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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

Media release

The State Government has announced Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, with significant changes coming into effect from Saturday, June 6.
The Pleasure Garden at Fringe World Festival. Photo by Court McAllister.

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – WA results

WA results from the Audience Outlook Monitor are available now, showing how Western Australian audiences feel about attending arts and culture events in the context of the COVID-19.
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'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

Western Australians are encouraged to join the digital celebration of Reconciliation Week 2020, as COVID-19 reminds us that, more than ever, we are 'In this together'.
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Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

Local Government Minister David Templeman today issued the Town of Cambridge with a show cause notice asking why the local government should not be suspended for up to six months and require council members to undertake governance training.
Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt and AGWA Foundation Chair, Warwick Hemsley in the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Support for WA artists through $1.5 million COVID support program

The State Government has approved a $1.5 million support package, developed by the Art Gallery of Western Australia's Board and the Art Gallery's Foundation, to help Western Australian artists during the COVID-19 emergency.
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Show your support for National Reconciliation Week 2020 - "In This Together"

The State Government is inviting you to show your support for National Reconciliation Week 2020.
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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

LG Alert

The WA Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

Six government agencies are collaborating with researchers to track how Australian audiences feel about attending arts and culture events in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Local Government Act Review Phase One Regulations - Opportunity to Comment

The State Government is giving local governments the opportunity to comment on the Local Government Act Review Phase One Regulations.
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Procurement - Contract Extensions and Variations

On 4 May 2020, the Auditor General tabled a performance audit report in Parliament on local government contract extensions and variations.
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How you can support your volunteers

To coincide with National Volunteer Week, here are some resources and tips to help sport and recreation organisations recognise and support their volunteers.
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State Library reopens - Welcome home

The State Library of Western Australia has today (May 18) reopened its doors to the public after being closed for 56 days.
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COVID-19 Easing of restrictions – Further information for Public Libraries

LG Alert

The State Government has announced the easing of restrictions (phase 2) commencing Monday, 18 May 2020.

Council meetings

LG Alert

The Premier has announced that from 18 May gatherings of 20 people will be permitted. What does this mean for council meetings?
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Local government sector urged to take leadership role

LG Alert

The local government sector has a key role to play in the Phase 2 easing of restrictions and in helping communities get back on their feet and the economy back on track.
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Budget process

LG Alert

The Minister for Local Government is intending to make an Order using the new COVID-19 Response powers.

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