Media Statements

For Portfolio: Aboriginal Affairs

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

15/11/2022

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding program to support Aboriginal arts and culture sector

8/11/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Final phase of Aboriginal cultural heritage co-design underway

31/10/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

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

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

13/10/2022

Buti

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government delivers record spend on Aboriginal businesses

21/09/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Inaugural Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council appointed

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

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

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

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

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

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

29/06/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 4 recipients announced

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