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Young women paint bright future for gender equality in WA
12th Jul 2017
Young women paint bright future for gender equality in WA

A group of young Western Australian women have today painted a powerful picture for the McGowan Government about leadership, change and disrupting the ‘status quo’ when it comes to gender equality. The group, aged between 19 and 24 years old, met with Women’s Interests Minister Simone McGurk at a roundtable discussion in Parliament House this …

Labor delivers more education assistants for local schools
30th Jun 2017
Labor delivers more education assistants for local schools

Southwell Primary School in Hamilton Hill is set to receive an extra education assistant from next year to provide more one-on-one support for students. The McGowan Labor Government is proceeding with its election commitment to put an additional 300 education assistants back into WA classrooms. The education assistants have been allocated to students most in …

Port School secures extra space
20th Jun 2017
Port School secures extra space

Port School in Hamilton Hill has secured additional space to improve its facilities with Main Roads agreeing to lease the school an adjacent plot of land. The school plans to develop a small oval, market garden and much needed additional parking space. The school had previously signed an agreement with Main Roads to lease the …

Domestic violence victims to get the support they deserve in the workplace
14th Jun 2017
Domestic violence victims to get the support they deserve in the workplace

Public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family and domestic violence will soon have access to 10 days of special leave entitlements, as well as specialised support at a time when they need it the most. As Western Australia’s biggest employer, the State Government will lead the way by supporting employees who are victims of …

South Fremantle’s homeless facility reopens
13th Jun 2017
South Fremantle’s homeless facility reopens

A newly redeveloped accommodation and support facility in South Fremantle will be officially re-opened tonight offering support for men who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Wilf Sargent House has been redesigned to provide eight rooms with private ensuites, a communal lounge, kitchen and games room as well as offices and counselling rooms …

$400,000 upgrade for Spare Parts Theatre
7th Jun 2017
$400,000 upgrade for Spare Parts Theatre

A total of 17 local jobs will be created through the construction of an ‘exo-skeleton’ at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre on Short Street, Fremantle over the coming months. The $400,000 project will take place over the winter months and strengthen the rear of the building, which an architects report has found to be affected …

Minister to fire up runners at this year’s Mother’s Day Classic
12th May 2017
Minister to fire up runners at this year’s Mother’s Day Classic

Women’s Interests Minister Simone McGurk will be firing the starting gun at the Mother’s Day Classic event at the Supreme Court Gardens this Sunday (May 14). The annual event, now in its 10th year in Perth, raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. Last year, it attracted more than 105,000 participants and raised more …

WA honours 25 inspirational young people
30th Mar 2017
WA honours 25 inspirational young people

Twenty-five young people who have overcome adversity to realise their future potential and dreams have been recognised today at the Perth Airport Achiever Awards. The Achiever Awards are the only known honours of their kind in Australia that financially reward young people who are in care – or have left care – to help them …

How to vote for Simone this Saturday
6th Mar 2017
How to vote for Simone this Saturday

This Saturday West Australians will go to the polls. If you want to change the Government, there is no better way than to vote for Simone McGurk in Fremantle and WA Labor in the Legislative Council. Here’s how you do it. Click here to download and print “How to vote WA Labor and Simone McGurk” …