Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Simone McGurk MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

27/09/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Expanded early intervention program helping children in Halls Creek

21/09/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

McGowan Government responds to sexual harassment inquiry

14/09/2022

McGurk; Buti

Child Protection; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Representative Organisations help keep children safe

12/09/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

State’s peak child protection practitioner appointed

8/09/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Expansion of Aboriginal In-Home Support Service helping Peel

8/09/2022

McGowan; Templeman; McGurk

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Boost for AFLW and community footy

4/09/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Funding boost for Aboriginal-led child protection pilot to improve family safety

31/08/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$2.16 million to assist women escaping family and domestic violence

31/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

New Intensive Family Support team in Carnarvon to enhance support for at-risk youth

28/08/2022

McGurk; Ellery

Women's Interests; Education and Training

Free period products for WA public secondary schools

22/08/2022

Saffioti; McGurk

Transport; Women's Interests

Writing on the wall for offensive advertising on WA vehicles

19/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Donation drive to help brighten the day of kids in foster care

17/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Laws to prevent organisations covering up child abuse pass through WA Parliament

17/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Landmark changes to strengthen working with children law

16/08/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$3 million funding boost for initiatives to prevent domestic violence

15/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Generosity of carers celebrated during Foster Carers Week

9/08/2022

Buti; McGurk

Finance; Community Services

State Commissioning Strategy to improve community services delivery in WA

7/08/2022

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

McGowan Government extends support for young people in care until the age of 21

4/08/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Report card shows women workforce participation at record highs

3/08/2022

McGurk

Community Services

New strategy provides pathway to improving services for Aboriginal families

2/08/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Young achievers in out-of-home care make the grade

1/08/2022

Carey; McGurk

Lands; Community Services

Release of residential and commercial lots to meet demand in Broome - including EOI for new childcare centre

31/07/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Support for young offenders to turn their lives around

25/07/2022

Dawson; McGurk

Emergency Services; Women's Interests

Next generation firefighters boost workplace diversity

21/07/2022

McGurk; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Huge funding boost to deliver exciting new regional Aboriginal arts and cultural projects

20/07/2022

McGowan; Cook; McGurk

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

19/07/2022

McGurk

Sport and Recreation

Four charities to benefit from VenuesWest community partnerships

14/07/2022

McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Culture and the Arts

San Cisco provides local talent at international sports festival

11/07/2022

McGurk

Community Services

New training resource to improve safety at family day care services

5/07/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

State Government steps in to continue funding support for Kimberley Sexual Abuse Prevention and Support Service

1/07/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Grants awarded to attract childcare workers to regional WA

30/06/2022

McGurk; Buti

Women's Interests; Finance

State Government uses buying power to advance gender equality

26/06/2022

McGurk; Templeman

Child Protection; Sport and Recreation

Ready Check GO Working with Children Check campaign helping to keep kids safe

22/06/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Major boost for workplace mental health and mines safety

15/06/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Funding boost to help shape future female Aboriginal leaders

14/06/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New family and domestic violence hub announced in Broome

2/06/2022

Buti; McGurk

Aboriginal Affairs; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Support for prevention of family and domestic violence in Derby

2/06/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Childcare operators in hot water over burn incidents

2/06/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

New Home Stretch WA partnership boosts support for young Aboriginal people leaving care

30/05/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Australian Centre for Child Protection launches WA program

25/05/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

New residential care homes in regional WA to benefit children

19/05/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Community Services; Mental Health

New provider announced for former Esther Foundation facility

19/05/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Department of Communities staff deployed to flood-ravaged NSW

13/05/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New family and domestic violence counselling service for young people in Rockingham and Northam

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

5/05/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Statement from Minister for Community Services

5/05/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$34.4 million to combat family and domestic violence and hold perpetrators to account

