Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Don Punch MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

5/10/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Grants of up to $100,000 to bolster WA Australian Disability Enterprises

4/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

FishWatch reporting service goes online

1/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Recreational herring fishers can now enjoy a bigger bag limit

30/09/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Grants available to mark International Day of People with Disability

30/09/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

New DPIRD Director General to drive opportunities for WA primary industries and regions

21/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Improved shark hazard mitigation along Joondalup coast

20/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Funding a win for freshwater fishers

16/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA success at the National Seafood Industry Awards

15/09/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Taskforce to oversee Activ Foundation transition

8/09/2022

Carey; Punch

Local Government; Disability Services

McGowan Government calling on local government councillors living with a disability to join roundtable

30/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New digital web app supports better health outcomes for people living with Down syndrome

30/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Public consultation extended for demersal scalefish recovery

18/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Fishers invited to have their say on demersal scalefish recovery

12/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New fisheries patrol vessel for northern WA waters

10/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New platform to link people with disability to employment pathways and assist skills shortage

9/08/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Comprehensive consultation phase of Seniors Strategy complete

5/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New additions to the Disability Services Commission Board

2/08/2022

Cook; Punch

Commerce; Seniors and Ageing

Retirement village law reform to make village life fairer and easier

1/08/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Nominations for 2022 WA Seniors Awards now open

1/08/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Grants will make Seniors Week events memorable

1/08/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Broome to pilot new regional wheelchair accessible taxi grants

31/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Buti; Punch

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Fisheries

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

27/07/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

$26 million in Cost of Living Rebate payments on the way to seniors

27/07/2022

Punch

Small Business

Stronger national contract protections for small businesses welcomed

27/07/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Foodbank WA nutrition program delivering invaluable skills for people with disability

7/07/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Herring bag limit increased following successful stock recovery

7/07/2022

Johnston; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

State Government supports young regional artists and arts workers to kick-start careers

7/07/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Hard copy WA Seniors Card Discount Directory returns

29/06/2022

Dawson; Punch

Innovation and ICT; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government helping agriculture innovators grow

27/06/2022

Punch

Small Business

Celebrating WA small businesses on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

22/06/2022

Templeman; Punch

Sport and Recreation; Small Business

State of Origin menu showcases local WA produce

19/06/2022

McGowan; Punch

Premier; Disability Services

Joint media statement - A transition plan for Activ support workers with disability

15/06/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day shines a light on a major issue

14/06/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

New guide to help deal with elder abuse

9/06/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Another BEN signs milestone to enhance coastal safety

8/06/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Unique WA-developed abalone ocean fishery certified sustainable

3/06/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New plan guiding innovation and recreational fishing investment in WA

1/06/2022

Punch

Small Business; Seniors and Ageing

Seniors’ Safety and Security Rebate a boost to WA small businesses

1/06/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New Changing Place supporting Fremantle locals and visitors with disability

1/06/2022

Punch

Small Business

McGowan Government providing subsidised professional development for regional small businesses

31/05/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Winners of 'Golden Lens' photography competition announced

31/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Disability Services

McGowan Government making WA parks more accessible for people with disability

19/05/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Inaugural Director appointed for newly established Office of Disability

16/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant progress for environmental protection of Exmouth Gulf

12/05/2022

Quigley; McGurk; Punch

Attorney General; Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services; Disability Services

$450 million to support safe and thriving WA communities

4/05/2022

Templeman; Punch

Sport and Recreation; Disability Services

Optus Stadium’s accessible rooftop experiences a first in Australia

4/05/2022

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government’s sponsorship of People with Disabilities WA State Conference to shine a light on disability issues

3/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant step forward for creation of Marmion Marine Park

2/05/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Safety and Security Rebate payments exceed $4 million

29/04/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Consultation under way to shape new Seniors Strategy

28/04/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Boost for wheelchair accessible taxi services around the State

28/04/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Punch

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave festival back showcasing the best of the Mid-West for 2022

