Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

28/09/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Progress on our Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing

17/09/2021

Buti; Dawson

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Tjuntjuntjara agreement ends 20-year campaign for land tenure

17/09/2021

Buti; Dawson

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Procurement Policy expands to include employment and subbie targets

15/09/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

WA-first agreement signed to drive economic development in remote Aboriginal communities

14/09/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

$300,000 per annum in funding to help with transition to new work health and safety laws

9/09/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government to review wages policy

9/09/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government commits $374 million to Aboriginal well-being

9/09/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Mental Health

Massive boost for mental health in 2021-22 State Budget

2/09/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

State Government releases Aboriginal Empowerment Strategy and Closing the Gap Implementation Plan

31/08/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Grants available to preserve and protect Aboriginal heritage sites

30/08/2021

Cook; Papalia; Dawson

Health; Police; Mental Health

Mental Health Co-response team expanded to Geraldton

24/08/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Polly Farmer program expanded so students can follow dreams

18/08/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill funding confirmed in State Budget

17/08/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Support for Aboriginal youth through ‘caring for country-caring for self’ program

13/08/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Feedback open for Statutory Review of the Mental Health Act

12/08/2021

Dawson; McGurk; Kelly

Mental Health; Community Services; Youth

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

11/08/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Draft Bill to modernise workers' compensation laws

11/08/2021

Dawson; Cook

Mental Health; Health

$495 million mental health budget delivers community beds and support

9/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Dawson

Premier; Health; Mental Health

Big boost for regional health and mental health services in 2021-22 State Budget

8/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Dawson

Premier; Health; Mental Health

$1.9 billion boost for health and mental health in State Budget

30/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Community Liaison Officers important step to improved Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing

27/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

$1 million boost delivers perinatal mental health pilot programs for mums and dads

20/07/2021

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Aboriginal Affairs

$2 million boost for Western Australian businesses

16/07/2021

Dawson

Premier

WA hard border with Victoria reinstated from tonight

16/07/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Enhanced online safety education site launched

14/07/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

First Boodja transfers under South West Native Title Settlement

14/07/2021

Dawson

Premier

WA strengthens border controls with Victoria immediately

14/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Mental health focus starts with our children

25/06/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Safe Haven to extend hours in Kununurra to support people with mental health challenges

25/06/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

A new service at Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC) - Community Centre Wyndham

24/06/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low-paid workers in WA

22/06/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Geraldton one step closer to Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation facility

11/06/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

New premises for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service to support Armadale community

4/06/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

$200,000 grants boost to preserve Aboriginal heritage sites

3/06/2021

Dawson; Johnston

Aboriginal Affairs; Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA introduces scholarships for Aboriginal postgraduates

1/06/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Street banners celebrate National Reconciliation Week

27/05/2021

Kelly; MacTiernan; Sanderson; Dawson

Water; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Fitzroy River water discussion paper comment period extended

26/05/2021

McGurk; Dawson

Child Protection; Aboriginal Affairs

State Government acts to address overrepresentation of Aboriginal kids in care

25/05/2021

Buti; McGurk; Dawson

Finance; Community Services; Mental Health

$14.5 million boost for community and mental health services

13/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Explore the world of Aboriginal culture and astronomy at Rottnest Island

7/05/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Mental Health Commission awarded for outstanding campaigns

6/05/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

New appointments to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

4/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

$20 million to increase Aboriginal tourism opportunities

1/05/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Yamatji People to receive first benefits from their historic native title agreement

19/04/2021

Kelly; Ellery; Dawson

Water; Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Water industry career in the pipeline for indigenous scholarship recipients

16/04/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

WorkSafe offers assistance in wake of cyclone

1/04/2021

Buti; Dawson

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

New locality in South-West ‘Yebble’ honours local Noongar hero

31/03/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Midland Intervention and Withdrawal Centre Opens

29/03/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar Boodja Trust commences for South West Native Title Settlement

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Joint media statement - $174 million boost for Western Australian recycling

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Proposed Helena and Aurora Ranges National Park one step closer

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Grants now open to get Waste Sorted in our schools

2/02/2021

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Funding round for community natural resource management now open

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Plan for Our Parks milestone as new Mid-West reserves created

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Reserves reinstated into D’Entrecasteaux National Park

1/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Funding boost for food and garden organics bins

1/02/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect

29/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Upgrades at two mountain bike trail networks completed

26/01/2021

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

Australia Day Honours for distinguished emergency services personnel

25/01/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

EOI now open to boost disability advocacy

25/01/2021

Kelly; Dawson

Forestry; Environment

Government increases support for Aboriginal involvement in sandalwood industry

25/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Riverbank funding to restore Perth’s river systems

21/01/2021

Kelly; Dawson

Innovation and ICT; Environment

WA Government invests $1 million in initiatives to divert 1,000 tonnes of e-waste from landfill

21/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Latest Community Rivercare Program projects revealed

19/01/2021

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

14/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Construction of rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge now underway

8/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Containers for Change sees 120 million returns in first 100 days

7/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Visitors reminded to take note of park closures

7/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Study reveals Ningaloo Coast an economic hub for WA

24/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Zoo has something for all West Aussies this summer

22/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Construction tenders called for new playground at Mangrove Cove

22/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$8.5 million to support the disability sector transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

18/12/2020

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

McGowan Government’s advocacy rewarded with Large Air Tanker for this bushfire season

17/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Milestone for Fitzroy River

17/12/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Local builder Civmec to construct rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge

16/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Proposed marine parks on Buccaneer Archipelago progressing

10/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

New Ningaloo Coastal Reserves created under Plan for Our Parks

10/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Green light for Green Jobs

9/12/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Lake Kepwari transformed into major tourism drawcard

4/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

New Environmental Protection Authority Chair appointed

3/12/2020

Dawson; Tinley

Disability Services; Housing

State Disability Accommodation boost on International Day of People with Disability

3/12/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Disability Services

Water Corporation initiatives to boost employment of people with disability

3/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

WA adds another Changing Place for people with disability

3/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

State Disability Strategy to guide WA for the next decade

3/12/2020

Dawson

Environment; Disability Services

New resource exploring the accessibility of WA’s national parks

2/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Tender for Collie suspension bridge confirmed

1/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$2 million funding support for disability advocacy providers

1/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$1.5 million to guide and support NDIS plan self-managers

1/12/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Funding boost to smooth WA’s NDIS transition

1/12/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants boost community effort to care for State’s natural assets

30/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Seeking young workers for WA’s disability service providers

30/11/2020

McGowan; Kelly; Dawson

Premier; Innovation and ICT; Environment

New strategy to power electric vehicles in Western Australia

30/11/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Climate policy supports Western Australia’s low-carbon future

27/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Tidy Towns 2020 Awards winners announced

26/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect from February 2021

26/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Top marks for Disability Access and Inclusion Plans

25/11/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Environment

New short courses to support green jobs

24/11/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

WA at the forefront of Aboriginal joint management

24/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Nominations now open for the 2021 WasteSorted awards

19/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Joint media statement - Environmental offsets agreement a win for the Pilbara