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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/08/2016

Collier

Education

New autism program for Gosnells Primary

26/08/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Grants available for Disability Awareness Week

26/08/2016

Simpson

Youth

Calling young leaders across Western Australia

26/08/2016

Day

Health

Peel cancer fight blossoms on Daffodil Day 2016

26/08/2016

Redman

Regional Development

New community centre for Paraburdoo

26/08/2016

Mitchell; Day

Mental Health; Culture and the Arts

Laughter the tonic for Mental Health Week 2016

26/08/2016

Redman

Lands

Albany waterfront sees surge of investment

26/08/2016

Marmion; Francis

Finance; Fisheries

Aquaculture project highlighting opportunities

26/08/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

New film festival deal a prize for WA economy

25/08/2016

Faragher

Planning

New Bill to protect Swan Valley for future generations

25/08/2016

Davies

Water

Mundaring treatment plant upgrades complete

25/08/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Fencers en garde in Perth

25/08/2016

Barnett; Marmion

Premier; State Development

Pilbara processing facility adds value and jobs

25/08/2016

Simpson

Local Government

Improved audit scrutiny of local governments

25/08/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Abilities Expo expands to offer more options to all

25/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

Traffic light review cuts journey times

25/08/2016

Harvey; Mitchell

Deputy Premier; Police; Mental Health

Strong results for police, mental health teams

24/08/2016

Day; Redman

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

CinefestOZ shines star power on South-West

24/08/2016

L'Estrange

Mines and Petroleum

Minister welcomes collaborative mine safety data projects

24/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

BEST way to keep safe on the water

24/08/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Women’s football recognises best and fairest

24/08/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

New Watering WA rebates open for farmers

24/08/2016

Simpson

Community Services

Sowing the seeds of great communities

24/08/2016

Jacob; Nalder

Environment; Transport

Drivers targeted at litter sites to keep WA beautiful

24/08/2016

Nalder

Agriculture and Food

New pasture varieties launched at Dowerin

24/08/2016

Mischin; Redman

Commerce; Regional Development

Coverage boost for the Eastern Goldfields

24/08/2016

Jacob

Environment

Funding improves access and river health

24/08/2016

Faragher

Planning

Hotel secured in Perth City Link land sale

24/08/2016

Davies

Water

Kalgoorlie-Boulder water savings add up

23/08/2016

Nahan; Simpson

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Youth

WA's multicultural youth are making their mark

23/08/2016

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

Work starts on new bike trail at Margaret River

23/08/2016

Faragher

Planning

Community group chosen for Scarborough plan

23/08/2016

Faragher

Planning

Midland Workshops revitalisation on track

23/08/2016

Simpson

Youth

Support for south-east corridor youth

23/08/2016

Mitchell; Collier

Mental Health; Education

Parent and teacher meth help boosted in schools

22/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

$12 million upgrade for Marmion Ave intersections

21/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

$236 million Mitchell Freeway extension on track

19/08/2016

Day

Health

3D technology faces up to a healthy WA future

19/08/2016

Grylls

Housing

Developers wanted for rare Girrawheen land parcel

19/08/2016

Collier

Education

More support for students with disability

19/08/2016

Harvey; Mischin

Deputy Premier; Police; Attorney General

Tough laws see drop in assaults against police

19/08/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Red tape slashed for National Police Certificates

19/08/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Artworks arise for new Pingelly Health Centre

19/08/2016

Marmion; Redman

State Development; Regional Development

Onslow community wins with new sporting facilities

18/08/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Science; Regional Development

Scitech to relocate to Perth Cultural Centre

18/08/2016

Francis

Veterans

Long Tan’s sacrifice and heroism honoured

18/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

New Director General of Transport appointed

17/08/2016

Simpson

Seniors and Volunteering

Lotterywest grant to help tackle elder abuse

17/08/2016

Barnett; Jacob

Premier; Environment

Cash back for drink containers to help recycling

17/08/2016

Nahan

Energy

Cutting red tape for WA’s growing solar industry

16/08/2016

Davies

Water

Merredin district pool achieves waterwise recognition

16/08/2016

Davies

Water

Aquatic centres recognised for saving water

15/08/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

'Side-walk surfing' comes to Mount Magnet

15/08/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Meekatharra town oval lights up