4/05/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

Resources workforce safety program gets $6.5 million boost

3/05/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

$11.1 million boost to Target 120 program to address drivers of youth crime

3/05/2022

McGurk; Papalia

Child Protection; Police

New initiatives to tackle youth crime in the Pilbara

3/05/2022

MacTiernan; McGurk; Johnston; Papalia

Regional Development; Child Protection; Corrective Services; Police

$40.4 million package to tackle juvenile crime in the Kimberley

1/05/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

New child protection measures come into effect

22/04/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

$114 million boost to protect and support Western Australian children

8/04/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

State Government delivering on commitments following Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

7/04/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Women's Interests

Esther Foundation referred to parliamentary committee

6/04/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Significant child protection laws progress through WA Parliament

29/03/2022

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Attorney General

Community to be consulted about tackling coercive control

28/03/2022

Quigley; McGurk; Buti

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal partners to provide Perth family violence legal service

24/03/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Child Protection; Health

$3.5 million to support the health of vulnerable children in WA

21/03/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Child Protection; Health

Pre-Birth Planning Program keeping mums and babies together

17/03/2022

McGurk; Buti

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Family Safety Strategy released for comment

11/03/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Funding to help family and domestic violence survivors stay in their homes

9/03/2022

Sanderson; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Very high caseload settings introduced for Western Australia

8/03/2022

Dawson; McGurk

Innovation and ICT; Women's Interests

Celebrating Western Australia’s women in innovation on International Women’s Day 2022

8/03/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Determined to #BreaktheBias on International Women’s Day

4/03/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New funding to help stamp out family and domestic violence

3/03/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest funds for Vinnies to help our most vulnerable

8/02/2022

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Women's Interests

Two major reviews to examine WA’s sexual offence laws

7/02/2022

Ellery; McGurk

Education and Training; Community Services

High caseload measures for schools and childcare

2/02/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Pilot program empowers Aboriginal communities to keep children safe

28/01/2022

Ellery; McGurk

Education and Training; Community Services

New close contact definitions for school and childcare settings

19/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Heat on childcare operators to take care this summer

18/01/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

WA’s Plan for Gender Equality going strong

17/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Derby under-fives helped to thrive through Early Years Initiative

12/01/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Grants to help women reach their full potential

11/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Ready, set, grow! Funding to bring community garden projects to life

10/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

McGowan Government provides $1 million boost for regional childcare

14/12/2021

Papalia; Saffioti; McGurk

Police; Transport; Community Services

McGowan Government releases new measures to tackle antisocial behaviour and boost safety in City and Northbridge

14/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Animal relationships program to help children impacted by violence

11/12/2021

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

New safety program for Western Australia’s FIFO workforce

10/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and domestic violence sector thanked as 16 Days in WA campaign ends

10/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Eagles join 16 Days in WA campaign to call for end to violence against women

8/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Construction begins on $8.7 million East Metro Women’s Refuge

7/12/2021

McGurk; Papalia

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

‘Don’t be silent’ amid high family violence risk this festive season

3/12/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Albany transitions to Aboriginal leadership

3/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Pets in Crisis program expanded to Albany, Bunbury and Busselton

2/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

McGowan Government delivers expanded Peel therapeutic refuge

1/12/2021

McGurk; Ellery

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Education and Training

Respectful Relationships to promote equality in additional schools

26/11/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

McGowan Government delivers expanded Kwinana refuge

25/11/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New 16 Days in WA campaign: ‘Don’t be silent’ on violence

17/11/2021

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Child Protection

New Commissioner for Children and Young People appointed

10/11/2021

Johnston; McGurk

Energy; Community Services

$13 million household energy efficiency pilot program launched

5/11/2021

Quigley; McGurk; Dawson

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal legal service sought to tackle family violence

2/11/2021

McGurk

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

Lotterywest grant to support Fitzroy Valley women and families

31/10/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

McGowan Government delivers payment boost for grandcarers

28/10/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New family and domestic violence hub to be located in Armadale

26/10/2021

Carey; McGurk

Housing; Community Services

New lease of life for Fremantle lodging house

24/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Children’s Week kicks off with family fun day at Whiteman Park

20/10/2021

McGurk

Women's Interests

Roundtable discusses women’s economic security

14/10/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Child safety laws pass WA Parliament