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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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People lining up to go canoeing at the Bickley Open Day 2019

Crowds flock to Bickley Camp's open day

Apr 17, 2019
Close to 1000 people enjoyed the free outdoor recreation activities on offer at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp on Sunday 7 April 2019.
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Safe work places in local government

Mar 22, 2019
Minister Templeman recently spoke of his concerns about a trend of bullying and abuse in the local government sector against elected members, CEO’s and other staff.
Anne ZAHALKA The Bathers 1989 c-type photographic print State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 2013 © Anne Zahalka, 1989.

First tour for 20 years - State Art Gallery works go on the road

Mar 19, 2019
The first exhibition as part of the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost is opening soon.
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State Government championing equality in sports leadership

Mar 19, 2019
A State Government report which highlights the stark imbalance between male and female management in sports organisations will assist the sector to strive for gender balance in its leadership roles.
Harmony Week 2019 Friday 15 to Thursday 21 March

Get involved in Harmony Week 2019

Mar 7, 2019
Harmony Week, presented by the Office of Multicultural Interests, is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.

Funding to boost safer venues

Feb 17, 2019
A major step has taken place to make Western Australia’s music venues safer, with a $60,000 investment from the State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund.
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Impact of SAT decision on park homes and park home park licences

Feb 15, 2019
A recent decision of the State Administrative Tribunal has significant implications in relation to what constitutes a park home.

Minimising harm key driver for latest Pilbara wide liquor restrictions

Jan 15, 2019
A number of restrictions to further minimise alcohol related harm in the Pilbara region will come into effect from 31 March 2019 following a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Ministerial Circular 04 2018

Dec 21, 2018
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it is timely to reflect on a busy 2018 and what promises to be an equally busy 2019.
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Wind sweeps crowd off their feet at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day

Dec 19, 2018
Approximately 1000 people turned out to enjoy the family friendly activities on offer at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day, on Sunday 16 December, despite windy conditions.
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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Recovery of Advanced Payments) Regulations 2018

Dec 11, 2018
​On 4 December 2018, the Executive Council approved amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 and the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.
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29 November 2018 meeting

Nov 29, 2018
State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
Page reviewed 30 July 2019