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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/09/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Annual Report on State Finances released today

22/09/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Mountain bikes roll into Albany for Southern MTB 2017

22/09/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Review of State industrial relations system

22/09/2017

Cook

Mental Health

WA leads the way in workplace mental health

22/09/2017

Tinley

Housing

New respite centre helps Aboriginal people stay on country

22/09/2017

Kelly

Water

Wastewater treatment plant expansion creates hundreds of jobs

22/09/2017

Johnston

Asian Engagement

Minister Johnston visits Indonesia to advance opportunities

22/09/2017

Cook

Health

Teenagers can now access meningococcal vaccine at GPs

21/09/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government approves retail trading trial

21/09/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government welcomes more jobs from gold sector

21/09/2017

Tinley

Youth

Standout finalists in WA Youth Awards

21/09/2017

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Interest sought for Aboriginal Ranger Program

21/09/2017

Cook

Health

WA kids to Discover the benefits of medical research

21/09/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Shark deterrents prove popular with community

21/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism

WA on show to millions at Chelsea Football Club home ground

21/09/2017

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

Changes to payout provisions for senior bureaucrats

20/09/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Local F1 star opens Motor Museum of WA extension

20/09/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Mundijong clubs get funding to build stronger communities

20/09/2017

Tinley

Housing

Ellenbrook maintains reputation as best of the best at UDIA Awards

20/09/2017

Tinley

Housing

Innovation offers small but sweet addition to Ellenbrook

20/09/2017

Roberts; Saffioti

Police; Road Safety; Transport

$17.2 million for Toodyay Road safety improvements

20/09/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

World-class Pompeii exhibition opens in Fremantle

20/09/2017

Tinley

Housing

Accolades honour State’s social housing initiatives

20/09/2017

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Women's Interests

Women to make up half of all Government board appointments

19/09/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Giant dinosaurs descend on Perth in bigger and better exhibition

19/09/2017

Murray; McGurk; Saffioti; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests; Transport; Tourism

Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium

18/09/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Collie Art Gallery launches Australia’s richest regional art prize

18/09/2017

Kelly

Water

$12.75 million to rural water projects

18/09/2017

McGowan

Premier

National tribute to the Australian sailor unveiled

18/09/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Celebrating excellence in the training sector

17/09/2017

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

McGowan Government secures future for Goldfields Arts Centre

16/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

A major boost for freight on rail

16/09/2017

Cook; Murray

Health; Sport and Recreation

Healthway and Little Athletics promote healthy era for WA kids

15/09/2017

McGowan

Premier

Premier visits Exmouth to open Ningaloo Centre

15/09/2017

Dawson

Environment

Eclipse Resources denied special leave to appeal

15/09/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Fisheries

Jobs boost for the Mid-West as Abrolhos aquaculture zone opens

15/09/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Swan Valley review to shape region's future

15/09/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Minister farewells retiring DFES Commissioner Wayne Gregson

15/09/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Peel region benefits from job-creating investments

15/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Lotterywest support for Royal Show

15/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Round 16 opens for Co-funded Exploration Drilling Program

15/09/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Two important judicial appointments announced

14/09/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Tough new dangerous sex offender laws pass Lower House

14/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Upgrade planned for Two Rocks Marina

14/09/2017

Murray; Tinley

Sport and Recreation; Youth

At-risk youth to be helped to connect with their communities

14/09/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Giving our construction workers the tools to be OK

14/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Additional funding for rural financial counselling

14/09/2017

Cook; MacTiernan; Murray

Mental Health; Agriculture and Food; Volunteering

Royal Show visits Parliament House for R U OK? Day

13/09/2017

Dawson

Environment

Threatened species introduced to Dirk Hartog Island National Park

13/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Road and rail noise focus of revised planning policy

13/09/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

State Agreement supports $5.6 billion Pilbara project

13/09/2017

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government to upgrade Mount Lawley Senior High School

13/09/2017

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Job-creating infrastructure upgrades at secondary schools across WA

13/09/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

New performing arts centre for Ocean Reef Senior High School

13/09/2017

Cook

Health

Robotic surgical system a first for WA’s public hospitals

13/09/2017

Templeman

Heritage

Assistance available to conserve heritage properties

13/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Finalists announced for enduring community partnerships

12/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Lands

New taskforce to deliver Outer Harbour vision

12/09/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Western Australians urged to keep watch by the water this summer

12/09/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

New Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner announced

12/09/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Commitment to training and future jobs highlighted in State Budget

12/09/2017

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

McGowan Government gives green light to bag ban

12/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Significant investment in wild dog action

12/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

New liquor reform a boost for tourism operators

12/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Golden Gecko Awards finalists announced

12/09/2017

McGurk

Community Services

$7.4 million for financial counselling for those in need

12/09/2017

Roberts

Police

WA Police Force and local artists team up to brush away graffiti

11/09/2017

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government increases funding for MRIWA

11/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

City and country public transport users happy with service

11/09/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New Curtin campus for Dubai

10/09/2017

McGowan; Murray; Papalia

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth Stadium to officially open with free Community Open Day

9/09/2017

Wyatt; Templeman

Treasurer; Culture and the Arts

Investing in cultural industries to support job creation

8/09/2017

Cook

Health

New phone line to help WA women affected by mesh implants

8/09/2017

Papalia; Roberts; Logan

Tourism; Police; Emergency Services

Western Australia secures Police and Emergency Games in 2018

8/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Lands

Bunbury roads, rail and revitalisation in State Budget

8/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Innovative transformation of ticketing system for METRONET

8/09/2017

Dawson

Environment

New strategy to better protect Burrup rock art

8/09/2017

Cook

Health

Let's Prevent pilot program to tackle chronic conditions

8/09/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA's cultural diversity on the runway

8/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET construction briefing

8/09/2017

McGowan; Saffioti; Wyatt

Premier; Transport; Treasurer

State Budget delivers $780 million congestion-busting boost to the northern suburbs

8/09/2017

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Transport

State Budget a boon for Broome boaties

8/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Nova mine officially opens supporting 400 jobs

7/09/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

Budget boost to District Court to ensure timely, effective justice

7/09/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

McGowan Labor Government strengthens bushfire risk identification

7/09/2017

Quigley; Wyatt

Attorney General; Treasurer

Criminal justice sector modelling to reshape WA's justice system

7/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$32 million Rail Future Fund investment for train to Bunbury

7/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$60 million for Stephenson Avenue contribution in State Budget

7/09/2017

Murray; Wyatt

Sport and Recreation; Treasurer

Sporting projects building communities and creating jobs

7/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Future-proofing Perth’s rail network with automatic train control

7/09/2017

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Delivering more police and resources to make our community and roads safer

7/09/2017

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs

Budget delivers on environmental commitments across the State

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government Plan for the Pilbara underway

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government invests in the Wheatbelt

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government Plan for the Kimberley underway

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government Plan for Peel underway

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government invests in the Mid-West

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government Plan for the Goldfields underway

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government’s Plan for Bunbury underway

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government invests in the Gascoyne