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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

Jun 8, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.

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Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection.

Aboriginal History WA helping Western Australians unlock their Aboriginal ancestry

Jun 26, 2020
The important work of the department’s Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) unit was recognised during National Reconciliation Week.
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CEO profile: Kwinana

Jun 26, 2020
“Home to some of the State’s major industrial facilities”
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Funding to give abandoned pets a brighter future

Jun 23, 2020
$600,000 in 2019-20 State Budget to support six companion animal shelters over three years.
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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

Jun 8, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
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COVID Safety Guidelines — Further information for local government

Jun 5, 2020
Phase 3 commencing 6 June 2020.
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Sign available for download - responsible use of public equipment and facilities

Jun 5, 2020
Responsible organisations should place signage on public equipment and facilities reminding users that they have a personal responsibility to practice physical distancing and personal hygiene.
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Easing of restrictions – Council meetings update

Jun 5, 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions commencing 6 June that will allow gatherings of up to 100 people indoors (while maintaining physical distancing). What does this mean for council meetings?
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Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

Jun 2, 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, with significant changes coming into effect from Saturday, June 6.
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Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

May 26, 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman today issued the Town of Cambridge with a show cause notice asking why the local government should not be suspended for up to six months and require council members to undertake governance training.
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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

May 22, 2020
The WA Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.
Minister joined by Nollamara football legend Des Headland and members of the Nollamara Football club

State Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

May 21, 2020
The State Government will fast-track $12 million in funding applications for community sport and recreation projects to expedite the projects and support Western Australia's economy as part of the COVID-19 recovery.
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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

May 20, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
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