15/08/2016

Jacob

Environment

Australian first for one of the world’s rarest reptiles

15/08/2016

Redman; Nalder

Regional Development; Transport

Wiluna to Meekatharra highway upgrade

14/08/2016

Barnett

Premier

Jewel in Mid-West crown to become national park

13/08/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Expert helps trace families of children in care

13/08/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

Consultation call on compulsory drug treatment

12/08/2016

Holt; Redman; Mitchell

Housing; Regional Development; Child Protection

Broome Aboriginal short-stay facility milestone

12/08/2016

L'Estrange; Marmion

Small Business; Finance

Greater protection measures for subcontractors

11/08/2016

Holt; Redman

Housing; Regional Development

New housing options for seniors in the South-West

11/08/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Domestic violence projects benefit from grants

10/08/2016

Simpson

Community Services

Grant supports south-west metro communities

10/08/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Onslow latest beneficiary of NW Health Initiative

10/08/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

$8.1 million Exmouth Health Service officially opened

10/08/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Gascoyne benefits from health care upgrade

10/08/2016

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

West Aussies can now try before they fly

10/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

Edgewater Station multi-storey car park on track

9/08/2016

L'Estrange; Simpson

Small Business; Local Government

WA councils to become small business friendly

9/08/2016

Nalder; Faragher

Transport; Disability Services

Work to begin on East Perth Station upgrade

9/08/2016

Faragher

Planning

Changes to R-Codes released for comment

9/08/2016

L'Estrange

Mines and Petroleum

Minister promotes Pro-Force rehabilitation workshop

9/08/2016

Barnett; Holt; Mitchell

Premier; Housing; Child Protection

New inner city shelter for homeless men

9/08/2016

Collier

Education

Historic Cottesloe Primary set for upgrade

9/08/2016

Barnett; Holt

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

New initiatives a boost for WA tourism industry

9/08/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Second summit builds on industry reforms

8/08/2016

Jacob; Nalder

Environment; Agriculture and Food

Improved outlook for endangered plants

8/08/2016

Day

Health

Nominations called for top nurses and midwives

6/08/2016

Nalder

Transport

Public ballot for Swan Canning moorings

6/08/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Bigger and better Avon Descent gets underway

5/08/2016

Holt; Jacob

Racing and Gaming; Environment

Emergency phone could save lives at Salmon Holes

5/08/2016

Mischin; Day

Commerce; Health

Pay rise agreement for health services workers

5/08/2016

Marmion; Nahan

State Development; Energy

New era for domestic gas marketing in WA

5/08/2016

Faragher

Planning

Future planning for Whiteman Park

5/08/2016

Nahan

Energy

Solar power pilot gives rise to energy savings

5/08/2016

Jacob

Environment

Rock wallabies settle into new Kalbarri home

4/08/2016

Barnett; Davies

Premier; Lands

Historic building transformed into creative hub

4/08/2016

Jacob

Environment

Riverbank funding transforms Garvey Park

4/08/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

$2.52 million to upgrade SpeedDome

4/08/2016

Day

Health

Reforms provide better public health protection

4/08/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

Work starts on $12m oil and gas training facility

4/08/2016

Barnett; Faragher

Premier; Tourism; Planning

Construction starts on Perth’s Ritz-Carlton

4/08/2016

Davies

Water

Wheatbelt pipe replacement projects on track

4/08/2016

Davies

Water

Infill sewerage project to begin in Halls Head

3/08/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

Awards to showcase the best in training

3/08/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Subiaco flats recognised in State Register

3/08/2016

Jacob

Environment

Native animals survive toads on Kimberley island

3/08/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Director General of Commerce appointed

3/08/2016

Collier

Education

WA leads the way in NAPLAN results