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Welcome to the Media Statements website of the Government of Western Australia.

You can view the latest releases from the list below or search by Minister, Portfolio or Region.

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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

9/12/2016

Redman; Davies; Lewis

Regional Development; Water; Agriculture and Food

$19 million boost for Southern Forests agriculture

9/12/2016

Marmion; Nahan

State Development; Energy

WA wins with first domestic gas from Gorgon

9/12/2016

Miles

Local Government

Notice issued to Shire of Exmouth

9/12/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

Public input sought on compulsory treatment

9/12/2016

Harvey; Marmion

Deputy Premier; Police; Transport

3D camera for rapid processing of crash scenes

9/12/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Men STAND UP against domestic violence

9/12/2016

Francis

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - $12.5 million to enhance disaster resilience in Western Australia

9/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Cycling facilities at train stations boosted

9/12/2016

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Builder chosen for Pingelly Health Centre

9/12/2016

Jacob

Environment

Esperance camper wins volunteer award

9/12/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Unsafe Christmas products withdrawn

9/12/2016

Mischin

Commerce

WA’s pitch for defence contracts and jobs

9/12/2016

Lewis; Redman

Agriculture and Food; Regional Development

Grants to drive innovation and exports

8/12/2016

Collier

Education

Mount Hawthorn Primary School to be expanded

8/12/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

More than $500,000 in grants for local sporting clubs

8/12/2016

Day

Health

Targeted campaign against meningococcal W

8/12/2016

Davies; Lewis; Redman

Water; Agriculture and Food; Regional Development

Gascoyne Master Plan released for comment

8/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Digital assessments to improve driver licensing

8/12/2016

Miles

Youth

Grants for creative youth projects

8/12/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Doing business with defence to boost jobs

7/12/2016

Collier; Redman

Education; Regional Development

Education a winner for Carnarvon students

7/12/2016

Day; Redman

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Applause for Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

7/12/2016

Day

Health

Peel to benefit from elective surgery boost

7/12/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Arts centre revitalisation for Margaret River

7/12/2016

Miles

Youth

Mental health advocate to lead youth celebrations

7/12/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Bledisloe Cup coming to Perth Stadium in 2019

7/12/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

Native title determination for the Pilbara

7/12/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

New police tools for summer crime campaign

7/12/2016

Miles

Community Services

Lotterywest grant supports WA legal services

7/12/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

$8m Mundijong police station latest to open

7/12/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Research grant to benefit people with disability

7/12/2016

Miles; Redman

Local Government; Regional Development

Grants support regional community development

7/12/2016

Jacob

Environment

New suspension bridge for Murray River

7/12/2016

Redman

Lands

Businesses invited to open in new Peel hub

6/12/2016

Grylls; Redman

Housing; Regional Development

Evelyn Cottage opens door to Aboriginal apprentices

6/12/2016

Redman; Davies

Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

New sports stadium for Esperance community

6/12/2016

Barnett

Premier; Science

Fellowship program supports science priorities

6/12/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

WA first stop on Ovation’s maiden Aussie voyage

6/12/2016

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

60 new camp sites in Wellington National Park

6/12/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

Preliminary site work underway at new museum

5/12/2016

Miles

Seniors and Volunteering

Volunteers inspire after half a century of service

5/12/2016

L'Estrange; Mischin; Nahan

Finance; Small Business; Commerce; Treasurer

New code of conduct for WA’s building industry

5/12/2016

Jacob; Redman

Environment; Regional Development

Kalbarri National Park road sealing underway

4/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

WA's first bike boulevard complete

4/12/2016

Jacob

Environment

Cash back for volunteers to separate waste

3/12/2016

Day; Redman

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Australia's favourite dog returns to the screen

3/12/2016

Redman

Regional Development

Waterfront skate park a winner for Esperance

2/12/2016

Marmion

Transport; Innovation

Heavy Vehicle Hackathon for transport industry

2/12/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Joint media statement - Governments agree the way forward for NDIS in WA

