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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

May 11, 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New body to oversee WA's cultural assets

Mar 12, 2020
The State Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish a new body to oversee Western Australia's theatre venues and other cultural assets.
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A handy guide to ANDI

Feb 25, 2020
The Australian National Development Index (or ANDI) is a collaborative project that tracks national progress and wellbeing.

Arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern

Feb 24, 2020
Government organisations and community will collaborate to develop an arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern region, thanks to a $50,000 investment from the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP).
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Proposed new laws to Stop Puppy Farming in WA

Feb 19, 2020

LG Alert

The State Government is progressing changes to the law to Stop Puppy Farming in Western Australia.
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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.
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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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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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Survey: Building capacities in the WA music sector

Nov 25, 2019
Music industry professionals, musicians and practitioners are invited to have their say on professional development and capacity building needs in the local contemporary music industry.

Privacy and Responsible Information Sharing

Oct 29, 2019
How many times have you been asked for the same information from different government agencies? For some of you the answer will be "a lot".
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Local and international artists pay homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

Oct 21, 2019
Western Australians and Perth Festival goers will be able to pay homage to AC/DC's Bon Scott and his Western Australian links on the world's longest stage at the 2020 Perth Festival free public finale event.
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New gifts framework

Oct 18, 2019

Departmental Circular 11 2019

On 20 October 2019, the new gifts framework contained within the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into operation. This new gift framework has been simplified, with the focus on transparency and accountability.
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The voice of football inducted into sport’s Hall of Fame

Sep 25, 2019
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has congratulated legendary sports commentator Dennis Cometti AM on his imminent induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
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Grant programs to increase regional arts activity

Sep 19, 2019
Two new grant programs that opened this week will increase the number and variety of arts and culture activities presented in regional Western Australia, by supporting the costs of their delivery.
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