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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

13/12/2019

Cook

Health

Board members sought for PathWest and Health Support Services

13/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Inaugural Asia-Pac Super Splash diving into Perth this weekend

13/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country WA the big winner in latest sports funding round

13/12/2019

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Hire car stickers reinforce ‘keep left’ message for tourists

13/12/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Tender awarded for Albany surf reef design

13/12/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New Geraldton tugs named

13/12/2019

McGowan

Premier

Premier joins The Smith Family 2019 Christmas Appeal

13/12/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work underway to deliver sweet deal for WA-bred apple

13/12/2019

Cook

Health

New Albany radiation oncology service on track

12/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Year one Aboriginal Procurement Policy target exceeded

12/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Multimillion-dollar extension for Aveley Secondary College

12/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Pride of Port Hedland’s $189,000 restoration proves its worth

12/12/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Site works begin for new Goldfields mental health service

12/12/2019

Kelly

Water

$6 million investment in Northam, Wagin and Gnowangerup’s wastewater network

12/12/2019

Ellery; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Issues

Naval Base Campus gets tick of approval

12/12/2019

Roberts

Police

$250,000 reward to help solve historic Mandurah homicide

12/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards open for entries

12/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramps up for boat facilities in WA communities

12/12/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

WA cricket lovers urged to vote with their feet at first day-night Test

11/12/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Environment

All aboard for the first ride on MV Tricia

11/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Comprehensive native title settlement over Geraldton and the Mid-West authorised by the community

11/12/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

State’s long-standing relationship with East Java strengthened

11/12/2019

Wyatt

Lands

New board appointments for Landgate

11/12/2019

Roberts

Police

Honourable discharge certificates presented to medically retired officers

11/12/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Greater diversity of housing options secured in City of Armadale

11/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Three-year partnership for WAAPA and Perth Theatre Trust

11/12/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Industry funding for wild dogs welcomed

11/12/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Give rescued dogs a second chance this Christmas

11/12/2019

Kelly; Logan

Water; Emergency Services

Don’t risk your life - be aware you may not have a water supply during a bushfire

10/12/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Parliament passes historic voluntary assisted dying laws for WA

10/12/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New Kwinana women’s refuge to help survivors all year round

10/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Northlink WA - northern section - opening date

10/12/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

WA’s niche Sea Cucumber Fishery recognised for environmental sustainability

10/12/2019

Dawson

Environment

$10 million facility to help manage mercury waste in WA

10/12/2019

Tinley

Youth

Lotterywest grant boosts services for young people affected by cancer

10/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Historic contract signed for WA-made METRONET railcars

10/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Perth homelessness service receives millions in extra support

10/12/2019

Templeman; Tinley

Culture and the Arts; Asian Engagement

WA artists to benefit from exchange program with South East Asia

10/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New regulations to lift standards of WA towing industry

9/12/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

New rare earth plant in Kalgoorlie will create jobs and boost local economy

9/12/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering

Lotterywest supporting Bridgetown arts and seniors facilities

9/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Local apprenticeship program helps boost youth employment in South-West

9/12/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

RED Grants driving jobs in the Peel

9/12/2019

Kelly; Johnston; McGurk

Water; Energy; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Better protection for utility customers experiencing FDV

8/12/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

New change rooms to support thriving SWFL Women’s competition

8/12/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Fisheries

Stocking and habitat projects to boost WA’s unique marron fishery

7/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Busselton Marine Rescue’s new $589,000 ‘fleet’ officially launched

7/12/2019

McGurk; Roberts

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

Little Christmas cheer for victims of family violence

7/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New direct flights between Perth and Manila to begin in March

6/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Online maps to guide off-road vehicles in WA

6/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Online education unit launched for WA’s combat sports industry

6/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Chairperson of Construction Training Fund steps down

6/12/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Detection dogs to sniff out red imported fire ant

6/12/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government announces actions to combat wage theft

6/12/2019

Tinley

Housing

Seniors cherry-pick new homes from range in new Manjimup estate

6/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Vision now reality with breakwater completion at Beadon Creek

6/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Reassurance needed for $111.7 billion creative industries

5/12/2019

Roberts

Road Safety

New era for road safety research in Western Australia

5/12/2019

Cook

Health

Don’t leave home without your measles shot

5/12/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt; Dawson

Regional Development; Lands; Environment

Landmark decision to allow carbon farming on pastoral lands

5/12/2019

Kelly; Dawson

Water; Disability Services

Water Corporation’s fourth Disability Access and Inclusion Plan launched

5/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Review relieves levy pressure for major construction projects

5/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Works begin on $5 million upgrade at Wanneroo Secondary College

5/12/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Public authorities get top marks for access and inclusion

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

New package to expand Collie’s emergency services vehicle industry

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

$125 million investment in new WA-built firefighting appliances

5/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New summer experiences for Rottnest visitors

5/12/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 Days in WA not out with the Scorchers

5/12/2019

Roberts

Police

Celebrating excellence in the WA Police Force

5/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Community cricket partnership will help reduce head injuries on and off the pitch

5/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government delivering improved track lighting for Collie Speedway

5/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Taskforce for Perth Cultural Centre announced

5/12/2019

Murray

Volunteering

Western Australia celebrates International Volunteer Day

5/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

5/12/2019

Dawson

Environment

Cultural and conservation milestone in the west Kimberley

4/12/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food; Water

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Lake Grace

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Badgingarra Solar Farm officially opens

4/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Record funding boost to help homeless find Common Ground

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

New appointments at State energy utilities

4/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts; Heritage

New Museum for WA shortlisted for national construction award

3/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$10 million of upgrades starting at Darling Range Sports College

3/12/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Celebrating 25 years of top dogs

3/12/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Local timber industry gets a boost as leading miller joins WA

3/12/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Public Sector Management; Disability Services

New five per cent target for disability employment in public sector to help drive WA prosperity

3/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston opens Gruyere gold mine in eastern Goldfields

3/12/2019

McGowan; Tinley; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

New housing boost helps more West Aussies and supports economy

2/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Marine rescue legend honoured with naming of new $266,000 boat

2/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth promoted as dream destination for business events

2/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New long-term strategy for Aboriginal people a step closer

2/12/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Western Australia’s first Recovery College a true collaboration

2/12/2019

Kelly

Water

Water themed artwork makes a colourful splash in Millbridge

2/12/2019

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New $30 million boost to Clontarf Foundation to support Aboriginal secondary students

2/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Seeking new ideas for Cockburn Station Tower

1/12/2019

Cook

Health

Going somewhere? Don’t bring HIV home from your holiday…

1/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief for southern suburbs gathers pace with construction commencing on $237 million bridge

1/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

West Australians failing to recognise bushfire risk

30/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

29/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Mental Health Advisory Council appointed

29/11/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

New national guidelines for safer, better organised outdoor recreation

29/11/2019

Ellery; Roberts

Education and Training; Police

Port Hedland bus service receives a two-year extension