Hon Mick Murray, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation 2017-

WA Gov’t: Thank a Volunteer Day grants to honour community heroes

State Government’s Thank a Volunteer Day grants program open Local governments and community organisations encouraged to apply by June 21 Applications are now open for the McGowan Government’s Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants program, which supports communities to celebrate volunteers in their local area. Up to $1,000 is available for organisations to deliver a…

WA Gov’t: Remembering Western Australia’s fallen firefighters

International Firefighters’ Day recognised the sacrifice of firefighters who lost their lives protecting the community Memorial service was at the Firefighters’ Grove in Kings Park Service also acknowledged the invaluable service of currently serving firefighters Western Australia’s firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty were honoured on Sunday (May 6) at…

WA Gov’t: Record funding for WA’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Service

More than $19 million over four years for local sea rescue groups First time long-term funding secured Funding for much-needed fleet and safety upgrades The McGowan Labor Government has addressed another shameful Liberal National Government legacy by investing a record additional $19.5 million over four years in the State’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Service (VMRS). This…

Mandurah Mail David Templman stock photo red truck

Mandurah Mail: New DFES Rural Fire Division to strengthen safety: Mandurah MP DavidTempleman

Mandurah MP David Templeman has welcomed the Department of Fire and Emergency’s new Rural Fire Division saying it will deliver an unprecedented level of mitigation investment and strengthen community safety. Mr Templeman said the new division, which addresses issues raised in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry, will bring the best in bushfire management together to…

WA Govt: Rural Fire Division to drive new era of enhanced bushfire management

$80 million to enhance rural bushfire capacity through the new Rural Fire Division Major reforms address issues raised in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry $18 million for the Australian-first Bushfire Centre of Excellence Unprecedented $34.6 million increase in funding for bushfire mitigation $15 million extension to the Bushfire Risk Management Plans program Greater support for…

Submissions now open for 2018 Resilient Australia Awards

Awards celebrate initiatives that build resilience, make communities safer and better prepared for natural hazards or emergencies City of Mandurah, last year’s national winner Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan is encouraging Western Australian businesses, community groups, government agencies, schools and individuals to take part in the 2018 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards, which began in…

WA Govt: Department restructure to benefit State’s emergency services

Structural changes to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services will enhance focus on emergency risk management Department shifting to greater integration of prevention, preparation, response and recovery functions Office of Emergency Management to move from sub-department to part of new command structure within DFES As part of the review of government services, the Department…

Joint media statement – Disaster assistance following the tropical low and associated flooding in the Kimberley and East Pilbara

Disaster assistance has been activated in response to the tropical low and associated flooding that affected the Kimberley and East Pilbara in late January 2018. Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for disaster assistance, said…

Joint media statement – Disaster assistance for WA communities after Cyclone Joyce

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor and the Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan today announced the activation of disaster assistance for 12 local government areas in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Joyce a week ago. Minister Taylor said assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and…

Joint media statement – Disaster assistance following December’s Tropical Cyclone Hilda

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor and the Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan today announced the activation of disaster assistance for Broome in response to the impacts from Tropical Cyclone Hilda on 27 December 2017. Minister Taylor said assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and…

Stephen-Dawson-and-Fran-Logan

WA Govt: WA’s firefighters take to the skies for the 2017-18 bushfire season

New multipurpose hangar in Jandakot to significantly boost support for aerial fleet New air attack helicopter The State’s $21 million full aerial firefighting fleet ready for summer Western Australia’s $21 million aerial firefighting fleet has been bolstered this bushfire season with the addition of a multipurpose helicopter and new multipurpose hangar. Emergency Services Minister Fran…

McGowan Labor Government releases position statement on PFAS

WA Government committed to ensuring communities have access to timely information on PFAS contamination issues State Government committed to protecting the environment from contaminants The McGowan Labor Government is committed to identifying and managing the presence of environmental contamination from per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Western Australia. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today released the…