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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

1/10/2016

Faragher; Day

Planning; Culture and the Arts

New era for Northbridge in Rechabites revamp

1/10/2016

Davies

Water

Prepare for summer with Waterwise rewards

1/10/2016

Miles

Seniors and Volunteering

Finalists announced for WA Seniors Awards

30/09/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

KidSport’s fifth birthday more than child’s play

30/09/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Upgraded Broome pool set to make a splash

30/09/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

New local government areas join the WA NDIS

30/09/2016

L'Estrange

Finance

WA leads the way with project bank accounts

30/09/2016

Nahan; Marmion

Energy; State Development

Australia's largest distributed energy microgrid

30/09/2016

Barnett; Francis

Premier; Fisheries

Check SharkSmart before entering water

30/09/2016

Nahan; Redman

Energy; Regional Development

New advanced meters for regional customers

30/09/2016

Mischin; Redman

Commerce; Regional Development

Greater mobile phone coverage for South-West

30/09/2016

Davies

Water

Rhodes grass sales drive community projects

30/09/2016

Marmion

State Development

Pilbara iron ore development to create jobs

29/09/2016

Grylls; Marmion

Housing; State Development

New Onslow homes for Government workers

29/09/2016

Lewis

Agriculture and Food

Sniffing out threats to protect agriculture

29/09/2016

Faragher

Planning

The quay to showcasing WA talent

29/09/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Restoration for historic Ellensbrook property

29/09/2016

Barnett; Francis; Redman

Premier; Emergency Services; Regional Development; Lands

State Government to establish Rural Fire Service

29/09/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Digging the past to make way for new museum

29/09/2016

Nahan; Grylls

Treasurer; Housing

Partial divestment by Keystart agreed at $1.35b

29/09/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

World’s finest cyclist joins South-West tour

29/09/2016

Barnett; Nahan

Premier; Culture and the Arts

State applauds WASO firsts in China and UAE

28/09/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Dolphin Discovery Centre new design unveiled

28/09/2016

Miles

Local Government

Commissioner appointed at Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

28/09/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Get outside and active for Outdoors October

28/09/2016

Collier

Education

New high school in City Beach to open in 2020

28/09/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

High standards in training sector awarded

28/09/2016

Miles

Seniors and Volunteering

Recognition for a lifetime of volunteering

28/09/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

WA’s plan to build safe and strong families

27/09/2016

Davies

Water

Call for nominations to showcase irrigation innovations

25/09/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

Training for frontline workers facing meth users

25/09/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

Blackwood River in focus on World Rivers Day

25/09/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

Meth Helpline supports users and their families

24/09/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Edith Cowan's West Perth home heritage listed

23/09/2016

Jacob

Environment

Greenbushes is WA Tidy Towns winner for 2016

23/09/2016

Faragher

Planning

WA's development contribution policy updated

23/09/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Top honours ahead for WA’s finest businesses

23/09/2016

Redman; Davies

Regional Development; Lands; Water

New irrigated agriculture project for Fitzroy Crossing

23/09/2016

Grylls

Housing

Public housing ‘P plates’ could go State-wide

23/09/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Gourmet Escape Australia’s best tourism event

22/09/2016

Davies

Forestry

Forestry strategy supports green, clean industry

22/09/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

Water investigations kick off in the Midlands

22/09/2016

L'Estrange; Mischin

Small Business; Commerce

Construction Contracts Act amendments introduced

22/09/2016

Barnett

Premier

Miles and Lewis promoted to State Cabinet

22/09/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Road Safety

Seatbelts targeted in WA Police holiday campaign

22/09/2016

Davies

Forestry

Green shoots from the ashes at Yarloop Primary

22/09/2016

Francis

Fisheries

Go fishing, licence-free, on October 16, 2016

22/09/2016

Nahan

Treasurer

Record low spending for two years in a row

22/09/2016

Jacob

Environment

Mid-West spring baiting targets feral cats

22/09/2016

Jacob

Environment

Perth Zoo attracts record number of visitors

21/09/2016

Marmion

Finance

Compliance checks ensure taxpayers benefit

21/09/2016

Davies

Water

Mt Marshall and Trayning to benefit from new tank

21/09/2016

Davies

Water

Drains fuel green community space gains

21/09/2016

Day

Health

Ear health care promises healthier Pilbara future

20/09/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Searching for WA’s heritage heroes

20/09/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Indian festival raises money for kids’ charity

19/09/2016

Day

Health

Extended 24-hour stroke service key to recovery

18/09/2016

Redman

Lands

Ocean Reef Marina redevelopment one step closer

18/09/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Road Safety

Alcohol interlock campaign warns WA motorists

17/09/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

New synthetic surfaces for Ellenbrook

17/09/2016

Barnett

Premier

Statement from Premier Colin Barnett - Tony Simpson

17/09/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community language students celebrate Mooncake Festival

17/09/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Celebrating nearly 6,000 new Australian citizens

17/09/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

Rare WA glimpses through early European eyes

16/09/2016

Redman

Lands

Koombana North precinct ready to be developed

16/09/2016

Grylls

Housing

Sterling demolisher wanted to topple towers

16/09/2016

Redman; Day

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Upgrades to regional performing arts venues

16/09/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Gold rush Exchange Hotel heritage listed

16/09/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Multicultural performers take centre stage at Penrhos College

15/09/2016

Jacob

Environment

School teacher wastes nothing to champion recycling

15/09/2016

L'Estrange

Mines and Petroleum

Land Access Working Group established

15/09/2016

Day; Redman

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Top WA productions on tour in regional WA

15/09/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

Autism scholarships target IT skills shortage

15/09/2016

Jacob

Environment

Three bins for kerbside collection increases recycling

15/09/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

Bid to reduce Aboriginal incarceration in WA

15/09/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Holidays at home more popular than ever

15/09/2016

Collier

Education

73 more Independent Public Schools for 2017

14/09/2016

Simpson

Local Government

Legislation strengthens local service delivery

14/09/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

World-first international golf tournament for Perth

14/09/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Disability equipment program boosted

14/09/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Safety checks clear Royal showbags

14/09/2016

Jacob

Environment

Legal milestone for conservation in WA

14/09/2016

Day

Health

New WA study confirms fluoride dental benefits

14/09/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

National Anzac Centre number 1 on TripAdvisor

13/09/2016

Nalder

Transport

Hardship fund now available to taxi industry

13/09/2016

Nalder; Harvey

Transport; Deputy Premier; Road Safety

Upgrade to Victoria Highway

13/09/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA-first dementia project strengthens diversity

13/09/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

TAFE key to tapping into future WA jobs

13/09/2016

L'Estrange

Small Business

Retail red tape to be cut

12/09/2016

Nalder

Transport

Transperth wins national award for fifth year

12/09/2016

Nalder

Transport

Pathway completes cycling and pedestrian network

12/09/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

New Meth Helpline provides free 24/7 support

12/09/2016

Nalder

Agriculture and Food

State Government supports WA's grains industry

12/09/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Eid celebrations set to shine across WA

12/09/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

Public comment on compulsory drug treatment

11/09/2016

Mischin; Harvey

Attorney General; Deputy Premier; Police

Major shake-up of WA’s family violence laws

11/09/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

New sentencing laws deliver better justice for WA

10/09/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Bridge brings greater access over Murchison

10/09/2016

Day

Health

Doctor’s actions honoured in Ghana donation

10/09/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

One-punch penalty doubled to 20 years jail