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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/06/2018

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Deadline looms to strike remote communities deal

25/06/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Processors step up to take stranded sheep

25/06/2018

Cook

Health

Telehealth Awareness Week

25/06/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government secures Perth Motorplex for 12 months as buyer sought

25/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Carnarvon and Monkey Mia to benefit from community airfares

25/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Westport information sessions open to the community

25/06/2018

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Innovation and ICT; Education and Training

Hunt is on for WA's best STEM education schools

23/06/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Suspension of Emanuel Exports live export licence welcomed

22/06/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia; Saffioti

Regional Development; Tourism; Transport

State Government welcomes regional WA shortlist for new Qantas pilot academy

22/06/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New strategy for cultural infrastructure

22/06/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Puppet show pulls on heartstrings across Western Australia

22/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Perth’s southern suburbs job creating, congestion tackling combo fix

22/06/2018

Kelly

Water

A Balcatta urban drain to be transformed into vibrant living stream

22/06/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Minister launches inaugural Indo-Pacific Defence Conference

22/06/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to support Southern Forests reach its potential

22/06/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

State Government delivers essential funding to Surf Life Saving WA

22/06/2018

Tinley

Housing

St Emilie’s offers shelter to support young women in need

22/06/2018

Templeman

Local Government

New data reveals improved local government financial sustainability

22/06/2018

Kelly

Water

Labor’s innovative thinking saves Perth from a water crisis

21/06/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Regional WA wins big with McGowan Government sport upgrades

21/06/2018

Cook

Mental Health

More young people to benefit with new dedicated mental health unit

21/06/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grants to support natural resource stewardship now available

21/06/2018

Saffioti; Ellery

Planning; Education and Training

Green light for Subiaco’s new Inner City College

21/06/2018

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police; Road Safety

Charlotte's Law - Killer drivers to face severe new penalties

21/06/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Opportunity to join the Western Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council

21/06/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Lands; Agriculture and Food; Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement supports Pilbara station to diversify

20/06/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Albany offers developers premium beachfront hotel opportunity

20/06/2018

Roberts

Road Safety

Road safety experts in Perth to lead WA’s journey towards zero

20/06/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Act-Belong-Commit helps improve mental health in WA for a decade

20/06/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation CEO to hand over the reins after a decade in the role

20/06/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Joint media statement - Grants top-up to support NDIS transition for Western Australians

20/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

New strategy set to maximise Perth Hills’ tourism potential

20/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

Woolworths gets jump on plastic bag ban

20/06/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Jennifer Smith appointed judge of the Supreme Court

19/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

New regional flights to further connect the Kimberley

19/06/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Restoration of historic Mill Manager's House in Jarrahdale gets the green light

19/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Duty exemption for FIRS heavy vehicle transfers

19/06/2018

Roberts

Police

$250,000 reward posted to help solve 30-year mystery of Julie Cutler

19/06/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government acts to improve public sector cybersecurity

19/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

New hope for the Gilbert’s potoroo

19/06/2018

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Funding boost to sexual assault services

18/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australian Visitor Centre under new management

18/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Mark Ritter’s review of WA's industrial relations system complete

18/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Seismic survey to uncover the Canning Basin’s deep geology

18/06/2018

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Treasurer; Agriculture and Food

New initiative to reduce red tape for horticulture businesses

17/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET extension to Byford reaches new milestone

16/06/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Western Australian ICT stars shine at WAITTA INCITE Awards

16/06/2018

Saffioti

Planning

New community with aged care announced for Champion Lakes

16/06/2018

McGurk

Child Protection; Community Services

State Government supports family day care restrictions

15/06/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti; Dawson

Regional Development; Lands; Environment

WA pastoralists in the box seat for carbon farming

15/06/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day shining a light on hidden exploitation

15/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

Compost commitment creates change at Greenwood College

15/06/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Start of LNG production from Wheatstone Train 2 delivers long-term jobs

15/06/2018

Logan

Corrective Services

New canine recruits join the fight against drugs in WA jails

15/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

Illegal dumping crackdown at charity bins

15/06/2018

Cook

Health

Have your say on the future of men’s health in WA

15/06/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

BHP’s multibillion dollar investment in WA to create thousands of jobs

14/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bill to increase compensation for dependants passes Parliament

14/06/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

WA young guns shine at 2018 WorldSkills National Championships

14/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Design revealed for Denny Avenue METRONET level crossing removal

14/06/2018

Wyatt; Ellery

Energy; Education and Training

New scholarships offered to those starting energy careers

14/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Diving Working Group addressing hazards in occupational diving

14/06/2018

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Finance; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Land tax win for farmers under McGowan Government reforms

13/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low-paid workers in WA

13/06/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Government works with Mineral Resources Ltd to protect WA jobs

13/06/2018

Roberts

Road Safety

More Western Australians choose life-saving vehicle technology

13/06/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm opens at Muresk Institute

13/06/2018

McGowan

Premier

WA to benefit from Federal Labor’s new Fair Share Fund

13/06/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Landmark summit to tackle growing scourge of elder abuse

13/06/2018

McGurk

Community Services

McGowan Government extends support for Grandcarers Assistance Program

13/06/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Is technology making us less human? The State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas debates the big questions

13/06/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

WA Industry Link rolled out to the regions

12/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - New bridge raises the tone in WA’s South West

12/06/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Big brand hotel chains respond to Middleton Beach opportunity

12/06/2018

Cook

Health

New vaccine research hub to open in Perth

11/06/2018

Cook

Health

Partnership grants triumph for WA health researchers

11/06/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Innovations Lab takes community into the future

11/06/2018

Cook

Health

Perth Children’s Hospital ushers in new era in child health care

11/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Burswood Jetty to support new stadium ferry service

11/06/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage grants on offer to preserve State’s cultural heritage

11/06/2018

Kelly

Science; Innovation and ICT

New report shows WA should be home to the Australian Space Agency

10/06/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium celebrates one millionth visitor as AFL crowds hit national highs

10/06/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth Children’s Hospital welcomes PMH patients

9/06/2018

Cook

Health

Final countdown for patient move as PMH prepares to close

8/06/2018

Cook

Health

Researcher in bid to lift immunisation uptake in pregnancy

8/06/2018

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and domestic violence support boosted in Perth’s south-east

8/06/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Lands

Pastoral lands reform - Encouraging investment and ecological sustainability

8/06/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Swan Valley planning framework review released for comment

8/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community language schools receive boost with vital funding

8/06/2018

McGowan; Kelly; Cook

Premier; Science; Health

Premier’s Fellows in phenomics to advance precision medicine

7/06/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Lifesaving equipment for Scarboro surf club thanks to Lotterywest

7/06/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New move to strengthen government accountability in Aboriginal affairs

7/06/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Inaugural WA Defence Industry Capability Directory launched

7/06/2018

Dawson; Kelly

Environment; Fisheries

Technology breakthrough for whale disentanglements

7/06/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Nearly $1.3 million in funding for One Tree Community Services

6/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

Four-week countdown to the bag ban has begun!

6/06/2018

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Planning; Environment

Further protections for Beeliar Wetlands

6/06/2018

Kelly

Forestry

Community Support Program grant recipients announced

6/06/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Lands; Regional Development

Goldfields land to be activated for lithium facility

6/06/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Guildford Historic Town considered for State Register