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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/05/2016

Marmion

Innovation

Western Australia shifts to digital innovation

25/05/2016

Redman

Lands

Pastoral industry to play key role in reform

25/05/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Smartphone navigates research grant

25/05/2016

Barnett; Jacob

Premier; Tourism; Heritage

Landmark Guildford Hotel reopens

25/05/2016

Nalder

Transport

Take-off for Halls Creek trial air service

25/05/2016

Simpson; Nahan

Local Government; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - A new leash on life: grants help abandoned pets

25/05/2016

Jacob

Environment; Heritage

Two Perth places in nation’s top 10 tourist sites

25/05/2016

Nalder

Agriculture and Food

Buy local program now on restaurant menu

25/05/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Awards recognise business achievement

24/05/2016

Mischin; Redman

Commerce; Regional Development

Facilitating a competitive WA defence supply sector

24/05/2016

Mischin; Marmion

Commerce; Innovation

Future submarine designer in Perth to talk innovation

24/05/2016

Marmion; Nalder

State Development; Transport

New ring road improves access for Onslow

23/05/2016

Jacob

Heritage

Heritage grants now open for private owners

23/05/2016

Nalder

Transport

New slimline number plates now available

22/05/2016

Faragher

Planning

Midland transformation forges ahead

22/05/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

21/05/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

Innovation and new spaces expand gallery appeal

21/05/2016

Barnett; Jacob; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Science; Environment; Regional Development

Kimberley conservation creates ecotourism benefits

20/05/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

New synthetic hockey turf gold for Kookaburras

20/05/2016

Nahan; L'Estrange; Marmion

Treasurer; Small Business; Finance

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Restaurants rule as WA red tape blitz takes off

20/05/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Kimberley blueprint sets strategy for diverse economy

20/05/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

WA audiences mourn loss of master puppeteer

20/05/2016

Nahan

Energy

Households urged to prepare for winter storms

20/05/2016

Simpson

Local Government

Shared services for councils a step closer

20/05/2016

Nahan

Energy

Pilot power project shows WA is leading the way

20/05/2016

Holt

Racing and Gaming

All roads lead to Gage as a national brewing champ

20/05/2016

L'Estrange; Nahan

Mines and Petroleum; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - $6 million in Budget for more minerals research

19/05/2016

L'Estrange

Mines and Petroleum

Rise in exploration applications mark high approvals rate

19/05/2016

Nalder; Redman

Agriculture and Food; Regional Development

Doppler radar build begins at Newdegate

19/05/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Strategy paper maps new homelessness plan

19/05/2016

Jacob

Environment

Camping trial gets green light at Yanchep

19/05/2016

Nalder

Transport

Transport reforms to benefit customers

18/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan

Premier; Treasurer

Fremantle Port Bill introduced to Parliament

18/05/2016

Mitchell; Holt

Child Protection; Housing

Ellenbrook crisis accommodation centre opens

18/05/2016

Harvey; Nahan

Deputy Premier; Road Safety; Treasurer

Netballers recruited to help save lives on roads

18/05/2016

Jacob

Environment

Artificial nests support cockatoos in Great Southern

18/05/2016

Nahan; Holt

Treasurer; Housing

Our State Budget 2016-17: 164 remote communities funded in 2016-17

17/05/2016

Nalder

Agriculture and Food

Grains R&D priorities to drive future profitability

17/05/2016

Jacob

Environment

EPA to improve its policies and procedures

17/05/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

WA supercomputing recreates WWII tragedy

17/05/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots

17/05/2016

Nahan; Day

Treasurer; Health

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - ICED funding aims to freeze high paralysis toll

16/05/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

Two pro bono champions for the price of none

16/05/2016

Jacob

Environment

Grants for waste management projects

15/05/2016

Barnett; Davies

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Kicking goals for women's soccer in Balga

15/05/2016

Nahan; Harvey

Treasurer; Deputy Premier; Road Safety

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - Record $146 million to reduce road trauma in WA

15/05/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Extended retail trading hours for WA Day

14/05/2016

Nalder

Transport

Traffic flows across new Mount Lawley bridge

14/05/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Carnarvon celebrates new boating marina

14/05/2016

Nahan; Redman; Collier

Treasurer; Regional Development; Education

Our State Budget 2016-17: Efficient delivery of quality services - New facilities for Carnarvon Community College

