Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

2/02/2023

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Tết celebrations welcome the Year of the Cat

1/02/2023

Buti; Winton

Education; Early Childhood Education

New state-of-the art primary school opens in Landsdale

30/01/2023

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship And Multicultural Interests

New era for arts, entertainment and culture

25/01/2023

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Readiness grants announced for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act

22/01/2023

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA hops into the Year of the Rabbit

23/12/2022

Johnston; Buti

Energy; Education

WA businesses to help build schools’ renewable energy future

21/12/2022

Buti

Education

Public school students scoop peak education awards

19/12/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Recognition for Traditional Owners in historic Purnululu Native Title determination

14/12/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round Five recipients announced

9/12/2022

McGurk; Buti

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal-led strategy to strengthen family safety

8/12/2022

Carey; Buti

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government delivers $3.9 million for eight new social homes in Fitzroy Crossing

6/12/2022

McGurk; Buti

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New family and domestic violence counselling service for culturally and linguistically diverse women

6/12/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

New Noongar Regional Corporations sign onto South West Settlement Agreement

6/12/2022

Kelly; Buti

Water; Aboriginal Affairs

Water Corporation launches landmark Aboriginal engagement strategy

5/12/2022

Carey; Buti

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Site selected for Perth Short Stay facility

1/12/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Nominations now open for the WA Multicultural Awards 2023

30/11/2022

Sanderson; Buti

Health; Finance

Expressions of Interest sought for Geraldton Hospital upgrade

30/11/2022

McGowan; Buti; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

Protected Entertainment Precincts pass Parliament

30/11/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Date announced for betting limits on electronic gaming machines

23/11/2022

Carey; Buti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Historic agreement with East Kimberley Traditional Owners

22/11/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Ceremony prepares safe pathway for future State-wide Aboriginal Cultural Centre

17/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Racing and Gaming

Small bars celebrate 15 years as liquor reforms look to raise the bar

16/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Racing and Gaming

Protected Entertainment Precincts laws pass Legislative Assembly

16/11/2022

Buti

Finance

Homeowners in full-time care to receive land tax exemption

15/11/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding program to support Aboriginal arts and culture sector

11/11/2022

Johnston; Buti

Industrial Relations; Finance

Supplier Wage Audit established to combat wage theft

8/11/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Final phase of Aboriginal cultural heritage co-design underway

7/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Termination of the sale process for the WA TAB in interests of State

31/10/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

$3.4 million grant program to help Aboriginal organisations reach Closing the Gap targets

28/10/2022

Buti

Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners announced

28/10/2022

Buti

Energy

$600,000 funding for regional community groups

26/10/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Protected Entertainment Precincts legislation introduced to Parliament

21/10/2022

Carey; MacTiernan; Buti

Lands; Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Peel Business Park takes on new Noongar name

18/10/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Grant program supports connection to country, community, culture

17/10/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Gambling Help WA a safe bet for thousands seeking support

13/10/2022

Buti

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government delivers record spend on Aboriginal businesses

12/10/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Independent Monitor appointed to oversee casino remediation

29/09/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Plans to strengthen Banned Drinkers Register out for consultation

28/09/2022

McGowan; Buti; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

New laws to ban violent thugs from popular entertainment precincts

23/09/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Extra cheers for FIFA World Cup fans

21/09/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Inaugural Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council appointed

21/09/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Strengthened casino law passes Parliament

14/09/2022

McGurk; Buti

Child Protection; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Representative Organisations help keep children safe

1/09/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Pilbara decision adds to WA record of Native Title determinations

30/08/2022

Buti

Finance

Outstanding local building suppliers and contractors celebrated

25/08/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

$3.2 million to transform Queens Park site into Place of Healing

25/08/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

CALM Act amendments enable joint vesting of marine reserves

22/08/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Major hospitality and tourism recruitment campaign set to launch

18/08/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal cultural heritage projects to receive $500,000 boost

18/08/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

First annual South West Native Title Settlement update outlines significant progress

15/08/2022

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Joint media statement - Site selected for Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Cultural Centre

