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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

18/09/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation

WA artists front historic AFL Grand Final

17/09/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Commercial lawyer appointed to State Administrative Tribunal

17/09/2021

Buti; Dawson

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Tjuntjuntjara agreement ends 20-year campaign for land tenure

17/09/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Round 5 of Community Rivercare grants now open

17/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Record number of emergency service fuel cards help power volunteering efforts

17/09/2021

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

Vaccination made easier for WA school students and staff

17/09/2021

Cook

Health

Tom Price COVID-19 vaccination clinic starts

17/09/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funding to revitalise Southern Rangelands pastoral businesses

17/09/2021

Buti; Dawson

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Procurement Policy expands to include employment and subbie targets

16/09/2021

Cook

Health

Kwinana COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Aboriginal families

16/09/2021

Cook

Health

Pfizer bookings for people aged 60 and over brought forward

16/09/2021

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Transport

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program extended to taxi and ride share drivers

16/09/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

Full Cycle Docking decision fails WA

16/09/2021

Papalia

Police

New memorial area to commemorate police officers and staff who have died while serving

16/09/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

McGowan Government moves to stamp out sly grogging in the Kimberley

15/09/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Minderoo research lab completes Exmouth’s Ningaloo Centre

15/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for boat ramp at Onslow Community Boating Precinct

15/09/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Kimberley cotton gin one step closer to reality

15/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record year for The Perth Mint in 2020-21

15/09/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Electoral Affairs

Electoral Equality Bill introduced into State Parliament

15/09/2021

Buti; Cook

Lands; Health

Final Stage 1 lots released at Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct

15/09/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

WA-first agreement signed to drive economic development in remote Aboriginal communities

14/09/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

$300,000 per annum in funding to help with transition to new work health and safety laws

14/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Robinson Road level crossing to close to facilitate Bellevue depot

14/09/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley event musters up millions for east Kimberley economy

14/09/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

WA joins Future Fuels CRC

14/09/2021

Quigley

Attorney General

Hockton appointed to Magistrates Court

14/09/2021

Templeman; Cook

Tourism; Health; Medical Research; Science

Another two international conferences for Perth in 2024

14/09/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$4 million to support Women and Children's Wellness and Recovery Centre

14/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Residential clean-up a milestone for Wooroloo bushfire recovery

14/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for Western Australians 60 and older

14/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Lotterywest support for Hospitality Disability Network

13/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Growing a sustainable Wheatbelt workforce

13/09/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Training pilot program to increase diversity in WA workforce

13/09/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Housing

Premier unveils plans for new housing in Albany’s Spencer Park

13/09/2021

Cook; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

Finalists in 2021 Governor’s School STEM Awards announced

13/09/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Expressions of interest open for inaugural animal welfare committee

13/09/2021

Cook

Health

Pilbara COVID-19 vaccination blitz begins soon

12/09/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Golden ticket to ride with public transport competition launched

12/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Emergency services personnel recognised for excellence

12/09/2021

Saffioti; Buti

Planning; Transport; Lands; Sport and Recreation

Surf’s up as proponent chosen to deliver Cockburn Wave Park

12/09/2021

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

WA parents called on to support COVID-19 teen jab effort

11/09/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Screen Production Attraction Fund to play leading role attracting global film and TV projects

10/09/2021

Cook

Health

Reformed Sustainable Health Review Oversight Committee convenes

10/09/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government to duplicate Mandurah Estuary Bridge

10/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government’s TAFE investment delivers for Wheatbelt

10/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Deadline extended for Wooroloo Bushfire inquiry submissions

10/09/2021

Papalia

Police

State budget prioritises community safety in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

10/09/2021

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Transport

State Budget funding boost for Carnarvon's One Mile Jetty

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Collie-Preston strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Bunbury, Warren-Blackwood and Vasse strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Agricultural Region strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Peel strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Pilbara strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Kimberley strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Geraldton strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Goldfields strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Albany strong

9/09/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation budget kicks goals for WA communities

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep North West Central strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; Carey; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

Record $884 million Budget boost for housing and homelessness

9/09/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government’s Budget delivers for skills and training

9/09/2021

Dawson

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government to review wages policy

9/09/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

McGowan Government investing in Western Australian creativity

9/09/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government commits $374 million to Aboriginal well-being

9/09/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Budget delivers election commitment on cost of living

9/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivers $4.5 billion for regional roads

9/09/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering $11.7 billion for WA roads

9/09/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

$281.8 million State Budget boost for emergency services

9/09/2021

McGurk; Quigley; Johnston

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services; Attorney General; Corrective Services

$198 million committed to keep communities safe, strong and fair

9/09/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police; Road Safety

Record Police funding to keep Western Australians safe

9/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New Office of Disability to promote rights and interests of sector in WA

9/09/2021

McGowan

Premier

Projects adjusted to deliver a strong economy for the long term

9/09/2021

McGowan; Buti; Saffioti

Premier; Finance; Planning

Transfer duty rebate extended to support homebuyers and local jobs

9/09/2021

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Mental Health

Massive boost for mental health in 2021-22 State Budget

9/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Massive funding boost for health in State Budget

9/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government’s Budget delivers for WA students

9/09/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Energy

$750 million Climate Action Fund to drive WA's low-carbon future

9/09/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

15 METRONET projects planned, under construction or completed

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Investing in regional WA’s future with record infrastructure package

9/09/2021

McGowan

Premier

Strong COVID-19 response fuels WA’s economic success

9/09/2021

McGowan

Premier

Strong surplus delivers for Western Australia’s future

8/09/2021

Sanderson; Buti

Commerce; Sport and Recreation

Just the ticket - tough new laws to stamp out scalping

8/09/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Program helping communities connect and participate in the arts

8/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Rail trespass legislation reintroduced to Parliament

8/09/2021

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

State Government invests in expanded Mandurah Common Ground

8/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Showtime at Belmont City College

8/09/2021

Cook

Health

West Coast Eagles back push for WA vaccination rates to soar

8/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$38.4 million firefighting package to boost frontline services

8/09/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Kelly

Premier; Environment; Climate Action; Forestry

McGowan Government’s historic move to protect native forests

8/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Additional funding to bolster minerals research

7/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$3.7 million investment enhancing water security in WA’s southern dryland agricultural areas

7/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional Roadworks Signage Review handed to State Government

7/09/2021

Buti; Cook

Finance; Health

Locally manufactured hand sanitiser units to be trialled across WA

7/09/2021

Kelly

Water

Perth CBD’s historic water reservoir to receive $7.7 million upgrade

7/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Hydrogen Industry

$61.5 million boost for WA’s renewable hydrogen industry

7/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Aspiring Aboriginal teacher scholarship recipients announced

7/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources development strategy to strengthen future prosperity

7/09/2021

Carey; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

$20 million for regional social housing revitalisation

6/09/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Prioritising every child’s safety this National Child Protection Week