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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/01/2017

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

New WA Police plane to help stop pursuits

22/01/2017

Faragher

Planning

Elizabeth Quay a boost to State economy

21/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Edgewater Station car park benefits commuters

20/01/2017

Faragher

Planning

New appointments for key infrastructure committee

20/01/2017

Marmion

Innovation

Government ICT contracts to deliver savings

20/01/2017

Grylls; Faragher

Housing; Disability Services

Port Hedland respite house construction begins

20/01/2017

Miles

Youth

Grants kickstart WA Youth Week events

20/01/2017

Francis

Veterans

Grants deliver support to ex-service community

20/01/2017

Davies

Water

Water upgrades across the Great Southern

20/01/2017

Barnett; Francis

Premier; Child Protection

New funding opens 25 beds for inner city homeless

20/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Fremantle jetty upgrade completed

19/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Wanneroo Road bridge to benefit road users

19/01/2017

Grylls

Housing; Racing and Gaming

Biggest WA complex yet declared liquor-free

19/01/2017

Davies; Miles

Sport and Recreation; Seniors and Volunteering

More seniors active with SilverSport program

19/01/2017

Barnett; Jacob; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Environment; Regional Development

More camping sites for Lucky Bay visitors

18/01/2017

Miles

Community Services

All aboard: young leaders are streets ahead

18/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Grants to improve cycling facilities

18/01/2017

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Pool funding splashes for safety and training

18/01/2017

Mischin

Commerce

WA victims lose $10 million to scams in 2016

18/01/2017

Harvey; Redman

Deputy Premier; Regional Development

Funding approved for Capel Civic Precinct

18/01/2017

Miles

Youth

Grants help young offenders look to the future

18/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Eastern Highway upgrade contract awarded

18/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Helping aged residents stay in their communities

18/01/2017

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Lands

Perth World Trade Centre to boost international links

18/01/2017

Jacob

Environment

Swimming with humpback whales continues

17/01/2017

Miles

Seniors and Volunteering

Further support for WA grandcarers

17/01/2017

Barnett; Harvey; Mischin

Premier; Deputy Premier; Attorney General

Limitation period to go for child abuse victims

17/01/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Building to start on Dalwallinu Health Service

17/01/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Quairading Health Service revamp ready to start

17/01/2017

Barnett; Day

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

FRINGE WORLD Festival returns to entertain

16/01/2017

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

Kojonup gets boost to non-potable water supply

16/01/2017

Barnett; Jacob; Marmion

Premier; Environment; State Development

Approval for Yeelirrie uranium project

16/01/2017

Faragher

Planning

$600,000 grants pool to benefit State’s coast

14/01/2017

Davies

Sport and Recreation

$3.5m for regional sporting facilities

14/01/2017

Grylls

Racing and Gaming

Small WA winemakers to benefit from red tape cuts

14/01/2017

Harvey; Faragher

Deputy Premier; Planning

$51 million contract to transform Scarborough

14/01/2017

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Tough new laws help detect and seize meth

13/01/2017

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

Work starts on Parks and Wildlife Bunbury office

12/01/2017

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Delivering a world-class tourism precinct for Bunbury

12/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Bindoon bypass corridor selected

12/01/2017

Davies; Redman; Lewis

Water; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

$20 million program driving water innovation

12/01/2017

Barnett; Davies; Redman

Premier; Water; Regional Development

$37 million to refresh Wellington Dam

12/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 2 Contract awarded for NorthLink WA

11/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Traffic signal innovation for intersections

11/01/2017

Barnett; Collier

Premier; Electoral Affairs

New electoral commissioner appointed

11/01/2017

Jacob

Environment

More wet feet and muddy hands in Kings Park

11/01/2017

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

WA lands national ballooning championships

10/01/2017

Harvey; Davies

Premier; Sport and Recreation

$8.4 million for sports facilities in Perth metro

10/01/2017

Collier

Education

OLNA results see high school bar raised in WA

9/01/2017

Jacob

Environment

Roe 8 court decision welcome

9/01/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Lifesaving new RFDS aircraft ready for take-off

