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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/05/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

No agreement to increase domestic lobster supplies for WA

23/05/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

International celebration of Western Australia’s whale sharks

23/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extension of historic State Barrier Fence begins

23/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Internet infrastructure set to keep pace with new developments

23/05/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Mandatory reporting legislation to be extended to ministers of religion

22/05/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

$4.5 million boost for disability sector advocacy providers

22/05/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Battery materials stand out in co-funded drilling projects

22/05/2019

Cook

Health

Health Service Board chairpersons reappointed

22/05/2019

Murray

Volunteering

WA Volunteer Service Awards honour dedicated volunteers

22/05/2019

Logan; Quigley

Corrective Services; Attorney General

McGowan Labor Government aims to strengthen offender monitoring

22/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Deputy Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government releases preliminary response to Aboriginal youth suicide reports

21/05/2019

Templeman; Tinley

Culture and the Arts; Asian Engagement

WA Government forges cultural/arts links with South East Asia

21/05/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Funding certainty for frontline in battle against elder abuse

21/05/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Experts sought for Infrastructure WA board positions

21/05/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Aboriginal Affairs

Bidyadanga upgrade works officially completed

21/05/2019

Johnston; Tinley

Industrial Relations; Housing

McGowan Government temporarily defers increase to GROH rents

21/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$20 million on the table for regional mobile black spots

21/05/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

New Family Birthing Centre set to deliver for mums to be

21/05/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Wear orange this WOW Day to say ‘Thank you SES!’

21/05/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government funds the Collie Hospital redevelopment

20/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Volleyball volunteer scoops up Great Southern award

20/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government signs up to provide $1.4 million for Albany’s motorsport park

20/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Community approach to combat key regional pests

20/05/2019

Wyatt; Saffioti

Finance; Transport

Taxis the winners from changes to motor injury insurance

20/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

Workshops for ideas to reduce single-use plastics

20/05/2019

Cook

Health

Gascoyne residents to have their say on voluntary assisted dying legislation

20/05/2019

Cook

Health

Pilbara residents to have their say on voluntary assisted dying legislation

20/05/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth to host 2019 Indo-Pacific Defence Conference

20/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to Broome Qantas special fares to continue

20/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government creates Energy Transformation Taskforce

19/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Broome’s Roebuck Bay Lookout officially opens

18/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Motorsport Strategy revs into home straight

17/05/2019

Tinley

Housing

Public transport holds key to apartment buying: national survey

17/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Coastal awards recognise environmental planning excellence

17/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants to support Gascoyne projects

17/05/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Royal Perth and Bentley hospitals raise the flag for the LGBTI community

17/05/2019

McGowan

Premier

Statement from Premier Mark McGowan on the passing of Bob Hawke

16/05/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Wiluna-Meekatharra Road upgrade to support local jobs

16/05/2019

Saffioti; Murray

Transport; Sport and Recreation

Transport just the ticket for Perth Glory grand final

16/05/2019

Cook; Johnston

Mental Health; Mines and Petroleum

Improving mental health at work for Western Australians

16/05/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

State’s high-fire-season fleet maintenance based in regional WA

15/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bunbury’s iconic Australind train back on the tracks

15/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Denny Avenue level crossing removal procurement and demolition works begin

15/05/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Lake Grace

15/05/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New channel markers improve safety, support trade growth

15/05/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Historic racing reforms one step closer

15/05/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Derby’s ‘place for taking care’ heritage listed

15/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Albany Doppler radar upgrade complete

14/05/2019

Tinley

Youth

WA employers embrace Duke of Ed program

14/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Winter holiday campaign to warm WA visitors’ hearts

14/05/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Immerse yourself in new virtual reality festival

14/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

Important milestones for WA’s container deposit scheme

14/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

WA company awarded Subiaco grandstand demolition contract

14/05/2019

Roberts

Police

McGowan Government welcomes police crackdown on bikies

13/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Pilbara pioneers mark 50 years of football in the North-West

13/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Panel to review Animal Welfare Act

13/05/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Expanded grants program delivers more for community

13/05/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Word on the street reveals 2019 law award winners

13/05/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage listing for City Beach’s Quarry Amphitheatre

12/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New tourist attractions get help to cut through red tape

12/05/2019

Cook

Health

Kimberley after-hours nurse manager wins 2019 Nurse of the Year

12/05/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Pause for paws: have your say on WA’s cat and dog laws

11/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Record METRONET budget as TBM Grace reaches Redcliffe Station

10/05/2019

McGowan

Premier

ServiceWA to reform government service delivery for Western Australians

10/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government takes cycling investment up a gear in State Budget

10/05/2019

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Investing in education: Funding to support students with disability

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Further transition assistance available to country taxi operators

9/05/2019

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding to improve Kimberley youth justice outcomes

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in South-West continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in the Wheatbelt continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in Peel region continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in the Pilbara continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in the Kimberley continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in the Mid-West continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in Goldfields-Esperance continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in the Great Southern region continues

9/05/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs

Investing in Aboriginal wellbeing - Capacity and economic participation

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in Gascoyne continues

9/05/2019

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Finance

Additional funding boost for apprenticeships and traineeships

9/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government invests in vital youth services in the Kimberley

9/05/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Responsible financial management results in lowest increase in household bills in 13 years

9/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

State Government to fund energy consumer advocacy activities

9/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

Roads budget delivers congestion busting solutions and WA jobs

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s record regional road budget continues

9/05/2019

Roberts; McGurk; Logan

Police; Road Safety; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Corrective Services; Emergency Services

McGowan Government State Budget prioritises community safety

9/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

State Budget balances environmental wins with job creation

9/05/2019

Cook

Health

Patients put first through sustainable health growth and investment

9/05/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Budget boosts mental health investment to record levels

9/05/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Medical research and innovation receives major funding boost

9/05/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Schools to benefit from investment in education

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government driving jobs and opportunities in the regions

9/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

METRONET construction on track in the State Budget

9/05/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government delivers WA an official budget surplus

9/05/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Budget continues focus on job creation and economic growth

9/05/2019

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

Federal Labor pledges $5 million for ANZAC House revamp

9/05/2019

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Solar investment for remote communities

9/05/2019

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer

Planning to begin on new prison for Broome

9/05/2019

Cook

Health

Palliative care package to support sickest Western Australians

8/05/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business; Defence Issues

2019 WA Industry and Export Awards launch

8/05/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

WA's longest-serving inspector of custodial services retires