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Welcome to the Media Statements website of the Government of Western Australia.

You can view the latest releases from the list below or search by Minister, Portfolio or Region.

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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

1/04/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WorldSkills Australia National Championships postponed to 2021

1/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$9 million relief package for On-demand Transport industry passes Parliament’s Lower House

1/04/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 testing criteria to be expanded in WA

31/03/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

State’s longest-serving female superintendent retires after 32 years

31/03/2020

Dawson

Environment

Start of Containers for Change deferred due to COVID-19

31/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Intrastate travel ban comes into effect from 11.59pm tonight

31/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport services to be scaled down temporarily due to COVID-19

31/03/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal Aid increases help to Western Australians amid COVID-19 crisis

31/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

$1 billion COVID-19 economic and health relief package unveiled

31/03/2020

Cook

Health

WA boosting health system capacity for COVID-19 critical care

31/03/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Hotel rooms pilot to protect rough sleepers from COVID-19

31/03/2020

Quigley; Roberts

Attorney General; Police

Serious penalties for COVID-19 related assaults or threats to frontline workers

31/03/2020

Quigley; Cook

Attorney General; Health

New laws to allow doctors to trial new and emerging treatments for COVID-19

31/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Urgent legislation to support State’s COVID-19 response

30/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Rent relief for small businesses and not-for-profits

30/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

$159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide crisis support

29/03/2020

McGowan; Roberts; Logan

Premier; Police; Emergency Services

Police squad to enforce COVID-19 restrictions

28/03/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Changes to operations at WA TAFE colleges from Monday

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New funding secures essential Rex air services for WA

27/03/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 testing criteria expanded in WA

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Radio Systems Replacement contract update

27/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA travel restrictions come into place from midnight Tuesday

27/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government to offer expenditure relief for explorers

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Temporary licensing changes in place to help elderly and essential workers

27/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Gun shops to close as part of further measures in COVID-19 response

27/03/2020

Papalia

Racing And Gaming

New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

27/03/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther

27/03/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Initiatives to supply agricultural labour

26/03/2020

Tinley

Housing

COVID-19 response payments not included in eligibility assessments for social housing

26/03/2020

Cook

Health

$3 million to provide opportunities for local COVID-19 research

26/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Administrative changes to support COVID-19 response

26/03/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Changes to government school learning from Monday

26/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Access restricted to protect people living in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities

25/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

COVID-19 response: Temporary changes to takeaway alcohol

24/03/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Council meetings to continue electronically during emergencies

24/03/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Treasurer Ben Wyatt to stay on beyond the next election

23/03/2020

Cook

Health

New COVID clinics open to join coronavirus fight

23/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Important new COVID-19 measures come into effect

23/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Statement from Premier Mark McGowan

22/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

New border controls to help protect Western Australia

21/03/2020

Cook

Health

Elective surgery to be scaled back to prepare for COVID-19

21/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Updated Directions provide further clarity to remote Aboriginal communities

20/03/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe WA storms

20/03/2020

Wyatt; Cook

Aboriginal Affairs; Health; Mental Health

$266 million package to support Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing

20/03/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Deputy Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government releases commitment to Aboriginal youth wellbeing

20/03/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Planning; Treasurer

Amara City Gardens Booragoon development another step closer

20/03/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Introduction of WA Pro Bono Model to enhance access to justice

19/03/2020

Cook

Health

Early influenza shots for over 65s

19/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

New Directions to protect remote Aboriginal communities from COVID-19

19/03/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Industrial Relations

McGowan Government give police immediate pay rise

19/03/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New METRONET precincts to unlock potential of Perth’s east

19/03/2020

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Restrictions placed on visits to aged care facilities

19/03/2020

Cook

Health

Dedicated pathway for WA Health staff needing to be tested for coronavirus

18/03/2020

Cook

Health

First regional COVID clinic established at Bunbury Health Campus

18/03/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Uniform law to provide real benefits to WA lawyers and their clients

18/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Intersection upgrades underway for busy Airport link

17/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

COVID-19 caution for remote communities

17/03/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

New laws to protect the Budget from COVID-19

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Increased sanitation regime underway across public transport fleet

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government closing the gaps on Perth cycling network

17/03/2020

Papalia

Small Business

Small business support services boosted in response to COVID-19

17/03/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New policy heralds a more inclusive society

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Two consortia shortlisted to build Bunbury Outer Ring Road

17/03/2020

Kelly

Youth

Young people to benefit from more than $35,000 in grants

17/03/2020

Cook

Health

New drive to boost medical workforce

16/03/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Extra shopping hours to help WA's pensioners and people with disabilities

16/03/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management

McGowan Government introduces COVID-19 leave for public sector workers

16/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

COVID-19 economic response: Relief for businesses and households

16/03/2020

Tinley

Housing

East Green development breaks new ground with start of site works

16/03/2020

Kelly

Water

Grant scheme funding open to Kimberley community groups

16/03/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Government builds on first year of innovative policy

15/03/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Harmony Week - a time to celebrate cultural diversity

15/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

One-year anniversary of Christchurch tragedy

14/03/2020

Cook

Health

Finalists announced for 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

13/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnership encourages east coast tourists to road-trip to WA’s north

13/03/2020

Roberts; Quigley

Police; Attorney General

Foundations laid for new Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex

13/03/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $40 million co-funding for Cooperative Research Centre in LNG and Hydrogen

13/03/2020

Cook

Health

New report reveals WA cancer death rate at all-time low

12/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Liberal Party leader opposes local railcar manufacturing

12/03/2020

Cook

Health

Negative COVID-19 results to be sent via SMS

12/03/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Lobster rescue plan aims to support industry through COVID-19

12/03/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Police Union members support wage deal, while leadership says no

12/03/2020

Kelly

Science

Joint media statement - Next-gen energy technology projects get green light

12/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Record breaking campaign encourages West Aussie holidaymakers to 'Do it in WA’

12/03/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Recognising the work of dedicated WA foster carers

12/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Information session will brief jobseekers on new Collie jobs

11/03/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New body to oversee WA’s cultural assets

11/03/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 precaution postpones works at Peel Health Campus

11/03/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Planning scheme amendment paves way for local jobs in Peel region

11/03/2020

Cook

Health

PathWest boosts COVID-19 capability

11/03/2020

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

Applications open for prestigious Premier’s Science Awards 2020

11/03/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier unveils two-year LNG work plans to maximise local jobs

11/03/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New chairperson to lead the Building and Construction Industry Training Board

11/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated WA Government Pandemic Plan released in response to COVID-19

11/03/2020

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Noongar festival weekend at Yagan Square

10/03/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Top Aboriginal public school students awarded Rob Riley prize

10/03/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

New tour of State Art Gallery works to visit 10 regional communities

10/03/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Phone hook-up investigates scaly problem of shark bite-offs

10/03/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Providing a Safe Haven for people with mental health issues

10/03/2020

Cook

Health

Board chairs announced for newly established PathWest and Health Support Services Boards