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Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences
6th Jun 2020
Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences

Rottnest Island has today reopened to visitors as the State enters Phase 3 of the Western Australian roadmap, allowing Western Australians to once again holiday at the loved local destination. Rottnest has been utilised as part of the State Government’s COVID-19 response, with the last group of 200 people who underwent quarantine on the island …

New Household Hazardous Waste collection facility for Fremantle
18th May 2020
New Household Hazardous Waste collection facility for Fremantle

A new facility for householders to safely dispose of hazardous waste such as paint, batteries and chemicals is to be opened in Fremantle. Funding of $50,000 has been set aside for the facility, which will be part of the existing recycling centre at Montreal Street, Fremantle. Currently the closest Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities to …

Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands
16th May 2020
Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands

The McGowan Labor Government has delivered on its commitment to permanently protect Beeliar Wetlands from the Liberal Party’s flawed Perth Freight Link by creating an A-Class conservation reserve.  First flagged in mid-2018, all land owned in freehold by the State Government – north of Hope Road and west of Bibra Drive – will be amalgamated …

Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online
12th May 2020
Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online

Victims of family and domestic violence can now apply for restraining orders online under new laws introduced by the McGowan Labor Government to protect victims and survivors of such violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The change is one of a raft of legislative reforms to help protect victims at a time of increased risk because …

$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home
11th May 2020
$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home

Support services for people experiencing family and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic will be boosted by more than $3 million in Commonwealth funding. Nationally, the Commonwealth Government has committed $150 million in emergency funding to address the impacts of family and domestic violence during the pandemic and while related restrictions are in place. This …

New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords
14th Apr 2020
New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords

Urgent legislation to address commercial and residential tenancies impacted by rental distress due to COVID-19 to be introduced into State Parliament New laws to implement a moratorium on evictions for residential tenancies and provide urgent support measures for tenants and landlords in response to pandemic Urgent legislation to implement a range of measures to minimise …

Reliable information about COVID-19
8th Apr 2020
Reliable information about COVID-19

My electorate office remains open and available to assist Fremantle residents. The situation is evolving rapidly and advice is likely to undergo change. Keep up to date with the latest information about COVID-19 through the following official channels: WA COVID-19 enquiries line: 13 COVID or 132 68 43 Official information regarding COVID-19 in Western Australia …

New laws to protect family violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic
2nd Apr 2020
New laws to protect family violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic

The McGowan Government has moved swiftly to bring into force important laws to protect victims of family and domestic violence, who are at an increased risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urgent amendments to the Sentencing Act 1995, the Sentence Administration Act 2003, the Bail Act 1982 and the Restraining Orders Act 1997 passed through both …

Temporary border closure to better protect Western Australians
2nd Apr 2020
Temporary border closure to better protect Western Australians

The McGowan Government has taken the extraordinary, but necessary step to place a hard border closure on the State of Western Australia, to further protect the community from the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the best medical advice, effective from midnight, or 11.59pm, on Sunday, April 5, people will no longer be able to enter Western …

COVID-19 testing criteria to be expanded in WA
1st Apr 2020
COVID-19 testing criteria to be expanded in WA

As of Thursday 2nd April, the testing criteria for COVID-19 will be expanded significantly at all COVID-19 clinics. General Public Testing: Any person presenting with BOTH a fever (≥38°C) AND an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) will be tested. High-Risk Settings: Anyone working within a high-risk setting that presents with …