Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

19/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

International recognition for DFES staff and volunteers

18/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Western Australians pick names for Black Hawk helicopters

13/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Two new Bushfire Brigade stations for the South-West

12/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Multi-million dollar investment for Northampton emergency service volunteers

17/12/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Draft Work Health and Safety regulations released

17/12/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Broome Sobering Up Centre to re-open, Step Up/Step Down community consultation begins

17/12/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal artwork unveiled at newly renovated visitor centre

16/12/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Landmark Industrial Relations Bill pass through WA Parliament

16/12/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Industrial Relations

WA public sector workers to benefit from new wages policy

15/12/2021

Sanderson; Dawson; Buti

Environment; Climate Action; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Big boost for carbon farming opportunities in Western Australia

15/12/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

Historic laws passed to protect WA’s Aboriginal cultural heritage

30/11/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Ngaanyatjarra maintenance contract reaffirms WA commitment to Closing the Gap

30/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Community grants awarded for targeted engagement on Mental Health Act

26/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

2021 WA Mental Health Award winners announced

24/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

$500,000 to support LGBTIQA+ youth in regional WA

23/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service recognised for contribution to health sector

18/11/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

New laws to bolster employment protections in WA inch closer

17/11/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

New Bill to deliver better protection for Aboriginal cultural heritage

15/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Targeted social media campaigns to help keep Leavers safe

11/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on supports for parents

10/11/2021

Buti; Dawson

Finance; Industrial Relations

McGowan Government introduces Australia’s first debarment regime

9/11/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal literacy initiative 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

4/11/2021

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Aboriginal Affairs

Landmark first lease agreement for access to water from the Yamatji Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserve

27/10/2021

Buti; Dawson

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Largest ever attendance at third annual Aboriginal Business Expo

22/10/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners announced

20/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Key mental health partners collaborate to progress system-wide reform

20/10/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Laws introduced to boost employment protections

20/10/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

WA students to learn about science from world’s oldest cultures

19/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government helping reduce alcohol-related harm

18/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government welcomes Senate Inquiry Final Report into Juukan Gorge

15/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Radical innovations sought for child and youth mental health issues

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Country football kicks goals for mental health

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Research fellowship grant to improve childhood mental health

12/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Young people help design mental health and AOD solutions

11/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

2021 WA Mental Health Awards finalists announced

10/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

On World Mental Health Day, tell us what keeps you well

9/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

WA Mental Health Week 2021: focus on our children, shout-out to our incredible workforce

1/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Lotterywest grant to foster cultural land management in the Pilbara

1/10/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Western Australians save 765 million 10c containers from landfill

1/10/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

Safe Work Month a chance to learn more about workplace safety

30/09/2021

Dawson

Environment

Riverbank funding to revamp Perth rivers and foreshores

30/09/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

First family enters home ownership through Jalbi Jiya program

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