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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/10/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

McGowan Government securing the future of Port Hedland

15/10/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Leading the way on diversity in sport and recreation

15/10/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Nominations open for State’s annual heritage awards

15/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

World record feral cat eradication for Dirk Hartog Island

14/10/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Overhaul of Mitchell and Kwinana freeways begins

14/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

National Carers Week

14/10/2018

Roberts

Police

Increased reward in Gerard Ross case as State Government overhauls rewards system

13/10/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

York Motor Museum - a treasure in the Avon Valley

13/10/2018

Roberts

Police

McGowan Government announces Redress Scheme for police officers

12/10/2018

Tinley

Youth

Young Western Australians shine at WA Youth Awards

12/10/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

$50,000 for International Day of People with Disability

12/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

WEB weaves better start for businesses in Port Hedland

12/10/2018

Cook; Templeman

Mental Health; Culture and the Arts

Standing up for mental health and wellbeing

12/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Lightning Park off-ramp to Reid Highway now open

12/10/2018

McGurk

Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Aboriginal Advisory Panel to provide expertise to government

12/10/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Joint media statement - Myalup-Wellington water project boost for South West

12/10/2018

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Fisheries

Green light for jobs with Huon Aquaculture to set up WA operations

12/10/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

New program to support job growth into the Asian region

11/10/2018

Cook

Health

Pregnancy warning for all packaged alcoholic drinks

11/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Milestone for Kalbarri Skywalk project

11/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Supercars night race to be trialled at Barbagallo Raceway

11/10/2018

McGurk

Women's Interests

Girls take over WA Parliament

11/10/2018

Tinley

Youth

Un-Fairground challenges youth to find equitable solutions

11/10/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Peel-Harvey election commitment to improve recreational fishing underway

10/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

National Garage Sale Trail event encourages Australians to reuse

10/10/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New Peel Jobs and Skills Centre to boost opportunities for youth

10/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants bridge digital divide in South-West

10/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

$90 million new aged care facility for Perth foothills

10/10/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Campaign to improve mental health targets commuters

9/10/2018

Tinley

Housing

Minister discusses rental affordability at industry workshop

9/10/2018

Wyatt

Finance

WA households the winners as Foreign Buyers Surcharge is passed

9/10/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

$1.2 million for disability advocacy in Western Australia

9/10/2018

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Certainty for the WA racing industry with historic reform package

9/10/2018

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

Final bugle sounds for one of WA’s last Rats of Tobruk

9/10/2018

Saffioti

Planning

East Wanneroo rezoning gives landowners certainty

9/10/2018

Roberts

Police

Perth no longer ‘Meth Capital’ as new report reveals decline in use

9/10/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

These are the champions - of the arts!

8/10/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Success in first stage of bid for CRC

8/10/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Time to talk about responsible gambling

8/10/2018

Roberts

Police

$1 million boost to community safety

8/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Over $3.8 million in grant funding en route to regional airports

7/10/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Mental health is where we live, learn, work and play

7/10/2018

Logan

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Toppling furniture Bill to be introduced to Parliament

6/10/2018

Logan

Commerce and Industrial Relations

New regulations to improve the safe use of combustible cladding

5/10/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

First round of funding to support NDIS transition announced

5/10/2018

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Construction underway on new Butler North Secondary School

5/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth named as host for important tourism trade event

5/10/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Funding boost to create thousands of apprenticeships and traineeships

5/10/2018

Tinley

Housing

Albany locals encouraged to help guide growth of Spencer Park

5/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Expert initiative to help grow food and beverage businesses

5/10/2018

Tinley; Templeman

Veterans Issues; Culture and the Arts

Grant boosts community involvement in Armistice commemorations

5/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Welcome summer on Rottnest with launch of new event

5/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Update on Albany wave energy technology development project

5/10/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Grants support State's cultural heritage

5/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

High-tech control room for Perth's roads opens

5/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Subiaco's century-old Hamilton Road Bridge to be replaced

4/10/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government congratulates Mayala people on native title determination

4/10/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Filming starts in Great Southern for new international movie

4/10/2018

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government announces tougher penalties for workplaces

4/10/2018

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

McGowan Government supporting active and engaged communities

4/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government improves northern suburbs road network

4/10/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Joshua Thomson SC named WA’s second law officer

4/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government improves southern suburban road network

4/10/2018

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Finance

McGowan Government strengthens partnerships with community sector

3/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Pilbara consultation to tackle homelessness

3/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

Shire of York’s Avon Park to be revitalised with $366,071 grant

3/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars

3/10/2018

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Campaign to reduce violence a win for WA

3/10/2018

Saffioti

Planning

WA base for Chevron Australia at Elizabeth Quay

3/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Serena Williams joins Roger Federer in world-class Mastercard Hopman Cup line-up

3/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government invests millions to upgrade Wheatbelt roads

3/10/2018

Logan

Mines and Petroleum

Joint media statement - Australia’s longest seismic line completed in Western Australia

2/10/2018

Tinley

Youth

Lotterywest grant to improve outcomes for Fairbridge College students

2/10/2018

Tinley

Housing

PM Scott Morrison abandons WA’s remote communities

2/10/2018

Logan

Corrective Services

Work begins on $23.7 million upgrade to Bunbury Regional Prison

2/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

State celebrates Buy West Eat Best month

2/10/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Tough new penalty for Total Fire Ban breaches this bushfire season

2/10/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding round to boost regional events now open

2/10/2018

Logan

Mines and Petroleum

Mines safety message hits the road

2/10/2018

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

WA seeks support for priority family and domestic violence initiatives

1/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Outdoors October encourages Western Australians to get outside and be active

1/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Mid-West and Gascoyne consultation to tackle homelessness

1/10/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

New exhibition inspires future leaders with message of peace

1/10/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Implementation of the WA Jobs Act now complete

1/10/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $1.55 billion job-creating investment in the Pilbara

1/10/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Levy change in place to boost construction training opportunities

29/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Women lead award wins at WA Training Awards 2018

28/09/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Asbestos remediation to delay Stage 3 Karratha-Tom Price Road construction

28/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Spring prescribed burning underway

28/09/2018

Cook

Health

New strategy to strengthen WA’s country ambulance services

28/09/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Balga festival a celebration of women in the community

28/09/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for Perth’s first Smart Freeway

28/09/2018

Roberts

Police

Western Australia pauses to remember officers on National Police Remembrance Day

28/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Partnership delivers customised training for Pilbara lithium project

27/09/2018

Logan

Mines and Petroleum

Mining jobs reach new heights in 2017-18

27/09/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Extra incentives for Busselton pilot academy

27/09/2018

Saffioti

Transport

New state-of-the-art Success Service Centre opens

26/09/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Horizon Power supporting Aboriginal entrepreneurship in regional WA

26/09/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Bunbury Waterfront contract awarded for Jetty Road causeway upgrade

26/09/2018

Tinley

Housing

New transitional housing nearing completion in the East Kimberley