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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/05/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism WA to appoint east coast advocate

25/05/2017

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Lands

McGowan Government progressing with Medihotels

24/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Nominations open for Infinity Awards

24/05/2017

Cook

Health

Regional workshops to address palliative care

24/05/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Schools provide platform for Aboriginal reconciliation

24/05/2017

Cook

Health

Flu vaccination rates slump to an alarming low

24/05/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Roe 8 jobs secured as environmental rehabilitation gets underway

24/05/2017

Roberts

Police

Increased opening hours for Canning Vale Police Station

24/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Funding for waste avoidance projects

24/05/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

New judge for the Court of Appeal

24/05/2017

Murray

Sport And Recreation

McGowan Government wastes no time on Mixed Martial Arts safety changes

23/05/2017

McGowan

Premier

Historic election of first female Legislative Council President

23/05/2017

Kelly

Water

Transfer of Busselton and Dunsborough water assets not to proceed

23/05/2017

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Great Eastern Highway passing lanes completed in the Goldfields

22/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Book launched to guide Banksia Woodlands restoration

22/05/2017

McGowan

Premier

Premier thanks Andrew and Nicola Forrest for remarkable gesture

22/05/2017

Saffioti

Lands

Strata reforms to support vibrant communities

22/05/2017

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Groundbreaking new museum to create jobs, boost economy

20/05/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens

20/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Fresh approaches to minimising waste

19/05/2017

Murray

Sport And Recreation

Trails blueprint paves way to revitalise regional towns

19/05/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

First industry consortium to promote tourism as key economic driver

19/05/2017

Papalia

Citizenship And Multicultural Interests

Quest for a star - talent show supports multicultural youth

19/05/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funding round opens for natural resources grants

19/05/2017

Kelly

Water

Don't forget to turn your sprinklers off for winter

18/05/2017

Kelly

Water

Albany's wastewater treatment plant to undergo upgrades

18/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Prescribed burning result best in 29 years

18/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Schools rewarded for waste approach

18/05/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Waterloo Industrial Park plan open for public comment

17/05/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer; Finance

Temporary first home owner boost to end to assist with budget repair

17/05/2017

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

No body, no parole legislation introduced to Parliament

16/05/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Independent oversight to improve local government standards

16/05/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA dudded in national Naval Shipbuilding Plan

16/05/2017

McGowan; Roberts; Quigley

Premier; Police; Attorney General

Laws introduced to allow life imprisonment for meth traffickers

15/05/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

New Karratha Courthouse additions equal a boost to justice services

15/05/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia acreage release for 2017

15/05/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Minister welcomes Ingham’s job-creating expansion

15/05/2017

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Commission of Inquiry to investigate financial mismanagement

15/05/2017

Tinley; McGurk

Housing; Child Protection

Rockingham crisis facility supports homeless youth

15/05/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal eagles swoop on community service awards

14/05/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Towards 2020 safety and health vision

13/05/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

13/05/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnel boring machine arrives in Perth

12/05/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Options for High Street and Stirling Highway to be developed

12/05/2017

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Treasurer; Commerce and Industrial Relations

New wages policy another critical budget repair measure

12/05/2017

McGurk

Women's Interests

Minister to fire up runners at this year’s Mother's Day Classic

12/05/2017

Dawson

Environment

Rock wallabies released into Kalbarri National Park

11/05/2017

McGowan

Premier

Premier congratulates Rio Tinto on new local procurement program

11/05/2017

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET deserves big slice of $10 billion National Rail Program

10/05/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Progress on fresh produce trade restrictions

10/05/2017

Cook

Health

PathWest review will look back 15 years

10/05/2017

Wyatt; Murray

Treasurer; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government getting on with the job of opening the stadium

10/05/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Roe 8 Alliance redeployed to three new projects

9/05/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

STEM partnership to benefit students

9/05/2017

Kelly

Water

Councils recognised for leading the way in water sustainability

9/05/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Perth Airport upgrades underway ahead of direct Perth-London flights

9/05/2017

Kelly

Water

WA businesses recognised for leading the way in water efficiency

9/05/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA to adopt national livestock welfare standards

9/05/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Day labour exemption approved for flood-affected areas

8/05/2017

Kelly

Science

Perth Big Data Week 2017 launched

8/05/2017

Murray

Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

Volunteers rise and shine at recognition breakfast

8/05/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Boosting jobs, busting congestion - the plan for the southern suburbs

8/05/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

More than $89 million to be spent on regional roads under Commonwealth and State funding agreement

8/05/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Boosting jobs, busting congestion - the plan for the eastern suburbs

8/05/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Boosting jobs, busting congestion - the plan for the northern suburbs

8/05/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Attorney General orders inquiry into Njamal People’s Trust

7/05/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Memorial tree shines a light on road safety

7/05/2017

McGowan

Premier

Joint media statement - $2.3 billion jobs and infrastructure boost for Western Australia

7/05/2017

Murray

Volunteering

WA Volunteer Service Awards recognise selfless contributions

7/05/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Fallen firefighters remembered in WA

7/05/2017

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Graylands nurse wins 2017 WA Nurse of the Year award

6/05/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

6/05/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Inaugural Spartan event coming to Perth

6/05/2017

Saffioti

Planning

New way forward for the future of Swan Valley

5/05/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Scarborough dunes protected from encroaching roads

5/05/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Scarborough businesses eligible for disruption payment

5/05/2017

Wyatt

Energy

Synergy to reduce electricity generation cap by 2018

5/05/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Increased exploration a positive sign

4/05/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Aboriginal tourism initiative wins national award

4/05/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

New fire station ready to serve Albany

4/05/2017

Roberts

Police

Forrestfield Police Station to increase opening hours from May 8

4/05/2017

Roberts

Police

Belmont Police Station to increase opening hours from May 8

4/05/2017

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

Service Priority Review to deliver lasting reform of the public sector

3/05/2017

Wyatt; Cook

Treasurer; Health

State Government provides further clarity on Perth Children's Hospital water

3/05/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Milestone for rock fishing safety as 50th Angel ring installed

3/05/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Dianella Education Precinct officially opened

3/05/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Drivers reminded to slow down on rural and regional roads

2/05/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Busy Marmion Avenue intersection upgrades completed early

2/05/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Leonora Aboriginal land leases to strengthen community

2/05/2017

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government delivers on promise to freeze TAFE fees

2/05/2017

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Are you the next WA Innovator of the Year?

2/05/2017

Kelly; Cook

Science; Health

Premier's Science Fellowship Program launched

1/05/2017

McGurk

Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and domestic violence election commitment delivered

1/05/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport radio communications upgrade

30/04/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New Lord Street a road to METRONET and local jobs

30/04/2017

Roberts

Police

Around-the-clock police station at Ellenbrook to open in July

29/04/2017

Templeman; Tinley

Heritage; Veterans Issues

Victoria Cross war graves to be heritage listed

28/04/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Time to shine with the WA Training Awards 2017

28/04/2017

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

Major changes introduced to create a more efficient public sector

27/04/2017

Kelly

Water

94 new fire hydrants to be installed across Geraldton