Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Don Punch MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

18/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Cottesloe’s beachside shark warning towers are ready for summer

17/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Updated toolkit supporting WA seniors to live their best lives

10/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

WA Seniors Strategy will put older Western Australians at front of mind

8/11/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

New grant round opens for entrepreneur and investor education programs

7/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors Week 2021 kicks off today

4/11/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Pharmaceutical start up named WA Innovator of the Year 2021

22/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Grants now available to support International Day of People with Disability celebrations

18/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Abrolhos Island scallops become WA’s eleventh MSC certified sustainable fishery

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

5/10/2021

Buti; Punch

Lands; Innovation and ICT

World-leading automation and robotics test facility coming to northern suburbs

4/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Allied health funding for Aboriginal NDIS participants will help deliver the right services, in the right place, the right way

2/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Troutfest celebrates WA’s enthusiasm for freshwater fishing

1/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government announces $2.5 million initial round of ‘Innovation Fund’ grants to generate new employment opportunities for people with disability

1/10/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

International Day of Older Persons focuses on inclusion of older people within increasingly digital world

28/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Funding will help develop culturally appropriate NDIS services in the Kimberley

24/09/2021

Sanderson; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Consultation underway on new marine park for the south coast

24/09/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Chapman Valley leads northern rollout of McGowan Government’s BEN sign program

24/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Punch

Premier; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave Festival celebrates the best of the Mid-West

23/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

McGowan Government delivers on election commitment to provide more all-terrain wheelchairs across WA

14/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Lotterywest support for Hospitality Disability Network

9/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New Office of Disability to promote rights and interests of sector in WA

4/09/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark patrols underway as State Budget provides funding certainty

31/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$321,170 grant to Rebound WA to build social connection for people with disability

30/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Punch

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Innovation and ICT

Investing in new and emerging industries for the jobs of the future

23/08/2021

Buti; Punch

Sport and Recreation; Disability Services

WA athletes ready to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

22/08/2021

McGowan; Punch; Papalia

Premier; Seniors and Ageing; Police

McGowan Government restores $400 Safety and Security Rebate

19/08/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Sustainability and secure access to guide WA’s aquatic resources

18/08/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Fishing licence fees help find ways to reduce shark bite-offs

13/08/2021

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s commercial fishing industry honours its champions

13/08/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

$385,000 in Innovation Vouchers to support State’s best emerging innovators

11/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Lotterywest support for online employment platform

3/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New premises for Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre

28/07/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Extra support for thousands of WA’s seniors

22/07/2021

Templeman; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Grants program supporting connection to Country

20/07/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Finalists announced for WA Innovator of the Year 2021

18/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Wunan Foundation to deliver disability advocacy program across East Kimberley

18/07/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Barramundi stocking passes one million at Lake Kununurra

17/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New members sought for Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

12/07/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

9/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Disability Services Minister welcomes sensible decision to scrap independent NDIS assessments

23/06/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Western Australia’s bold new whole-of-government Digital Strategy launched

15/06/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

New Elder Rights WA to combat elder abuse across WA

15/06/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Western Australians called upon to prevent and stop elder abuse

3/06/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Registrations now open for inaugural Cyber West Summit

3/06/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Safer carparks as eligibility criteria for ACROD program expanded

2/06/2021

Buti; Punch

Lands; Seniors and Ageing

New Kalamunda aged care development site goes to market

27/05/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$3.44 million funding boost for disability advocacy

26/05/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Connecting regional METS companies to the world

14/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Changes to support recovery of WA’s western rock lobster fishery

13/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Minister gives recreational fishers a hand releasing future catches

13/05/2021

Punch; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Science

Funding to boost WA medical technology and pharmaceutical manufacturers and create new jobs

12/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Boost for white shark tagging and monitoring in expanded mitigation program

30/04/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

$20,000 vouchers available to help local innovators commercialise ideas and create WA jobs

23/04/2021

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

iHub to kickstart Great Southern business

23/04/2021

Punch

Fisheries

New artificial reef deployed in northern suburbs

14/04/2021

Ellery; Punch

Education and Training; Disability Services; Seniors and Ageing

Connecting WA’s growing disability and aged care sector with job-ready workers

13/04/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Search is on for next WA Innovator of Year

31/03/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Western Australians urged to stay SharkSmart during Easter salmon run