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Federal Government fail to fund successful program to keep women safe
28th Oct 2018
Federal Government fail to fund successful program to keep women safe

Federal Families and Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher confirmed in Parliament this week that the Federal Government will cease funding a successful program for women at risk of family and domestic violence in Western Australia. The Commonwealth had provided funding of $1.47 million for the successful Keeping Women Safe in their Home program, which supported …

Cash boost to provide healthy food for those in need
24th Oct 2018
Cash boost to provide healthy food for those in need

Community Services Minister Simone McGurk today presented a $750,000 Lotterywest grant to food charity SecondBite, which will go towards helping the organisation provide up to three million meals per year to Western Australians facing hardship. SecondBite is a national not-for-profit organisation that redistributes surplus fresh food to community food programs across Australia. These programs offer …

National Carers Week
14th Oct 2018
National Carers Week

National Carers Week will be held from today (October 14) to Saturday, October 20. The week provides an opportunity to celebrate the valuable and selfless contribution which carers make to the community.  There are a number of events being held across the State in recognition of over 320,000 of Western Australia’s carers. Carers come from …

Girls take over WA Parliament
11th Oct 2018
Girls take over WA Parliament

Today, on International Day of the Girl Child, 19 Girl Guides will take over the Parliament of Western Australia as part of a unique program that aims to give young women a voice and encourage them to pursue leadership roles. While women make up 50 per cent of our population, they are under-represented in many …

McGowan Government strengthens partnerships with community sector
4th Oct 2018
McGowan Government strengthens partnerships with community sector

The McGowan Government’s commitment to working closely with the not-for-profit community services sector was boosted today, with the introduction of new measures in the Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy. The updated policy is a key milestone in the implementation of the McGowan Government’s Supporting Communities election commitments. The community services sector will be strengthened …

Campaign to reduce violence a win for WA
3rd Oct 2018
Campaign to reduce violence a win for WA

Western Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk, has welcomed the relaunch of the award-winning Stop it at the Start campaign. Premier Mark McGowan had written to the Prime Minister asking him to recommence the campaign, which would complement the $20 million suite of family and domestic violence prevention …

WA seeks support for priority family and domestic violence initiatives
2nd Oct 2018
WA seeks support for priority family and domestic violence initiatives

Western Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk, will lead a delegation of community sector and academic experts at the national Reducing Violence Against Women summit being held in Adelaide this week. Ahead of this significant summit convening, Premier Mark McGowan wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison seeking ongoing …

New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades
18th Sep 2018
New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades

The award-winning Fremantle Netball Association is set to undergo a revitalisation, with the McGowan Government supporting the southern suburbs netball hub to build a brand new $1.8 million pavilion. Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley and Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk visited the club’s busy bee on Sunday (September 16) to discuss …

Wheels in motion for Fremantle bike path construction
14th Sep 2018
Wheels in motion for Fremantle bike path construction

A tender to extend the Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the Fremantle railway line from Grant Street to Victoria Street Station was released today. The announcement follows the McGowan Government’s decision to fast-track construction of the highly anticipated missing section of the PSP as part of the 2018-19 State Budget. The 2.8-kilometre project, which makes …

Exhibition offers rare insight into the lives of young people in care
31st Aug 2018
Exhibition offers rare insight into the lives of young people in care

The State Government today launched the As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition, featuring a series of images captured by young people in care. The project provides an opportunity for Western Australian young people living in out-of-home care to share their story through the medium of photography, while allowing the general public an insight into their …