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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/11/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Lands; Tourism

Ritz-Carlton makes triumphant return to Perth

15/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Elder abuse awareness roadshows for regional WA

15/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Feedback sought on improving native vegetation management

15/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Protecting the Pilbara focus for new offsets fund

15/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Record number of graduating female officers join firefighting ranks

15/11/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Creating deeper connections with our Southeast Asian neighbours

15/11/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Environment

The name of Perth’s new locally-built ferry revealed

15/11/2019

Cook

Health

Tender to build Carnarvon aged and palliative care centre released

15/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extra support for southern rangelands pastoralists

14/11/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Independent review ordered into Housing Authority

14/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Northern Highway upgrades continue

14/11/2019

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

WA firefighters providing much-needed relief for NSW and QLD

14/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants driving Pilbara diversification

14/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation gets green light

14/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$1.25 million for job-creating projects in the Gascoyne

14/11/2019

Papalia

Racing And Gaming

Western Australian Racehorse Welfare Plan released

14/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Invest and Trade to drive business to WA and create jobs

14/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Personal shark deterrent subsidy scheme reaches 4,000 milestone

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Funding for Wiluna school’s training program

13/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government boosts support for Seniors Recreation Council

13/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Schools champion reducing waste

13/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Contract awarded for William Bay renewal project

13/11/2019

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation Board appointments

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New facilities open at Carnarvon Community College

13/11/2019

Roberts

Police

Massive expansion of remotely piloted aircraft for WA Police Force

13/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New member appointed to Tourism WA’s Board

13/11/2019

Tinley

Housing

Developers picked to revitalise old Kinlock Primary School site

13/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Animal welfare legislation the focus at upcoming public forums

13/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community responds positively to boat safety consultation

13/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA agribusinesses given a recipe for success

13/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Awards recognise volunteers’ commitment to Fishability

12/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Exploration increase a strong indicator for WA resources sector

12/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Have a Go Day hitting the shores of Burswood Park tomorrow

12/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Perth City lights up to welcome families to best ever Christmas trail

12/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Grants announced for International Day of People with Disability

12/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Rockingham kids set to benefit from Lotterywest grant

12/11/2019

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Energy utilities and TAFE join forces to upskill WA workers

12/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

TAFE Partnership with Rio Tinto delivers an Australian first

12/11/2019

Cook

Health

Cutting red tape to help patients access medicinal cannabis

11/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction of the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Koodaideri Road Over Rail Bridge

11/11/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

WA remembers: 101 years since signing of Armistice

11/11/2019

McGurk; Tinley

Child Protection; Youth

$750,000 for youth early intervention project in Armadale

11/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Students bound for Darwin and Singapore for war commemorations

11/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Getting waste sorted a focus for National Recycling Week

10/11/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors Week 2019 celebrations underway

10/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s cream of the crop recognised at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

9/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Volunteer Emergency Services leaders meet to prepare for busy summer

8/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Calls for Federal action on critical environmental issues

8/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Progress made toward Murujuga World Heritage status

8/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Minister visits upgraded facilities at Southern River College

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia Gourmet Escape kicks off in the Valley

8/11/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest grant for new play area in City of Swan

8/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

French inspired festival returns to Perth

8/11/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

McGowan Government moves ahead with Pastoral Lands Reform

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tennis aces welcomed to Perth for historic Fed Cup decider

8/11/2019

McGurk

Women's Interests

Have your say on WA’s first Women’s Plan

7/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie on track with new nature tourism business

7/11/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

$2.5 million for innovative disability advocacy providers

7/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Sport fishing bonanza more than a passing FAD

7/11/2019

Roberts

Police

WA Police officers given personal issue iPhone 11’s to fight crime

7/11/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Cultural Centre re-opens

7/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Administration upgrade to Richmond Primary School opened

7/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Mental health named as opener this cricket season

7/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Perth schools celebrate a decade of being wise with waste

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New bus contracts to provide better job security for drivers

7/11/2019

Cook

Health

Country Ambulance Strategy provides ambitious blueprint for future services

7/11/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Minister’s mission to Indonesia has focus on trade and investment

7/11/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

WA’s top innovator can help make global mining industry cleaner

7/11/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Australia’s biggest Outdoor Classroom Day led by Nature Play WA

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

6/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

New $500,000 multi-purpose fire appliance for Roleystone

6/11/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Research project set to put new tropical rock oysters on the menu

6/11/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Naming competition for new Geraldton tug boats

6/11/2019

Roberts

Police

Taking the WA Police Force into the modern age

6/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Nominations now open for WA’s 2020 Multicultural Awards

6/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Feral pigs target of State NRM grants

6/11/2019

MacTiernan; Logan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Community Stewardship Grants to boost local conservation initiatives

6/11/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

6/11/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Final hurdle cleared for direct maritime freight services into Pilbara

5/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

New 12000-litre water carrier for Mundijong Bush Fire Brigade

5/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Major milestone for Mitchell Freeway extension

5/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Capital idea for landing investors

5/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

WorldSkills national championships for Perth in 2020

5/11/2019

Cook

Health

Researcher in bid to blow rogue cancer’s cover

3/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

‘Get Behind the Frontline’ to help our emergency services

3/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets to fly direct between Perth and Shanghai now on sale

2/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Port Hedland marina and waterfront draft Masterplan released

1/11/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Interest sought for unique Kimberley development

1/11/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Employers celebrated for their support of WA’s emergency services

1/11/2019

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

New changes restrict liquor barns to address community concerns

1/11/2019

Cook

Health

Merredin Health Service and Mukinbudin Health Centre officially opened

1/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Albany wave research centre officially opens

1/11/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Grants driving new industries in the Great Southern

1/11/2019

Cook

Health

Newman Health Campus redevelopment a step closer

1/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Official name announced for new primary school in Byford

1/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Name announced for new primary school in Baldivis

1/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Name announced for new primary school in Caversham

1/11/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Multi-language sign trial to help boost safety on key tourism routes

1/11/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Ports; Culture and the Arts

Out of the box 'Container' exhibition at Victoria Quay

1/11/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation

World’s best judo competitors grapple for honours in Perth