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Inquiries into Kimberley and Pilbara packaged liquor availability

Aug 3, 2022
Deadline for industry submissions extended until 1 September 2022.
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Funding delivers out-of-school programs for at-risk Kimberley youth

Aug 2, 2022
The State Government has announced $734,500 in funding for four programs in the Kimberley region that will deliver structured holiday and out-of-school programs to at-risk youth over the next 3 years.
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Funding boost helps Broome athletes reach their full potential

Aug 1, 2022
Up to 40 Broome-based athletes have the opportunity to participate in a year-long holistic sport development program, thanks to a $75,000 funding boost from the State Government.
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State Government raises curtain on $69,000 Theatre Kimberley grant

Aug 1, 2022
Roll up! Roll up! The Culture and the Arts Minister has presented a $69,060 Lotterywest grant to the spectacular Theatre Kimberley.
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AFL partnership shines light on Kimberley footy talent

Aug 1, 2022
Under new flood lights funded by the State Government, the Sport and Recreation Minister has shared details of a 50-50 partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) to invest $1 million annually, for 5 years, in community sport across the Kimberley region.
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Huge funding boost to deliver exciting new regional Aboriginal arts and cultural projects

Jul 21, 2022
4 projects, ranging from an on-country camp in Wilkinkarra to create large scale visual artworks to a touring yellow bus that will demonstrate the Yindjibarndi people's enduring connection to country, have received a major funding boost from the State Government.
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Detective Jay Swan to return to our screens with Mystery Road: Origin premiering on ABC TV

Jun 7, 2022
The third instalment of the much-anticipated series — Mystery Road: Origin — is set to premiere on ABC TV at 8.30pm on Sunday 3 July, with all six episodes available to binge watch on ABC iview.
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$700,000 to improve social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional communities

Feb 17, 2022
Nine regional arts and cultural organisations have been funded by the Community Participation and Inclusion Program, which is part of the State Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
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Eight regional festivals to bring together communities across the State

Feb 16, 2022
The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund offers up to $50,000 for the presentation of arts and cultural activities at regional festivals.
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Funding ensures more sport and recreation opportunities for Newman youth

Feb 2, 2022
The State Government has provided funding to YMCA WA for the delivery of a new school holiday and out of school hours program in Newman.
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Volunteers make the world go round

Dec 16, 2021
Talking about the huge value of sport and recreation volunteers may well be preaching to the choir but it never hurts to make just a little bit more noise about them.
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Availability of packaged liquor in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions

Dec 16, 2021
Consultation period for sale of packaged liquor extended.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021