News and events Latest news Research proves activity boosts young brains Monday 12 Oct 2015 The State Government's latest research has confirmed that being active on the playground, on the court and on the field helps learning in the classroom. Bold visions for the future Tuesday 06 Oct 2015 Aboriginal children and young people have a significant role to play in the future prosperity of the State and their views must be used to better support their wellbeing and help them reach their potential, says the acting Commissioner for Children and Young People Jenni Perkins. A city of royals are no match for a gang on wheels Tuesday 06 Oct 2015 The 2015 Wheelies wheelchair basketball season in Geraldton came to a thrilling end with a grand final win to Gus’s Gang who defeated the City Royals 46 to 38. More news Upcoming events View IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australiasia View ASC Presenter Training ASC Presenter Training Saturday 17 Oct 2015 Liveable Neighbourhoods 2015 Friday 23 Oct 2015 Workshop on Implications for Sport and Recreation. More events Awards The Department celebrated the valuable contribution made by sports coaches and officials to the sporting industry and wider community during the 2014 Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards.