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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/04/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Committee to kick-start growth plan for Bunbury and Collie

20/04/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Woodman Point

20/04/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Community services improved thanks to Lotterywest

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host World Indigenous Tourism Summit in 2020

19/04/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

West End linked to Wadjemup walk trails

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Construction begins on new Rottnest offerings

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Record visitation continues for Rottnest

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Premium upgrade for Hotel Rottnest

19/04/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Suicide prevention training across WA

19/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Tourism or charter opportunity at new Burswood Jetty

19/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Tenders progress Morley-Ellenbrook Line planning

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host Australia’s largest tourism trade event in 2019

18/04/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Lands

Support for financial sustainability for MG Corporation

18/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

12 new Aboriginal ranger jobs in WA's South-West

18/04/2018

Cook

Health

Twenty-year celebration for Breastfeeding Centre

18/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

State Government awards compensation to Gene Gibson

18/04/2018

Cook

Health

Bentley Maternity Unit receives certainty to continue the vital service

18/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

18/04/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti; Dawson

Regional Development; Lands; Environment

Unlocking carbon potential for pastoralists

17/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia; Johnston

Environment; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Local Government; Heritage

Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

17/04/2018

Cook

Health

Sensible planning approach encouraged for health care decisions

17/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

Resounding support for WA’s plastic bag ban

17/04/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

End-of-July deadline for free universal access keys

17/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon

17/04/2018

Roberts

Police

New helicopter for WA Police Force

16/04/2018

Cook; Tinley

Health; Youth

WA’s first Youth Health Policy to improve health services

16/04/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government celebrates WA’s PyeongChang 2018 champions

16/04/2018

Cook

Health

Fair share for WA healthcare now more critical than ever

15/04/2018

Cook

Health

$2.2 million to bolster safety of frontline health staff

14/04/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Major Gorgon subsea expansion to deliver a boost to WA jobs

13/04/2018

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

New name for Bramley National Park

13/04/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Turning the TAP on irrigated ag in the Pilbara

13/04/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Hundreds respond to Swan Valley survey

13/04/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Extra time granted for e-conveyancing transition

13/04/2018

McGowan

Premier

Vale Mal Bryce

13/04/2018

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

Rural Fire Division to drive new era of enhanced bushfire management

13/04/2018

Tinley

Youth

State provides funds to support Youth Week events

12/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Record intake of Transperth transit officers graduate today

12/04/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Finalists announced to honour WA community service achievements

12/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth Fashion Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary

12/04/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Buddha’s Birthday festival celebrates multicultural WA

12/04/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Conference explores Western Australia’s sacred heritage

12/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New judicial appointment to the Supreme Court announced

12/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Criminals pay to fund vital community legal services across WA

11/04/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberals side with scare campaign over trainees and small business

11/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Hundreds have their say on the approach to plan for Outer Harbour

11/04/2018

Kelly; Dawson

Forestry; Environment

$2.5m allocated to protect Carnaby’s cockatoo habitat

11/04/2018

Ellery; MacTiernan

Education and Training; Agriculture and Food

New industry-based traineeships will be the bees’ knees

11/04/2018

Cook

Health

Paramedics are big winners in national accreditation

11/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Whale sharks' arrival signals excitement for 2018

11/04/2018

Tinley

Housing

Micro lots add to affordable housing range in Ellenbrook

10/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Regional airfare inquiry recommendations supported

10/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Passage of Bill marks historic day for child sexual abuse survivors

10/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Regional airports receive funding boost for upgrades

10/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

Mass release of endangered loggerhead turtles

10/04/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Pro showcases jewel in WA’s crown

10/04/2018

Wyatt

Energy

New renewables projects in WA given ‘green light’

10/04/2018

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health Recovery College model on its way

10/04/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation ‘grey cabinets’ to be splashed with colour

9/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

$400,000 upgrade for Ningaloo campground

9/04/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Statement on live export footage

8/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Official completion of the new Mandurah Bridge celebrated

8/04/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

First look at Perth Children’s Hospital as opening dates revealed

8/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

Perth Zoo giraffe calf named

8/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Bayswater Station upgrade out for community consultation

7/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

First Pilbara Camping with Custodians campground opens

6/04/2018

Tinley

Housing

Bentley 360 regeneration project will breathe new life into suburb

6/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

New community program for little nature lovers

6/04/2018

Tinley

Housing

Government has vision for a more compact and connected Perth

5/04/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market to draw a crowd

5/04/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Improving pathways to employment for people with disability

5/04/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA short-changed again by Commonwealth Grants Commission

5/04/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest grant to establish Denmark community precinct

5/04/2018

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Next steps in motion for landmark Kariyarra agreement

5/04/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Joint media statement - Cooperative Research Centre to strengthen cybersecurity

4/04/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Bickley Camp Open Day to provide outdoor adventures for families

4/04/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

The Lighthouse Girl shines a spotlight on regional Anzac Centenary commemorations

4/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Yarloop Station upgrade begins

4/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New appointment for Tourism WA board

4/04/2018

Ellery; Kelly

Education and Training; Science

Industry collaboration to help train Western Australians for future jobs

4/04/2018

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

Boost for Western Australia’s blue economy with $2.6 million allocated to marine science

3/04/2018

McGowan

Premier

Kim Beazley appointed as new Governor of Western Australia

3/04/2018

Ellery; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Issues

TAFE college named training partner for naval shipbuilding college

3/04/2018

Roberts

Road Safety

Reduced road deaths in 2017 no cause for complacency

3/04/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to boost food export capabilities

3/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Grants to crank up local bike facilities

3/04/2018

Kelly

Forestry

New grant to help farmers contribute to a sustainable WA forestry future

3/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Graham Hill named new director of Legal Aid Commission

1/04/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Day of awareness to create a better understanding of autism

31/03/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

State boosts Anzac Day commemorations with $850,000 grant

31/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Kids admitted to Rottnest Island for free

29/03/2018

Dawson

Environment

Waste Taskforce created to combat China’s recycling ban

29/03/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mineral Exploration CRC receives Federal funding

29/03/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Review in Treasury Forecasting released

29/03/2018

McGurk

Child Protection

Awards honour inspirational young Western Australians

29/03/2018

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

New regional highway patrol unit joins road safety effort this Easter

29/03/2018

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Procurement Policy launched at Aboriginal Business Expo

29/03/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier’s visit to shipbuilder Lürssen in Germany

29/03/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Benefits to flow as Gascoyne irrigated agriculture water increases

29/03/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia’s resources industry shines in 2017