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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

19/09/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Register now to be one of the first to enjoy Matagarup’s zip-line

19/09/2020

Cook

Health

Health promotion scholarships propelling career pathways

18/09/2020

Roberts

Police

Funding for Kimberley juvenile crime prevention initiatives

18/09/2020

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Health; Local Government; Culture and the Arts

COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

18/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Global call for EOIs to unlock Oakajee's renewable hydrogen potential

18/09/2020

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

GroundSwell projects announced at Regional Innovation Summit

18/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

New MOUs ensure collaborative pathway for Muja C workers

18/09/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Additional resources to boost Kimberley family violence response

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Improvement scheme signals new era for Port Hedland’s West End

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New, modern planning scheme approved for Shire of Carnarvon

18/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Public comment sought on draft management plan for Pilbara inshore islands

18/09/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Fisheries; Disability Services

New van delivers more benefits for applauded Fishability program

18/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Applications open for skilled and passionate workers to join TAFE

18/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New DMIRS office opens in Collie

18/09/2020

Papalia

Small Business

COVID-19 Industry Support Fund to assist WA travel agents

18/09/2020

Cook

Health

New program to test wastewater for COVID-19

17/09/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Aboriginal communities taking charge of their emergency services

17/09/2020

Cook

Health

COVID focus for Future Health Research and Innovation Fund grant

17/09/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Dinosaurs, ancient megafauna and giant marine life unveiled

17/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australia's COVID-19 recovery on track with an increase of 32,200 jobs in August

17/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WA Recovery Plan progresses with architect appointed for Northam TAFE upgrade

17/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Local workers begin transformation of former school site into innovation residential estate

17/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

A million reasons to Wander out Yonder in time for school holidays

17/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA mineral exploration activity records five-year high

17/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Western Australians flocking to TAFE following massive cuts to course fees

16/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Committee report on Agricultural Produce Commission Amendment Bill welcomed

16/09/2020

McGowan

Premier

COVID-19 disaster payments to be available to Western Australians

16/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists announced

16/09/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Grant programs to reignite regional arts and cultural activity

16/09/2020

Roberts

Road Safety

Road safety grants to support community initiatives

16/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Near record low rainfall to end of winter prompts Perth waterwise reminder

16/09/2020

Templeman; Murray

Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation

State Library acquires Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer collection

16/09/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

COVID clinic in Kununurra to further protect WA border

16/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Department of Communities named a Disability Confident Recruiter

16/09/2020

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Vietnam MoU to boost trade and investment with Western Australia

15/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 3 works underway on The Broadway

15/09/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sod turned on new Ellenbrook Indoor Leisure Centre

15/09/2020

McGowan

Premier

COVID-19 Relief Fund to continue to deliver community support

15/09/2020

Cook

Mental Health

State-wide Recovery College to enhance wellbeing

15/09/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus boost part of new COVID-19 Industry Support Fund

15/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Back of boat sales offers more rock lobster for Western Australians

14/09/2020

Tinley

Housing

Extended eviction moratorium no excuse for bad behaviour: Minister

14/09/2020

Kelly

Water

New public viewing area part of $17 million investment at Ord River Diversion Dam

11/09/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Investment to make more WA SMEs ‘Defence-Ready’

11/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Massive $42 million redevelopment announced for Roebourne District High School

11/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Carnarvon rangelands cell fence construction kicks off

11/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Alan Carpenter appointed to DevelopmentWA Board

11/09/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New centre to meet demand for aged and disability care in Karratha

11/09/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Retirement of Fremantle Ports CEO

11/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New performing arts centre at Ocean Reef Senior High School takes centre stage

11/09/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology service forward works tender

11/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation complete of Reid Highway upgrade

11/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

German hydrogen agreement welcomed

11/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for significant Pilbara project

11/09/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New COVID-19 testing for border workers and hotel quarantine staff

11/09/2020

Kelly

Science

$3.4 million boost for State’s biodiversity institute

11/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

McGowan Government launches solar schools program for regions

11/09/2020

MacTiernan; Johnston

Ports; Energy

New agreement to supply Port of Esperance

10/09/2020

Quigley

Commerce

COVID-19 residential rent laws extended for six months

10/09/2020

Quigley; Papalia

Commerce; Small Business

WA to extend COVID-19 commercial tenancy laws

10/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability services partnership to deliver jobs at Alkimos

9/09/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Incentives for West Aussies to Work and Wander out Yonder

9/09/2020

MacTiernan; Tinley

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Move to back State’s vital primary industries

9/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Wander out Yonder and spring into a Perth staycation

8/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA leading Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery

8/09/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding open for 2021 Harmony Week activities

8/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Illegal dumper fined for trailer trash

8/09/2020

Saffioti; Templeman

Transport; Culture and the Arts

Collaboration to get in good books with Transperth passengers

8/09/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Investment paves way to better industry access in East Kimberley

8/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Record $50,000 boost for WA Bike Month events across the State

8/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New life for ancient grain

8/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Ground-breaking start for new Mandurah multi-storey car park

7/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

$14 million to assist WA disability sector move to the NDIS

7/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - First shovel-ready WA project complete on Great Eastern Highway

7/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Bandicoots released on Dirk Hartog Island to mark National Threatened Species Day

7/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New Soil and Land Conservation Commissioner appointed to drive soil health and landscape repair

7/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New chapter for Esperance Port as master planning begins

7/09/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Aboriginal Affairs; Culture and the Arts

Aboriginal name for new WA Museum, ballot for tickets opens today

6/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Discount to encourage more classic cars onto the roads

5/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Expressions of interest sought for Kal City Centre construction

4/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Perth Zoo gives dads free entry

4/09/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Job service to support employment needs of disability sector

4/09/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Liberals fail to support laws to prevent scams and cruelty to dogs and puppies

4/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA Government and Austmine launch digital mining export hub

4/09/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Recovery Plan makes a splash in Kununurra

4/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Beach safety continues to be a priority for McGowan Government

3/09/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth systems engineer recognised with Defence West Aspire Award

3/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Young West Aussies encouraged to Work and Wander out Yonder

3/09/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Slalom on the Swan with new Ascot training course

3/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Containers for Change refund points announced

3/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Study into potential new advanced manufacturing hub gears up

3/09/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government elections chance for a fresh start

3/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

Advanced meters protect and benefit WA homes

2/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

International School of WA officially opened at new Doubleview location

2/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Feedback sought on WA’s waste management legislation

2/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australian economy resilient in the face of COVID-19

2/09/2020

Saffioti

Health

WA Telestroke Service to be available 24/7

2/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Wyatt

Premier; Transport; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Karratha-Tom Price Road officially named Manuwarra Red Dog Highway

2/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Third stage of upgrades to Manuwarra Red Dog Highway now complete

2/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Tender open for bulk earthworks for Spoilbank Marina project