2/12/2016

Mischin

Attorney General

New magistrate appointed

2/12/2016

Grylls

Housing

New lease of life for Hedland key worker housing

2/12/2016

Barnett; Grylls

Premier; Housing

40-bed Kalamunda facility to help young women

2/12/2016

Lewis

Agriculture and Food

Keep WA free of 'unwanted gifts' this holiday season

2/12/2016

Grylls

Housing

Seniors and government workers to call Osprey home

2/12/2016

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

IRONMAN event to attract thousands to Busselton

2/12/2016

Mischin

Commerce

Steel sector set for new industry grants

2/12/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development

Students benefit from TAFE concession fee cut

1/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Airport funding to benefit regions

1/12/2016

Collier

Education

Multimillion-dollar expansion of Margaret River SHS

1/12/2016

Marmion

Transport

Funding scheme to benefit recreational boaters

1/12/2016

Faragher

Planning

New appointments for the MRA

1/12/2016

Redman; Mitchell

Regional Development; Child Protection

Targets set to boost Aboriginal employment

1/12/2016

Davies

Water

Landmark lease signed in Broome

1/12/2016

L'Estrange; Francis

Finance; Fisheries

90-day project targets aquaculture

1/12/2016

Faragher

Planning

Decision made on Middleton Beach

1/12/2016

Mitchell

Mental Health

New Broome mental health facility on its way

1/12/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Road Safety

New road safety alliance for the Wheatbelt

1/12/2016

Grylls

Housing

Award-winning South Hedland renewal project concludes

1/12/2016

Day

Culture and the Arts

New Screenwest home, structure to drive jobs

1/12/2016

Barnett; Harvey

Premier; Deputy Premier; Police

New $19m Cockburn police station opens

1/12/2016

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

More support for community language schools

1/12/2016

Mitchell

Child Protection

Public comment sought on child protection laws

1/12/2016

Jacob

Environment

Light industries improve to help protect Perth’s rivers

1/12/2016

Mischin; Redman

Commerce; Regional Development

Greater mobile phone coverage for regional WA

30/11/2016

Harvey; Redman

Deputy Premier; Training and Workforce Development; Regional Development

New electrical centre delivers training in Pilbara

30/11/2016

L'Estrange

Mines and Petroleum

Government co-funds more exploration drilling

30/11/2016

Faragher

Planning

Little Dove on show at Elizabeth Quay

30/11/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

Albany water search finds options for growth

30/11/2016

Jacob

Environment

New facility to help recover recyclables from rubbish

30/11/2016

Collier

Education

WA principals to get schooled at Harvard

30/11/2016

Barnett; Nahan; Grylls

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

Jobs boost from part sale of Western Power

30/11/2016

Redman

Regional Development

New bridge set to help Bunbury shine bright

30/11/2016

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Road Safety

Support for community road safety

30/11/2016

Redman

Lands

Innovative new housing model for gen Y buyers

30/11/2016

Day

Health

WA leads the way in preterm birth prevention

30/11/2016

Day

Health; Culture and the Arts

Healthway helps make arts a wellbeing winner

30/11/2016

Marmion

Transport

Road Train Assembly Area to benefit industry

30/11/2016

Grylls; Redman

Housing; Regional Development

New Manjimup seniors accommodation a step closer

30/11/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

First privately funded WA Changing Place opens

29/11/2016

Davies

Sport and Recreation

New Albany home for cricket and soccer

29/11/2016

Harvey; Francis

Deputy Premier; Police; Emergency Services

Fire bugs put on notice ahead of summer

29/11/2016

Davies; Redman

Water; Regional Development

Estuaries partnerships signed

29/11/2016

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Funding for WA’s biggest regional literary event

29/11/2016

Marmion

Transport

Trailer bays to double at Woodman Point

29/11/2016

Redman

Regional Development

A new space for start-ups in Karratha

29/11/2016

Marmion

Transport

New bus services to benefit Goldfields residents

29/11/2016

Jacob

Environment

Upgrade for northern suburbs heritage trail

28/11/2016

Faragher

Disability Services

Disability Awareness Week focus on employment

28/11/2016

Mitchell; Redman

Mental Health; Regional Development

Next step for Bunbury mental health facility

28/11/2016

Day

Health

Doctor detectives solve more medical mysteries