Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Simone McGurk MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

14/10/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Child safety laws pass WA Parliament

12/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery; McGurk

Premier; Education and Training; Community Services

Childcare the centrepiece of $103.5 million training expansion

10/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Generosity of carers celebrated during National Carers Week

7/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Expanded support services in Midland thanks to Lotterywest

5/10/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Mirrabooka Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot underway

30/09/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot launched in Mid-West

14/09/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$4 million to support Women and Children's Wellness and Recovery Centre

9/09/2021

McGowan; Carey; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

Record $884 million Budget boost for housing and homelessness

9/09/2021

McGurk; Quigley; Johnston

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

$198 million committed to keep communities safe, strong and fair

8/09/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

State Government invests in expanded Mandurah Common Ground

6/09/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Prioritising every child’s safety this National Child Protection Week

4/09/2021

McGurk; Quigley; Cook

Women's Interests; Attorney General; Deputy Premier; Health

Ground-breaking WA strategy to combat sexual violence

2/09/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

New Charter of Rights to empower parents, children and families

27/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest funding to house homeless women aged 55 or older

22/08/2021

Buti; McGurk

Community Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

McGowan Government stands with Afghan community

18/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Communities that dig gardening encouraged to apply for grants

17/08/2021

McGurk

Women's Interests

Women’s grants program now open for applications

16/08/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Recognising the work and commitment of WA foster carers

13/08/2021

Kelly; McGurk

Water; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Water Corporation renews support to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence

12/08/2021

Dawson; McGurk; Kelly

Mental Health; Community Services; Youth

Queens Park to be site of interim youth mental health and homelessness service

12/08/2021

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Safe Access Zones passes WA Parliament

5/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Boorloo Bidee Mia homelessness service opens in Perth CBD

4/08/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Awards celebrate outstanding young people with care experience

3/08/2021

Cook; McGurk

Health; Community Services

Medical Respite Centre for Homeless - a first for Western Australia

1/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Applications to open for new $6 million homelessness fund

14/07/2021

McGurk

Water

Water deficiency declarations revoked in the Shire of Esperance

9/07/2021

McGurk; Buti

Community Services; Finance

Grants awarded to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations

6/07/2021

McGurk

Community Services

New 100-bed homelessness facility to open in Perth CBD

5/07/2021

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Family violence shuttle conferencing gets underway

16/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Big things to grow in community gardens thanks to latest grants

2/06/2021

Saffioti; McGurk

Transport; Women's Interests

End of the road for offensive and demeaning slogans on vehicles

1/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Kununurra transitions to Aboriginal leadership

26/05/2021

McGurk; Dawson

Child Protection; Aboriginal Affairs

State Government acts to address overrepresentation of Aboriginal kids in care

26/05/2021

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Legislation for safe and private access to abortion services reintroduced to Parliament

25/05/2021

Buti; McGurk; Dawson

Finance; Community Services; Mental Health

$14.5 million boost for community and mental health services

19/05/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$2.4 million for Housing First rollout in Mandurah and Rockingham

14/05/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$7.9 million in grants awarded to family violence support services

11/05/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$2.4 million awarded to support Geraldton Housing First rollout

5/05/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Geraldton to host Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot

24/03/2021

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Child Protection

Redress for Fairbridge survivors

3/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout

3/02/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Construction contract awarded for women’s refuge expansions

2/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$6.8 million contract awarded as part of Housing First rollout

24/12/2020

Tinley; McGurk

Housing; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Derby to get improved family and domestic violence refuge

24/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$1.4 million early years investment for Kwinana and Cockburn

23/12/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

WA child protection centre to build on work of Royal Commission

20/12/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Mandurah to house WA’s second Common Ground

16/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Minister pays tribute to domestic violence advocate Angela Hartwig

16/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$1.7 million secured for valuable local community centres

14/12/2020

Wyatt; McGurk

Treasurer; Finance; Community Services

McGowan Government delivers funding boost for community services

11/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$3.8 million to support Lord Street Bridge rough sleepers

10/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence workers thanked as 16 Days in WA ends

10/12/2020

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Attorney General

New weapons in the fight against strangulation

9/12/2020

Kelly; McGurk

Water; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Better protection and support for water service customers affected by family violence

8/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to turn young lives around in Port Hedland and Northam

7/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Pets in Crisis program helps 150 animals from violent homes

5/12/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New women’s refuge opens in Kwinana

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