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Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

Dec 5, 2019
A new, free digital platform that provides access to the extraordinary collections from Western Australia's main cultural institutions through a single, searchable portal, has gone live.

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City of Armadale CEO Joanna Abbiss

The allure of Armadale — a place of opportunity

Dec 6, 2019
Joanne Abbiss is the newly appointed chief executive officer of the City of Armadale, the third fastest growing local government in WA filled with natural beauty and great opportunities.
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Sports champions inspire Mid West youth

Dec 6, 2019
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
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Boost for beach safety

Dec 6, 2019
Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs have been rolled out across WA to boost beach safety and emergency service response times by providing accurate location information.
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Governance update: local government reforms

Dec 6, 2019
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced a range of new reforms when it was passed by Parliament in June 2019.
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Wellbeing index for Western Australia

Dec 6, 2019
Australian National Development Index (ANDI) Roundtable is taking place this month, drawing together state government director generals who will explore the development of a Western Australian wellbeing index.
Screenshot of the Culture WA portal

Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

Dec 5, 2019
A new, free digital platform that provides access to the extraordinary collections from Western Australia's main cultural institutions through a single, searchable portal, has gone live.
Players of Australia huddle after the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group D match between Australia and Equatorial Guinea at the Fifa Womens World Cup Stadium.

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

Dec 2, 2019
The State Government has thrown its support behind Australia's bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, the ultimate competition in international women's football.
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30 October 2019 meeting

Nov 28, 2019
State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
Greyhounds as pets

New laws proposed for retired racing greyhounds

Nov 27, 2019
The State Government is proposing changes to the law that will give new life to retired racing greyhounds.
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Survey: Building capacities in the WA music sector

Nov 25, 2019
Music industry professionals, musicians and practitioners are invited to have their say on professional development and capacity building needs in the local contemporary music industry.
Minister McGurk and Minister Murray

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

Nov 19, 2019
The State Government has begun assisting Western Australian sporting associations to achieve new national targets to increase the low number of women represented in leadership roles in sport.
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How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

Nov 12, 2019
The department mailed out invoices for annual liquor licence fees on 12 November 2019, with payments due on or before 1 January 2020.
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