Media Statements

For Portfolio: Community Services

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

2/06/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Childcare operators in hot water over burn incidents

19/05/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Community Services; Mental Health

New provider announced for former Esther Foundation facility

19/05/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Department of Communities staff deployed to flood-ravaged NSW

12/05/2022

Quigley; McGurk; Punch

Attorney General; Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services; Disability Services

$450 million to support safe and thriving WA communities

5/05/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Statement from Minister for Community Services

9/03/2022

Sanderson; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Very high caseload settings introduced for Western Australia

3/03/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest funds for Vinnies to help our most vulnerable

7/02/2022

Ellery; McGurk

Education and Training; Community Services

High caseload measures for schools and childcare

28/01/2022

Ellery; McGurk

Education and Training; Community Services

New close contact definitions for school and childcare settings

19/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Heat on childcare operators to take care this summer

17/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Derby under-fives helped to thrive through Early Years Initiative

11/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Ready, set, grow! Funding to bring community garden projects to life

10/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

McGowan Government provides $1 million boost for regional childcare

14/12/2021

Papalia; Saffioti; McGurk

Police; Transport; Community Services

McGowan Government releases new measures to tackle antisocial behaviour and boost safety in City and Northbridge

3/12/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Albany transitions to Aboriginal leadership

10/11/2021

Johnston; McGurk

Energy; Community Services

$13 million household energy efficiency pilot program launched

2/11/2021

McGurk

Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

Lotterywest grant to support Fitzroy Valley women and families

26/10/2021

Carey; McGurk

Housing; Community Services

New lease of life for Fremantle lodging house

24/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Children’s Week kicks off with family fun day at Whiteman Park

12/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery; McGurk

Premier; Education and Training; Community Services

Childcare the centrepiece of $103.5 million training expansion

10/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Generosity of carers celebrated during National Carers Week

7/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Expanded support services in Midland thanks to Lotterywest

9/09/2021

McGowan; Carey; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

Record $884 million Budget boost for housing and homelessness

9/09/2021

McGurk; Quigley; Johnston

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services; Attorney General; Corrective Services

$198 million committed to keep communities safe, strong and fair

8/09/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

State Government invests in expanded Mandurah Common Ground

27/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest funding to house homeless women aged 55 or older

22/08/2021

Buti; McGurk

Community Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

McGowan Government stands with Afghan community

18/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Communities that dig gardening encouraged to apply for grants

12/08/2021

Dawson; McGurk; Kelly

Mental Health; Community Services; Youth

Queens Park to be site of interim youth mental health and homelessness service

5/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Boorloo Bidee Mia homelessness service opens in Perth CBD

3/08/2021

Cook; McGurk

Health; Community Services

Medical Respite Centre for Homeless - a first for Western Australia

1/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Applications to open for new $6 million homelessness fund

9/07/2021

McGurk; Buti

Community Services; Finance

Grants awarded to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations

6/07/2021

McGurk

Community Services

New 100-bed homelessness facility to open in Perth CBD

16/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Big things to grow in community gardens thanks to latest grants

1/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Kununurra transitions to Aboriginal leadership

25/05/2021

Buti; McGurk; Dawson

Finance; Community Services; Mental Health

$14.5 million boost for community and mental health services

19/05/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$2.4 million for Housing First rollout in Mandurah and Rockingham

11/05/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$2.4 million awarded to support Geraldton Housing First rollout

3/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout

2/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$6.8 million contract awarded as part of Housing First rollout

24/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$1.4 million early years investment for Kwinana and Cockburn

20/12/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Mandurah to house WA’s second Common Ground

16/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$1.7 million secured for valuable local community centres

14/12/2020

Wyatt; McGurk

Treasurer; Finance; Community Services

McGowan Government delivers funding boost for community services

11/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$3.8 million to support Lord Street Bridge rough sleepers

8/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to turn young lives around in Port Hedland and Northam

24/11/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New swimming pool regulations to make family day care safer

6/11/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 expands to Geraldton, Rockingham and Midland

