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Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

Dec 5, 2019
A new, free digital platform that provides access to the extraordinary collections from Western Australia's main cultural institutions through a single, searchable portal, has gone live.

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Arts program to build capacity of outer metro Perth

Jan 15, 2020
Perth's outer metropolitan communities will have more opportunities to participate in high-quality arts and cultural experiences thanks to a new pilot program opening next month.
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Arts and Culture Monitor 2019

Jan 2, 2020
An independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts shows strong and increasing public support for the value of the State’s culture and arts activities.
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Operational Guidelines

Dec 20, 2019
To reflect the changes introduced by the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019, the department has updated some of the Operational Guidelines.
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Providing a safe work environment

Dec 19, 2019
McLeods Barristers and Solicitors have recently released an article titled Protection of CEOs from bullying in the workplace under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

Dec 19, 2019
Western Australia's new world-class museum has achieved a major milestone with the construction phase reaching practical completion, on time and within the allocated budget.
Stop pupp farming: adopt don't shop

Give rescued dogs a second chance this Christmas

Dec 11, 2019
This Christmas, Western Australians are being urged to 'Adopt Don't Shop' and give rescued dogs a second chance by adopting a new household pet.
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WA artists to benefit from exchange program with SE Asia

Dec 10, 2019
A new grant program will provide an opportunity for Western Australian artists to take part in an exchange program with artists in South East Asia.
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The allure of Armadale — a place of opportunity

Dec 6, 2019
Joanne Abbiss is the newly appointed chief executive officer of the City of Armadale, the third fastest growing local government in WA filled with natural beauty and great opportunities.
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Sports champions inspire Mid West youth

Dec 6, 2019
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
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Boost for beach safety

Dec 6, 2019
Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs have been rolled out across WA to boost beach safety and emergency service response times by providing accurate location information.
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Governance update: local government reforms

Dec 6, 2019
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced a range of new reforms when it was passed by Parliament in June 2019.
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Wellbeing index for Western Australia

Dec 6, 2019
Australian National Development Index (ANDI) Roundtable is taking place this month, drawing together state government director generals who will explore the development of a Western Australian wellbeing index.
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