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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/06/2017

Papalia

Citizenship And Multicultural Interests

Thousands joins Eid celebrations across the State

26/06/2017

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More support to help WA's methamphetamine battle

25/06/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local jobs boost with new approach for Swan River Pedestrian Bridge

24/06/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire Mitigation Summit hears from key stakeholders on way forward

24/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Charles Street bus bridge to open on Sunday

24/06/2017

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health; Mental Health

Northern suburbs residents to benefit from Joondalup hospital expansion

23/06/2017

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism board chairman steps down

23/06/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to build food exports to Asia

23/06/2017

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

WA's extraordinary black truffles on show

23/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Greater training required for new drivers

23/06/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Esperance receivers online and ready to detect tagged sharks

22/06/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Recfishing licence fees increase to benefit recreational fishing

22/06/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Five-year release for petroleum exploration acreage introduced

22/06/2017

Kelly

Water; Forestry

New plantings to create industry growth and a healthy catchment

22/06/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Tariffs, fees and charges to assist in budget repair

22/06/2017

Roberts

Police

WA Police sign on to Facebook AMBER Alert system

22/06/2017

Kelly

Water

West Kimberley communities to benefit from $50,000 in grants

22/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Port fees to assist with Budget repair task

21/06/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

Rockingham Technopole: New player for defence in WA

21/06/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government delivers commitment to prioritise WA workers

21/06/2017

Kelly

Water

Jobs boost as construction begins on new water tank in Ellenbrook

20/06/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Clubs WA celebrate and support cultural diversity

20/06/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Agenda released ahead of Friday’s Bushfire Mitigation Summit

20/06/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Agile, smart, inclusive. Review to transform WA local government

20/06/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government announces uranium policy

20/06/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Bright future for chilled meat exports

20/06/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Locations confirmed for Esperance shark detectors

20/06/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Inquiry into regional airfares in Western Australia

20/06/2017

Cook

Health

Sustainable Health Review to position WA health system for the future

19/06/2017

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Northern whale migration under way

19/06/2017

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Key election promise delivered to put education assistants back in the classroom

18/06/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET team to design Belmont Station precinct

17/06/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

School playground design means play for all

17/06/2017

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

WAITTA INCITE Awards recognising ICT innovation

17/06/2017

McGurk

Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Local community to band together for the homeless

16/06/2017

Cook

Health

More than 19,500 to benefit from free soap through Squeaky Clean Kids program

16/06/2017

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Proactive approach to deliver better outcomes for vulnerable families

16/06/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Initial test results back from Whiteman Park water

16/06/2017

Cook

Health

Kalamunda hospital upgrades on track

16/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for final stage in Beadon Creek upgrade

16/06/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

Indian and Australian navies hit the seas for maritime exercise

16/06/2017

Roberts

Police

Gun amnesty to get illegal guns off the streets

16/06/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ministerial Roundtable on Aboriginal affairs to focus on outcomes

16/06/2017

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

International education consortium to create jobs and economic development

15/06/2017

Cook

Health; Mental Health

State Government delivers funding boost for men's health

15/06/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

From small things, big things grow

15/06/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

Western Australia plays host to French trade mission

15/06/2017

Kelly

Water

Wastewater upgrades support growth in the City of Armadale

15/06/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Cruise ships cleared to gamble off all WA ports

15/06/2017

Kelly

Water

Dogs enlisted to sniff out water leaks in Australian-first

15/06/2017

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Health

Funding extension for regional GP incentives

14/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase to State minimum wage

14/06/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Grants support WA community language schools

14/06/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Petroleum Bill to change maritime boundaries

14/06/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Wyatt applauds Native Title Bill passing

14/06/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Western Australia joins WHO age-friendly affiliate program

14/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce; Industrial Relations

New Chairperson for Commission for Occupational Safety and Health

14/06/2017

Roberts

Police

Boost to police and crime prevention efforts for Armadale

14/06/2017

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence victims to get the support they deserve in the workplace

13/06/2017

McGurk; Tinley

Child Protection; Housing

South Fremantle's homeless facility reopens

13/06/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

International scientists and experts to workshop rock lobster in WA

13/06/2017

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; Education and Training; Planning

New Inner City College at the heart of Subiaco Oval transformation

12/06/2017

Kelly

Water

Perth’s east gets 177 fire hydrants to fight bushfires

12/06/2017

Murray

Volunteering

Growth on volunteering conference agenda

12/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A Bill to increase compensation for workplace fatalities

10/06/2017

Cook

Health

Princess Margaret Hospital staff morale review released

9/06/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

Unique event puts people with disability at forefront of consultation

9/06/2017

McGurk

Women's Interests

Female entrepreneurs inspire WA businesswomen

9/06/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Street festival a vibrant celebration of multiculturalism

9/06/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Planning under way for Albany wave energy centre

8/06/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Porter and WA Liberals fail the State on stadium

8/06/2017

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

STEM Advisory Panel to develop State STEM strategy

8/06/2017

Tinley

Housing

Joint media statement - Innovative Aboriginal housing project at UWA gets $12.8m boost

8/06/2017

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Planning

Swan Valley to become major tourism precinct

8/06/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Doppler radar installation to improve agricultural productivity

8/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Works begin on central section of NorthLink WA

8/06/2017

Kelly

Water

Improvements to wastewater recycling in Bridgetown

7/06/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

$400,000 upgrade for Spare Parts Theatre

7/06/2017

McGowan

Premier

Premier unveils The Perth Mint Australian Trilogy collection

7/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Project savings allocated to Bindoon Bypass

7/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Improved bus journey times for northern suburbs passengers

5/06/2017

Dawson

Environment

Trial changes highway littering behaviour

3/06/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire Mitigation Summit to be held June 23

3/06/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Esperance community to have their say on shark detection receivers

2/06/2017

Roberts

Police

Significant boost to police resources for South Hedland

2/06/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Recovery grants for primary producers in Western Australia

2/06/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Guildford Road process complete

2/06/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Dragons to descend on Champion Lakes

2/06/2017

Cook; Johnston

Health; Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes local innovation investment

2/06/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Broome roundtable to guide new approach to Aboriginal land

1/06/2017

Templeman

Local Government

MyCouncil data strengthens accountability

1/06/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Minister welcomes Exmouth resignations

1/06/2017

Cook

Health

Over 50s eligible for free, life-saving bowel cancer test

1/06/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Road safety initiatives throughout WA receive boost

1/06/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Double demerits this WA Day long weekend

1/06/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Agriculture and Food

Industry consortium to drive agribusiness jobs

1/06/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Loan scheme helps Katanning processor stay a cut above

1/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

AvonLink train service to be saved

31/05/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

New early childhood building for Mount Hawthorn Primary School

31/05/2017

Kelly

Science

Marine science funding to boost WA's blue economy