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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Joint media statement - Norseman flights impervious to Thor’s hammer

22/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

South West Multicultural Festival brings thousands to Bunbury

22/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Channel Swim has international appeal

22/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

More than $900,000 for Goldfields-Esperance economic development

22/02/2019

Kelly

Water

Upgrades to secure Dalwallinu’s water supply are complete

22/02/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 19 of EIS co-funded drilling

21/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

$1.6m available for coastal management projects

21/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Bags up for grabs for Perth office workers

21/02/2019

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Rob Riley prize announced for top Aboriginal students

21/02/2019

Cook

Health

Brand new health clinic now open in remote Kimberley community

21/02/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

One-year cricket countdown now on to Women’s T20 World Cup

21/02/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Balcatta company leading the world in propulsion systems

21/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Scientific non-lethal SMART drumline trial now underway

21/02/2019

Johnston

Energy

WA companies to lead $8.8 million power system rollout

20/02/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal culture and understanding in WA classrooms

20/02/2019

Tinley

Housing

Community liaison committee to help guide Bentley redevelopment

20/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Mentoring program harnesses skills of new migrants

20/02/2019

Wyatt

Lands

New CEO announced for Landgate

20/02/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

150,000 new jobs to be created as part of the ‘Our Priorities’ vision

20/02/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Roundtable to support strong future for northern pastoralism

20/02/2019

Quigley; McGurk

Commerce; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Parliament passes new tenancy laws to support FDV victims

20/02/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

WA Parliament passes ‘revenge porn’ legislation

20/02/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

McGowan Government unveils visionary conservation plan

19/02/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Minister expands membership of Veterans Advisory Council

19/02/2019

Cook

Health

Smooth transition to new emergency department at Northam

19/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

Infrastructure WA Bill next step to growing the economy and creating jobs

19/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

First steps towards direct maritime freight to the Pilbara

18/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Next generation Transperth app launched today

18/02/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New rules to enforce better apartment quality and open space

18/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Draft plan released for jointly managed west Kimberley reserves

18/02/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Submissions for wage theft inquiry open

18/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

WA shark alarm technology to be used during SMART drumline trial

18/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Seabed receivers to track white shark movements in WA

17/02/2019

Templeman; McGurk

Culture and the Arts; Women's Interests

Safer Venues welcomed to the stage

16/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Green hydrogen push bearing fruit

15/02/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Value adding grants driving regional jobs

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

New $1.5 million early intervention centre for Eaton community

15/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New schools open for Mandurah students

15/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Ridge View Secondary College opens its doors for 2019 school year

15/02/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Expanded and upgraded Dolphin Discovery Centre now open

15/02/2019

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

One month left to apply for Round 2 of the Aboriginal Ranger Program

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government upgrades to Collie SHS on track

15/02/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Works underway to transform Lake Kepwari into tourism and recreation destination

15/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Port Hedland's Roy Hill bridge over rail opens

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

Science boost for Harvey Primary School students

15/02/2019

Cook; Murray

Health; Mental Health; Sport and Recreation

Country football clubs funding boost to improve mental health

15/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA says Jambo Africa!

15/02/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Day of awareness to improve understanding of Angelman syndrome

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

$8.56 million of upgrades to South Western Highway progressing

15/02/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - WA jets into the future with new emergency mapping capability

15/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

New strategy to protect Pilbara rock art

15/02/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Lawyers who offer free, high-quality legal advice wanted

14/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Public comment sought on draft joint management plan for Ningaloo Coast

14/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Company convicted for illegal feedlot

14/02/2019

Tinley

Youth

New ambassadors prepare to champion Western Australian youth

14/02/2019

Roberts

Police

Significant milestone as site selected for new Capel Police Station

14/02/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Up close and personal with Australia’s own sweetheart

14/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Infrastructure Australia’s priority list recognises WA projects

13/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Perth rail passengers remain most satisfied for sixth year in a row

13/02/2019

Cook

Health

No-shows at outpatient appointments strike a costly blow to public health

13/02/2019

McGurk

Women's Interests

Women’s voices to build a stronger WA together

13/02/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grains research boost for Western Australia

13/02/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Sunset to rise again as new cultural precinct

12/02/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Catalogue entries showcase WA’s defence industry

12/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Curtin Central Bus Station complete

12/02/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Approval paves way for more diverse housing in City of Fremantle

11/02/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Work begins on $96.3 million 512 prison bed expansion

11/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Put your name up in lights by applying for the WA Training Awards 2019

10/02/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

New three-bin system the centrepiece of Waste Strategy

8/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New primary school for students in Southern River

8/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New primary school in Piara Waters expands to Year 6

8/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Government and industry agree to significantly increase local lobster supply

8/02/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

55 years on: We remember nation’s worst peacetime military disaster

8/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Glamping on Rottnest on its way

8/02/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Spectacular Tet festival lights up Wanneroo

8/02/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Reducing red tape for Fremantle West End heritage owners

8/02/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government releases economic review of MRIWA

7/02/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Joint media statement - $7 million to increase opportunities for people with disability

7/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community invited to Denny Avenue level crossing removal information session

7/02/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Mandurah Crab Fest nets three-year funding deal

7/02/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Direct flights from Japan on sale

7/02/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library's oral histories recognised by UNESCO

7/02/2019

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Mines and Petroleum

WA first State to sign up to cut flaring in petroleum industry

6/02/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

Employment and job services enhanced in the Great Southern

6/02/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Regional WA treasures one step closer to worldwide exposure

6/02/2019

Cook

Health

Plastic surgery now available at Rockingham General Hospital

5/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

10-year plan for Wheatbelt's parks and reserves released

5/02/2019

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Ports; Planning

Steering group to drive Victoria Quay waterfront plans

5/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cometti calls on fans to head west for 2019 footy season

5/02/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

South Coast Highway safety improvement works underway

4/02/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Container terminal tender process moves to negotiation stage

4/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Back to school for students across WA

4/02/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Community Support Program increased to share more benefits of forestry

3/02/2019

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Kids are back! Your attention around schools should be too

3/02/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New Chevron tower to create more jobs for WA economy

2/02/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New concept images unveiled for Subiaco Oval and PMH

1/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Reid Highway duplication to include new Dayton-Caversham bridge

1/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

Construction progressing at iconic Fremantle netball hub

1/02/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Local games industry talent win grants to showcase on international stage

1/02/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Historical Duffy House in Perth's north closer to being restored