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In the House expanding WA’s vibrant regional culture and arts programs

Dec 21, 2020
Arts and cultural venues in regional Western Australia will be buzzing with increased programs of activity next year, thanks to the In the House grants program.

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Online resource brings past to the fore

Jun 8, 2020
A new online resource has been released today that allows over 2000 historical survey plans of the Perth metropolitan area to be viewed and downloaded from a modern mapping interface.
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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

Jun 8, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
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COVID Safety Guidelines — Further information for local government

Jun 5, 2020

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Phase 3 commencing 6 June 2020.
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Sign available for download - responsible use of public equipment and facilities

Jun 5, 2020

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Responsible organisations should place signage on public equipment and facilities reminding users that they have a personal responsibility to practice physical distancing and personal hygiene.
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Easing of restrictions – Council meetings update

Jun 5, 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions commencing 6 June that will allow gatherings of up to 100 people indoors (while maintaining physical distancing). What does this mean for council meetings?
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Sounds of the Kimberley heard around the world

Jun 3, 2020
A compilation playlist produced on Country has been broadcast and streamed to over 20 countries around the world.
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection.

Aboriginal History WA helping Western Australians unlock their Aboriginal ancestry

Jun 3, 2020
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt is encouraging Western Australians to use the services of Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) to learn about their Aboriginal ancestry, after gaining access to his own family records.
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New jobs on offer at the New Museum

Jun 3, 2020
The New Museum for Western Australia is on track to open in the Perth Cultural Centre in November 2020, and there are up to 30 new permanent positions advertised for frontline Visitor Services staff, plus a pool of casual staff.
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State Government commences historic Rottnest Island Wadjemup Project

Jun 2, 2020
A project to reconcile the history of Aboriginal people's imprisonment at Rottnest Island is one step closer, with the development of a cultural authority process to lead State-wide Aboriginal community engagement.
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Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

Jun 2, 2020
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

May 27, 2020
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

May 26, 2020
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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