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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

17/10/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Research improves independence for people with brain injuries and reduces cost of care

17/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Another milestone reached for Ocean Reef Marina redevelopment

17/10/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Junior drag racing suspension lifted and minimum age increased

17/10/2019

Kelly

Water

Kondinin, Hyden and Karlgarin benefit from $15.2 million water supply upgrade

16/10/2019

Tinley; Murray

Housing; Seniors and Ageing

Ageing with Choice framework offers housing direction for seniors

16/10/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Upgrade works start on Great Eastern Highway between Walgoolan and Southern Cross

16/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Mental Health Emergency Centre opened at RPH

16/10/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

A licence-free day will help first time fishers

16/10/2019

Quigley

Commerce

Parliament passes laws to protect children from toppling furniture

15/10/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Take action now to prepare for bushfire season

15/10/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Hedlanders to have their say on proposed voluntary buy-back

15/10/2019

Cook

Health

Remembering little lives lost and protecting their memories

15/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Transport

Reduction in TAFE fees paves the way for new METRONET jobs

15/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Picabar future secured

14/10/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Public submissions open as part of animal welfare review

14/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government reduces TAFE fees by 50 per cent

14/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Joint media statement - Further resource potential of the Pilbara marked through new stratigraphic well

13/10/2019

Tinley

Housing

Advertising push is 'Opening Doors' for WA homebuyers

13/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Celebrating the outstanding contribution of Western Australia’s carers

12/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on recreational vessel safety review

11/10/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Bandwidth upgrades to boost student learning

11/10/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New opportunity for gifted secondary students

11/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

Get involved in Mandurah Estuary clean-up

11/10/2019

Quigley

Commerce

More retail trading hours for Perth shoppers at Christmas

11/10/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Radio equipment to improve safety at Albany coastal danger spots

11/10/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New Soil and Land Conservation Council unearthed

11/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

New Environmental Protection Authority board member appointed

11/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New partnership to strengthen contemporary dance sector

11/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Lithium royalty amendments to encourage downstream processing

10/10/2019

Ellery

Transport

Early works tender for METRONET’s Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Bayswater upgrade released

10/10/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grants driving new industry opportunities in the regions

10/10/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Draft Port Master Plan to guide Geraldton’s future growth

10/10/2019

Cook

Health

Goldfields to receive significant boost to palliative care services

10/10/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Massive boost for palliative care services across Western Australia

10/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Finalists announced for Western Australian Mental Health Awards

10/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA on display for international travel agents at Corroboree West

10/10/2019

Murray; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Course to help equip locals with trail building skills

10/10/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to establish new office in Collie

10/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New crisis and transitional accommodation service for Collie

9/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Public comment sought on draft action plan to help prevent suicide

9/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary Music Fund nurtures aspiring young musicians

9/10/2019

Ellery; Roberts

Education and Training; Police

Education and Police team up to tackle violence

9/10/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Rare opportunity for world class Kalbarri Skywalk venture

9/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s record-breaking streak continues

8/10/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New CEO to drive economic development in the South-West

8/10/2019

Cook

Health

Jandakot Airport upgrades open new pathways to the sky

8/10/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Celebrating 30 years of noodle wheat segregation

7/10/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

7/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

Spring prescribed burning underway

7/10/2019

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Lands

Work starts on new Pinjarra depot

7/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Supporting mental health where we live, learn, work and play

7/10/2019

Cook

Health

Narrogin Health Service officially opened

7/10/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Search for new WA heritage champions begins

6/10/2019

Wyatt; Dawson

Lands; Environment

New milestone brings Ocean Reef Marina closer to construction

5/10/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grant foments kombucha business growth

5/10/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

New HEART for Margaret River arts and tourism scene

5/10/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Red tape reduction for recfishing rules will boost WA tourism

4/10/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Diving deeper into exports with new abalone processing facility

4/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Mount Street pedestrian bridge open after $3 million refurbishment

4/10/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Native flies welcome on food crops

4/10/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Jetstar direct flights to Busselton to take off

4/10/2019

MacTiernan; Dawson

Regional Development; Environment

Masterplan to unlock Mid-West’s iconic Moresby Range

4/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Student athletes aim to chalk up a win at 2020 UniSport

4/10/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Urgent conservation works at Fremantle Prison to proceed

4/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Works underway to upgrade ‘WA’s riskiest intersection’

4/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Have your say and give Transperth's new ferry an oar-some name

3/10/2019

Wyatt; Ellery

Finance; Education and Training

Local businesses big winners in Broome Senior High School project

3/10/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

New Aboriginal Lands Trust chair appointed

3/10/2019

Johnston

Energy

Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

3/10/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Family birthing centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital open

3/10/2019

Kelly

Water

More than $285,000 in grants to boost rural emergency water supplies

3/10/2019

Tinley; Saffioti

Housing; Transport

First sod turns on $2.32 billion METRONET-linked project in Brabham

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Onslow marine services hub a step closer

2/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

Collie gearing up for new mountain bike trails

2/10/2019

Kelly

Water

New WA-developed technology trial to protect our waterways

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Final stage of Onslow Road upgrades underway

2/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners announced

2/10/2019

Kelly; Papalia

Fisheries; Minister for Tourism

A boost for rock lobster tourism through charter boat changes

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Coastal planning leaders awarded for innovation and commitment

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bussell Highway dual carriageway pre-construction works begin

2/10/2019

Cook

Health

Health system delivers Digital Strategy to improve patient care

2/10/2019

Cook

Health

Sustainable Health Review Oversight Committee to help future-proof healthcare

2/10/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Event holders encouraged to apply for regional funding round

2/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mines safety message drives across WA

2/10/2019

Roberts; Quigley; Wyatt

Police; Attorney General; Aboriginal Affairs

Custody Notification Service now operational in Western Australia

1/10/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

More investor and start-up training on the way to help grow the economy

1/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Swan Valley’s iconic character to be preserved and enhanced

1/10/2019

Cook

Health

Latest innovation in country healthcare announced

1/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

Endangered Dibblers destined for Dirk Hartog Island National Park

30/09/2019

Cook

Health

Partnership to drive healthier basketball culture

29/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New bridge over Mitchell Freeway to provide missing cycling link

29/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Record investment in bushfire facility for West Gidgegannup

29/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Western Australia delivers compelling case for Full Cycle Docking to move west

29/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

‘Join the Mission’ to bring all COLLINS class submarine maintenance to WA

29/09/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Expressions of Interest sought for the Western Australian TAB

28/09/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Lilac Hill Park redevelopment supporting women's sport boom

27/09/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Attorney General moves to protect CCC inquiry

27/09/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Lotterywest grant a helping hand for victims of family and domestic violence

27/09/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Continued fiscal discipline puts State Budget officially in surplus

27/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Maintenance jobs blitz delivers improvement works for Albany Health Campus