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McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport
14th Aug 2018
McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport

Women’s sport is set to benefit from a new $250,000 annual fund to enable the State’s grassroots clubs to revitalise change rooms and other facilities to accommodate booming participation levels. A lack of adequate facilities has for many years forced women’s sporting teams to use public toilets, cars, bushes or the sidelines of playing fields …

Over $1 million funding allocated to support animal welfare in Western Australia
11th Aug 2018
Over $1 million funding allocated to support animal welfare in Western Australia

The RSPCA WA has been provided with two combined State Government grants worth more than $1 million to support animal welfare activities and continue the Pets in Crisis program. A Lotterywest grant of $922,780 will assist in purchasing essential equipment and upgrades for RSPCA WA’s Malaga facility. It will also support RSPCA WA’s regional work …

Winterfold Primary Receives State Government Water Wise Grant
7th Aug 2018
Winterfold Primary Receives State Government Water Wise Grant

Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has congratulated Winterfold Primary School which is among the WA schools to benefit from more than $100,000 worth of school projects being funded by the McGowan Government to give students practical tools to divert waste from landfill. The school has been awarded a $4,393 grant. Successful schools around WA will …

Real stories to guide State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness
7th Aug 2018
Real stories to guide State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness

Western Australians who have experienced homelessness are being encouraged to share their stories as part of the development of the State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness. Announcing the strategy as part of Homelessness Week 2018, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk said the strategy needed to consider first-hand accounts of how individuals coped with homelessness and …

Local groups share in community grants to wage the war on waste
7th Aug 2018
Local groups share in community grants to wage the war on waste

Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has congratulated local community groups Fremantle Education Resource Network, Waste Recycling Education, Hamilton Hill Community Group, and Hilton Harvest Community Garden set to benefit from a share in $242,657 worth of funding under the McGowan Government’s Community Grants Scheme (CGS). Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced 4 grants $20,315 for …

Federal Labor commits $5 million for Fremantle Urgent Care Clinic
14th Jul 2018
Federal Labor commits $5 million for Fremantle Urgent Care Clinic

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has applauded Labor’s Federal Candidate for Fremantle, Josh Wilson, for securing a $5 million commitment for the Fremantle Urgent Care Clinic. A Shorten Labor Government will invest $5 million for the new Urgent Care Clinic at Fremantle Hospital. The Urgent Care Clinic will deal with urgent but non-life threatening illnesses and …

Southwell Primary School to receive big boost in science resources
29th Jun 2018
Southwell Primary School to receive big boost in science resources

Southwell Primary will receive a funding grant of $10,000 from the McGowan Government to purchase new science equipment for their classrooms. The school is among the more than 60 small public primary schools which will receive funding from the McGowan Government to equip their schools with much-needed science resources. The selected schools, each with less …

Revenge porn reform
28th Jun 2018
Revenge porn reform

The McGowan Government has today introduced new legislation into State Parliament which criminalises the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, a phenomenon colloquially known as ‘revenge porn’. Intimate images are commonly distributed via the electronic posting of images on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, sharing via a text message or email, …

WA responds to Royal Commission and signs up to National Redress Scheme
27th Jun 2018
WA responds to Royal Commission and signs up to National Redress Scheme

The McGowan Government has today released its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission), and announced it will sign up to the National Redress Scheme. In addition to this, the Premier will today mark the historic occasion by offering a formal apology in State Parliament to all Western …

Westport info sessions open to the community
25th Jun 2018
Westport info sessions open to the community

Fremantle residents are encouraged to learn more about Westport’s work on planning the outer harbour at a community information session in Fremantle on Wednesday, 11 July. The drop in session at Stackwood (10 Stack St, Fremantle) from 5:30-7:30pm will allow residents to find out more about the land use, transport, environmental and economic issues being …