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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

24/07/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Landmark Aboriginal campgrounds open in the Kimberley

24/07/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra protections for park home residents in WA

23/07/2017

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

Premier moves to declare July 23 as Pozieres Day

22/07/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier congratulates BHP on expansion of training program

21/07/2017

Tinley

Youth

Minister issues challenge for creative young leader

21/07/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Review of the WA Rail Access Regime

21/07/2017

McGurk

Innovation and ICT

Top WA innovations make the cut for annual awards

21/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Steps taken to build biosecurity capacity

20/07/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister congratulates Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation on legal victory

20/07/2017

Templeman

Heritage

New members appointed to the Heritage Council of WA

20/07/2017

Tinley

Housing

People, place, home focus for new Woodbridge apartments

20/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Workshop to set agricultural telecommunications strategy

20/07/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Multicultural Advisory Group appointed

20/07/2017

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Safety and quality top of agenda for WA health system

20/07/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Grants to build age-friendly communities

19/07/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Have your say and vote in local government elections

19/07/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Perth Cultural Centre wired for savings

19/07/2017

Tinley

Housing

New facility to help homeless in Geraldton

19/07/2017

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

New director general to spearhead Department of the Premier and Cabinet

19/07/2017

Tinley

Youth

Grant develops leadership potential in the Mid-West

19/07/2017

Tinley

Youth

WA Youth Awards open for nominations

19/07/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Hon. Jane Crisford SC appointed Legal Aid chair

18/07/2017

McGowan

Premier

WA science achievers recognised as finalists

18/07/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Store a catalyst for change in remote Aboriginal community

18/07/2017

Templeman

Heritage

Fremantle's West End to be permanently heritage listed

18/07/2017

Templeman

Environment

WA firefighters assist with Canadian blazes

17/07/2017

McGurk

Innovation and ICT

State Government takes NBN fight to Federal inquiry

17/07/2017

McGurk

Child Protection

Everyday heroes needed to help vulnerable children

15/07/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

Mutual respect and courtesy key to cycling safety

14/07/2017

Dawson

Environment

Australian retailers commended for plastic bag ban

12/07/2017

McGurk

Women's Interests

Young women paint bright future for gender equality in WA

12/07/2017

Cook

Premier

Increased flights from China to boost tourism

12/07/2017

Johnston; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

New television series will film in the Kimberley and create local jobs

12/07/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government welcomes lithium joint venture

12/07/2017

Tinley

Housing

New development provides a haven for Rockingham residents

12/07/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

New Work Health and Safety Bill to protect workers

11/07/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Life in Pictures winners fight ageism with film

11/07/2017

Tinley

Housing

Affordable rental housing scheme reaches milestone

11/07/2017

Tinley

Youth

Lotterywest grant supports youth sector

11/07/2017

Cook

Health

State Government to deliver WA's first Medihotel at Murdoch

10/07/2017

Roberts

Police

New WA Police meth truck to disrupt supply of ice into WA

7/07/2017

Dawson

Emergency Services

Bushfire Mitigation Summit summary now available

7/07/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grassroots sports clubs invited to take dip in funding pool

7/07/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Development Commissions refocus on local jobs

7/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Report outlines premium foods with billion-dollar potential

6/07/2017

Roberts

Police

Upgraded Yanchep Police Station to improve crime response

6/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Research fund to open new vegetable markets

6/07/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Secondary school in Yanchep to open ahead of schedule

6/07/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Revelation film festival brings people and jobs to Perth

5/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Loan to enhance co-operative's export quality

5/07/2017

McGurk

Water

New member for Water Corporation board

5/07/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to drive innovation in the Mid-West

5/07/2017

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

Master plan to guide WA mountain biking towards world stage

4/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants support research to grow food potential

4/07/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Opportunities to flow from Gascoyne Food Bowl

4/07/2017

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Aboriginal health on the agenda during NAIDOC Week

3/07/2017

Tinley

Housing

Carnarvon housing project helps seniors and generates local jobs

3/07/2017

Tinley

Housing

Peet preferred proponent for Brabham development

3/07/2017

Cook

Health

$18 million boost for WA cancer research

3/07/2017

Tinley

Youth

Young leaders take on big issues in Parliament

3/07/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

NDIS rolls out in Perth Hills, South Metro, Kimberley and Pilbara

3/07/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Young leaders tackle big issues facing multicultural WA

3/07/2017

Roberts

Police

$250,000 reward to help solve Warneke case

3/07/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA athletes get funding boost to support sporting goals

2/07/2017

Roberts

Police

Police headquarters to light up for NAIDOC Week

1/07/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

NDIS rolls out to the Kimberley and Pilbara

30/06/2017

McGowan

Premier

Funding ensures Wheelchairs for Kids Inc. continues charitable work

30/06/2017

McGowan

Premier

New path improves safety for Rockingham community

30/06/2017

Cook

Health

A new era in healthcare at Harvey Health Service

30/06/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Economic Regulation Authority welcomes new members

30/06/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid-West welcomes new development commission board chair

30/06/2017

Cook

Health

Chief Health Officer to review water treatment strategies at Perth Children’s Hospital

30/06/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Finalists commended during critical time for the training industry

30/06/2017

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

Jobs the focus, as public sector renewal is implemented

30/06/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Fringe World report underscores importance of WA's cultural industries

29/06/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Kiara College to retain farm school land

29/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Funding for Employment Law Centre restored

29/06/2017

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government puts forward fair reform options for GST

29/06/2017

Murray; Johnston

Seniors and Ageing; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Prepaid funeral regulation to protect WA consumers

29/06/2017

Wyatt

Energy

Minister congratulates first remote community apprenticeship graduates

28/06/2017

Tinley

Housing

Minister outlines housing vision to peak advocacy body

28/06/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism jobs leap above 100,000

28/06/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

New Combat Sports Commission chair appointed

28/06/2017

Kelly

Water

A decade on since Perth’s first seawater desalination plant opened

28/06/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Grants program to encourage growth of cultural industries

28/06/2017

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government to address cyber security neglect

28/06/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Talented young WA musicians awarded international scholarships

28/06/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Liberal and National parties remain determined to destroy the State’s finances

28/06/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Appointment of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

27/06/2017

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Grants for Western Australian innovators

27/06/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

New Road Safety Commissioner for WA

27/06/2017

Papalia

Tourism

New appointments for Tourism WA board

27/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Funds allocated for coastal protection

27/06/2017

Papalia

Small Business; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New program encourages small business development

27/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Steel sector pursuing further quality

27/06/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Tennis superstar Roger Federer secured for the Hopman Cup

27/06/2017

Dawson

Environment

Western Australians rally for Plastic Free July

27/06/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Free Disrupted Festival to bring in people, jobs and dollars

27/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Tunnel boring machine competition winners announced

26/06/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Thousands joins Eid celebrations across the State
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