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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks

26/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

State invests in sustainable Gascoyne River catchments

26/05/2022

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

UK actors in Kalgoorlie and Perth for first feature film production since WA border reopened

26/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mount Augustus development improves visitor experience

26/05/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Innovation and ICT

New $10 million heliport for Royal Perth Hospital

26/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Major redevelopment of Bunbury Regional Hospital reaches important milestone

26/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Carlisle TAFE first to benefit from $25 million equipment rollout

26/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

New native vegetation policy for Western Australia

26/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Changing of the guard with first female Deputy Commissioner appointed to Department of Fire and Emergency Services

26/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Record training enrolments building WA’s future workforce

26/05/2022

Carey

Housing

$3.12 million to revitalise homes in remote Western Desert communities

25/05/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

Data linkage reforms set to deliver more for Western Australians

25/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Waroona Town Centre redevelopment gets underway

25/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Career discovery for Year 9 students just a click away

25/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Rescue Helicopter Service propelled to new heights

25/05/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

New residential care homes in regional WA to benefit children

25/05/2022

Templeman; Saffioti

Heritage; Transport

Main Roads Headquarters added to State Register

24/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Indigenous trainees support Kalgoorlie City Centre Project

24/05/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Upgraded facilities unveiled at Falls Road Primary School

24/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Perth Mint launches Aboriginal coin for National Reconciliation Week

24/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA welcomes back working holiday makers

24/05/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New trades workshops at Albany TAFE campus powering ahead

24/05/2022

Whitby

Climate Action

New partnerships boost climate science capability

24/05/2022

Carey

Homelessness

First design images of Mandurah Common Ground unveiled

23/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Work starts on $9.5 million redevelopment at Kalamunda Hospital

23/05/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Forest Products Commission’s Community Support Program grant recipients announced

23/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

McGowan Government commits $2.25 million for new clinical trials centre to open in Joondalup

23/05/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Plating Up WA dishes celebrated on international stage in Singapore

23/05/2022

Ellery; Templeman

Education and Training; International Education

Welcoming skilled migrants and international students to study, live and work in WA

20/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to support the celebration of Collie’s proud history and strong future

20/05/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA feature film ‘How to Please a Woman’ hits cinemas nationally

20/05/2022

MacTiernan

Resources Development

Collie a step closer to manufacturing medicinal cannabis for global market

20/05/2022

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

WA Documentary series Shipwreck Hunters Australia to premiere on Disney+

20/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

Volunteers’ long-term service recognised

20/05/2022

Kelly

Water

$15 million pipeline to secure long-term water supply to South-West communities

20/05/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Tianqi produces Australia’s first battery-grade lithium hydroxide

20/05/2022

Carey

Lands

New management for integral Australian Marine Complex facility

20/05/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

State Government donates $500,000 to help people of Ukraine

20/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Waste champions recognised at 2022 WasteSorted Awards

20/05/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment

Milestone for East Rockingham Waste to Energy project

20/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Influenza immunisation program expanded to protect more Western Australians this winter

19/05/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Community Services; Mental Health

New provider announced for former Esther Foundation facility

19/05/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong economy reduces unemployment rate to 13-year low

19/05/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Department of Communities staff deployed to flood-ravaged NSW

19/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

New generation of volunteers urged to step up

19/05/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Funding boost for Curtin University’s Carrolup Centre for Truth-Telling

19/05/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Inaugural Director appointed for newly established Office of Disability

19/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Researchers backed to develop initiatives to improve WA health care

19/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

UK travellers targeted in two new marketing partnerships

18/05/2022

Templeman; Buti

Heritage; Aboriginal Affairs

Little Wilgie Ochre Mine included on State Register of Heritage Places

18/05/2022

Templeman; Carey

Heritage; Local Government

Funding for 20 local governments to identify and protect local heritage places

18/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Multi-agency response to support WA’s ambulance service

18/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

State Emergency Service units receive new utility vehicles on ‘Wear Orange Wednesday’

18/05/2022

Carey

Local Government

New CEO appointed to Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

18/05/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

18/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Further $6 million to find technological solutions for WA mining

17/05/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Albany Sharks club president wins prestigious volunteer award

17/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Dates confirmed for popular Ord Valley Muster next May

17/05/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

State Solicitor of Western Australia appointed to the District Court

17/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Wear orange on Wednesday to thank the SES

17/05/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Vision for new $33.8 million Armadale TAFE campus taking shape

17/05/2022

Dawson

Medical Research

Major boost to support research aimed at improving health outcomes

17/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Drive-through collection sites for free RATs for close contacts

17/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

Volunteers celebrated as the lifeblood of regional WA

17/05/2022

Carey

Housing

Six WA builders join State-wide panel to bolster Modular Build Program

17/05/2022

Carey

Housing

First homes delivered under the Modular Build Program on their way to the Pilbara

16/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

2022 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards now open

16/05/2022

Johnston

Energy

New Chief Executive Officer appointed at Synergy

16/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

First patients to be treated at redeveloped Newman Health Service

16/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Australia’s first ever hyperbaric test facility for subsea control modules to be based in WA

16/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant progress for environmental protection of Exmouth Gulf

16/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Reducing the reporting burden on industry

16/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Science

Deputy Premier to lead India trade mission with WA business leaders

16/05/2022

Dawson

Volunteering

National Volunteer Week underway for 2022

16/05/2022

Whitby; Ellery

Environment; Education and Training

Funding boost for waste management activities in WA schools

15/05/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Budget delivering major $35 million revitalisation of the Perth Cultural Centre

15/05/2022

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Western Australia shines bright for National Road Safety Week

14/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Community litter grants launched in Dampier

13/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Radiation oncology services in Albany to be provided by GenesisCare

13/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

State Budget’s $14.3 million boost to build construction careers

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Ports

$332 million investment to optimise growth at Geraldton Port

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government to deliver new direct flight between Geraldton and Karratha

13/05/2022

Kelly

Forestry

$30 million boost to support native forestry transition

13/05/2022

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

WA Parliament passes parole laws for persons linked to terrorism

13/05/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Disrupted Festival of Ideas at the State Library

13/05/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

VenuesWest seeking staff to work at world-class sport and entertainment events

13/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

13/05/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New family and domestic violence counselling service for young people in Rockingham and Northam

12/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

McGowan Government State Budget delivers for Byford Health Hub

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing Goldfields-Esperance’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Great Southern’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Peel’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the South-West’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Wheatbelt’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Pilbara’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Gascoyne’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Mid-West’s future

12/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

$70 million injection to drive tourism and support local businesses

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Kimberley’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Treasurer; Education and Training

McGowan Government investing in skilled workforce for the future