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Grants to help women reach their full potential
12th Jan 2022
Grants to help women reach their full potential

The State Government is providing a $90,000 funding boost for community initiatives that support and empower women. Across Western Australia, 12 organisations will receive funding under the Grants for Women program. Grants for Women supports community initiatives that will assist women during the COVID-19 pandemic and address priority areas of women’s economic independence, safety and …

Ready, set, grow! Funding to bring community garden projects to life
11th Jan 2022
Ready, set, grow! Funding to bring community garden projects to life

Twelve community-based organisations from across Western Australia will have garden projects brought to life thanks to the State Government’s Community Gardens Grants Program. Grants provided through the program support the establishment and upgrading of community gardens that enable people to participate in community life. The Community Gardens Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 …

McGowan Government provides $1 million boost for regional childcare
10th Jan 2022
McGowan Government provides $1 million boost for regional childcare

The McGowan Government has delivered a $1 million election commitment to boost early childhood education and care services in regional Western Australia. The grant funding is being made available over four years to assist local governments attract and retain staff, which will in turn help providers offer more childcare places and allow parents and carers …

New safety program for Western Australia’s FIFO workforce
11th Dec 2021
New safety program for Western Australia’s FIFO workforce

The McGowan Government has established a new program to address the serious issue of workplace sexual harassment and assault in the mining industry. The new Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) program will be funded with an initial $1.9 million. It will also boost responses to mental health, drug and alcohol use and other health …

Family and domestic violence sector thanked as 16 Days in WA campaign ends
10th Dec 2021
Family and domestic violence sector thanked as 16 Days in WA campaign ends

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk has thanked family and domestic violence services for the work they do to keep women and children safe all year round as the State Government’s annual 16 Days in WA campaign draws to a close. The Minister today attended a special function hosted by the Hon. …

Construction begins on $8.7 million East Metro Women’s Refuge
8th Dec 2021
Construction begins on $8.7 million East Metro Women’s Refuge

Construction has commenced on a new purpose-built women’s refuge facility in Perth’s east that will assist women escaping family and domestic violence. Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk today turned the first sod of the $8.7 million project that will deliver 10 crisis accommodation rooms, as well as supported transitional accommodation units …

‘Don’t be silent’ amid high family violence risk this festive season
7th Dec 2021
‘Don’t be silent’ amid high family violence risk this festive season

The McGowan Government is reminding Western Australians experiencing or at risk of family and domestic violence that help and support is at hand during the festive season.   Sadly, the Christmas and New Year break is characterised by a spike in family violence incidents with financial pressures, increased alcohol consumption and more time spent at …

Pets in Crisis program expanded to Albany, Bunbury and Busselton
3rd Dec 2021
Pets in Crisis program expanded to Albany, Bunbury and Busselton

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk has announced a $1 million expansion of the Pets in Crisis program into the Great Southern and South-West regions during the 16 Days in WA campaign to stop violence against women.   The Pets in Crisis program offers a temporary home for animals from households experiencing …