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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/09/2020

Cook

Health

Tobacco legislation review

25/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Urban fishing event gives young anglers opportunity to land trout

25/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Latest cut of trainees graduate from shearing camp

25/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Waste not, want not: have your say on legislation to encourage use of waste-derived materials

25/09/2020

Quigley

Commerce

Rent grant continues for tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19

25/09/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$98 million graphite processing facility planned for Rockingham

25/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australia’s Annual Report on State Finances released

25/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New school in Baldivis officially named Pine View Primary School

25/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community to shape future of cycling in Avon and Central Coast

25/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Official name announced for Harrisdale’s newest school

25/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Double milestone for Southern River’s newest primary school

25/09/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New online resource helps trace Aboriginal family histories

25/09/2020

Kelly

Youth

McGowan Government to fund new LGBTIQA+ advocacy body

25/09/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Retired racehorses coming Off the Track with launch of dedicated welfare facility

25/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New primary school in Perth’s north-east officially named

25/09/2020

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

2020 Governor’s School STEM Awards finalists announced

25/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on proposed Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton route

25/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record jobs and sales in WA’s resources sector

24/09/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Hundreds of life-saving devices rolled out across the State

24/09/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Liberals ‘local jobs guarantee’ to strip hardworking regional businesses of millions of dollars

24/09/2020

Kelly

Water

New Water Corporation Board Chair appointed

24/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Construction to begin on new coastal terrace homes in Coogee

24/09/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Mental Health Commissioner appointed for the future

24/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Geraldton school partnership to benefit students with autism

24/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Business case to be prepared for Tier 3 grain lines

24/09/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$10 million committed to fast-track WA call centres and back office services

23/09/2020

Tinley

Housing

New affordable housing developments underway near Wanneroo town centre

23/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New Gifted and Talented program to launch at Alkimos College in Perth’s north

23/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - $175 million Albany Ring Road unlocks local jobs as construction gets underway

23/09/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Payroll tax exemption extended for JobKeeper payments

23/09/2020

Quigley

Commerce

New legislation to create a fairer system for building and construction industry

22/09/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Changes to overseas offices to improve trade and investment opportunities

22/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent named to construct METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

22/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia; Tinley

Premier; Education and Training; Defence Issues; Veterans Issues

$18.34 million package to build defence manufacturing workforce

22/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Sea turtles to benefit from proposed rehab facility

22/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Road safety program continues to shine a light on WA black spots

22/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Upgrade announced for Derby District High School

21/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Kununurra closer to $6 million health and hospitality training centre

21/09/2020

McGowan; Tinley; Wyatt

Premier; Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal short stay accommodation for Kununurra

21/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fly farm to turn waste into local jobs

21/09/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New $1.5 million station for Broome Regional Bush Fire Brigade

21/09/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Renewable energy solutions making a difference in Derby

21/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

$2 million for road safety improvements in Derby

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

More support to the Goldfields to help residents save money on their water bills

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Water-saving support extended to more Pilbara and Kimberley communities

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Exmouth residents to receive water-saving support

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Water-saving support provided to South-West communities

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Water-saving support extended to 19 communities between Walpole to Esperance

21/09/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Broome’s job-boosting Chinatown development moves forward

21/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Modern facilities to benefit Broome students completed

21/09/2020

Tinley

Housing

Kimberley gets first maintenance contracts under $319 million social housing plan

21/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Second stage launched for campaign to tackle school violence

20/09/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Broome eye clinic to deliver brighter outlook for the Kimberley

20/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design new classrooms at Wyndham District High School

20/09/2020

Dawson; Wyatt; McGurk

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Women's Interests

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round Three recipients announced

20/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Perth City Deal to boost cycling and walking connections in CBD

20/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Planning; Education and Training

Opportunities abound for Mount Lawley Senior High School

20/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - City deal to create 10,000 jobs and transform Perth CBD

20/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - World-class education campus to revitalise Perth’s CBD

19/09/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Register now to be one of the first to enjoy Matagarup’s zip-line

19/09/2020

Cook

Health

Health promotion scholarships propelling career pathways

18/09/2020

Roberts

Police

Funding for Kimberley juvenile crime prevention initiatives

18/09/2020

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Health; Local Government; Culture and the Arts

COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

18/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Global call for EOIs to unlock Oakajee's renewable hydrogen potential

18/09/2020

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

GroundSwell projects announced at Regional Innovation Summit

18/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

New MOUs ensure collaborative pathway for Muja C workers

18/09/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Additional resources to boost Kimberley family violence response

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Improvement scheme signals new era for Port Hedland’s West End

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New, modern planning scheme approved for Shire of Carnarvon

18/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Public comment sought on draft management plan for Pilbara inshore islands

18/09/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Fisheries; Disability Services

New van delivers more benefits for applauded Fishability program

18/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Applications open for skilled and passionate workers to join TAFE

18/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New DMIRS office opens in Collie

18/09/2020

Papalia

Small Business

COVID-19 Industry Support Fund to assist WA travel agents

18/09/2020

Cook

Health

New program to test wastewater for COVID-19

17/09/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Aboriginal communities taking charge of their emergency services

17/09/2020

Cook

Health

COVID focus for Future Health Research and Innovation Fund grant

17/09/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Dinosaurs, ancient megafauna and giant marine life unveiled

17/09/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australia's COVID-19 recovery on track with an increase of 32,200 jobs in August

17/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WA Recovery Plan progresses with architect appointed for Northam TAFE upgrade

17/09/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Local workers begin transformation of former school site into innovation residential estate

17/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

A million reasons to Wander out Yonder in time for school holidays

17/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA mineral exploration activity records five-year high

17/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Western Australians flocking to TAFE following massive cuts to course fees

16/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Committee report on Agricultural Produce Commission Amendment Bill welcomed

16/09/2020

McGowan

Premier

COVID-19 disaster payments to be available to Western Australians

16/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists announced

16/09/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Grant programs to reignite regional arts and cultural activity

16/09/2020

Roberts

Road Safety

Road safety grants to support community initiatives

16/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Near record low rainfall to end of winter prompts Perth waterwise reminder

16/09/2020

Templeman; Murray

Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation

State Library acquires Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer collection

16/09/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

COVID clinic in Kununurra to further protect WA border

16/09/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Department of Communities named a Disability Confident Recruiter

16/09/2020

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Vietnam MoU to boost trade and investment with Western Australia

15/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 3 works underway on The Broadway

15/09/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sod turned on new Ellenbrook Indoor Leisure Centre

15/09/2020

McGowan

Premier

COVID-19 Relief Fund to continue to deliver community support

15/09/2020

Cook

Mental Health

State-wide Recovery College to enhance wellbeing

15/09/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus boost part of new COVID-19 Industry Support Fund

15/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Back of boat sales offers more rock lobster for Western Australians