Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/05/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

25/05/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Joint media statement - Great Central Road (Outback Way) sealing works underway

16/05/2020

Saffioti; Dawson; Wyatt

Transport; Environment; Lands

Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands

13/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance

McGowan Government slashes red tape to support local businesses and State's economic recovery

11/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Land tax exemption to assist home owners in full-time care

8/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Government’s Aboriginal procurement exceeding expectations

8/05/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Sole management of East Kimberley reserve granted to traditional owners

7/05/2020

Wyatt; Ellery; Templeman

Treasurer; Education and Training; Local Government

$100m short-term lending facility to support local governments and universities through COVID-19

2/05/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Fast-tracked payments to boost local businesses

23/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Small Business

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

21/04/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

New rapid COVID-19 test available for regional communities

20/04/2020

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly; Wyatt

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

Consultation paused on Fitzroy River commitments

18/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Lands; Energy

Transformation of iconic East Perth Power Station a step closer

9/04/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

JobKeeper payments exempt from payroll tax

9/04/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Timeframe amended for new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill due to COVID-19

9/04/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Major reform to Western Australian strata law starts on May 1, 2020

31/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

$1 billion COVID-19 economic and health relief package unveiled

30/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Rent relief for small businesses and not-for-profits

26/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Access restricted to protect people living in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities

24/03/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer Ben Wyatt to stay on beyond the next election

21/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Updated Directions provide further clarity to remote Aboriginal communities

20/03/2020

Wyatt; Cook

Aboriginal Affairs; Health; Mental Health

$266 million package to support Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing

20/03/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Deputy Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government releases commitment to Aboriginal youth wellbeing

20/03/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Planning; Treasurer

Amara City Gardens Booragoon development another step closer

19/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New Directions to protect remote Aboriginal communities from COVID-19

17/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

COVID-19 caution for remote communities

17/03/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

New laws to protect the Budget from COVID-19

16/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

COVID-19 economic response: Relief for businesses and households

16/03/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Government builds on first year of innovative policy

11/03/2020

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar festival weekend at Yagan Square

5/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Organisations sought for Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project

4/03/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA Liberal Leader’s economic errors undermining confidence in WA

4/03/2020

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Action plan outlines Horizon Power pathway to reconciliation

4/03/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Government buying opportunities on display at Aboriginal Business Expo

3/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Local limestone destined for Ocean Reef Marina breakwaters

1/03/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Insurance Commission targets false and misleading claims

26/02/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Restoring duty concession for strata titles subdivisions

25/02/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Statement from the Treasurer of Western Australia

24/02/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Seeding reconciliation through Agribusiness in the Great Southern

19/02/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Aboriginal jobs, training and tourism in new Broome development

13/02/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Liberals confirm policy to scrap stamp duty relief

7/02/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement delivers economic boost to Yamatji people

5/02/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Rail access reforms full steam ahead

29/01/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Prime development opportunity on Scarborough Beach

29/01/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Rare opportunity to develop historic Fremantle college

24/01/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Lands; Planning

Port Kennedy land transferred for new coastal community

24/01/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands; Tourism

Aboriginal dance and culture celebrated in Yagan Square

23/01/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australian economy gathering pace

23/01/2020

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New program to support Aboriginal staff to become teachers

22/01/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 3 applications open

21/01/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Government moves to ensure swift payment of suppliers

21/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Insurance Commission enters Deed of Settlement for Bell litigation

19/12/2019

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Treasurer

$60 million funding boost to support community service providers

19/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Registration of South West Native Title Settlement upheld

19/12/2019

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Finance

Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

18/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

2019-20 Mid-year Review: McGowan Labor Government paying down Liberal National debt

17/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government leads the way in native title

12/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Year one Aboriginal Procurement Policy target exceeded

11/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Comprehensive native title settlement over Geraldton and the Mid-West authorised by the community

11/12/2019

Wyatt

Lands

New board appointments for Landgate

5/12/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt; Dawson

Regional Development; Lands; Environment

Landmark decision to allow carbon farming on pastoral lands

5/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Community cricket partnership will help reduce head injuries on and off the pitch

2/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New long-term strategy for Aboriginal people a step closer

2/12/2019

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New $30 million boost to Clontarf Foundation to support Aboriginal secondary students

28/11/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer urges all Members of Parliament to put Western Australian taxpayers first

27/11/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Harvey stands in the way of rapid response to alleged corruption

25/11/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

We mourn the loss of Reverend Garlett, OAM

25/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Finance

Stronger financial accountability controls for WA public sector

20/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

McGowan Government continues to drive economic growth in State’s premier industrial region

18/11/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer encourages WA residents to check for unclaimed money

15/11/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Lands; Tourism

Ritz-Carlton makes triumphant return to Perth

14/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation gets green light

8/11/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

McGowan Government moves ahead with Pastoral Lands Reform

1/11/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Interest sought for unique Kimberley development

31/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Treasurer; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers payroll tax relief for WA businesses

28/10/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Global ratings agency hails McGowan Government’s ‘strong financial management'

23/10/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Landgate spurs on WA innovators through grants

23/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Planning; Housing

New stimulus measure to promote infill and job growth

22/10/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Appointments to the refreshed Aboriginal Advisory Council announced

22/10/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government welcomes long awaited reform to the Native Title Act

17/10/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Research improves independence for people with brain injuries and reduces cost of care

7/10/2019

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Lands

Work starts on new Pinjarra depot

6/10/2019

Wyatt; Dawson

Lands; Environment

New milestone brings Ocean Reef Marina closer to construction

3/10/2019

Wyatt; Ellery

Finance; Education and Training

Local businesses big winners in Broome Senior High School project

3/10/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

New Aboriginal Lands Trust chair appointed

2/10/2019

Roberts; Quigley; Wyatt

Police; Attorney General; Aboriginal Affairs

Custody Notification Service now operational in Western Australia

29/09/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Expressions of Interest sought for the Western Australian TAB

27/09/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Continued fiscal discipline puts State Budget officially in surplus

27/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Comprehensive Native Settlement over Geraldton and the Mid-West

25/09/2019

Wyatt

Lands

DevelopmentWA powers the East Perth Power Station forward

25/09/2019

Wyatt

Lands

DevelopmentWA to play a central role in shaping the future of WA

24/09/2019

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Priority hospital maintenance blitz to help stimulate local economy

22/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Wyatt

Premier; Education and Training; Treasurer

Major maintenance blitz: New job-creating school package unveiled

18/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Lotterywest grant helps Aboriginal girls shoot for the stars

17/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

$250,000 to help protect unique Aboriginal sites

16/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Perth brought to life with Noongar place naming

13/09/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

$11.95 million for Broome’s job-boosting Chinatown development

12/09/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

Ground-breaking microgrid to power jobs in the Peel

11/09/2019

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program round two recipients announced

10/09/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer; Lands

Landgate transaction delivers for Western Australia