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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

18/06/2019

MacTiernan

Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Renewable hydrogen in mines gathering momentum in WA

18/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

18/06/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Traditional owners granted sole management of East Kimberley reserve

17/06/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Perth to serve up top women’s tennis with Fed Cup final

16/06/2019

Tinley

Housing

Bentley 360 development roars ahead as Brownlie Towers come down

15/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

North Perth Common ready to activate Fitzgerald Street

15/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Seniors and Ageing; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Strategy launched as State Government joins Bankwest to combat financial elder abuse

15/06/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

ICT innovators take centre stage at WAITTA INCITE Awards

14/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Improvement for ‘WA’s riskiest intersection’ at Swan Christian College

14/06/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

RSLWA marks more than a century of working for veterans at 103rd State Congress

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work commences on Katanning sheep feed facility

14/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government congratulates Rio Tinto on AutoHaul

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Katanning civic centre opens

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New lamb definition to support WA exports

14/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Landmark Infrastructure WA legislation to deliver investment certainty

13/06/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

WA asks Commonwealth to divert $100 million savings from royal commission to frontline services for veterans

13/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Graham Farmer Freeway entrance art to feature WA icon

13/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary Music Fund delivers over $300,000 in grant funding

13/06/2019

MacTiernan; Dawson

Agriculture and Food; Environment

Action taken to protect native animals from feral cats

13/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie funding open for economy-boosting initiatives

13/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Restoration of historic Collie landmark to breathe new life into tourism

12/06/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New men’s service to improve family safety

12/06/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government partners with Lotterywest to boost Aboriginal capacity in the South-West

12/06/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Science Centre for WA

12/06/2019

McGowan; Ellery

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

Cutting-edge automation courses skilling WA workers for the future

12/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Geraldton Doppler radar upgrade complete

12/06/2019

Kelly

Science

McGowan Government secures $39 million boost for world-class research infrastructure in WA

11/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes first shipment from Shell’s FLNG facility

11/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Science and technology boost for Mount Lawley Senior High School

11/06/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

State Government puts forward responsible offer to WA Police Union

11/06/2019

Papalia

Small Business

Small Business amendment Bill to better protect subcontractors tabled

11/06/2019

Cook

Health

Recruitment of clinical staff in the North-West goes digital

11/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Briefing outlines state of the arts in business

11/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government allocates funding to ensure Kambalda pool re-opens

10/06/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth Children’s Hospital celebrates its first birthday

10/06/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Tender released to design and build $1 million northern artificial reef

10/06/2019

Cook

Health

New policy to help improve the health of men and boys

9/06/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Nicky Winmar’s stand against racism to be immortalised at Optus Stadium

7/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Local Content Initiative to boost jobs in the regions

7/06/2019

McGowan; Ellery

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

New pre-apprenticeship program for Karratha students

7/06/2019

Kelly

Science; Innovation and ICT

Innovative creators heading to London to spruik their businesses

7/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre already seeing results in the Pilbara

7/06/2019

Logan

Emergency Services; Corrective Services

Banksia Hill detainees learning how to give back to their communities

7/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Call to register interest for Spoilbank Marina boat pens

7/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources projects hoping to win gold

6/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Arts education boost for Belridge Secondary College

6/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium honoured in postage stamp series

6/06/2019

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Housing

Keystart celebrates 30 years of helping Western Australians

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Marble Bar Road realignment officially opens to traffic

6/06/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Back on track: McGowan Government delivers credit rating upgrade

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Work starts on Beadon Creek breakwater upgrade

6/06/2019

McGowan

Premier

New package of initiatives to provide boost for Lotterywest retailers

6/06/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

State of Origin II set to attract more than 12,000 out-of-state tourists

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

$10m of upgrades for Commodity Freight Routes across WA

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Efficiency-boosting plan for agricultural region freight released for comment

5/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA mourns an all-round entertainer, community member and friend

5/06/2019

Quigley; Cook

Attorney General; Health

New CT scanner will help find answers in cases of unexpected death

5/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Northern Highway upgrade reaches new milestone

5/06/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Trails hub set to crank-up Nannup tourism

5/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Wild dog control under research microscope

4/06/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Kent

4/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlist announced

4/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Preferred alignment chosen for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

4/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Small lots policy big on innovation and affordability

3/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New METRONET East Redevelopment Area to help create vibrant centres

3/06/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Advisory Forum established

1/06/2019

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Interpretive signage trails share Noongar history at Alkimos Beach for Reconciliation Week

31/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

Volunteers thanked for odour and dust monitoring in Cockburn

31/05/2019

Tinley

Housing

New co-ownership scheme offers Manjimup seniors housing choices

31/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Pringle Village aged accommodation opens in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

31/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Goldfields Aboriginal Business Leadership program drives new opportunities

31/05/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Planning guidance to help communities cash in on recycling

31/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

Camp site bookings go online for Karijini National Park

31/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work begins on Kalgoorlie cell fence

31/05/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Fish restocking program makes Kununurra a sports fishing destination

31/05/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Cabinet records from 1988 released

30/05/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Northam Jobs and Skills Centre to boost opportunities for regional jobseekers

30/05/2019

Kelly

Water

Kimberley communities to benefit from $74,000 in Water Corporation grants

30/05/2019

Kelly

Science

New scientific report to revolutionise monitoring of Kimberley marine environment

30/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mobile coverage boost in remote tourism destinations and communities

29/05/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New chapter for Balcatta Senior High School underway

29/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

Successful Aboriginal Rangers Program and new tourism experiences mark National Reconciliation Week

29/05/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government and Lotterywest continue to support victims of Stolen Generation

29/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

VenuesWest launches new Reconciliation Action Plan

29/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New commissioner appointed to Tourism WA board

29/05/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Port Hedland’s Lock Hospital heritage listed

29/05/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA to play host to major submarine conference

28/05/2019

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

McGowan Government gearing up Western Australians for the jobs of the future

28/05/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

State’s Aboriginal veterans honoured at Kings Park ceremony

28/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA welcomes world’s best surfers for Margaret River Pro

28/05/2019

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Environment

DWER launches first Reconciliation Action Plan

28/05/2019

Kelly

Water

New wetlands a win for Albany’s Oyster Harbour

28/05/2019

MacTiernan; Ellery; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Education and Training; Fisheries; Forestry

Education initiative to raise primary industries profile

28/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

Energy Minister welcomes new directors of Western Power

28/05/2019

Templeman; Kelly

Culture and the Arts; Innovation and ICT

Consortium to foster interactive experiences

28/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

New Smart Energy Hub helps customers learn about energy

27/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Young people in Kalgoorlie among those to benefit from latest round of sport and recreation funding

27/05/2019

Templeman; Wyatt

Local Government; Aboriginal Affairs

Reconciliation Week art takes to the streets

27/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Government gives green light to motorsport in Kalgoorlie

27/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction of another job-creating road project underway