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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

8/02/2023

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Call for proponent to lead review of WA Institute of Sport

8/02/2023

Quigley

Attorney General

Vulnerable Western Australians to benefit from proceeds of crime

8/02/2023

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Grants help hiking projects reach new heights

8/02/2023

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Further funding for local governments in transition to FOGO

8/02/2023

Cook; Punch

Tourism; Regional Development

Mandurah Crab Fest returns with new three-year agreement

7/02/2023

Dawson

Medical Research

Worldwide search for top health and medical researchers

7/02/2023

Templeman; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Regional audiences to welcome five exciting performances

7/02/2023

Saffioti

Transport

Over $3 million in grants land at regional airports in WA

7/02/2023

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo launches Aboriginal trainee program

7/02/2023

Saffioti

Transport

Grants to put regional drivers on the road to licensing success

6/02/2023

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Mid-West builders deliver much-needed upgrade for Northampton volunteers

6/02/2023

Saffioti

Transport

Staged re-opening for flood damaged section of Great Northern Highway

6/02/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Tickets go on sale for Total Solar Eclipse prime viewing location

6/02/2023

Whitby

Environment

$10 million in grants funding for e-waste infrastructure

6/02/2023

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports

Geraldton port projects powering ahead

6/02/2023

Templeman; McGurk

International Education; Training

Bursaries bringing international students back to WA’s regions

6/02/2023

Ellery

Mines and Petroleum

Mineral exploration in WA continues its phenomenal run

5/02/2023

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Slam dunk for Geraldton basketball thanks to $3.5 million boost

5/02/2023

Ellery; Sanderson

Health; Finance

Evaluation of EOI progressing for Geraldton Health Campus

5/02/2023

Papalia

Police

Firearms Crackdown to Include Mandatory Mental Health Checks

3/02/2023

Dawson

Emergency Services

Independent review underway to streamline national disaster recovery funding

3/02/2023

Jarvis

Agriculture and Food; Small Business

Agrifood and Beverage Vouchers on offer to boost WA businesses

3/02/2023

Whitby

Environment

Transition dates revealed for Stage 2 of WA’s Plan for Plastics

3/02/2023

Carey; Jarvis

Lands; Agriculture and Food

Pastoral relief provided in wake of Kimberley floods

3/02/2023

McGowan

Premier

WA Government releases response to State Infrastructure Strategy

3/02/2023

McGurk

Training

$2.9 million to attract and retain regional TAFE lecturers

3/02/2023

Cook

Deputy Premier

Discount flights on sale from Perth to Exmouth

3/02/2023

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET’s Whiteman Park Station unveils new solar-powered construction site

2/02/2023

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Tết celebrations welcome the Year of the Cat

2/02/2023

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal Aid opens Virtual Office in Collie

2/02/2023

Cook

Tourism

International artist shines a light on Sculpture By The Sea

1/02/2023

McGurk

Water

$37 million investment in Mandurah wastewater infrastructure

1/02/2023

Buti; Winton

Education; Early Childhood Education

New state-of-the art primary school opens in Landsdale

1/02/2023

Ellery

Commerce

Building on payment protections for subcontractors

1/02/2023

McGowan

Premier

Historic Letter of Intent signed between the WA Government and the Republic of Korea

31/01/2023

Ellery

Commerce

Online shopping and trading scams hit record WA victims in 2022

31/01/2023

Dawson

Innovation and the Digital Economy

WA Government joins forces with IDCARE to improve cyber security protection for Western Australia

31/01/2023

Dawson

Medical Research

Applications for The Challenge global healthcare search open tomorrow

30/01/2023

Cook

Tourism

Perth fires up as Perth Scorchers qualify for BBL final

30/01/2023

Punch

Fisheries

Summer beach safety boosted with 1500-plus BEN signs

30/01/2023

Templeman; Buti

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship And Multicultural Interests

New era for arts, entertainment and culture

30/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

New member appointed to Environmental Protection Authority

30/01/2023

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

We’re planning for a future of sustainable, world-class trails in WA

30/01/2023

Sanderson

Health

WA babies to be screened for neuromuscular condition

29/01/2023

McGowan

Premier

Premier to travel from Japan to South Korea on WA-made ship

29/01/2023

Cook

Tourism

Walking On A Dream takes over Piccadilly Circus

27/01/2023

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports

Port MOU to drive energy opportunities with Japan

27/01/2023

Saffioti

Planning

Claremont Showground renewal plans reach next stage

27/01/2023

McGowan

Premier

MOU to drive Japanese investment into WA

27/01/2023

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Celebrating 50 years of our iconic Perth Concert Hall

