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Welcome to the Media Statements website of the Government of Western Australia.

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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Chelsea Football Club arrives in Perth

20/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Rockingham's dedicated Jobs and Skills Centre a hit with locals

20/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Loan to help sheep processor grow exports

20/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Kununurra water playground plans progressing

20/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Australian Marine Complex-Common User Facility celebrates 15 years

20/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering; Seniors and Ageing

Strong Mind, Strong Game builds mental resilience in Derby

20/07/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Have your say on a new framework for workforce strategy in mental health, alcohol and other drug organisations

20/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Boost for WA premium food and beverage producers

19/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Consortium identifies job creating opportunities and industry growth

19/07/2018

Kelly

Science

WA is the perfect launching pad for the Australian Space Agency

18/07/2018

Cook

Health

Act now to get vaccinated ahead of peak flu season

18/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Joint media statement - METRONET industry briefing showcases local content opportunities

18/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government backs WA bid for battery research centre

18/07/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Fee relief application process simplified for concession card holders

18/07/2018

Johnston

Transport; Planning; Lands

Coastal projects share in $1.6 million in grants funding

17/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering; Seniors and Ageing

McGowan Government delivers $3.3 million of quality sporting projects for Broome

17/07/2018

Cook

Health

How your face could reveal the secret to a good night’s sleep

17/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier visits Esperance on the back of MinRes deal

17/07/2018

Cook; Johnston

Deputy Premier; Tourism

Tickets on sale for State of Origin game in Perth

17/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Local food champions to feature in Gold Plate Awards

16/07/2018

Kelly

Water

State Government grant scheme continues to benefit the Kimberley

16/07/2018

Kelly

Water

$10.8 million investment in Geraldton water supply scheme

16/07/2018

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

WA’s brightest scientists recognised as finalists

15/07/2018

Murray; Johnston

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

P!nk concerts boost local economy as 6,000 tourists hit Perth

15/07/2018

Cook

Health

Menu labelling on the table as obesity battle ramps up

14/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Mundaring sport enters a new arena

13/07/2018

Roberts

Police

WA Police Force’s newest four-legged recruits join the frontline

13/07/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Investor briefings to support borrowing program

13/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

BIG boost for northern beef businesses

12/07/2018

Cook; MacTiernan

Health; Regional Development

Construction complete on new Karratha Health Campus

12/07/2018

Johnston

Youth

Grants engage WA young people in innovative projects

12/07/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

EOI open for $20.3 million Sector Transition Fund

12/07/2018

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Tourism

Nigella Lawson back for Margaret River Gourmet Escape

12/07/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; Transport; Regional Development

Major upgrades to Bidyadanga Access Road underway

11/07/2018

Dawson

Environment

More than $1m to help reduce and reuse waste

11/07/2018

Cook

Health

Robotic surgery becomes reality for Fiona Stanley Hospital

11/07/2018

Johnston

Lands

Opportunity to revitalise iconic Cottesloe landmark

10/07/2018

Johnston

Veterans Issues

Expressions of Interest sought for Veterans Advisory Council

10/07/2018

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Road safety now a reality for regional students in WA

10/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier launches the new Aboriginal Interpreting WA service

9/07/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Winning Life in Pictures films highlight ageing issues

9/07/2018

McGurk

Community Services

More than $250,000 grant for Shelter WA

9/07/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Leadership funding delivered for people with disability

9/07/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New on-the-job traineeship announced for pet groomers

9/07/2018

Johnston

Racing and Gaming

Community leadership drives further liquor restrictions in Pilbara

9/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Promising signs for Kimberley tourism

9/07/2018

Cook

Mental Health

New council members sought to help shape mental health in Western Australia

9/07/2018

Johnston

Emergency Services

Lifesaving fire crew protection will be delivered to WA firefighters

9/07/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Kylie's glamorous show costumes go on display at Freo

7/07/2018

Wyatt; Templeman

Aboriginal Affairs; Culture and the Arts

NAIDOC Week sings 'Because of Her We Can'

6/07/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Grain freight road improvements complete

6/07/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Innovation grants awarded for exciting job creating projects

6/07/2018

Saffioti; Murray; Cook

Lands; Seniors and Ageing; Health

Land made available for aged care facility in Westonia

6/07/2018

Cook

Health

Joint media statement: $21 million equipment project to better support complex brain surgeries

6/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier takes ‘Don’t Walk Away’ campaign to the Kimberley

5/07/2018

Templeman; Cook

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Great Southern sets the picture

5/07/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government delivers options for genuine GST reform

5/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Rock Art Education Space to be revitalised with $345,000 LotteryWest grant

5/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

Derby business expansion: a sign of confidence in the Kimberley

5/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Two-year funding for WA's biggest horse racing festival

5/07/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

NDIS Governance arrangements confirmed

4/07/2018

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Disability Services

Pia’s Place, a place for everyone

4/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Direct air service between Perth and Hobart announced

4/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Outstanding athletes selected as VenuesWest Brand Ambassadors

4/07/2018

Cook

Health

WA sets bar in bid to lower rates of preterm birth

4/07/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Game on! McGowan Government launches games industry growth pilot program

4/07/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Testing begins on Matagarup Bridge

4/07/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Magistrates Court; Acting Information Commissioner announced

3/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Steps to support WA sheep producers

3/07/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Onslow microgrid project Stage One completed

3/07/2018

Kelly

Water

Water supply upgrades deliver benefits to Capel

3/07/2018

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Kimberley to benefit from $329,045 in crime grants

3/07/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Two METRONET projects on track to begin construction next year

3/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grains research scholarships help build State's scientific capacity

3/07/2018

Kelly; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Science; Health

New life sciences hub to support WA medical technology and pharmaceutical jobs

2/07/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Finalists showcase the importance of training to Western Australia

2/07/2018

Roberts

Police

$107,678 in funding for new youth project to be run by Broome PCYC

2/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Mobile research labs to drive grains research capacity

2/07/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation assets across the North-West to be splashed with colour

2/07/2018

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries

Community spirit helps build reef modules for new fishing mecca

2/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Tourism expert to help drive more visitors to WA

2/07/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Running towards fair fitness industry deals for WA consumers

1/07/2018

Dawson

Environment

No more lightweight plastic bags in WA

1/07/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Gascoyne seasonal produce on show at Taste of WA event

1/07/2018

McGowan

Premier

State and Federal governments agree to put MH370 memorial on hold

30/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Recommendations on new Work Health and Safety laws released

29/06/2018

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Remote communities’ campaign calls on Commonwealth for a fair go

29/06/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Supporting safer, stronger families in regional areas

29/06/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Replacement of Rio Tinto Paraburdoo stackers to create local jobs

29/06/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to boost regional aged accommodation

29/06/2018

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Release of discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB

29/06/2018

Cook

Health

Health service redevelopments complete

29/06/2018

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Health

End in sight for alcohol advertising on public transport

28/06/2018

Cook

Health

New Health Service Provider board members

28/06/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Joint winners of the 2018 Margaret Medcalf Award announced

28/06/2018

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

Lethal force powers for WA Police officers during terrorist incidents

28/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

More northern suburban intersections to be upgraded

28/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

Greens, Liberal Democrats move to block WA's plastic bag ban

28/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding for health, employment and youth in CaLD communities

28/06/2018

Saffioti

Lands

New strata title Bill to shape sustainable communities