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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 …

New programs introduced to help people with financial difficulties
2nd May 2018
New programs introduced to help people with financial difficulties

People struggling to pay their water bills and those with a specific medical conditions will benefit from new programs announced today by Premier Mark McGowan at the WA Council of Social Service 2018 Conference. Three new programs will be available to Water Corporation customers from July 1, 2018. The programs are: Medical Assist – for households …

Victoria Cross recipients protected for generations to come
21st Apr 2018
Victoria Cross recipients protected for generations to come

The State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, fulfilling a pledge to protect the graves and memorials of Victoria Cross (VC) recipients commemorated in WA cemeteries, including the grace of Leonard Trent at Fremantle Cemetery. The agreements will ensure the future preservation of VC graves and memorials while safeguarding the rights of the families …

Grant secured to make East End intersection more cycle and pedestrian friendly
3rd Apr 2018
Grant secured to make East End intersection more cycle and pedestrian friendly

The intersection of Parry, Adelaide and Queen Victoria Streets will be upgraded to improve safety and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians. The State Government today announced the 2018/19 recipients of the WA Bicycle Network Grants program, with $175,000 allocated to the busy intersection in Fremantle’s East End. The grant matches funding by the City of …