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Domestic violence victims better protected to start new life
25th Nov 2017
Domestic violence victims better protected to start new life

Western Australia has today joined a national scheme which will see victims of family and domestic violence, who have a domestic violence order in place, better protected if they choose to travel or move interstate. A person who breaches a recognised order will now be penalised under the law of the State or Territory in …

16 days of action to stop violence against women
24th Nov 2017
16 days of action to stop violence against women

The McGowan Government is shining a light on the State’s horrifying family and domestic violence statistics, reminding all Western Australians they can play a part in stopping the violence. To highlight the issue, Premier Mark McGowan, and WA’s first Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister, Simone McGurk, today launched the State Government’s ’16 Days …

Western Australians to benefit from new HIV trial
19th Nov 2017
Western Australians to benefit from new HIV trial

Western Australians at risk of HIV will have access to a free, preventative drug as part of a new trial announced by the State Government today, and Fremantle Hospital’s South Terrace Clinic will be among the sites participating to provide access to a HIV prevention drug for up to 2000 people.   The pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation …

More ferry services to boost summer visits to Rottnest Island
4th Nov 2017
More ferry services to boost summer visits to Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is now more accessible with SeaLink launching a new passenger ferry service which will help put downward pressure on ferry tickets. Visitors will have more travel choices than ever before with two extra ferry services operating from Fremantle Port, and one additional service from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Premier Mark McGowan and Tourism Minister …

History-making sailors dock in WA
1st Nov 2017
History-making sailors dock in WA

Six female Indian naval officers have arrived in Fremantle on their history-making journey to circumnavigate the globe in a sailing ship. The crew was officially welcomed this morning by Tourism, Defence Issues and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia and Women’s Interests Minister Simone McGurk, on board the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini. …

McGowan Labor Government’s netball commitment takes centre court
27th Oct 2017
McGowan Labor Government’s netball commitment takes centre court

The McGowan Labor Government has shot another goal, with the 2017-18 State Budget delivering $1.8 million to the Fremantle Netball Association to upgrade the Gibson Park netball courts. A key election commitment for Bicton and surrounding areas, the funds will extend the main pavilion, provide additional toilets and increase spectator seating. Gibson Park is home …

Celebrating Western Australia’s unpaid carers
18th Oct 2017
Celebrating Western Australia’s unpaid carers

As National Carers Week gets underway, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk would like to acknowledge the carers who make an enormous contribution to our State that often goes unnoticed. Ms McGurk said the week was an opportunity to show support and highlight the significant difference carers make to people’s lives and the broader community. A …

High Tide 17 will transform port city and support local jobs
17th Oct 2017
High Tide 17 will transform port city and support local jobs

High Tide 17 – part of the inaugural Fremantle Biennale – is set to transform the port city’s West End precinct into a massive, outside art gallery. The two-week event will feature some 30 site-specific artworks and performances at landmark buildings and locations across the port city. Buildings and streets that will be transformed by …

Lotterywest Grant to help deliver a bigger and better Fremantle Festival
9th Oct 2017
Lotterywest Grant to help deliver a bigger and better Fremantle Festival

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has presented the City of Fremantle with a Lotterywest grant of $45,550 towards the staging of the 2017 Fremantle Festival. The grant will help organisers to deliver a more diverse program and an increased number of free events for the whole community. The boutique ten-day Festival will present high …

McGowan Government lures cruise ships and jobs back to WA
9th Oct 2017
McGowan Government lures cruise ships and jobs back to WA

Carnival Australia’s cruise ships will return to Western Australia following a commitment by the McGowan Government to fix issues at Broome Port. Dredging at Broome Port will be carried out next year, enabling cruise ships all-tide access. Last year, Carnival Australia told the previous Liberal National Government that it would no longer home berth its …