Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

4/04/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

New members appointed to strengthen Gaming and Wagering Commission

29/03/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Co-design for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act regulations begins

28/03/2022

Quigley; McGurk; Buti

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal partners to provide Perth family violence legal service

24/03/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

McGowan Government commits to reforms following Perth Casino Royal Commission

17/03/2022

McGurk; Buti

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Family Safety Strategy released for comment

15/03/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Boost for Goldfields-based Aboriginal businesses

15/03/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community champions triumph in multicultural awards

11/03/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal communities receive $250,000 to preserve cultural heritage

9/03/2022

Templeman; Carey; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; Housing; Racing and Gaming; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Lanie Chopping appointed Director General of the Department Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

9/03/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Goldfields Banned Drinkers Register trial officially starts

4/03/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

Perth Casino Royal Commission final report to be handed down

2/03/2022

Cook; Buti

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding agreement to boost Aboriginal tourism in WA

25/02/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

$22 million boost to Aboriginal Ranger Program as funding round opens

11/02/2022

Carey; Buti

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government seeks architect to design Kununurra’s $20 million Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation

11/02/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Co-design process a step closer as Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Reference Group appointed

10/02/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Government department head office renamed Djookanup in recognition of Noongar people

8/02/2022

Saffioti; Templeman; Carey; Buti

Planning; Heritage; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Anthony Kannis appointed Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

4/02/2022

Buti

Racing and Gaming

John McGrath appointed to Burswood Park Board

4/02/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Expert advisory group to shape $50 million expanded Aboriginal Ranger Program

28/01/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Weekend of family fun to celebrate African heritage

10/01/2022

Buti

Mines and Petroleum

New CEO appointed at The Perth Mint

7/01/2022

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Nominations now open for 2022 WA Multicultural Awards

22/12/2021

Buti; Carey; Saffioti

Finance; Lands; Planning

Landgate building revamp to bring more workers and vibrancy to Midland

15/12/2021

Buti

Lands

Landgate announces SPUR grants to location technology innovators

15/12/2021

Sanderson; Dawson; Buti

Environment; Climate Action; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Big boost for carbon farming opportunities in Western Australia

14/12/2021

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Lands

Keralup access road paves way for local jobs

10/12/2021

Buti

Lands

New board appointment for Landgate

10/12/2021

Saffioti; Buti

Transport; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Howzat! WACA upgrades underway with demolition of Inverarity Stand

8/12/2021

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Lands

Proponents sought for workforce accommodation site in Exmouth

2/12/2021

McGowan; Buti; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

1/12/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

New High Performance Sport Strategy backs emerging sports

1/12/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Small grants a big factor in creating healthy, happy communities

26/11/2021

Buti

Lands

Land release provides crucial support for Pilbara industrial growth

26/11/2021

Buti

Lands

Pinjarra Industrial Estate sets stage for local business growth

18/11/2021

Buti; MacTiernan; Sanderson; Cook

Lands; Regional Development; Hydrogen Industry; Environment; Climate Action; State Development, Jobs and Trade

State Government to unlock land for renewable energy and economic diversification

17/11/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Finance

Historic camp re-opens following $3.7 million refurbishment

10/11/2021

Buti; Dawson

Finance; Industrial Relations

McGowan Government introduces Australia’s first debarment regime

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Surf’s Up! Lotterywest funds for Margaret River Surf Life Saving Development Centre

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Lotterywest grant funds new tech for Bibbulmun Track

6/11/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Celebrate Diwali and get vaccinated to keep your community safe

5/11/2021

Buti; Saffioti

Lands; Transport

Western portion of Riverside Drive renamed Birdiya Drive to honour Noongar Elders

4/11/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Four WA athletes to benefit from VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program

2/11/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

New members appointed to VenuesWest board

31/10/2021

Buti

Lands

54-storey tower approved for last available lot at Elizabeth Quay

30/10/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

New gender neutral changerooms level playing field for women’s sport in Exmouth

28/10/2021

Templeman; Buti

Heritage; Lands

Roebourne Gaoler’s Quarters history conserved under new funding

27/10/2021

Buti; Dawson

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Largest ever attendance at third annual Aboriginal Business Expo

27/10/2021

Buti

Lands

Land for new housing to be released in popular Kalgoorlie-Boulder estate

25/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan; Buti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Lands

WA to become global clean energy powerhouse

20/10/2021

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Indonesian COVID-19 crisis relief funds now allocated

15/10/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

15/10/2021

Buti

Lands

High demand expected for prime Oyster Harbour land release

14/10/2021

Buti; Sanderson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

8/10/2021

Buti

Lands

Pastoral Lands Board welcomes two new members

5/10/2021

Buti; Punch

Lands; Innovation and ICT

World-leading automation and robotics test facility coming to northern suburbs

2/10/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

New Swan River canoe slalom course opens

29/09/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth proves pitch-perfect with five major hockey events secured

28/09/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

WA Hiking Participation Grants open for applications

26/09/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Kimberley footy set to reach new heights with $5 million boost

23/09/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Matagarup mega-footy a sign of Perth's Grand Final fever

22/09/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Small Business

Local suppliers in overdrive for Toyota AFL Grand Final preparations

21/09/2021

MacTiernan; Buti

Agriculture and Food; Lands

New businesses to enter Gascoyne Food Bowl

18/09/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation

WA artists front historic AFL Grand Final

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

Buti; Cook

Lands; Health

Final Stage 1 lots released at Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct

15/09/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

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

12/09/2021

Saffioti; Buti

Planning; Transport; Lands; Sport and Recreation

Surf’s up as proponent chosen to deliver Cockburn Wave Park

9/09/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation budget kicks goals for WA communities

9/09/2021

McGowan; Buti; Saffioti

Premier; Finance; Planning

Transfer duty rebate extended to support homebuyers and local jobs

8/09/2021

Sanderson; Buti

Commerce; Sport and Recreation

Just the ticket - tough new laws to stamp out scalping