearthing WA tech talent on eve of LNG 18

8/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Fitzgerald Street bus priority lane to save time

8/04/2016

Collier

Education

School’s out for WA’s longest-serving teacher

8/04/2016

Simpson

Youth

Cadets WA expands to Kimberley schools

7/04/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Western Australia welcomes world’s top surfers

7/04/2016

Francis

Fisheries

New insight into white shark behaviour

7/04/2016

Nahan

Energy

Electricity reforms ensure fairer system for all

6/04/2016

Nahan; Faragher

Treasurer; Disability Services

Legislation expanding insurance cover passes

6/04/2016

Nalder

Agriculture and Food

Bravo! New apple sure to shine

6/04/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

New facilities meet training demand in health

6/04/2016

Nalder

Transport

Ramp upgrade doubles capacity at Two Rocks Marina

6/04/2016

Barnett

Premier; Science

Nominations open for WA Science Hall of Fame

6/04/2016

Mischin

Commerce

WA interim ban on unsafe hoverboards

6/04/2016

Day; Nahan

Culture and the Arts; Treasurer

Preferred bidder named for State’s new museum

5/04/2016

Redman

Lands

New data hub will support innovation and research

5/04/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

New appointments to strengthen training sector