Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Don Punch MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

30/01/2023

Punch

Fisheries

Summer beach safety boosted with 1500-plus BEN signs

23/01/2023

Punch

Fisheries

$1.5 million to expand popular FADs program

21/12/2022

McGurk; Punch

Training; Seniors and Ageing

New care sector short course is FREE IN '23

19/12/2022

Dawson; Jarvis; Punch

Innovation and the Digital Economy; Emergency Services; Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

New services on the ServiceWA app to keep the community safe

13/12/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Funding to create workforce opportunities in the disability sector

11/12/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Celebrate the festive season with WA’s freshest rock lobster

10/12/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Project to boost abalone stocks in Perth waters

6/12/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Measures to protect future of iconic WA fish

3/12/2022

Cook; Punch

Disability Services; Commerce

Action plan to meet the needs of consumers living with disability

3/12/2022

Punch

Disability Services

International Day of People with Disability a day to celebrate

29/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s Western Rock Lobster achieves world first milestone

25/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Final chance to have your say on the WA Seniors Strategy

23/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries; Disability Services

Awards recognise the valuable volunteers supporting Fishability

21/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Celebrating 50 years of the Pemberton hatchery’s benefits for WA

17/11/2022

Punch

Disability Services

$100,000 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

16/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Awards honour outstanding WA Seniors

10/11/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Bunbury wheelchair access on the right track

9/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Have a Go Day gets better with age

8/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

The Golden Lens photography competition for seniors now open

6/11/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors Week proves age is just a number

3/11/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Abrolhos Islands management plans to safeguard slice of paradise

2/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Shark alert app reaches major milestone with 100,000 downloads

2/11/2022

Punch

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Record funding awarded to WA disaster-reduction projects

2/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Hillarys aquaculture upgrades ready for shellfish research

2/11/2022

Punch

Medical Research

Future health research and innovation opportunities showcased at Bunbury open day

25/10/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Innovative food program to kick off in regional WA

24/10/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Fisheries

$1 million to boost mobile connectivity at Western Australian surf beaches

21/10/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Community organisations and local governments share in grants for Seniors Week events

20/10/2022

Sanderson; Punch

Health; Disability Services

Supporting patients with a disability to safely leave hospital

18/10/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries; Small Business

WA businesses on show at world’s biggest Food Expo in Paris

18/10/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Major milestone for seniors’ safety

15/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Freshwater family fishing fun at Troutfest 2022

7/10/2022

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Ageism Awareness Day an opportunity for positive change

7/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Yellowtail kingfish stocking in metro waters passes 75,000

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

11/08/2022

Punch

Disability Services

More Changing Places for Western Australia

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