Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

7/12/2018

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

State accepts Commonwealth's $121m offer on remote communities

5/12/2018

Wyatt

Energy

New trial enables customers to buy and sell solar energy

4/12/2018

Papalia; Wyatt

Racing and Gaming; Treasurer

WA households and racing industry win big as Point of Consumption wagering tax is passed

4/12/2018

Papalia; Johnston; Wyatt

Small Business; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Finance

McGowan Government to expand Project Bank Accounts in 2019

30/11/2018

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 2 applications open

29/11/2018

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Finance; Agriculture and Food

Farming families set to be the next winners from McGowan Government reforms

28/11/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Amendments to transfer duty concession for farm-in agreements

27/11/2018

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly; Wyatt

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water; Aboriginal Affairs

Government appoints expert as Fitzroy River stakeholder convenor

26/11/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Unclaimed money owed to Western Australians

23/11/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Horizon Power board changes announced

22/11/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Reconciliation projects shine at PALS awards

16/11/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Treasurer

McGowan Government’s jobs agenda helps bring WA out of recession

14/11/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

State debt targeted following successful GST campaign

9/11/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Sacrifice of WA Aboriginal veterans finally acknowledged

9/11/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Lower electricity bills for Aboriginal communities installing solar

5/11/2018

Wyatt

Energy

PowerBank trial goes live three months early after families snap up spots

30/10/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ancestral remains returned to Goldfields community

25/10/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Credit ratings agency confirm McGowan Government’s plan is working

19/10/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer to visit China to strengthen relationship

17/10/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

All six South West Native Title Settlement Agreements registered

17/10/2018

Wyatt

Energy

PowerBank trial to revolutionise bulk battery storage in WA homes

16/10/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

A fair share of GST for WA inches ever closer

9/10/2018

Wyatt

Finance

WA households the winners as Foreign Buyers Surcharge is passed

9/10/2018

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Certainty for the WA racing industry with historic reform package

4/10/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government congratulates Mayala people on native title determination

4/10/2018

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Finance

McGowan Government strengthens partnerships with community sector

26/09/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Horizon Power supporting Aboriginal entrepreneurship in regional WA

26/09/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government budget management continues to kick goals

17/09/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley Land Council celebrates 40 years of advocacy

13/09/2018

Wyatt

Energy

McGowan Government drives jobs and training in the energy sector

10/09/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Grants to help protect unique Aboriginal sites

10/09/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Public Sector Management; Treasurer

GTE Reform Program to strengthen governance and accountability

29/08/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Federal Labor locks in GST deal for Western Australia

28/08/2018

Wyatt; Saffioti

Treasurer; Lands

Commercial advisor to support partial Landgate commercialisation

27/08/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Wyatt

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government progresses Burrup World Heritage listing

27/08/2018

McGowan; Wyatt; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Energy; Education and Training

Training and jobs boost for Pilbara energy workers

21/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal Party continues to distort truth to hoodwink WA families

19/08/2018

Murray; Wyatt

Sport and Recreation; Treasurer

Trusted WA local RAC secures Arena naming rights

17/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal and Nationals parties distort facts to justify protecting foreign home buyers over WA families

16/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal and Nationals parties ignore facts and WA families

16/08/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Fitzroy Pioneer Cemetery remains repatriated

15/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberal and Nationals parties side with foreign investors over WA households

14/08/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Report into coal miners’ superannuation legislation released

1/08/2018

Wyatt

Finance

New Department of Finance director general appointed

31/07/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Pastoral sublease agreement leads to jobs and investment

27/07/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Local Capability Fund to assist regional Aboriginal business participation

24/07/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New members appointed to Aboriginal Lands Trust

13/07/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Investor briefings to support borrowing program

7/07/2018

Wyatt; Templeman

Aboriginal Affairs; Culture and the Arts

NAIDOC Week sings 'Because of Her We Can'

5/07/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government delivers options for genuine GST reform

3/07/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Onslow microgrid project Stage One completed

29/06/2018

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Remote communities’ campaign calls on Commonwealth for a fair go

29/06/2018

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Release of discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB

27/06/2018

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Treasurer

McGowan Government rejects sale of Landgate

25/06/2018

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Deadline looms to strike remote communities deal

21/06/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Opportunity to join the Western Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council

21/06/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Lands; Agriculture and Food; Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement supports Pilbara station to diversify

18/06/2018

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Treasurer; Agriculture and Food

New initiative to reduce red tape for horticulture businesses

14/06/2018

Wyatt; Ellery

Energy; Education and Training

New scholarships offered to those starting energy careers

14/06/2018

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Finance; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Land tax win for farmers under McGowan Government reforms

7/06/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New move to strengthen government accountability in Aboriginal affairs

1/06/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Motor vehicle catastrophic injuries service provider forums

31/05/2018

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Energy

Pursuing innovative solar opportunities for the Goldfields

28/05/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Western Australia encouraged to celebrate Reconciliation Week

24/05/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Improving affordability of electricity in Kimberley communities

21/05/2018

Quigley; Roberts; Wyatt

Attorney General; Police; Aboriginal Affairs

Custody Notification Service to become a reality in WA

18/05/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Great Northern Highway upgrade to Wyndham delivers Aboriginal jobs

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Reforms to cut red tape for WA small businesses to grow economy and create jobs

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australians set for lower increases in household bills

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Progress continues with the Voluntary Targeted Separation Scheme

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government getting WA’s finances back on track

10/05/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Budget reinforces commitment to grow economy and create jobs

10/05/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Increase in Foreign Buyers Surcharge to assist in Budget repair

2/05/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister welcomes native title decision

26/04/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Minister announces changes to Horizon Power board

24/04/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Board members reappointed at Western Power

13/04/2018

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

New name for Bramley National Park

11/04/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Liberals side with scare campaign over trainees and small business

10/04/2018

Wyatt

Energy

New renewables projects in WA given ‘green light’

5/04/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA short-changed again by Commonwealth Grants Commission

5/04/2018

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Next steps in motion for landmark Kariyarra agreement

29/03/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Review in Treasury Forecasting released

29/03/2018

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Procurement Policy launched at Aboriginal Business Expo

23/03/2018

Wyatt; Dawson

Treasurer; Disability Services

Funding for research to improve independence of people with catastrophic injuries

21/03/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Opportunity to join the Aboriginal Lands Trust

20/03/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Ground-breaking of Northam Solar Farm project

15/03/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Stand-alone Power bring opportunities for WA companies

14/03/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer congratulates new WA Auditor General

9/03/2018

Dawson; MacTiernan; Kelly; Wyatt

Environment; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Water; Aboriginal Affairs

Consultation begins on visionary plan for Fitzroy River

9/03/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal heritage legislation to be reviewed

7/03/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Emu Downs Solar Farm to power WA households

6/03/2018

Papalia; Wyatt

Racing and Gaming; Treasurer

Consultation with racing industry to begin on TAB future

1/03/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Fiscal discipline helping with budget repair

28/02/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Exit date extended for voluntary separations

22/02/2018

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Top Aboriginal public school students awarded

21/02/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government driving major changes across government

15/02/2018

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Aboriginal Affairs

Government creating Aboriginal job opportunities

13/02/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Remembering the anniversary of Australia’s historic apology to the Stolen Generations

10/02/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Wyatt

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Funding for Aboriginal rangers delivered

8/02/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Contract awarded for Kalbarri’s renewable microgrid