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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Revised bridge design to showcase locally built arches

23/11/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit forges pathway to innovation economy in regional WA

23/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Gourmet Escape contract renewed for a further year

22/11/2017

Saffioti

Planning; Lands

Land agency reform to commence

22/11/2017

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Lands

Lease agreement opens fresh opportunities in the Ord

22/11/2017

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Bill introduced to remove statutory limitation period for child sexual abuse actions

21/11/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Football West belts up with the Insurance Commission

21/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Northern Western Australian opportunities on show

21/11/2017

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Revised gold royalty rate and industry assistance program announced

21/11/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

New course to skill next generation of female agricultural leaders

21/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Albany Regional Airport upgrades complete

20/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Perth welcomes more than 400 Australian tourism leaders

20/11/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Australia v England One Day International to be played at Optus Stadium

20/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Perth’s premier racing carnivals attract Australasia’s best

20/11/2017

Cook

Health

Call for immediate changes to alcoholic drink labelling

19/11/2017

Cook

Health

Western Australians to benefit from new HIV trial

19/11/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

Global day of remembrance for victims of road trauma

17/11/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

New specialist training facility in Munster has extra edge

17/11/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Swan Valley review moving forward

17/11/2017

Murray; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Funding to put Collie Motorplex on road to national accreditation

17/11/2017

Tinley

Housing

Seniors housing project in Manjimup hits another milestone

17/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

New Transperth ferry tender goes to market

16/11/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Schools reconciliation projects celebrated at awards ceremony

16/11/2017

Saffioti

Planning

New team appointed to guide planning reform

16/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Work underway to upgrade the iconic Mundaring Weir

15/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

New Pilbara marine cadetship program for school leavers

15/11/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Opportunities to grow WA meat industry highlighted

15/11/2017

Dawson

Environment

Roundtable to inform Government on better waste management

15/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Channel marker replacement program at the Port of Port Hedland

15/11/2017

McGurk

Child Protection; Community Services

Increased funding for parenting support

15/11/2017

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Innovation industry consortium to look at job creation

15/11/2017

Wyatt

Energy

Smart energy solutions for Broome North

15/11/2017

Wyatt

Energy

New energy pricing model demonstration benefiting consumers

15/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Trial of direct flights between Perth and Shanghai a real possibility

14/11/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

New office provides local disability supports in the Great Southern

14/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Government progress on Bellevue extension and Midland Station relocation project

14/11/2017

Cook

Health

WA Primary Health Alliance launch ‘Choose Well, When You’re Worried Sick’ campaign

14/11/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Western Australia makes its case for GST reform

14/11/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Limelight Theatre gets funding boost

14/11/2017

McGowan; Ellery

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

Digital platform showcases WA to Chinese students

14/11/2017

Dawson

Environment

Car emissions put to the test with CleanRun

13/11/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Noongar word for dance to grace State Theatre’s Rehearsal Room 2

13/11/2017

Tinley

Youth

Ministerial Youth Advisory Council’s first meeting kicks off reform

13/11/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister congratulates Yindjibarndi people on native title determination

13/11/2017

Templeman

Heritage

Demolition by neglect to be ancient history under new Heritage Act

13/11/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Junior drag racing suspended until outcome of police investigation

13/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Government signs deal with leading Chinese online travel company

13/11/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Reforms to stop puppy farming underway

12/11/2017

Cook

Health

Strong community support behind sustainable future for health

11/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures flying high after big win

11/11/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Fierce international hockey rivals clash in Narrogin

11/11/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Students to tour Vietnam for war commemorations

11/11/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Perth Arena celebrates five years of premier sport and entertainment

10/11/2017

Papalia

Small Business

Family-owned psychology business named WA Regional Small Business of the Year

10/11/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Screenwest appoints top-rated CEO

10/11/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Sikh celebrations to be held in WA

10/11/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Practical advice for house hunters

10/11/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

40 years of Alternative Frequencies

10/11/2017

Saffioti

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government commends university students

10/11/2017

McGowan; Johnston; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Asian Engagement; Education and Training; Tourism

Western Australia, Zhejiang celebrate 30 years of friendship as Premier's international mission begins

9/11/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Perth Festival to bring the world's greatest artists to WA

9/11/2017

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Poppy ladies' project supports drive to honour Armistice

9/11/2017

Cook

Health

Award recognises rural health champions

9/11/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Full steam ahead on wild dog action

8/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

New regulations to improve safety for electricians

8/11/2017

Roberts; Saffioti

Road Safety; Transport

McGowan Government takes decisive action on Indian Ocean Drive

8/11/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Opportunity to shape the future of local government in WA

8/11/2017

Wyatt

Energy

McGowan Labor Government to secure renewable future

8/11/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Growing opportunities in Wanneroo

8/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation embraces a virtual design world

8/11/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus secures naming rights to Perth Stadium

7/11/2017

Tinley

Youth

Discussion paper encourages youth to give their choice a voice

6/11/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

$15 million water treatment plant to secure Bunbury's water supply

6/11/2017

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Investment gives greater access to College Row hydrotherapy pool

6/11/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Methamphetamine Roundtable held in Bunbury

6/11/2017

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

RAC South West Emergency Rescue Helicopter to fly into the future

6/11/2017

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Tickets to Perth Stadium official opening available this Thursday

5/11/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Doors wide open for methamphetamine peer support in Bunbury

4/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

More ferry services to boost summer visits to Rottnest Island

4/11/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

HBF Arena opens new $24 million home for West Perth Football Club and Wanneroo Basketball Association

3/11/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Community input sought for new Subi East planning framework

3/11/2017

McGowan

Premier

Joint media statement - Western Australia MFA will increase infrastructure and boost economy

3/11/2017

Templeman

Heritage

Conservation of Perth streets wins international UNESCO Award

3/11/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Planning approval for events hub in Perth CBD

3/11/2017

Logan

Corrective Services

Careers expo at Banksia Hill provides passport to new future

3/11/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Record number of WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services

3/11/2017

Wyatt

Treasurer

Moody's reaffirms WA's credit rating

3/11/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Premium citrus growing Wheatbelt jobs

3/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Grant to increase Bremer Bay's emergency bushfire water supply

3/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra trading hours to give retailers a Christmas boost

3/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Busselton Water welcomes new board appointments

2/11/2017

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

WA on track to join National Domestic Violence Order Scheme

2/11/2017

Tinley

Youth

Historic Youth Advisory Council to help set policy direction

2/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - Funding for Swan Valley to boost walk and cycle trails

2/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Major reform to on-demand transport industry a step closer

2/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government receives 52 applications for EIS

2/11/2017

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Innovation awards honour WA's best and brightest

1/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bill introduced to increase compensation for workplace deaths

1/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Industry invited to express interest in northern Perth interchange upgrade

1/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New chairperson appointed to Regional Development Trust