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Proposed new laws to Stop Puppy Farming in WA

Feb 19, 2020
The State Government is progressing changes to the law to Stop Puppy Farming in Western Australia.

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Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

Feb 17, 2020
Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia's marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season.
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Cash grants help local sporting clubs kick health goals

Feb 11, 2020
Applications open today for the State Government's Healthy Sporting Club Program with $300,000 up for grabs to help sporting clubs across the State provide healthier food and drinks.
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State Government to introduce legislation to end puppy farming

Feb 10, 2020
Premier Mark McGowan and Local Government Minister David Templeman were greeted by furry friends at the K9 Dog Rescue in Nambeelup today while announcing the introduction of legislation to end puppy farming in Western Australia.
Minister Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA with new baristas from CaLD backgrounds complete training course on the road to jobs in the hospitality industry

Innovative course creating opportunities for budding baristas

Jan 31, 2020
Fourteen new baristas will be unleashing their skills across Perth after completing the Australia Arab Association's Beginners Barista course.
The Bledisloe Cup is seen during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Optus Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

Jan 30, 2020
Two of rugby union's powerhouse nations will take on Australia's Wallabies at Optus Stadium over the next two years thanks to a deal struck by the State Government, through Tourism WA and Rugby Australia.
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$1.6 million in funding towards mentally healthy arts programs

Jan 30, 2020
The State Government will provide $1.6 million in the latest round of health grants to 15 arts organisations across the State to help promote mental health and wellbeing within annual arts programs.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2020

Jan 24, 2020
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.

WA arts orgs - list your inclusive events on Choose Art!

Jan 23, 2020
Western Australian artists and arts organisations are invited to add their inclusive and accessible programs, opportunities and events to national arts directory - Choose Art.
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Changes to draft reviews for culture and the arts 15k-plus grant programs

Jan 22, 2020
The department has changed the way applications are reviewed for Arts 15k-plus and the 15k-plus category of the Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.
Culture and the Arts Minister speaking at the Outer Metro Arts launch

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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