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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/10/2021

Kelly

Water

New research hub brings water knowledge to Western Australia

20/10/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

WA students to learn about science from world’s oldest cultures

20/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

New Aboriginal employment targets for transport infrastructure program

20/10/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage Awards finalists compete for coveted industry recognition

20/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Reappointment of Lotterywest and Healthway Chair

20/10/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Contractor announced for WA’s biggest battery

19/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe quarantine-free travel from QLD permitted, starts 12.01am Friday

19/10/2021

Kelly; Ellery

Water; Education and Training

New immersive experience helping deliver waterwise message to record 32,809 students

19/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have say on bus services to Airport Line stations

19/10/2021

Carey

Housing

Rapid timber-frame builds speed up social housing delivery

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to North-West communities

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to South-West communities

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Huge water savings achieved in Great Southern as waterwise support continues

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Mid-West residents encouraged to take up water-saving offers during National Water Week

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Waterwise support available to Goldfields households

19/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government helping reduce alcohol-related harm

18/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government welcomes Senate Inquiry Final Report into Juukan Gorge

18/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Abrolhos Island scallops become WA’s eleventh MSC certified sustainable fishery

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Milestone for Western Power’s first disconnected microgrid

18/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Waterwise Perth Action Plan achievements kick off National Water Week

18/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Kalgulup Regional Park’s management plan released

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New Armadale COVID-19 vaccination clinic boosts opportunities to get vaccinated

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccination in Mirrabooka

18/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Skills boost for the Goldfields as construction starts on TAFE

17/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Record $10 million boost for health and wellbeing of WA kids

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

16/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Recycling trailblazers recognised at inaugural Change Maker Awards

15/10/2021

Sanderson

Commerce

Extra trading hours to encourage shopping locally this Christmas

15/10/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

15/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Easier than ever before for regional residents to roll up for WA

15/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

State Recovery Controller for Wooroloo bushfire recognised

15/10/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Forestry

Technology boost drives jobs at Albany sandalwood factory

15/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

State Government releases response to Regional Roadworks Signage Review

15/10/2021

Buti

Lands

High demand expected for prime Oyster Harbour land release

15/10/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

AGWA’s new View to celebrate Western Australian art

15/10/2021

Cook

Health

$200 million Bunbury Regional Hospital redevelopment underway

15/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Radical innovations sought for child and youth mental health issues

15/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

Health; Energy

Derby Hospital solar contract awarded to local companies

14/10/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Child safety laws pass WA Parliament

14/10/2021

Carey

Housing

Increased support for WA’s community housing sector

14/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia jobs market powers ahead

14/10/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

$5 million for world-class WA-based guide dogs breeding program

14/10/2021

Buti; Sanderson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

13/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Call out for local workers for harvest season

13/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics make it easier for residents in the regions to roll up for WA

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Country football kicks goals for mental health

13/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Locally made beams installed on first new bridge over Railway Parade

13/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - First images of METRONET Whiteman Park Station unveiled

13/10/2021

Quigley; Papalia

Attorney General; Police

New laws give police powers to disrupt and dismantle criminal gangs

13/10/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Government puts $3m crime-stopping grants in the cloud

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Research fellowship grant to improve childhood mental health

13/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kimberley to feature in Australian fashion campaign

12/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Young people help design mental health and AOD solutions

12/10/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Corruption expert and prosecutor appointed Magistrate

12/10/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

TAB sale process resumes with new invitation for expressions of interest

12/10/2021

Saffioti

Transport

New stronger safety equipment laws to save lives on the water

12/10/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

WA television industry boost - third instalment of Mystery Road

12/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Former Perth Airport executive appointed Tourism WA Managing Director

12/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Waste Wise grants help schools with projects to reduce waste to landfill

12/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining industry meets to accelerate net zero emissions target

12/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery; McGurk

Premier; Education and Training; Community Services

Childcare the centrepiece of $103.5 million training expansion

12/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Joint media statement - $103.5 million boost for Western Australian training through JobTrainer

12/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Students invited to dive in to training for swimming jobs

11/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Kununurra first of two Regional Skills Summits in the Kimberley

11/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

School-based COVID-19 vaccination underway this week for students

11/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Additional COVID vaccine clinics opening to boost vaccination rates

11/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

2021 WA Mental Health Awards finalists announced

10/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Generosity of carers celebrated during National Carers Week

10/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

On World Mental Health Day, tell us what keeps you well

10/10/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

WA resources sector’s biggest year ever powering nation through COVID

10/10/2021

Cook

Health

COVID-19 vaccination to become mandatory for WA primary and community health workers

9/10/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

WA Mental Health Week 2021: focus on our children, shout-out to our incredible workforce

8/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New era for Kimberley beef processing welcomed

8/10/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon’s $19.9 million Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care reaches practical completion

8/10/2021

Buti

Lands

Pastoral Lands Board welcomes two new members

8/10/2021

Papalia

Police

51 new constables strengthen police frontline

7/10/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Aurora’s House - teaching children driveway safety

7/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

BHP opens iron ore mine of the future

7/10/2021

Carey

Local Government

Time to get vocal and shape the future of your local community

7/10/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Expanded support services in Midland thanks to Lotterywest

7/10/2021

Cook

Health

Kalgoorlie locals urged to ‘Roll up for WA’ in COVID-19 vaccination effort

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Perth-based architect chosen for new facilities at Alkimos College

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New classrooms on the way for Baynton West Primary School

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for significant Scarborough school project

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Key milestone for big project at Duncraig Senior High School

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect locked-in for big Rossmoyne Senior High School project

7/10/2021

Cook; Ellery; Papalia

Health; Education and Training; Police

Mandatory vaccination for Dunsborough school leavers event

7/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Winners of 2021 Western Australian Export Awards announced

7/10/2021

Carey

Housing

Spalding renewal kicks into gear with works to deliver new road

6/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

Premier; Health; Mines and Petroleum

COVID-19 vaccine required for workers in the resources industry

5/10/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Mirrabooka Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot underway

5/10/2021

Buti; Punch

Lands; Innovation and ICT

World-leading automation and robotics test facility coming to northern suburbs

5/10/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA Government visits Goldfields to help local businesses win State contracts

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Collie investment and job opportunities highlighted in new prospectus

4/10/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Allied health funding for Aboriginal NDIS participants will help deliver the right services, in the right place, the right way

4/10/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Environment

Double delight at Perth Zoo with second giraffe calf born

4/10/2021

Cook

Health

New clinic pops up in Hedland to support COVID-19 vaccination effort in the Pilbara

3/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

More local manufacturing being returned to WA

2/10/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

New Swan River canoe slalom course opens