26/01/2023

Dawson

Emergency Services

WA emergency services personnel honoured for excellence

26/01/2023

Dawson

Volunteering

Not taken for Granted! National Volunteer Week Grants Open

25/01/2023

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Readiness grants announced for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act

25/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

New attractions boost Collie’s status as tourism destination

25/01/2023

Saffioti

Ports

New Chief Executive for Southern Ports Authority

25/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Gascoyne and Pilbara businesses to receive more than $837,400 for 2023 Total Solar Eclipse preparations

25/01/2023

McGurk

Training

Free period products extended to WA TAFE colleges

24/01/2023

Sanderson; Quigley

Health; Attorney General

McGowan Government to expand the State Mortuary

24/01/2023

Quigley

Attorney General

Barrister appointed Judge of the District Court

24/01/2023

Whitby; Ellery

Climate Action; Energy

McGowan Government to introduce climate change legislation

24/01/2023

Sanderson

Local Government

Tender opens for centralised cats and dogs registration system

24/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Grants to help local health and medical life sciences companies gain quality certifications

24/01/2023

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Outdoor active recreation grants provide $395,798 funding boost

24/01/2023

McGurk; Templeman

Water; Heritage

CY O’Connor’s Golden Pipeline celebrates 120 years of service

24/01/2023

Ellery

Commerce

More scams target Kimberley flood victims via social media

24/01/2023

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Stadium Karts take off at Optus Stadium

23/01/2023

Punch

Fisheries

$1.5 million to expand popular FADs program

23/01/2023

Saffioti

Transport

Additional flights provide crucial Kimberley transport link

23/01/2023

Saffioti

Transport

State Government finalises strategy to reconnect Great Northern Highway through Fitzroy Crossing

23/01/2023

Dawson

Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy

Defending Western Australia against cyber crime

23/01/2023

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

WA-Japan relationship strengthened by aviation link

23/01/2023

Templeman; Ellery

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Women’s sports teams score grants to go for national glory

23/01/2023

McGurk; Papalia

Training; Defence Industry

Call to ‘start something’ with WA’s defence industry

23/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

Consultation on e-waste ban to landfill begins

23/01/2023

Ellery

Mines and Petroleum

Statistics reveal momentous year for WA’s resources sector

22/01/2023

Buti

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA hops into the Year of the Rabbit

20/01/2023

Dawson

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium scores stunning award hat trick

20/01/2023

Cook

Tourism

$6 million flood recovery package for Kimberley tourism

20/01/2023

Ellery

Mines and Petroleum

Draft Bill helps build foundations to decarbonisation

19/01/2023

McGurk; Ellery

Water; Energy

Additional financial relief available to flood-affected Kimberley

19/01/2023

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Independent experts appointed to review Western Australia’s COVID-19 management and response

19/01/2023

McGowan

Premier

Premier to promote WA industry in Japan and South Korea

19/01/2023

Quigley

Attorney General

Regional licence suspensions drop to zero under new regime

19/01/2023

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Nurses and midwives receive fast-tracked cost of living payment

18/01/2023

Quigley

Attorney General

Government to ban display and possession of Nazi symbols

18/01/2023

Dawson

Emergency Services

State Recovery Coordinator appointed following devastating flooding in the Kimberley

18/01/2023

Dawson

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium celebrates five year milestone

17/01/2023

Dawson

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian creatives bring gritty drama to the big screen

17/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

Donate your 10 cent drink containers to Kimberley flood victims

17/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

$220 million rare earths investment in Gascoyne to boost jobs

17/01/2023

McGurk

Training

State-of-the-art maritime training in Geraldton about to set sail

12/01/2023

Carey

Homelessness

Homeless reforms help deliver former hotel for rough sleepers

11/01/2023

Templeman

Heritage

King Neptune statue given heritage recognition within Sun City Precinct

10/01/2023

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Hands Oval redevelopment gets go ahead with additional funding

9/01/2023

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for Kimberley Shires affected by record-breaking flooding

8/01/2023

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government continues response to gas supply incident

7/01/2023

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government acts swiftly to ensure gas supply

7/01/2023

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

McGowan Government kicks off Lord Mayor’s Distress Fund with $3 million pledge

6/01/2023

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Thirteen innovative arts projects share more than $650,000 funding

6/01/2023

Cook; Carey

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Lands

Land allocation approvals for Boodarie and Ashburton North to enable $70 billion of industrial developments