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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

21/01/2018

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium officially opens with Community Open Day

21/01/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Law changes to modernise gender reassignment legislation

19/01/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Connecting the farm: grants to drive 21st century agriculture jobs

19/01/2018

Cook

Health

Funding to expand education program for Aboriginal young people

19/01/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Awards to honour community achievements

19/01/2018

Logan

Corrective Services

Corrections officers honoured for the first time nationwide

18/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Countdown to plastic bag ban

18/01/2018

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government supports the homeless with first hybrid shower and laundry van

17/01/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Grants to give bike riding a go

17/01/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Tourism boost for Perth icon

17/01/2018

Roberts

Police

New round of grants available to fight graffiti

17/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Let's talk waste

17/01/2018

Kelly

Water

River flow provides unrestricted pumping opportunity for Gascoyne irrigators

17/01/2018

Saffioti

Transport

NorthLink WA southern and central section progressing

16/01/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Community invited to comment on the impacts of methamphetamine use in WA

16/01/2018

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Environment

One-stop shop launched to streamline water and environmental assessments

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

16/01/2018

Saffioti

Transport

First public feedback for Morley-Ellenbrook METRONET sought

16/01/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following December’s Tropical Cyclone Hilda

15/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Grants to help reduce waste

15/01/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Optus Stadium on track for record-breaking AFL Women's crowd

13/01/2018

Cook

Health

State Government funding to help Western Australians stay sun safe

13/01/2018

Cook

Health

Independent review of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation

12/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Grants awarded to community groups to protect river

12/01/2018

McGowan

Premier

New commissioners appointed to Lotterywest Board

12/01/2018

McGowan

Premier

Dennis Cometti honoured at Optus Stadium

12/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Yalgorup National Park to be expanded

11/01/2018

Cook

Mental Health

New Mental Health Tribunal President appointed

11/01/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Liberals now support McGowan Government's shark mitigation strategy

11/01/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Getting the balance right: Education savings measures reversed

11/01/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Grants to support WA’s vibrant multicultural celebrations

11/01/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Bunbury contractor to deliver major tourist attraction

11/01/2018

Tinley

Sport and Recreation

ICC praises Perth's new home of international cricket

11/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer quokka shot smashes WA tourism into global advantage

10/01/2018

Wyatt

Finance

Employer warning: labour hire scam operating in Western Australia

10/01/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Future of Geraldton Port to be mapped out

9/01/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade officially opened

9/01/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Grants to revitalise WA heritage places

9/01/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Exhibition tells the story of convict transportation to Australia

9/01/2018

McGurk

Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

Communities Director General appointed

8/01/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Minister welcomes new directors of Western Power

8/01/2018

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Planning

Small businesses to help Yagan Square thrive

5/01/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Green light for ‘Old Salt’ Swan River event barge

5/01/2018

Logan

Fisheries

Stay safe and make the most of the coming marron season

4/01/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding boost secures Albany Arts Festival

4/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Six months to prepare for plastic bag ban

31/12/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Slow Down, Move Over laws to protect incident response workers

29/12/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

State Government cracks down on speeding motorcyclists

28/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Federer gets up close and personal with the locals at Rottnest

25/12/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Fisheries

Iconic western rock lobster brings Christmas joy to those in need

23/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Optus Stadium transport a Game Changer

22/12/2017

Saffioti

Planning; Lands

Common MRA-LandCorp board members announced

22/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Scullion 'phone home' for Christmas update on remote communities

22/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

'David and Goliath' battle for Perth's cheapest fuel site for 2017

22/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Report highlights poultry standard concerns

22/12/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Southern suburbs students take out prestigious Beazley Medals

22/12/2017

Dawson; Logan

Environment; Emergency Services

Stub out litter and firebugs

21/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Subsidy increased to increase freight on rail

21/12/2017

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

WA’s firefighters take to the skies for the 2017-18 bushfire season

21/12/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Expanded drug testing capability for police in Christmas crackdown

21/12/2017

Dawson

Environment

Approval for Mid-West iron ore project

21/12/2017

Dawson

Environment

State Government preserves unique Helena-Aurora Range

21/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Next steps for new South-West saleyards

20/12/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA sailing legend Jon Sanders completes 10th circumnavigation

20/12/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library partnership with Minderoo Foundation

20/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Commonwealth abandons indigenous Australia; axes remote housing deal

20/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Yakamia Creek restoration ramps up Albany estuary initiatives

20/12/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government continues on the path to Budget repair

20/12/2017

Cook

Health

RPH benefits from a $1.3m new 360-degree scanner donation

20/12/2017

Kelly; Templeman

Fisheries; Local Government

McGowan Government helps regional councils improve beach safety

20/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Thousands to fly to Perth for world Frisbee championships

20/12/2017

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Treasurer

Government scoping study to investigate Landgate options

19/12/2017

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

New campground near Margaret River open for Christmas

19/12/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Volunteer Fuel Card applications now open

19/12/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Promoted Porter, Cormann and Cash must deliver in GST debate

19/12/2017

Dawson

Environment

McGowan Labor Government releases position statement on PFAS

19/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

Premier presents $300,000 Lotterywest grant to honour Anzac sacrifice

19/12/2017

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Procurement Policy to drive Aboriginal entrepreneurship and business opportunities

19/12/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Fisheries

New Albany hatchery to expand aquaculture and create WA jobs

19/12/2017

McGurk; Johnston

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Tenancy law changes to support victims of domestic violence

18/12/2017

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Anzac Day Trust distributes $300,000 to support veterans and families

18/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Police accept State Government's wages policy

18/12/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Increased funding for the Hardship Utilities Grants Scheme

18/12/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Review comes up with measures to support WA’s writing sector

18/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

$1.4m Lotterywest grant to support Vinnies’ emergency relief work

18/12/2017

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA secures two national swimming championship events in 2020

18/12/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

New mortuary CT scanner will benefit grieving families

17/12/2017

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government acts on overcrowded prisons legacy

16/12/2017

Kelly; Templeman

Fisheries; Local Government

Beach Emergency Numbers grant applications open

16/12/2017

Cook

Health

Virtual emergency department goes 24/7

16/12/2017

Roberts

Police

Increased funding for important community safety and police initiatives

15/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

300 more airline seats a day coming into Perth on Qatar

15/12/2017

Cook

Health

Zero tolerance to sexual harassment in WA health system

15/12/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister congratulates native title determinants of 2017

15/12/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

Tragedy prompts WA road rules booklets for international drivers

15/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

New Mandurah Traffic Bridge opened in time for holiday travellers

15/12/2017

McGurk

Child Protection

Royal Commission into child sex abuse hands down its final report

14/12/2017

Tinley

Housing

Fremantle firm wins Hilton infill housing design competition

14/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Opportunity to shape the approach to plan for Outer Harbour

14/12/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$2 million grant for Mindarie-Burns Beach dual use path