Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Simone McGurk MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

1/02/2023

McGurk

Water

$37 million investment in Mandurah wastewater infrastructure

25/01/2023

McGurk

Training

Free period products extended to WA TAFE colleges

24/01/2023

McGurk; Templeman

Water; Heritage

CY O’Connor’s Golden Pipeline celebrates 120 years of service

23/01/2023

McGurk; Papalia

Training; Defence Industry

Call to ‘start something’ with WA’s defence industry

19/01/2023

McGurk; Ellery

Water; Energy

Additional financial relief available to flood-affected Kimberley

17/01/2023

McGurk

Training

State-of-the-art maritime training in Geraldton about to set sail

23/12/2022

McGurk

Water

New monitoring plan provides snapshot of Geographe Waterways

23/12/2022

McGurk

Water

Allocation limits in Murray groundwater area reduced

22/12/2022

McGurk; Papalia

Training; Defence Industry

Support for defence veterans to transfer skills into new careers

21/12/2022

McGurk; Punch

Training; Seniors and Ageing

New care sector short course is FREE IN '23

11/12/2022

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Victim-survivors lend their voice on coercive control response

10/12/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

State Government supports dental program healing smiles

9/12/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

West Coast Eagles turn orange for 16 Days in WA

9/12/2022

McGurk; Buti

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal-led strategy to strengthen family safety

9/12/2022

McGurk; Papalia

Child Protection; Police

New Northbridge initiative to keep kids safe

8/12/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

State Government on track creating safer workplaces for women

7/12/2022

Kelly; McGurk

Water; Women's Interests

Closing gender pay gap reinforces Water Corporation as employer of choice for women

6/12/2022

McGurk; Buti

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New family and domestic violence counselling service for culturally and linguistically diverse women

5/12/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$3 million for projects to prevent family and domestic violence

5/12/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Bunbury organisation takes centre stage for domestic violence prevention project

4/12/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Health

Help for emergency responders handling domestic violence call-outs

4/12/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Call out for pet foster carers to support domestic violence survivors

30/11/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Laws passed to strengthen Working with Children Checks

29/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

Progress achieved in push to prevent workplace sexual harassment

29/11/2022

McGowan; McGurk; Papalia

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

$11 million boost for frontline response to family and domestic violence

28/11/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Applications open for regional childcare grants to attract staff

28/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Funding to boost health and safety in WA’s mining industry

26/11/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Major boost to support women facing financial abuse

26/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Workforce safety study delivers preliminary findings

25/11/2022

McGurk; Templeman

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Sport and Recreation

Sports stars call full-time on violence against women

20/11/2022

Sanderson; Quigley; McGurk

Health; Attorney General; Women's Interests

McGowan Government to reform WA’s abortion laws

20/11/2022

Cook; McGurk

Commerce; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Review of tenancy laws that deal with family and domestic violence

16/11/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Funding to help domestic violence survivors find safe housing

11/11/2022

Saffioti; McGurk

Planning; Community Services

Position statement on improving development of childcare centres

3/11/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Funding boost to support children impacted by trauma

1/11/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Laws requiring ministers of religion to report child sexual abuse come into effect

31/10/2022

Ellery; McGurk

Education and Training; Community Services

Industry partnership to grow early childhood education and care workforce

22/10/2022

McGurk

Child Protection; Community Services

Children's Week puts child safety in the spotlight

17/10/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

State and Federal Governments launch National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children

16/10/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Western Australia’s carers recognised in National Carers Week

12/10/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Who runs the world? Applications for women's grants now open

11/10/2022

McGurk; Carey

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Housing; Homelessness

New men’s behaviour change program for the Pilbara

11/10/2022

Ellery; McGurk

Education and Training; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Consent education to be embedded in WA schools’ curriculum

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