27/04/2022

McGowan; Punch

Premier; Treasurer; Small Business

COVID-19 assistance expanded to help more local businesses

22/04/2022

Punch; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Australian Masters Games kicks off

21/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Three new next-gen shark monitoring receivers installed on Busselton Jetty

20/04/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Western Australians’ views vital to Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

20/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Lake Kununurra barramundi fishing on show to the world

20/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA secures international sustainable fisheries research funding

16/04/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Fisheries

Investment to support trout stocking and tourism across the South-West

11/04/2022

Punch

Disability Services

$9 million to attract workers and build further capacity in WA’s disability sector

7/04/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Funding announced for new innovative projects to improve the lives of people with disability

7/04/2022

Cook; Punch

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Disability Services

Buy Local Policy updated to prioritise jobs for people with disability in regional WA

4/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Opportunity for recfishers to help shape demersal scalefish stock recovery

31/03/2022

Punch

Disability Services

New voices to advocate for people with disability on renewed Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

31/03/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Applications open to join Disability Services Commission Board

30/03/2022

Punch; Quigley

Seniors and Ageing; Attorney General

Elder Rights WA launched to protect seniors’ rights across WA

30/03/2022

Punch; Cook

Disability Services; Tourism

New all-terrain wheelchair for Rottnest Island

21/03/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA celebrates 10 years of commitment to sustainable fisheries

16/03/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New WA-made device added to Shark Deterrent Rebate scheme

5/03/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Think Sea Sense when the salmon schools show up at your beach

1/03/2022

Carey; Punch

Lands; Seniors and Ageing

Perth Hills set to get much needed aged care accommodation

21/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Public invited to have their say on Abrolhos management plans

18/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Changes to boost recovery of demersal scalefish stocks

18/02/2022

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government election commitment to deliver more accessible adult change facilities across WA

14/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Herring stock recovery a fishing management success story

13/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New rules to stop recreational shark fishing off Port and Leighton beaches

10/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Meet the FLUPSY - innovative new infrastructure boosting Albany’s shellfish aquaculture

4/02/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Planning for the future of Marmion Marine Park

20/01/2022

Punch

Youth

Achievements of young people to be recognised at annual WA Youth Awards

20/01/2022

Punch

Disability Services

More all-terrain wheelchairs across WA as McGowan Government election commitment delivered

19/01/2022

Punch; Templeman

Small Business; Culture and the Arts

Applications now open for small business assistance

17/01/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Shutterbugs set to get snapping in new photography competition for WA Seniors Card members

30/12/2021

McGowan; Punch; Templeman

Premier; Small Business; Culture and the Arts

Financial support for small businesses impacted by restrictions

22/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s unique octopus species has a new Noongar name

21/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Mandatory lifejackets to continue keeping people safe at Salmon Holes

13/12/2021

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Helping WA agribusiness capture export markets

11/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Let’s keep abalone fishing safe and celebrate its sustainability

8/12/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Western Australia’s best innovators on show at West Tech Fest

3/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Punch

Premier; Environment; Fisheries

Historic protections to safeguard spectacular Exmouth Gulf

3/12/2021

Punch

Disability Services

International Day of People with Disability a cause for celebration

3/12/2021

Saffioti; Punch

Planning; Disability Services

New train carriage at Whiteman Park caters for wheelchair users

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Safe ocean swimming for Esperance this summer

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Albany Aquaculture Zone to boost investment, growth and jobs

1/12/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

$2.4 million for data science and cybersecurity innovation hubs to support start-up and SME growth

1/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Charter fishing sector boosting the State’s economy and jobs

30/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Lobster back of boat sales increase brings festive season bonus

25/11/2021

Cook; Punch

Health; Disability Services

Pilot program to support patients with disability to transition from hospital to community living

25/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

2021 WA Seniors Awards winners announced

21/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Western Australia celebrates World Fisheries Day

19/11/2021

Punch

Disability Services

100 celebrations across WA to make International Day of People with Disability 2021 one to remember