23/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New $1.5 million community centre says ‘Yallo’ to Dalyellup families

14/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Thyme to apply for Community Gardens Grants Program

11/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Celebrating carers’ outstanding contribution to Western Australia

8/10/2020

McGurk; Wyatt

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

McGowan Government investing in Aboriginal community safety

3/08/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New homeless services portal to remove barriers to getting help

22/07/2020

McGurk; Tinley; Kelly

Community Services; Housing; Youth

1,900 public sector workers breathe new life into Freo

15/07/2020

McGurk

Community Services

WA’s first Common Ground finds a home in central Perth

5/07/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

$6.8 million financial counselling boost to aid household recovery

4/06/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Fast-tracked Housing First project to ease Bunbury homelessness

31/03/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Hotel rooms pilot to protect rough sleepers from COVID-19

27/02/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Long-term solutions to food insecurity on the table in Perth

27/02/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to help turn young lives around in Albany

19/12/2019

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Treasurer

$60 million funding boost to support community service providers

10/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Perth homelessness service receives millions in extra support

4/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Record funding boost to help homeless find Common Ground

3/12/2019

McGowan; Tinley; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

New housing boost helps more West Aussies and supports economy

19/11/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services; Child Protection

Boost in support for at-risk young Western Australians leaving out-of-home care

8/11/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest grant for new play area in City of Swan

26/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Grandcarers go wild for National Grandparents Day

21/10/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Community Services

A hop, skip and a jump to healthy bodies and brains

13/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Celebrating the outstanding contribution of Western Australia’s carers

10/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New crisis and transitional accommodation service for Collie

20/09/2019

McGurk

Community Services

New Bunbury service for those experiencing financial hardship

7/08/2019

McGurk

Community Services

New funding strengthens response to City of Perth homelessness

5/08/2019

McGurk; Tinley

Community Services; Housing

20 Lives, 20 Homes to address rough sleeping in Freo

22/07/2019

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

No Jab, No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children

3/07/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Funding boost for Meekatharra multipurpose hub

27/06/2019

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Finance

McGowan Government delivers $30m boost to community services

30/04/2019

McGurk

Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

New Director General for Department of Communities

3/04/2019

McGurk

Community Services

$1.44 million Lotterywest grant for Vinnies emergency relief

2/04/2019

Ellery; Dawson; McGurk

Education and Training; Disability Services; Community Services

Workforce strategy to support growing health and social assistance sector

26/03/2019

Tinley; McGurk; MacTiernan

Housing; Community Services; Regional Development

WA’s third Aboriginal short-stay facility formally opens in Broome

18/03/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Family day care swimming pool consultation open for comment

25/02/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Western Australia sends support for Queensland flood recovery

29/01/2019

McGurk

Community Services

More community gardens to flourish

20/12/2018

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Central Great Southern communities to join historic Early Years Initiative

14/12/2018

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Introduction of No Jab No Play a step closer for WA children

12/12/2018

Saffioti; McGurk

Lands; Community Services

Green light for Ngala community hub to support WA families

24/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Cash boost to provide healthy food for those in need

14/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

National Carers Week

4/10/2018

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Finance

McGowan Government strengthens partnerships with community sector

3/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Pilbara consultation to tackle homelessness

1/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Mid-West and Gascoyne consultation to tackle homelessness

7/08/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Real stories to guide State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness

7/08/2018

Tinley; McGurk; Logan

Housing; Community Services; Corrective Services

Mirrabooka complex creates one-stop shop for vulnerable families

9/07/2018

McGurk

Community Services

More than $250,000 grant for Shelter WA

29/06/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Supporting safer, stronger families in regional areas

16/06/2018

McGurk

Child Protection; Community Services

State Government supports family day care restrictions

13/06/2018

McGurk

Community Services

McGowan Government extends support for Grandcarers Assistance Program

7/06/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Nearly $1.3 million in funding for One Tree Community Services

1/06/2018

McGurk

Child Protection; Community Services

WA calls on Turnbull Government to better support foster and grand carers