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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

24/10/2020

Roberts

Police

Town of Newman pauses to remember police officers killed in plane crash

24/10/2020

Kelly

Water

Water Awards recognise the top water industry performers for 2020

24/10/2020

Cook

Health

New campaign to prevent alcohol-related cancer

23/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Perth Motorplex breaks new record

23/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Gascoyne RED Grants supporting business recovery

23/10/2020

Kelly

Science

Minister hails Pawsey supercomputer advance

23/10/2020

Dawson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

Canal Rocks upgrades tender awarded

23/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New $1.5 million community centre says ‘Yallo’ to Dalyellup families

23/10/2020

Cook

Health

Country Ambulance Strategy underway: $9.2 million for high priority recommendations

23/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Energy technology a boon for regional WA homes

22/10/2020

Cook

Health

New milestones for Future Health Research and Innovation Fund

22/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Beenyup Primary School proving popular with local families

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Mitchell Freeway Extension a step closer with preferred proponent named

22/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Drug Intervention Centre moving forward

22/10/2020

Cook

Health

Child health study with Telethon Trust

22/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New tool to link Western Australians to jobs in the resources sector

22/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Fees slashed on another 107 TAFE courses to continue recovery

22/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Covert camera sting catches illegal dumper in Wattleup

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

WA public transport patronage bouncing back from COVID-19

22/10/2020

Kelly

Water

Jackson Harvey makes a splash in Fremantle during National Water Week

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Investigation uncovers fake Singaporean licences used in WA

22/10/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Bill passes Upper House

21/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for third stage of South Coast Highway works

21/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Science on show at Harvey Primary School

21/10/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library’s Disrupted Festival to explore a Better World

21/10/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

1989 State Cabinet records released from the State archives

21/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Matthew Zilko appointed Parliamentary Inspector of the CCC

21/10/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Banksia Hill hits the right beat with new recording studio

21/10/2020

Kelly; Dawson

Innovation and ICT; Environment

New research and development grants to help reduce e-waste

21/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Major job-boosting $32 million Balga TAFE upgrade a step closer with architects appointed

21/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government contributes $85,000 to enrich country sport

21/10/2020

Kelly; Cook

Water; Health

$1.2 million support package to benefit Western Australians with incontinence

21/10/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Lands; Heritage

Interest sought to activate unique Cossack townsite

20/10/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Housing; Disability Services

Work begins on delivering affordable apartments for Claremont

20/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Judge Kathleen Glancy appointed Deputy President of SAT

20/10/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

20/10/2020

Kelly

Water

Major investment in Western Australia’s regional water infrastructure

20/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms

20/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus extension to provide WA job certainty

20/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architects appointed for $10 million job-creating Kalgoorlie TAFE upgrades

20/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Jobs for locals as architect appointed to design new trades workshops at Albany TAFE campus

19/10/2020

Kelly

Water

New awareness campaign to inspire waterwise action at start of National Water Week

19/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New exemptions introduced to continue WA’s strong recovery

19/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Coolgardie-Esperance Highway set for $52 million upgrade

19/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid West Development Commission CEO retirement

19/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Minister Johnston launches sustainable home of the future

19/10/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Seek support and show gambling who’s boss

19/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Statement from the Attorney General on the passing of David Ipp

18/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Main construction contract awarded for highly anticipated METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

18/10/2020

Roberts

Police

Government offers $1 million reward to help solve 40-year mystery

18/10/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Emergency services awards honour local heroes

16/10/2020

Quigley

Commerce

Extra Christmas shopping hours to help stimulate retail trading

16/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Dwellingup a trailblazer for mountain biking

16/10/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Bunker Bay gets two new-generation shark monitoring receivers

16/10/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Inaugural Pilbara direct maritime freight service begins

16/10/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

A new emergency services fleet to take Western Australia forward

16/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Highly-anticipated Bussell Highway dual carriageway now under construction

16/10/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

40kmh speed limits here to stay in four South-West towns

16/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

More than $4 million boost to turn some of our brightest minds into teachers

16/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Major step forward for world-leading Pilbara renewable energy project

16/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Mandurah closer to $9.17 million job-assisting hospitality and tourism training centre

16/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Local Kimberley architect to design new $10 million training centre to assist job creation in Broome

16/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Commissioner for Children and Young People term extended

15/10/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA’s jobs and economic recovery continues

15/10/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Supporting agricultural industries to secure workers

15/10/2020

Cook

Health

Dynamic innovation hub for medical research

15/10/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Urgent Bill introduced to continue support for WA businesses

14/10/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Former Supreme Court Judge to head WA’s peak law reform body

14/10/2020

Tinley

Asian Engagement

New skills workshops to support WA businesses export to Asia

14/10/2020

Roberts

Police

Historic $1 million reward for Gerard Ross mystery

14/10/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

More police on the beat in regional WA as part of Budget boost

14/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

$1.45 million boost for sport and recreation in City of Stirling

14/10/2020

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

State Government partners for new Indigenous Angel investor and entrepreneur program

14/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Thyme to apply for Community Gardens Grants Program

14/10/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

New legislation to ensure Safe Access Zones for women

14/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Jobs for Geraldton in transformation of old TAFE workshop

14/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Draft planning scheme for Swan Valley released for public comment

14/10/2020

Tinley

Housing

Housing strategy details social and affordable homes plan 2020-2030

13/10/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Shire of Toodyay handed down

13/10/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Finbar acquires prime East Perth development site

13/10/2020

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Grants for SMEs to access Asia and boost economy

13/10/2020

Dawson

Environment

Many happy returns: Containers for Change hits the 10 million mark

13/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Kimberley athletes among those to benefit from community sporting grants

13/10/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

New Royal Commission online resource to boost child safety

13/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Another congestion-busting northern suburbs road project delivered

13/10/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency revoked in the Shire of Jerramungup-Gairdner Area

13/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Funding awarded for regional community partnerships

12/10/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New bushfire and emergency services facilities for Esperance region

12/10/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Corrective Services Commissioner Tony Hassall to retire

12/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Bunbury Outer Ring Road contract to create thousands of local jobs

12/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches Whole of System Plan

12/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

New online register to boost opportunities for locals in Goldfields-Esperance

12/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants open for WA sport and recreation industry to support club development

12/10/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Treasurer; Transport

Byford and Darling Range wins big in safe and strong WA Budget

12/10/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Round Three of Digital Farm grants to boost connectivity

12/10/2020

McGurk

Women's Interests

Women’s grants program now open for applications

11/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Budget boost to continue WA’s COVID-19 response

11/10/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Celebrating carers’ outstanding contribution to Western Australia

10/10/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$1 million emergency services investment in Shire of Toodyay

10/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Western Australians encouraged to strengthen mental health through community