Media Statements

For Portfolio: Aboriginal Affairs

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/06/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Members sought for inaugural Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

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

17/12/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal artwork unveiled at newly renovated visitor centre

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

17/11/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

New Bill to deliver better protection for Aboriginal cultural heritage

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

20/10/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

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

18/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government welcomes Senate Inquiry Final Report into Juukan Gorge

1/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Lotterywest grant to foster cultural land management in the Pilbara

30/09/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

First family enters home ownership through Jalbi Jiya program

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

9/09/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government commits $374 million to Aboriginal well-being

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

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

22/07/2021

Templeman; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Grants program supporting connection to Country

20/07/2021

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Aboriginal Affairs

$2 million boost for Western Australian businesses

14/07/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

First Boodja transfers under South West Native Title Settlement

22/06/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Geraldton one step closer to Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation facility

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

13/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Explore the world of Aboriginal culture and astronomy at Rottnest Island

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

1/04/2021

Buti; Dawson

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

New locality in South-West ‘Yebble’ honours local Noongar hero

29/03/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar Boodja Trust commences for South West Native Title Settlement

31/01/2021

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley land transfer creates new reserve for traditional owners

25/01/2021

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Agriculture and Food; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Prime Gascoyne horticultural land on the market

23/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government commits $4.8 million to Aboriginal community-controlled sector

17/12/2020

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Agriculture and Food; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Native title agreement secures future for Yinggarda people and expands Gascoyne food bowl

17/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Milestone for Fitzroy River

16/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Proposed marine parks on Buccaneer Archipelago progressing

15/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ground-breaking pilot project launched to drive economic development in remote Aboriginal communities

11/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Native title determinations in the north-west Kimberley region

9/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Federal committee supports WA’s plans for new Aboriginal cultural heritage protection laws

3/12/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Aboriginal heritage place at Alkimos Central to be protected

1/12/2020

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Jalbi Jiya program to aid Aboriginal home ownership in Broome

27/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Economic development opportunity unlocked for Yawuru community

26/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

High Court clears the way for historic South West Native Title Settlement to proceed

24/11/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

WA at the forefront of Aboriginal joint management

23/11/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Public art and celebration of Aboriginal culture take centre stage at Alkimos Central

18/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Path forward for historic reform of WA Aboriginal heritage laws

13/11/2020

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal language programs connect prisoners with culture

12/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Applications open for Aboriginal heritage grants

11/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Appointments to the Aboriginal Advisory Council extended for additional three years

10/11/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Heritage; Aboriginal Affairs

State Heritage Award winners celebrated during NAIDOC Week

9/11/2020

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Year two targets for Aboriginal Procurement Policy nearly tripled

8/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

‘Always Was, Always Will be’: WA recognises the contribution of First Nations people

2/11/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Ancient creation saga first major exhibition for WA Museum Boola Bardip

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Mid-West native title agreement takes effect

29/10/2020

Wyatt; Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

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

20/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms

9/10/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Grant program to support connection to Country

8/10/2020

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government investing in Aboriginal community safety