Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/05/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Innovation and ICT

New $10 million heliport for Royal Perth Hospital

26/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Changing of the guard with first female Deputy Commissioner appointed to Department of Fire and Emergency Services

25/05/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Data linkage reforms set to deliver more for Western Australians

25/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Rescue Helicopter Service propelled to new heights

23/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

McGowan Government commits $2.25 million for new clinical trials centre to open in Joondalup

20/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

Volunteers’ long-term service recognised

19/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

New generation of volunteers urged to step up

19/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Researchers backed to develop initiatives to improve WA health care

18/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

State Emergency Service units receive new utility vehicles on ‘Wear Orange Wednesday’

17/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Wear orange on Wednesday to thank the SES

17/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Major boost to support research aimed at improving health outcomes

17/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

Volunteers celebrated as the lifeblood of regional WA

16/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

National Volunteer Week underway for 2022

12/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Major boost to Western Australia's emergency services

10/05/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Bill introduced to provide certainty on COVID-19 response measures

9/05/2022

Dawson; Cook

Medical Research; Science

Global partnership between Australia and USA set to boost Biodesign Australia

9/05/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Western Australia’s Data Science Week 2022 gets underway

6/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Call for tenders for a training program to improve consumer involvement in research

4/05/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Western Australia’s leaders gather for Brain Gain Roundtable

3/05/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Search begins for Western Australia’s Innovator of the Year 2022

1/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Fallen heroes’ legacy set in stone

30/04/2022

Templeman; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Emergency Services

Northampton celebrates road to recovery with Festival of Footy

29/04/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Emergency Services

Celebrating 50 years of bushfire aerial detection

28/04/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

Lotterywest funding to recognise volunteers

28/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in WA’s Pilbara

27/04/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Research Institute Support program to distribute $6.5 million funding boost

19/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

First locally based Large Air Tanker to fight WA bushfires

14/04/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

WA visionaries encouraged to apply for health and medical Innovation Fellowships

9/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Great Southern volunteers armed with new firefighting equipment

8/04/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Artificial Intelligence research project a winner in $2.1 million funding program

8/04/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Medical Research

WA Child Research Fund now open for applications to improve child and adolescent health

7/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

WA continues to support NSW flood victims with emergency support

7/04/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Clinicians encouraged to apply for fellowships to advance WA health research

6/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Mobile worker accommodation rolls out for Seroja recovery

30/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

WA sends another team to assist with flooding response

30/03/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Innovation Seed Fund grants now open for innovators with novel health and medical research solutions

29/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Independent Wooroloo Bushfire review recommendations released

26/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

SES Mounted Section bids farewell after 35 years of service

25/03/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government continues investment in world-class cyber security services

24/03/2022

Dawson; MacTiernan

Emergency Services; Regional Development

First ever District Recovery Coordinator appointed to Wheatbelt following catastrophic bushfires

23/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe bushfire in WA’s South-West

23/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for farming communities in WA’s Wheatbelt

20/03/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Groundbreaking WA rapid COVID-19 screening system to help protect remote and FIFO communities

18/03/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

YVolunteer program launched to help young people get ‘job ready’

17/03/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Medical Research

New study to capture data on undetected COVID-19 in Perth

16/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in WA’s Kimberley

11/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

World-class firefighting vehicles give Esperance brigades new edge

11/03/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

New Chair of Western Australian Health Translation Network

9/03/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

WA innovators invited to apply for $20,000 Innovation Booster Grants

9/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

SES volunteers step up to assist flood-affected NSW

8/03/2022

Dawson; McGurk

Innovation and ICT; Women's Interests

Celebrating Western Australia’s women in innovation on International Women’s Day 2022

7/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Two more WA Emergency Services teams deployed to NSW to help communities devastated by floods

4/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Western Australian Emergency Services team to help NSW flooding response

4/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

New marine rescue vessel pays homage to local history

2/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Funding boost to reduce disaster risk for WA communities

24/02/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

$10 million to support outstanding health and medical research

22/02/2022

Dawson

Volunteering; Emergency Services

Volunteering WA online presence to be boosted

21/02/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Funding opportunity to set up health and medical researchers for success

18/02/2022

Dawson; Johnston; Kelly

Emergency Services; Energy; Water

Financial relief for bushfire-affected Western Australians

17/02/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

More than $615,000 to grow entrepreneur and investor education programs

16/02/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Innovation and ICT

Vital research informs industry on best practice to recycle and divert e-waste from landfill

15/02/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

New Roadmap has delivery of Digital Strategy 2021-2025 on track

28/01/2022

Dawson

Medical Research; Innovation and ICT

Final call for innovations for child and youth mental health issues

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