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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe and careful easing of remainder of COVID-19 capacity limits

20/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Help available for Cyclone Seroja devastated communities

19/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Important update for recent travellers from New South Wales to WA

19/06/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Donnybrook’s older residents a step closer to a new place to call home

19/06/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Donnybrook heritage precinct transformed into a thriving destination

18/06/2021

Cook

Science

WA-led projects handed $600,000 to go to the Moon and Mars

18/06/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Expert advice to grow food and beverage businesses

18/06/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Investment kickstarts South-West hemp processing

18/06/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Humpback whale swim tour season starts along Ningaloo Coast

18/06/2021

Cook

Health

Healthy clubs a Western Australian staple

18/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Onslow successfully powered by 100% renewable energy in trial

17/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated COVID-19 vaccination rollout in WA

17/06/2021

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia retains lowest unemployment of States as more people make the move west

17/06/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Spectacular Ancient Greeks exhibition opens in Perth this weekend

17/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Design revealed for revamped $10 million Kalgoorlie TAFE campus

17/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s South Coast Highway upgrades nearing completion

17/06/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

2020 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

17/06/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Lower Fees, Local Skills delivers TAFE and training surge

16/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

New Premier’s Fellow to advance artificial intelligence research in WA

16/06/2021

Buti

Lands

McGowan Government fast tracks new industrial development for Kalgoorlie

16/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Big things to grow in community gardens thanks to latest grants

16/06/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

State Sporting Associations winners in latest funding round

16/06/2021

Cook; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

Applications open for 2021 Governor’s School STEM Awards

15/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government rolling out solar panels on train and bus stations

15/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More than 100,000 appointments for the COVID vaccination in a week

15/06/2021

Papalia; Buti

Defence Industry; Lands

Major tender awarded for AMC Integrated Infrastructure Program

15/06/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

New Elder Rights WA to combat elder abuse across WA

15/06/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Bill to appoint CCC Commissioner to come before Parliament

15/06/2021

McGowan; Quigley; Cook

Premier; Attorney General; Health

New Bill to further protect information obtained for COVID-19 contact tracing

15/06/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Calibre Ventures appointed to monitor Murujuga rock art

15/06/2021

Cook

Health

MRI now available in the Goldfields for the first time

15/06/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

Western Australians called upon to prevent and stop elder abuse

14/06/2021

Papalia

Police

Government moves to outlaw gel blasters in Western Australia

14/06/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Heritage registration finalised for State landmarks

13/06/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Environment

Western Australia’s plan to ban single-use plastics fast-tracked

13/06/2021

Cook

Health

Parenting information now readily available across WA with new app

13/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Ports

Future planning of Fremantle underway with Westport

11/06/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Lights, camera, action for South-West CinefestOZ festival funding

11/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria safely transitions to low risk under WA’s border controls

11/06/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Safety risk forces partial demolition of cyclone damaged One Mile Jetty

11/06/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Ground-breaking translocation of WA’s rarest bird

11/06/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

New premises for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service to support Armadale community

11/06/2021

Cook

Health

More than $2 million in funding awarded to Cancer Council WA

11/06/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA dance company recognised on national stage

11/06/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Helping hand for Thank a Volunteer Day celebrations

10/06/2021

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government delivering important community projects in the Wheatbelt

10/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Designs revealed for impressive Carine Senior High School redevelopment

10/06/2021

Templeman; Carey

Heritage; Housing

Recovery funds conservation contract for historic cottages

10/06/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA Museum Boola Bardip wins three major national industry awards

10/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New initiative to make it easier for skilled-up workers to find jobs

9/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Edith Cowan University awards five major contracts in multi-million-dollar Perth City Deal milestone

9/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government unveils upgrade at Booragoon Primary School

9/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New administration facilities unveiled at Applecross Primary School

9/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

West Byford Primary School improvement now underway

9/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government opens new primary school in Perth’s south

9/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Seaforth Primary School upgraded administration building opened

9/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New technology buildings open at Darling Range Sports College

9/06/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for Perth’s Bledisloe Cup blockbuster

9/06/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Principal Registrar Strk named a Supreme Court judge

8/06/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations in the South-West from June 10

8/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA steps forward with COVID-19 vaccination rollout to all over 30

8/06/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Construction underway to fix one of WA’s most dangerous intersections

8/06/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Strong emissions reduction targets approved for next stage of Pluto LNG

7/06/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government returns railcar manufacturing to WA

6/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Let’s prepare: Perth’s biggest public transport shutdown coming

5/06/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA Museum CEO wins prestigious arts and culture award

5/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Children’s Hospice closer to reality to help WA kids and families

4/06/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Court decision in animal welfare case welcomed

4/06/2021

Buti

Lands

First lots released at Orion Industrial Park

4/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Baldivis volunteer firefighters benefit from new fire truck

4/06/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kalbarri open for business and ready to welcome visitors

4/06/2021

Saffioti

Ports

Seafarers set for a new fit-for-purpose centre in Port Hedland

4/06/2021

Cook

Health

BreastScreen here to stay in Albany

4/06/2021

Papalia

Police

Boost to police frontline with 59 new officers to hit the streets

4/06/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

$200,000 grants boost to preserve Aboriginal heritage sites

3/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Eligible areas for Cyclone Seroja relief extended

3/06/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Registrations now open for inaugural Cyber West Summit

3/06/2021

Cook

Health

Panel to inquire into Perth Children’s Hospital ED announced

3/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Funding and new power solutions for Cyclone Seroja recovery

3/06/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Ports; Regional Development

Ground-breaking construction kicks off at Spoilbank Marina

3/06/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Safer carparks as eligibility criteria for ACROD program expanded

3/06/2021

Cook

Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment taking shape

3/06/2021

Dawson; Johnston

Aboriginal Affairs; Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA introduces scholarships for Aboriginal postgraduates

2/06/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Medium density policy proceeds to next stage of development

2/06/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA set to modernise animal welfare laws

2/06/2021

Saffioti; McGurk

Transport; Women's Interests

End of the road for offensive and demeaning slogans on vehicles

2/06/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Shows on the Go program to continue bringing theatre to regional audiences

2/06/2021

Buti; Punch

Lands; Seniors and Ageing

New Kalamunda aged care development site goes to market

2/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Pine View Primary School latest school opened by McGowan Government

2/06/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government building better schools in Perth’s south

2/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

10,000 more interstate vehicles roll into Western Australia

2/06/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Hiking grants a gateway to experience WA’s great outdoors

2/06/2021

Carey

Local Government

Stop Puppy Farming laws reintroduced to Parliament

1/06/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Barrister, Supreme Court Registrar appointed to District Court

1/06/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Wiluna officially joins Goldfields-Esperance region

1/06/2021

Papalia

Defence Industry

WA defence industry in the spotlight at Land Forces 2021

1/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Roe Street transformation to revitalise the CBD

1/06/2021

Cook; Templeman

Science; Medical Research; Tourism

Australia’s largest life science conference comes to WA

1/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Kununurra transitions to Aboriginal leadership

1/06/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Community scores in McGowan Government’s latest round of sport grants