Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

24/12/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Aboriginal corporation proposes tourism hub for Cossack

23/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government commits $4.8 million to Aboriginal community-controlled sector

22/12/2020

Wyatt

Finance; Lands

Innovative solution for Landgate building

17/12/2020

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Agriculture and Food; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Native title agreement secures future for Yinggarda people and expands Gascoyne food bowl

17/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Milestone for Fitzroy River

17/12/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA jobs market continues to go from strength to strength

17/12/2020

Wyatt; Ellery

Treasurer; Education and Training

World-class facilities officially opened at Broome Senior High School

17/12/2020

Quigley; Wyatt

Commerce; Treasurer

COVID-19 relief grants expanded to help pay tenants’ rent debt

16/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Proposed marine parks on Buccaneer Archipelago progressing

15/12/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

First home buyers continue to take advantage of generous Government support

15/12/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Number of Western Australian jobs exceeds pre-COVID levels

15/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ground-breaking pilot project launched to drive economic development in remote Aboriginal communities

14/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Landmark new hotel for Albany’s Middleton Beach

14/12/2020

Wyatt; McGurk

Treasurer; Finance; Community Services

McGowan Government delivers funding boost for community services

14/12/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Payroll tax exemption for Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements scheme

14/12/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Mid-year Review shows WA economy is roaring back to life

14/12/2020

Wyatt; Ellery

Treasurer; Education and Training

McGowan Government commits $20.9 million to redevelop Derby District High School

11/12/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Procurement measures extended to boost local businesses

11/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Native title determinations in the north-west Kimberley region

9/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Federal committee supports WA’s plans for new Aboriginal cultural heritage protection laws

8/12/2020

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

Australian-first innovation powering jobs at Peel Business Park

6/12/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Surplus delivers a fully funded new Women and Babies Hospital

5/12/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Household Electricity Credit applications open

3/12/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Aboriginal heritage place at Alkimos Central to be protected

2/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government’s WA Recovery and Jobs Plan accelerates economic growth

1/12/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer; Finance

Government incentives drive building approvals up 96 per cent

1/12/2020

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Jalbi Jiya program to aid Aboriginal home ownership in Broome

30/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

New land release to meet rising demand in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

27/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Economic development opportunity unlocked for Yawuru community

26/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

New online tool for WA residents to check for unclaimed money

26/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

High Court clears the way for historic South West Native Title Settlement to proceed

24/11/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

WA at the forefront of Aboriginal joint management

23/11/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Public art and celebration of Aboriginal culture take centre stage at Alkimos Central

22/11/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Ocean Reef Marina full steam ahead with selection of local contractor

20/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australian economy continues to outperform peers

19/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

15,300 more WA jobs in October as WA Recovery Plan rebuilds the local economy

18/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Path forward for historic reform of WA Aboriginal heritage laws

18/11/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Housing

Government incentives driving surge in WA’s property market

17/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Ocean Reef Marina site heritage celebrated for NAIDOC Week

16/11/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Statement by Ben Wyatt confirming retirement at 2021 State election

14/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

New artwork fosters reconciliation at Allara estate, Eglinton

13/11/2020

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal language programs connect prisoners with culture

12/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Applications open for Aboriginal heritage grants

11/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Appointments to the Aboriginal Advisory Council extended for additional three years

11/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Lake Disappointment formally renamed Kumpupintil Lake

11/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

New guidelines to promote Aboriginal language for place naming

10/11/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Heritage; Aboriginal Affairs

State Heritage Award winners celebrated during NAIDOC Week

9/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Public consultation opens on WA’s newest form of land tenure

9/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Landgate accelerates six WA innovators

9/11/2020

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Year two targets for Aboriginal Procurement Policy nearly tripled

8/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

‘Always Was, Always Will be’: WA recognises the contribution of First Nations people

2/11/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Ancient creation saga first major exhibition for WA Museum Boola Bardip

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Finance

ServiceWA trial opens to reform government service delivery in Bunbury

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Mid-West native title agreement takes effect

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Land transfer to Shire of Dardanup supports local economy

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

S&P Global Ratings confirms WA is a global leader

29/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Moody’s credit rating affirms the McGowan Government’s strong Budget management

29/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Construction begins at new urban village for Shenton Park

29/10/2020

Wyatt; Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

Historic native title settlement agreement reached with the traditional owners of the Gibson Desert Nature Reserve

27/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Make a splash at the Ocean Reef Marina community event

27/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti

Premier; Lands; Planning

Iconic City development to create thousands of jobs

21/10/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Lands; Heritage

Interest sought to activate unique Cossack townsite

20/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms

20/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus extension to provide WA job certainty

15/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA’s jobs and economic recovery continues

15/10/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Urgent Bill introduced to continue support for WA businesses

13/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Finbar acquires prime East Perth development site

12/10/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Treasurer; Transport

Byford and Darling Range wins big in safe and strong WA Budget

9/10/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Grant program to support connection to Country

8/10/2020

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government investing in Aboriginal community safety

8/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government commits more than $750 million to enhance Aboriginal wellbeing

8/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Western Australians to save $663.52 in household fees and charges

8/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Western Australian economy leading the nation on COVID recovery

8/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

2020 21 Budget delivers record fiscal support for WA’s recovery

8/10/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Landmark project to map Pilbara’s Aboriginal art movement

6/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; Lands; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Boost for WA’s culturally diverse community associations

4/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

Every WA household to receive a $600 electricity bill credit

30/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct continues to grow

25/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australia’s Annual Report on State Finances released

25/09/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New online resource helps trace Aboriginal family histories

24/09/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Liberals ‘local jobs guarantee’ to strip hardworking regional businesses of millions of dollars

24/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Construction to begin on new coastal terrace homes in Coogee

23/09/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Payroll tax exemption extended for JobKeeper payments

21/09/2020

McGowan; Tinley; Wyatt

Premier; Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal short stay accommodation for Kununurra

20/09/2020

Dawson; Wyatt; McGurk

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Women's Interests

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round Three recipients announced

17/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australia's COVID-19 recovery on track with an increase of 32,200 jobs in August

17/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Local workers begin transformation of former school site into innovation residential estate

16/09/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

COVID clinic in Kununurra to further protect WA border

15/09/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus boost part of new COVID-19 Industry Support Fund

11/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Alan Carpenter appointed to DevelopmentWA Board

8/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA leading Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery

7/09/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Aboriginal Affairs; Culture and the Arts

Aboriginal name for new WA Museum, ballot for tickets opens today

2/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australian economy resilient in the face of COVID-19

2/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Wyatt

Premier; Transport; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Karratha-Tom Price Road officially named Manuwarra Red Dog Highway

2/09/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Final consultation on modern Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill begins

1/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Landgate launches new grant for WA location technology innovators

29/08/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Gnarla Boodja Mili Mili launched as part of a travelling exhibition

20/08/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government urges Commonwealth to pass Native Title Amendment Bill

18/08/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

Record allocation of $2 million for Local Capability Fund to support WA businesses

17/08/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Finance; Lands

Problem and Opportunity Statements to drive investment and jobs in WA