Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

18/11/2020

Templeman; Dawson

Culture and the Arts; Disability Services

New partnership delivers new arts access program

17/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

William Bay National Park now open

16/11/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

97 events sponsored for International Day of People with Disability

12/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Green light for improved Environmental Protection Act

12/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Kings Park Education’s popular Noongar cultural festivals are back

12/11/2020

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

Call for ecotourism proposals for Wellington National Park

12/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Recipients of waste reduction grants announced

11/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Satellite surveillance catches illegal clearing of native vegetation

10/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

WA waste champions recognised to Infinity and beyond

9/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

More Perth and Peel households to go FOGO in 2020-21

9/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Zoo celebrates Noongar seasons with new education program

8/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics - a roadmap to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics

6/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Guniyan Binba Conservation Park joint management plan launched

6/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

WA mountain bike trails to be revamped under WA Recovery Plan

6/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

New Environmental Protection Authority Deputy Chair appointed

5/11/2020

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

Improved emergency communications at Nanga campgrounds

3/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

New jetties to enhance tourism at Houtman Abrolhos islands

2/11/2020

Kelly; Dawson; MacTiernan

Forestry; Environment; Regional Development

WA Sandalwood Taskforce Report released for public comment

29/10/2020

Wyatt; Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

Historic native title settlement agreement reached with the traditional owners of the Gibson Desert Nature Reserve

27/10/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Environment

Native revegetation to protect groundwater and create new home for endangered Carnaby’s cockatoo

26/10/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$100,000 for International Day of People with Disability activities

23/10/2020

Dawson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

Canal Rocks upgrades tender awarded

22/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Covert camera sting catches illegal dumper in Wattleup

21/10/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Innovation and ICT; Environment

New research and development grants to help reduce e-waste

20/10/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Housing; Disability Services

Work begins on delivering affordable apartments for Claremont

16/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Dwellingup a trailblazer for mountain biking

13/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Many happy returns: Containers for Change hits the 10 million mark

8/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

$3.35 million injected into Wellington National Park expansion

8/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Environmental investment to aid COVID-19 recovery

8/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

State Budget continues investment in Plan for Our Parks

5/10/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Tenders to construct iconic rainbow Kids Bridge now open

1/10/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Western Australia ready to make change!

30/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Western Australian schools getting waste sorted

25/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Waste not, want not: have your say on legislation to encourage use of waste-derived materials

22/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Sea turtles to benefit from proposed rehab facility

20/09/2020

Dawson; Wyatt; McGurk

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Women's Interests

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round Three recipients announced

18/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Public comment sought on draft management plan for Pilbara inshore islands

18/09/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Fisheries; Disability Services

New van delivers more benefits for applauded Fishability program

16/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Department of Communities named a Disability Confident Recruiter

11/09/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New centre to meet demand for aged and disability care in Karratha

10/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability services partnership to deliver jobs at Alkimos

8/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Illegal dumper fined for trailer trash

7/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$14 million to assist WA disability sector move to the NDIS

7/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Bandicoots released on Dirk Hartog Island to mark National Threatened Species Day

4/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Perth Zoo gives dads free entry

4/09/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Job service to support employment needs of disability sector

3/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Containers for Change refund points announced

2/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Feedback sought on WA’s waste management legislation

1/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

World-first science helps the beloved quokka