14/05/2016

Marmion; Day

Finance; Health

Healthy choice for Perth in Australian-first ED app

14/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan; Marmion

Premier; Science; Treasurer; State Development; Finance

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - $20m commitment to drive WA’s innovation future

13/05/2016

Mischin; Redman

Attorney General; Regional Development

Program puts Aboriginal people in driver’s seat

13/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan; Redman

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Vibrant new waterfront planned for Bunbury

13/05/2016

Redman; Nahan

Regional Development; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - New level of arts and culture for Karratha

13/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan; Davies

Premier; Treasurer; Sport and Recreation

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - Lathlain Park kicks redevelopment goal

13/05/2016

Redman; Nahan

Regional Development; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Manjimup set to benefit from town centre upgrade

13/05/2016

Nahan; Marmion; L'Estrange

Treasurer; State Development; Mines and Petroleum

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Royalty relief backs Mid-West and Pilbara jobs

13/05/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Legislation will support out-of-home care reforms

13/05/2016

Nahan; Nalder; Marmion

Treasurer; Transport; State Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Geraldton port project debt to be repaid by State

13/05/2016

Nahan; Day

Treasurer; Health

Our State Budget 2016-17: Efficient delivery of quality services - $10 million to help bone bank change more lives

13/05/2016

Nahan; Redman; Day

Treasurer; Regional Development; Health

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - New investment in health facilities for Newman

13/05/2016

Redman; Nahan

Regional Development; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Margaret River main street set for major upgrade

13/05/2016

Davies

Water

Sprinkler ban reminder as winter approaches

12/05/2016

Nahan

Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Growth continues for fast-growing North Metro

12/05/2016

Nahan

Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - South Metropolitan region goes for growth

12/05/2016

Nahan

Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Major spending boost for East Metropolitan

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Wheatbelt to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - South-West to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Pilbara region to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Peel region to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Nalder

Treasurer; Transport

Our State Budget 2016-17: Efficient delivery of quality services - WA’s first dedicated bus link for Ellenbrook

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Mid-West region to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Kimberley region to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Great Southern to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Goldfields-Esperance to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Gascoyne region to benefit from State Budget

12/05/2016

Nahan; Redman

Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Royalties for Regions continues to grow economy

12/05/2016

Nahan; Collier

Treasurer; Education

Our State Budget 2016-17: Efficient delivery of quality services - WA’s education spending breaks records again

12/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan

Premier; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Efficient delivery of quality services - Health growth meets population demand

12/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan

Premier; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - Boost for police and social welfare agencies

12/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan; Redman

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Creating new opportunities for jobs

12/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan

Premier; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Museum heads $23 billion Asset Investment Plan

12/05/2016

Barnett; Nahan

Premier; Treasurer

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Household fees kept as low as possible

12/05/2016

Nahan; Davies

Treasurer; Sport and Recreation

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - $4.3 million to finalise HBF Arena development

12/05/2016

Barnett; Harvey; Mitchell

Premier; Deputy Premier; Police; Mental Health

Western Australia Meth Strategy 2016

12/05/2016

Nahan; Mitchell; Harvey

Treasurer; Mental Health; Deputy Premier; Police

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - State Government strengthens fight against meth

11/05/2016

Davies

Water

Water supply upgrades for Narembeen and Koorda

11/05/2016

Davies

Water

Wastewater pipes improved in Victoria Park

11/05/2016

Nahan; Day; Mitchell

Treasurer; Health; Mental Health

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community - Mental healthcare boost for growing Joondalup

11/05/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Nominations sought for regional achievement

11/05/2016

Nahan; Faragher

Treasurer; Planning

Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Scarborough foreshore set for transformation

11/05/2016

Jacob

Environment

Wallabies to bounce back at Kalbarri

10/05/2016

Barnett

Premier

Premier welcomes passage of historic Bills

10/05/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Local companies winning at Perth Stadium

10/05/2016

Redman

Regional Development

$2.3 million boost for Aboriginal businesses

10/05/2016

Francis

Emergency Services

Colourful tribute to our SES volunteers

10/05/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

New development partner for Mowanjum

9/05/2016

Simpson

Seniors and Volunteering

Celebrating Western Australia’s volunteers

9/05/2016

Day

Health

Tireless researcher 2016 WA Nurse of the Year