15/08/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

$1 million in grants to strengthen CaLD communities in WA

12/08/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Residential facility to support Martu students opens

9/08/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Goldfields Aboriginal business grants to drive growth and jobs

9/08/2022

Buti; McGurk

Finance; Community Services

State Commissioning Strategy to improve community services delivery in WA

4/08/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

‘Remembering Mount Margaret Mission’ sheds light on life at former mission

1/08/2022

Kelly; Buti

Youth; Aboriginal Affairs

Funding for new grants program to support young Aboriginal people to thrive

31/07/2022

McGowan; Carey; Sanderson; Buti

Premier; Lands; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Broome Health and Wellbeing Campus to be first of its kind

31/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Buti; Punch

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Fisheries

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

28/07/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

$3.4 million boost to further progress Closing the Gap targets

27/07/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Lands Trust members reappointed

26/07/2022

Carey; Buti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Indigenous contractor delivers landscaping at Peel Business Park

4/07/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

McGowan Government appoints two new Gaming and Wagering Commission members

4/07/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

New phase of co-design process for Aboriginal cultural heritage

4/07/2022

Ellery; Buti

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal languages are alive in WA public schools

4/07/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

New members appointed to the Aboriginal Advisory Council

1/07/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Round five of the Aboriginal Ranger Program now open

30/06/2022

McGurk; Buti

Women's Interests; Finance

State Government uses buying power to advance gender equality

29/06/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 4 recipients announced

28/06/2022

Buti

Finance

Warren-Blackwood call centre contract extended until 2032

27/06/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

New chair appointed to Racing and Wagering WA

23/06/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding boost to help Community Languages Program grow

23/06/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Members sought for inaugural Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council

22/06/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

New casino legislation to boost integrity, regulator powers and penalties

21/06/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched

15/06/2022

Buti; Whitby

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

Historic native title settlement secures benefits for Traditional Owners in renamed Pila Nature Reserve

13/06/2022

Buti

Emergency Services; Volunteering

WA emergency services personnel recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10/06/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Blackstone granted WA approval to proceed with acquisition of Crown Resorts

9/06/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Step forward for Mid-West Aboriginal businesses

9/06/2022

Cook; Buti

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Aboriginal Affairs

$2 million to help WA small businesses secure State Government contracts

9/06/2022

Buti; MacTiernan; Cook

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Aboriginal Business Forum connecting businesses and industry

2/06/2022

Buti; McGurk

Aboriginal Affairs; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Support for prevention of family and domestic violence in Derby

2/06/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Funding boost for youth programs and facilities in West Kimberley

2/06/2022

Buti; Sanderson

Aboriginal Affairs; Health

Remote Kimberley medical service receives $2 million boost

27/05/2022

Templeman; MacTiernan; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Unique exhibits unveiled in Carnarvon

27/05/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

National Reconciliation Week kicks off in WA

27/05/2022

Carey; Buti

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Architects appointed for $20 million Kununurra Aboriginal Short Stay

20/05/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

State Government donates $500,000 to help people of Ukraine

19/05/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Funding boost for Curtin University’s Carrolup Centre for Truth-Telling

18/05/2022

Templeman; Buti

Heritage; Aboriginal Affairs

Little Wilgie Ochre Mine included on State Register of Heritage Places

12/05/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

$600 million for Aboriginal initiatives aimed at Closing the Gap

12/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti; Carey

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Finance; Housing

New measures to protect home owners and support building and construction industry

5/05/2022

Johnston; Buti

Mines and Petroleum; Aboriginal Affairs

$14.6 million to create Aboriginal Empowerment Unit

29/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Warlibirri National Park created in Plan for Our Parks milestone

26/04/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Second State Government payment made to Noongar Boodja Trust

21/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

State Budget provides $11 million boost for Murujuga National Park

20/04/2022

Johnston; Buti

Mines and Petroleum; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal company Gee Gie awarded abandoned mines contract

8/04/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Consultation starts on Bill to divest Aboriginal Lands Trust estate

7/04/2022

Buti

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal procurement targets eclipsed for third year in a row

6/04/2022

Buti

Finance

McGowan Government to simplify tax and reduce red tape