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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

9/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

Energy innovation to aid conservation and cultural tourism

9/07/2020

Saffioti; Cook

Planning; Health

Job-creating aged care precinct gets green light in northern suburbs

9/07/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Community shaping vision around future Morley Station precinct

8/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$23 million Marmion Avenue dual carriageway to Yanchep complete

8/07/2020

Kelly

Water

Household water leaks targeted under new rebate initiative

8/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Research identifies battery manufacturing can be established in WA

7/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health

7/07/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

$20 million funding to create specialist mental health hub

7/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Contractor sought for major works package in Perth’s eastern suburbs

7/07/2020

Kelly

Water

State Government provides $180,000 to Kimberley community projects

7/07/2020

Logan

Acting Minister for the Environment and Heritage

McGowan Government boosts plastic and tyre recycling in Western Australia

6/07/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Barrister Philip Urquhart to become a Coroner

6/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Regional Airports Development Scheme grants now

6/07/2020

McGowan

Premier

Big boost for WA arts, sport and community sectors seeking relief

6/07/2020

Kelly

Science

Scitech to reopen today

5/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

5/07/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

$6.8 million financial counselling boost to aid household recovery

4/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Agriculture and Food

Perth Royal Show to go ahead

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnerships to sweeten the deal for WA holiday-makers

3/07/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New directory showcasing local defence industry goes live

3/07/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Magistrates to hear court matters State-wide for the first time

3/07/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grant to pursue Ord cotton processing opportunity

3/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government supports resources sector during COVID-19

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

‘Get Quokka Happy’ and save on Rottnest Island this winter

3/07/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Government grants fund education initiatives to combat wage theft

3/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

King Leopold Ranges renamed to honour Aboriginal culture

3/07/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Broomes Shinju Matsuri festival celebrates 50th anniversary

3/07/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants spur growth opportunity for regional agrifood businesses

3/07/2020

Ellery; Murray

Education and Training

A fairer play for elite athletes with new training arrangements

3/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$7 million boost to Kalgoorlie drill core library

3/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Revamped Buy Local policy to prioritise jobs in regional WA

3/07/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Funding to help deliver on five per cent disability employment target

3/07/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australia paving the way in kids COVID-19 research

2/07/2020

Cook

Health

Survey finds health workers positive and committed to patient care

2/07/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Budget repair measure exceeds expectations

2/07/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$57 million recovery package for WA TAFE and training sector

2/07/2020

Dawson

Environment

Successful wildlife rehabilitator grant recipients announced

2/07/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

WA’s prison capacity expanded with 512 new beds coming online

2/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Artists sought for high-profile Cockburn tower artwork

2/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Electric bus trial for Joondalup CAT route

2/07/2020

Kelly

Water

Local governments leading the way towards a Waterwise WA

2/07/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$6,000 for employers who take on a displaced apprentice

1/07/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

1/07/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

$1 million program to rekindle regional arts

1/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New authorisation now in place for passenger transport drivers

1/07/2020

Cook; Kelly

Health; Youth

Building healthier communities in the Gascoyne and Murchison regions

1/07/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

McGowan Government invests $36 million for elective surgery blitz

1/07/2020

MacTiernan; Tinley

Ports; Fisheries

Port fishing platform open to Bunbury community

1/07/2020

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Future Drought Fund a lost opportunity for WA

1/07/2020

Dawson

Environment

Illegal dumpers convicted after camera sting operation

1/07/2020

Dawson

Environment

Reception no barrier to exploring Kalbarri National Park

1/07/2020

Templeman

Local Government

MyCouncil website keeps ratepayers and residents up to date on how their councils manage their money

1/07/2020

Kelly

Water

Water charges relief for regional businesses affected by COVID-19

30/06/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Finance; Local Government

Land tax exemptions to assist owner-occupied relocatable homes in residential parks and caravan park owners

30/06/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Culture and tourism excel in State heritage awards

30/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Increase to Rex regional flights to help with COVID recovery

30/06/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

MyLeave changes for construction employers

30/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supports East Pilbara communities

30/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australia to host nation’s first post COVID-19 live music event

30/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Contract awarded for redevelopment of Newman Health Service

30/06/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

FMG drives high-tech frontier

30/06/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

30/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

30/06/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Work starts on exciting inner city primary school upgrade

30/06/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WA Training Awards to go ahead for 2020

30/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA to provide assistance to Victoria’s COVID-19 response

29/06/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Agriculture and Food

Agricultural freight strategy sets course for future freight needs in WA

29/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

South-West Supply Chain strategy sets course for freight infrastructure

29/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; Education and Training; Transport

First stage of Collie TAFE upgrades complete as new truck driver training program launched

29/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Premier inspects final stages of work on Collie’s groundbreaking technology training centre

28/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Work due to start this year on Collie’s $2m indoor swimming pool

28/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Logan

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Collie’s emergency services projects poised to create jobs, help community safety

28/06/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Adventure awaits with new Collie mountain bike trails

28/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$4.4 million to Collie tourism injection as world-renowned artist selected to paint Wellington Dam

28/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Concept designs unveiled for $3.8 million Eaton Community Hub

28/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge adventure activities set for summer opening

27/06/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Drug and contraband search operation targets prison visitors

26/06/2020

Dawson

Environment

Call for expressions of interest in paper and cardboard recycling grants

26/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting families in need

26/06/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Port Kennedy community battery gives power to locals

26/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Perth in 2023

26/06/2020

Tinley

Housing

East Green flourishes with new park and record sales enquiries

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

Modern aged and palliative care facility on track for Carnarvon

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

RPH cardiology patients set to benefit from innovative new system

26/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

A Stronger Tomorrow: Infrastructure WA releases discussion paper

26/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Community names new METRONET station High Wycombe

26/06/2020

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Attorney General

Parliament passes landmark family violence reform package

26/06/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes laws to keep high risk offenders behind bars

26/06/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Government seeks developer for former Kimberley pastoral station

26/06/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Twenty-nine schools announced in latest intake of Independent Public Schools

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

Report to help lift health and wellbeing of West Aussies

26/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Free late night trains back as COVID restrictions ease this weekend

25/06/2020

Dawson

Environment

Humpback whale swim tours return to Ningaloo

25/06/2020

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

COTA At Home Guide launched to help combat elder abuse

25/06/2020

Dawson

Electoral Affairs

McGowan Government delivers on electoral reform commitments

25/06/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Household basket of fees and charges to decrease in 2020-21

25/06/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New plan for Bayswater Town Centre sets vision for growth

25/06/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New laws to bolster employment protections

24/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Completed upgrades north of Muchea make Great Northern Highway even greater

24/06/2020

Murray; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Australian-first hiking strategy to sustain boom in bushwalking and trail running