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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/08/2019

Cook

Health

BreastScreen WA celebrates 30 years of service and new online results portal

23/08/2019

Papalia; Tinley

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Perth primed to welcome first passengers of Tokyo direct flight

23/08/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Construction of new Bunbury community mental health service complete by January

23/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 20 of EIS co-funded drilling

23/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources Sector Award winners changing the status quo

23/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Freshwater fishing licence-free weekend a special treat for Father’s Day

22/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Shortlisted proponents for Bayswater Station upgrade announced

22/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Broome-Cape Leveque Road project on track for 2021

22/08/2019

Dawson; McGurk

Environment; Women's Interests

Call for more women in fire management

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Albany’s revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct complete

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Albany tourism breaking records and enticing visitors

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Black Spot funding announced for Great Southern region

22/08/2019

Cook

Health

Audit of food and drink services at WA Health sites released

21/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Motorsport Strategy puts industry in the driving seat

21/08/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New Lotterywest IT grant to further help legal centres

21/08/2019

Cook

Health

Plan now, before it’s too late: new Advance Care Plan campaign

21/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

New measures to protect blue swimmer crabs in Perth and the South-West

21/08/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Research grants will help deliver innovative defence technologies

21/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New protocols to build respect within school communities

21/08/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Innovation Consortium a hub for ideas to create WA jobs

20/08/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Four new appointments to the Magistrates Court announced

20/08/2019

Tinley

Youth

Young Western Australians take gold in Duke of Edinburgh awards

20/08/2019

Cook

Health

Upgraded health clinic for Jigalong community

20/08/2019

Saffioti

Minister for Tourism

McGowan Government welcomes capped airfares for Kalgoorlie and Karratha residents

20/08/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Study tour focused on boosting premium food exports

20/08/2019

Cook

Health

New X-ray machines for sick WA children an Australian first

20/08/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Industry and Export Awards finalists show WA’s business diversity

20/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Work on multimillion STEM centre underway at Bunbury school

20/08/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Waroona bushfire responders recognised with Meritorious Service Awards

20/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

Citizen science to help provide valuable insights into artificial reefs

20/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New standards support successful mine closure

20/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New teacher initiative to boost Pilbara education and training outcomes

19/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Australind rail cars delivering Western Australian jobs

19/08/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

CPSU/CSA accept Government's State wages policy

19/08/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Health care options to be expanded through GP Urgent Care Clinics

18/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Made in WA: METRONET railcars to be proudly built in WA

17/08/2019

Tinley

Veterans Issues

State remembers service and sacrifice of those who fought in Vietnam

17/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - NorthLink WA central section completed, slashing Ellenbrook travel times

17/08/2019

Papalia

Small Business

State and local government partnership makes big impact for small business

17/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Public invited to State Funeral service for Graham “Polly” Farmer

16/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

Six regional towns vie for tidiest town awards

16/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sports tourism helping to drive Mid-West economy

16/08/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Grants available for age-friendly and dementia-friendly initiatives

16/08/2019

Wyatt; Dawson

Lands; Environment

Ocean Reef Marina gets the “green” light of environmental approval

16/08/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community festivals draw crowds to Burswood Park and Mirrabooka

16/08/2019

Johnston

Energy

Drone trial to inspect faults in regional areas

16/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston launches accommodation village in the Pilbara

16/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New railcar drivers sought ahead of METRONET expansion

15/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

WA first: drones track endangered wildlife on Dirk Hartog Island

15/08/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

More students to work with industry to accelerate new technologies

15/08/2019

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Ports; Transport

Independent Westport Taskforce releases shortlist of future port options

14/08/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Statement on the passing of Graham “Polly” Farmer

14/08/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Statement on the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf

14/08/2019

Wyatt; Murray

Lands; Seniors and Ageing

Construction starts on innovative new aged care facility in Claremont

14/08/2019

Roberts

Police

$200,000 to help wipe out illegal graffiti

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Celebrating an Australian icon - the Quokka

14/08/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

WA’s first female drug treatment prison: one year open and one year drug-free

14/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

Biggest wild release for rare native reptiles

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Report shows record number of jobs for WA tourism industry

14/08/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier

Western Australia’s brightest minds recognised at the Premier’s Science Awards

13/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government Community Cabinet coming to Mount Lawley

13/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Infrastructure Australia audit shows McGowan Government's transport plan is working

13/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Boomers and Canada set to clash as WA’s biggest-ever winter of sport rolls on

13/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Try a skill and get stuck into STEM at the SkillsWest Expo

13/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Eight new aquatic centres receive recognition for being Waterwise

13/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

Dumpers pay for illegally disposing waste

13/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

New Crime Stoppers partnership to help catch environmental crooks

13/08/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Planning Reform Action Plan to simplify and modernise the system

13/08/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Public consultation begins for WA’s strata reforms

13/08/2019

Kelly

Science

Training boost for Western Australians under-represented in STEM

12/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

Community Rivercare Program third round of grants open

12/08/2019

Johnston; Tinley

Mines and Petroleum; Asian Engagement

Joint venture to boost mining investment in Western Australia

12/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

3km extension of Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path now open

12/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Moving Collins class Full Cycle Docking to WA in the national interest

12/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

South West water users switched on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

12/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Great Southern water users switched on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

11/08/2019

Cook

Health

Action to reduce violence and aggression in WA hospitals

11/08/2019

Roberts

Road Safety

Distractions and drivers a deadly combination

10/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

WA surfers switch on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

9/08/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Tinley

Premier; Education and Training; Asian Engagement

Second International Education Consortium to grow international students studying in WA

9/08/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Research boost supporting Carnarvon horticulture

9/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Minister appoints new commissioner for City of Perth

9/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Good as Gold: Netball naming rights deal marks another milestone for women’s sport

9/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Local Aboriginal artist and students make a stunning Splash in Lynwood

9/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Changes to boarding fees for non-government school students

9/08/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Great Southern Development Commission chair to drive local jobs

9/08/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth hosting US and Australian leaders for important bilateral dialogue

8/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Dramatic decline in water flow restrictions as financial assistance programs deliver for those in need

8/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Household water flow restrictions in South West region decline 92 per cent

8/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Household water flow restrictions in Agricultural region decline 75 per cent

8/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Household water flow restrictions in Goldfields region decline 72 per cent

8/08/2019

Tinley

Housing

Work starts on long-awaited swimming pool for Kalumburu

8/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

$1 million funding for riverbanks along Swan and Canning Rivers

8/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Bledisloe Cup fan-frenzy attracts record-breaking crowd

8/08/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Legacy of prison assault under-reporting being addressed

8/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Gorgon greenhouse gas mitigation project takes shape

8/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion busting the Karel Avenue bottleneck

7/08/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

New job opportunities through Landgate’s Graduate Program

7/08/2019

Kelly

Water

A decade of waterwise leadership from local governments in WA

7/08/2019

McGurk

Community Services

New funding strengthens response to City of Perth homelessness