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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

21/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government’s liquor laws spur business for local brewery

21/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Collie named 2018 Tidy Town for Western Australia

21/09/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra hours of Christmas retail trading for Perth shoppers

21/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Goldfields school on right path to remarkable turnaround

21/09/2018

Templeman; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Series of capsule exhibitions to tour regional WA

21/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Australia’s best hitting Collie for ATV Motocross Nationals

21/09/2018

McGowan; Ellery

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

First regional Jobs and Skills Centre launched in Kalgoorlie

21/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire Mitigation Forum to be held in early October

21/09/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Bentley-Curtin plan to activate and grow knowledge precinct

20/09/2018

Dawson; Templeman

Environment; Culture and the Arts

West Australian Opera returns to Valley of the Giants

20/09/2018

McGowan

Premier; Public Sector Management

Public sector employees have their say during period of change

20/09/2018

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Minister unveils new police traffic car as long weekend blitz begins

20/09/2018

Kelly; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

2018 Governor’s School STEM Awards finalists announced

20/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host 2019 Australian Masters Rowing Championships

20/09/2018

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Entertainment noise reform to secure Northbridge vibrancy

19/09/2018

Templeman

Local Government

A new Act for a new time

19/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Google Trekker showcasing WA's natural attractions

19/09/2018

Cook

Health

Peel Health Campus to receive major funding boost

19/09/2018

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

Youth group to tour Europe during Armistice Centenary celebrations

19/09/2018

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

Light horsemen pay homage to 100 years of sacrifice and service

19/09/2018

Johnston; Murray

Commerce and Industrial Relations; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government progressing with anti-ticket scalping laws

19/09/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming

McGowan Government delivers on promise to ban synthetic lotteries

19/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Former Chief Justice to undertake review of WA’s asset seizure laws

18/09/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Highly respected Western Australian new Art Gallery board chairperson

18/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier urges Western Australians to get behind strawberry growers

18/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Additional schools to provide specialist autism program in 2019

18/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Regulations to protect the biodiversity of WA

18/09/2018

Kelly; Tinley

Water; Housing

Busselton pensioners save big by tapping into new water rebate scheme

18/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades

18/09/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Former basketball stadium site to become Joondalup entry statement

17/09/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley Land Council celebrates 40 years of advocacy

17/09/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Top honours for Yagan Square and Scarborough at UDIA Awards

17/09/2018

Templeman

Heritage

New Act set to strengthen protections of heritage places

17/09/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Apply now for Harmony Week 2019 funding - how will you celebrate?

16/09/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Cahoots team takes the Plunge for charity

16/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Football fans warned against buying scalped AFL finals tickets

15/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Dinosaurs roar to life at Perth Zoo

14/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Funding to protect Perth riverbanks

14/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Record $7.3 million to combat the threat of catastrophic bushfires

14/09/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Wheels in motion for Fremantle bike path construction

14/09/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs

13/09/2018

Murray; Quigley

Seniors and Ageing; Attorney General

Elder abuse report to complement McGowan Government’s agenda

13/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Presumed extinct native species rediscovered

13/09/2018

Wyatt

Energy

McGowan Government drives jobs and training in the energy sector

13/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Cockburn Sound water quality improved significantly

13/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New wave of Independent Public Schools announced for 2019

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Broome hosts 2018 national cruise conference

13/09/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Search for Middleton Beach hotel developer continues

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest’s growing green credentials

13/09/2018

Cook

Health

State Parliament passes tough new tobacco laws to fight smoking

13/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Six finalists announced for partnership award

13/09/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Check in on a friend and ask R U OK?

13/09/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Community to have their say on SMART drumline trial

13/09/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Joint media statement - Western Australia and Queensland demand fair go for major arts funding

12/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

WA Industry and Export Awards celebrates 30 years

12/09/2018

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

2018 Premier’s Science Fellowship Program to attract world-class tech researchers

12/09/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Rare French artworks go on show at WA Maritime Museum

12/09/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bags of fun at Perth Royal Show after successful safety checks

12/09/2018

Saffioti; Tinley

Transport; Planning; Housing

METRONET precincts to help shape the future of Perth

11/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes expungement scheme for historical homosexual convictions

11/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Family Court announced

11/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Court of Appeal announced

11/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Champions 2 Country brings sporting stars to the East Kimberley

11/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

End of Centenary of Anzac school competition winners announced

11/09/2018

MacTiernan; Ellery

Regional Development; Education and Training

Student accommodation boost for Albany economy

11/09/2018

Cook

Health

New service to support WA people with a spinal cord injury

11/09/2018

Kelly; Logan

Water; Emergency Services

Emergency water upgrades dampen remote bushfire risks

11/09/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Multi-deck car park for Forrestfield Station METRONET precinct

10/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

New $180,000 base for Three Springs Bush Fire Brigade

10/09/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Grants to help protect unique Aboriginal sites

10/09/2018

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Public Sector Management; Treasurer

GTE Reform Program to strengthen governance and accountability

10/09/2018

Cook

Health

Time is running out for children to get free meningococcal vaccine

9/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

New $1.13 million base for West Gidgegannup bushfire volunteers

9/09/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Linking young people with ‘real facts’ on drug use

9/09/2018

Cook

Health

State’s first Urgent Care Clinic helps address drug and alcohol issues

9/09/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Wanted: Contractor to build Perth's new METRONET rail lines

8/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New providers to continue valued services at camp schools and Landsdale Farm

8/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Fire and Emergency Services Awards honour community heroes

7/09/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New grants recipients to support Collie's potential

7/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

South West Academy of Sport celebrates a decade of developing champions

7/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Student youth ambassadors embarking on Chinese adventure

7/09/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Celebrating the produce of the Swan Valley

7/09/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Chinatown streetscape upgrades to begin this month

7/09/2018

Kelly

Science

Scitech continuing to inspire as it celebrates its 30th birthday

6/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

2018 Resilient Australia WA Awards winners announced

6/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Lucky Bay Campground Stage Two completed

6/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Improved remote command response unveiled at AFAC Conference

6/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Calling all waste champions - Infinity Awards revamped for 2018

6/09/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors with home medical alarms encouraged to access NBN savings

6/09/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Lands

New plans for Alkimos Central METRONET precinct revealed

6/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Former world surfing boss appointed to key tourism role

5/09/2018

Tinley

Youth

Seeking enthusiastic young people for leadership opportunity

5/09/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Circus creates a moving feast

5/09/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Innovation and ICT

Digital Infrastructure Atlas maps the way to telecommunications investment

5/09/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Boosting broadband capacity in the grainbelt

5/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

New state-of-the-art aged care facility a boost for East Fremantle

5/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lithium mine powers up in the Pilbara

5/09/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Awards call to recognise outstanding contribution by rural women

4/09/2018

Cook; MacTiernan

Health; Regional Development

Karratha Health Campus set to open

4/09/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Strengthening defence industry links with Singapore