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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/12/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Albany transitions to Aboriginal leadership

3/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Punch

Premier; Environment; Fisheries

Historic protections to safeguard spectacular Exmouth Gulf

3/12/2021

Punch

Disability Services

International Day of People with Disability a cause for celebration

3/12/2021

Saffioti; Punch

Planning; Disability Services

New train carriage at Whiteman Park caters for wheelchair users

3/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Beach at Port Geographe ready for summer

3/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Pets in Crisis program expanded to Albany, Bunbury and Busselton

2/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthen with South Australia to keep WA safe

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Safe ocean swimming for Esperance this summer

2/12/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

WA Police move into the new age with electronic infringements

2/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More opportunities open for Goldfields community to get vaccinated

2/12/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

McGowan Government delivers expanded Peel therapeutic refuge

2/12/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Point Grey Marina plan jettisoned in wake of amendment

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Albany Aquaculture Zone to boost investment, growth and jobs

2/12/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to support delivery of services for metro youth

2/12/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Lotterywest funding grants to help volunteers shine

2/12/2021

Cook

Health

Healthway celebrates 30 years of promoting healthy lifestyles

2/12/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Feasibility study into innovative magnesium smelter for Collie

2/12/2021

Sanderson

Climate Action

SERS roadmap for a low carbon future for Western Australia

2/12/2021

McGowan; Buti; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

1/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Jobs course heads south to boost local hospitality workforce

1/12/2021

Cook

Health

Public consultation begins as part of Review of Food Act 2008

1/12/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

$185m Reconnect WA package to safely re-engage with the world

1/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Supermarkets on board as part of the Summer Vax Drive

1/12/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

$2.4 million for data science and cybersecurity innovation hubs to support start-up and SME growth

1/12/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA Soil Health Strategy lays foundations for strong soils

1/12/2021

McGurk; Ellery

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Education and Training

Respectful Relationships to promote equality in additional schools

1/12/2021

Kelly

Water

$16.7 million drainage upgrade to enhance flood protection in Osborne Park and Innaloo

1/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Matagarup Bridge zip-line swinging into action this weekend

1/12/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

New High Performance Sport Strategy backs emerging sports

1/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say in West Coast Highway planning study

1/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Charter fishing sector boosting the State’s economy and jobs

1/12/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Small grants a big factor in creating healthy, happy communities

1/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

Joint media statement - Innovative Project Symphony trial begins in WA

30/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 1 of Roe Street Enhancement complete

30/11/2021

Carey

Housing

Kalgoorlie’s first modular social homes to be ready for families before Christmas

30/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Lobster back of boat sales increase brings festive season bonus

30/11/2021

Carey

Housing

$3.4 million water treatment plant begins operation in Warburton

30/11/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Industry backed career taster program launched for schools

30/11/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

WA and Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on renewable hydrogen

30/11/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Ngaanyatjarra maintenance contract reaffirms WA commitment to Closing the Gap

30/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Community grants awarded for targeted engagement on Mental Health Act

30/11/2021

Johnston

Energy

Technical solution to allow more residential rooftop solar

29/11/2021

Cook

Health

New Carramar clinic caters for special needs

29/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Peel summit actions to grow the local skilled workforce

29/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA-made truck bodies boost local jobs and manufacturing drive

29/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

50th anniversary celebrations for the iconic Prospector train

29/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

WA’s top teachers, staff and schools for 2021

28/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation of Peel transport network continues with METRONET

27/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthened with South Australia

27/11/2021

Kelly

Youth

$3 million grant for Tapping Scout Hall delivers on election commitment

26/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Sustainability superheroes recognised at Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards

26/11/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Federal Labor perfect fit for WA arts sector

26/11/2021

Buti

Lands

Land release provides crucial support for Pilbara industrial growth

26/11/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Local communities to benefit from regional traineeships

26/11/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Strong Budget management highlighted in quarterly financial report

26/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Western Shield - protecting WA’s native species for 25 years

26/11/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended trading for WA bottle shops this Christmas

26/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

2021 WA Mental Health Award winners announced

26/11/2021

Buti

Lands

Pinjarra Industrial Estate sets stage for local business growth

26/11/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; State Development, Jobs and Trade

TAFE training gathers steam thanks to Shell partnership

26/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Community water supply grant delivers water for public open space in Yuna

26/11/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

McGowan Government delivers expanded Kwinana refuge

26/11/2021

Cook

Health

Smoking to be banned in Crown Perth’s International Room area

25/11/2021

Cook; Punch

Health; Disability Services

Pilot program to support patients with disability to transition from hospital to community living

25/11/2021

Cook

Health

Significant reforms to implement a code of conduct for unregistered healthcare workers in WA

25/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Marine park Community Reference Committee members appointed

25/11/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New 16 Days in WA campaign: ‘Don’t be silent’ on violence

25/11/2021

Kelly

Youth

Youth Week WA Grants Program now open for applications

25/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

2021 WA Seniors Awards winners announced

25/11/2021

Kelly

Forestry

Additional 12,000 tonnes of local softwood timber a boost for WA building industry

25/11/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Hydrogen Industry

$117.5 million to progress two renewable hydrogen hubs

24/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Construction begins on $3 million Albany State Emergency Service facility

24/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New administration facilities unveiled at Serpentine Primary School

24/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Summer Vax Drive launched ahead of WA’s safe transition

24/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for $15 million school build at Mount Lawley

24/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Key milestone for Halls Creek District High School improvement

24/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect named for big upgrade at John Curtin College of the Arts

24/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Balcatta solar project helping power Water Corporation to net-zero future

24/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Joe Lord Core Library expanded to support mining industry

24/11/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Helping reunite WA residents with lost or forgotten money

24/11/2021

Cook

Health

Health research boosted with $1.45 million to fund fellowships

24/11/2021

Papalia

Police

New police powers and tough penalties to crack down on organised crime

24/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

$500,000 to support LGBTIQA+ youth in regional WA

24/11/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Community benefits from 13,000 hours of pro bono legal work

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

Four sites confirmed for new inpatient modular hospital beds

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New program a $1.5 million boost for WA biobanking

23/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Increasing access to licensing services in remote communities

23/11/2021

Carey

Housing

Thirty-two new timber-frame homes for social housing in Hilton

23/11/2021

Papalia; Whitby

Police; Emergency Services

Firebugs on notice ahead of summer as Police Strike Force formed

23/11/2021

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest’s $7.7 million wave of support for Perth Festival

23/11/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service recognised for contribution to health sector

23/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

More than $2.8 million for high bushfire risk areas

22/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Thousands of jobs to be created as LNG development progresses

22/11/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$25 million for modern equipment at WA TAFE colleges

22/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New Kindergarten/Pre-primary facilities officially opened at High Wycombe Primary School

21/11/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie Futures Small Grants driving local jobs and diversification

21/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Western Australia celebrates World Fisheries Day

21/11/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Global call for new $2 million artwork installation

21/11/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA Museum Boola Bardip celebrates first birthday and 700,000 visitors