Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Simone McGurk MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Perth’s first one-stop domestic violence hub opens in Mirrabooka

2/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

WA’s first one-stop domestic violence hub launched in Kalgoorlie

1/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Child Protection

New storybook explores impact of family violence on children

27/11/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Community feedback sought to establish independent oversight of organisations to prevent child abuse

26/11/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

WA's first therapeutic women's refuge opens in Peel

25/11/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

‘Respect starts with you’ as 16 Days in WA campaign begins

24/11/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New swimming pool regulations to make family day care safer

6/11/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 expands to Geraldton, Rockingham and Midland

4/11/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Government welcomes successful prosecution of former teachers

30/10/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Kalgoorlie and Mirrabooka domestic violence hub operators signed

23/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New $1.5 million community centre says ‘Yallo’ to Dalyellup families

14/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Thyme to apply for Community Gardens Grants Program

14/10/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

New legislation to ensure Safe Access Zones for women

13/10/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

New Royal Commission online resource to boost child safety

12/10/2020

McGurk

Women's Interests

Women’s grants program now open for applications

11/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Celebrating carers’ outstanding contribution to Western Australia

8/10/2020

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government investing in Aboriginal community safety

8/10/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

More than $7 million to be spent on new restraining order system

8/10/2020

Roberts; Logan; Quigley; McGurk

Police; Emergency Services; Corrective Services; Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

McGowan Government recovery budget keeps WA safe and strong

20/09/2020

Dawson; Wyatt; McGurk

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Women's Interests

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round Three recipients announced

18/09/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Additional resources to boost Kimberley family violence response

1/09/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New women’s refuge operators appointed ahead of opening

28/08/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Child Protection

Special court to promote child safety

26/08/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Women's Interests

COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting women in Perth’s south-east

18/08/2020

McGurk; Logan; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Corrective Services; Attorney General

Family and domestic violence offenders face GPS tracking

17/08/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Awards honour outstanding young Western Australians

10/08/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

New trial to help address number of Aboriginal children in care

8/08/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Carers to receive one-off payments to ease household pressures

6/08/2020

Cook; McGurk

Mental Health; Community Safety

Mobile mental health service to deliver co-ordinated care

3/08/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New homeless services portal to remove barriers to getting help

22/07/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Comprehensive package to support WA family violence response

22/07/2020

McGurk; Tinley; Kelly

Community Services; Housing; Youth

1,900 public sector workers breathe new life into Freo

17/07/2020

MacTiernan; McGurk

Regional Development; Tourism

Gascoyne Food Festival back on for 2020

15/07/2020

McGurk

Community Services

WA’s first Common Ground finds a home in central Perth

5/07/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

$6.8 million financial counselling boost to aid household recovery

26/06/2020

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Attorney General

Parliament passes landmark family violence reform package

4/06/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Fast-tracked Housing First project to ease Bunbury homelessness

12/05/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online

11/05/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home

2/04/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New laws to protect family violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic

31/03/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Hotel rooms pilot to protect rough sleepers from COVID-19

12/03/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Recognising the work of dedicated WA foster carers

8/03/2020

McGurk

Women's Interests

We are stronger together on International Women's Day

4/03/2020

McGurk

Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Long-term plan for gender equality to build a stronger WA

27/02/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Long-term solutions to food insecurity on the table in Perth

27/02/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to help turn young lives around in Albany

10/02/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Government moves to introduce Bill for safe access zones in Western Australia

3/02/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

New processes to strengthen Working with Children Checks

22/12/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

App gives more children a voice in response to Royal Commission

19/12/2019

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Treasurer

$60 million funding boost to support community service providers

10/12/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New Kwinana women’s refuge to help survivors all year round

10/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Perth homelessness service receives millions in extra support

9/12/2019

Kelly; Johnston; McGurk

Water; Energy; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Better protection for utility customers experiencing FDV

7/12/2019

McGurk; Roberts

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

Little Christmas cheer for victims of family violence

5/12/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 Days in WA not out with the Scorchers

4/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Record funding boost to help homeless find Common Ground

3/12/2019

McGowan; Tinley; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

New housing boost helps more West Aussies and supports economy

29/11/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 days in WA a ‘Stella’ opportunity for safer venues

28/11/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Mandatory reporting extended to ministers of religion

27/11/2019

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New laws to tackle family and domestic violence in WA

25/11/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 Days of action to stop violence against women

19/11/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services; Child Protection

Boost in support for at-risk young Western Australians leaving out-of-home care

19/11/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

11/11/2019

McGurk; Tinley

Child Protection; Youth

$750,000 for youth early intervention project in Armadale

8/11/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest grant for new play area in City of Swan

8/11/2019

McGurk

Women's Interests

Have your say on WA’s first Women’s Plan

26/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Grandcarers go wild for National Grandparents Day

21/10/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Community Services

A hop, skip and a jump to healthy bodies and brains

13/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Celebrating the outstanding contribution of Western Australia’s carers

10/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New crisis and transitional accommodation service for Collie

3/10/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Family birthing centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital open

27/09/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Lotterywest grant a helping hand for victims of family and domestic violence

23/09/2019

McGurk

Women's Interests

Gender counts in work, wellbeing, safety and security

20/09/2019

McGurk

Community Services

New Bunbury service for those experiencing financial hardship

15/09/2019

McGurk

Child Protection; Women's Interests

Minister takes the Plunge in yellow for children's charity

9/09/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

Target 120 expansion to Kalgoorlie, Kununurra and Mirrabooka

3/09/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Two major announcements for National Child Protection Week

2/09/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Women's Interests

Policy to deliver healthy outcomes for WA women and girls

30/08/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Through the eyes of young people in care

24/08/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Women's Interests

189 Royal Street, East Perth to be renamed May Holman Building

22/08/2019

Dawson; McGurk

Environment; Women's Interests

Call for more women in fire management

7/08/2019

McGurk

Community Services

New funding strengthens response to City of Perth homelessness

5/08/2019

McGurk; Tinley

Community Services; Housing

20 Lives, 20 Homes to address rough sleeping in Freo

22/07/2019

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

No Jab, No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children

5/07/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Funding to boost safety for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse families

3/07/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Funding boost for Meekatharra multipurpose hub

27/06/2019

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Finance

McGowan Government delivers $30m boost to community services

18/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

15/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Seniors and Ageing; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Strategy launched as State Government joins Bankwest to combat financial elder abuse

12/06/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New men’s service to improve family safety

23/05/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Mandatory reporting legislation to be extended to ministers of religion

22/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Deputy Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government releases preliminary response to Aboriginal youth suicide reports

21/05/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

New Family Birthing Centre set to deliver for mums to be

9/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government invests in vital youth services in the Kimberley

9/05/2019

Roberts; McGurk; Logan

Police; Road Safety; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Corrective Services; Emergency Services

McGowan Government State Budget prioritises community safety

30/04/2019

McGurk

Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

New Director General for Department of Communities

18/04/2019

McGurk; Roberts

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

$30.9 million boost to tackle family and domestic violence

17/04/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Safe access zones around sexual health clinics in Western Australia move a step closer

15/04/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Women’s sport the big winner as facilities fund enjoys remarkable first year

15/04/2019

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Commerce

Way forward for tenants facing family violence