9/01/2017

Harvey

Premier; Police

Ballajura station opens, commitment delivered

9/01/2017

Day

Health

Fabio the Frog gives kids a say on hospital care

7/01/2017

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Perth the tourism ‘it’ place for 2017

7/01/2017

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Hopman Cup serves up a further five years

6/01/2017

Harvey

Premier; Police; Road Safety

Tough new hoon laws to come into force

5/01/2017

Mitchell

Mental Health

Tool tallies the benefits of drinking less alcohol

5/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

New Treendale Bridge works to begin

4/01/2017

Miles

Local Government

Shire of Exmouth suspended

4/01/2017

Harvey

Premier; Training and Workforce Development

Big response to boost for first home owners

4/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Forrestfield Station artist impressions released

3/01/2017

Davies

Water

Infill sewerage project begins in Bunbury

2/01/2017

Francis

Fisheries

Rock lobster crooks high and dry if caught

1/01/2017

Barnett; Jacob

Premier; Tourism; Environment

Lower Chittering site ideal for open range zoo, report

1/01/2017

Barnett; Grylls

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Latest tourism ads sell WA's north

1/01/2017

Day; Grylls; Faragher

Health; Housing; Disability Services

New era for WA people with spinal cord injury

30/12/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Great return, Roger: WA welcomes back tennis icon

30/12/2016

Collier

Education

Public students take top Beazley Medal honours

29/12/2016

Day; Grylls

Health; Regional Development

Free after hours phone GP service this summer

29/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

East Perth intersection upgrade completed

28/12/2016

Barnett; Faragher

Premier; Planning

Elizabeth Quay carousel family attraction

28/12/2016

Day

Health

SunSmart campaign saves lives, health costs

28/12/2016

Day; Grylls

Health; Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Local focus for Northam Health Service art

27/12/2016

Grylls; Nahan

Housing; Treasurer

Lending changes to help NW homebuyers

27/12/2016

Barnett; Nahan; L'Estrange

Premier; Treasurer; Finance; Small Business

First homebuyer boost with increased grant

27/12/2016

Barnett; Grylls; Nahan

Premier; Housing; Treasurer

Changes to help hundreds of WA homebuyers

23/12/2016

Day; Grylls

Health; Regional Development

Jurien Bay and Wongan Hills health care boost

23/12/2016

Grylls

Housing

Urban renewal will bring new life to Albany suburb

23/12/2016

Jacob

Environment

Seeking comment on Kimberley and Pilbara reserves

23/12/2016

Day; Grylls

Health; Regional Development

Building starts on Northam Health Service

23/12/2016

Day; Grylls

Health; Regional Development

Building starts on Narrogin Health Service

23/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Major port upgrade to benefit Mid-West

23/12/2016

Nahan; Day

Treasurer; Health

Improving rehabilitation with research funding

23/12/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

Don’t let alcohol ruin your festive season

22/12/2016

Francis; Jacob

Emergency Services; Environment

Air fleet assembled for 2016-17 bushfire season

22/12/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police; Road Safety

$2.6m for regional road safety summer blitz

22/12/2016

Barnett; Marmion

Premier; Transport

Funding for Broome to Cape Leveque Road

22/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Bike Week 2017 grants encourage cycling

22/12/2016

Nahan

Treasurer

Need for GST reform never greater for WA

22/12/2016

Barnett; Faragher

Premier; Planning

Historic heartland to revitalise eastern CBD

22/12/2016

Day

Health

Upgrades to support Kalamunda hospital care

21/12/2016

Harvey; Marmion

Deputy Premier; Road Safety; Transport

Major campaign to improve cycling safety

21/12/2016

Davies

Water

New Water Corporation chairman

21/12/2016

Miles

Community Services

New era for parenting services in WA

21/12/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Grants support community inclusion

21/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Wanneroo Road duplication to meet demand

21/12/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Perth 2016 fuel prices cheapest for 11 years

21/12/2016

Faragher; Day

Planning; Health

Elizabeth Quay's water park reopens

21/12/2016

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

Record for prescribed burning in south-west

21/12/2016

Redman; Mitchell

Regional Development; Child Protection

Historic upgrades for Aboriginal communities