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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 …

Suspension of Emanuel Exports live export licence welcomed
23rd Jun 2018
Suspension of Emanuel Exports live export licence welcomed

The McGowan Labor Government has welcomed the Federal Government’s action to suspend the live export licence of Perth-based Emanuel Exports. Emanuel Exports is the company behind the Awassi Express sheep shipment to the Middle East last year when thousands of sheep died from heat stress. State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, voiced her support, “Freo residents …

Funding boost to sexual assault services
19th Jun 2018
Funding boost to sexual assault services

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) clients will benefit from more counselling and outreach services after an $800,000 funding boost from the McGowan Government. The Sexual Assault Resource Centre is a free and confidential service, which is part of the Women and Newborn Health Service, and provides specialist therapeutic counselling from seven outreach clinics for those …

Ride Against Domestic Violence stop in Fremantle
29th May 2018
Ride Against Domestic Violence stop in Fremantle

The third annual Ride Against Domestic Violence passed through Fremantle on Sunday.  Local Member and Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk, welcomed the riders for a brief refreshments stop which was kindly funded by DethridgeGroves Real Estate. The race stretches over 250 km from Busselton to Parliament House, Perth. The …

$20.5 million to target and reduce offending by young people
20th May 2018
$20.5 million to target and reduce offending by young people

The McGowan Government’s Target 120 initiative, a program designed to reduce juvenile reoffending in Western Australia and improve community safety, will go ahead this year with a $20.5 million investment. Armadale will be one of the first locations in Western Australia to benefit from the Target 120 program. The initiative, which aims to support up …

Vive le cirque a Freo!
18th May 2018
Vive le cirque a Freo!

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk has presented Circus WA with a Lotterywest grant of $23,000 for their new Big Top at Fremantle’s Princess May Park. Circus WA has been inspiring young people to participate in their community through circus arts for over 30 years, the organisation began and continues to thrive in the City …

Family birthing centre for Fiona Stanley Hospital
13th May 2018
Family birthing centre for Fiona Stanley Hospital

In a first for families in the south metropolitan catchment, expectant mothers will have access to midwifery led care through their antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal periods at a specialised family birthing centre. The $1.8 million in funding provided, as part of the 2018-19 State Budget, is fulfilling the McGowan Labor Government’s election promise for …

$6.9 million to prioritise measures to help stop family and domestic violence
10th May 2018
$6.9 million to prioritise measures to help stop family and domestic violence

The McGowan Government is prioritising measures to help reduce family and domestic violence and assist those affected. The State Budget includes $4.3 million to implement the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme, an automated information-sharing platform to facilitate enforcement across States and Territories. The McGowan Government passed legislation in November 2017 to enable family violence restraining …