Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/09/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

New legislation introduced to end WA’s State of Emergency

20/09/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Improved wages offer gives low paid workers biggest benefits

15/09/2022

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia’s unemployment rate the lowest of the States

14/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Range iron ore project to boost WA jobs and businesses

11/09/2022

McGowan

Premier

Proclamation of new Sovereign – His Majesty King Charles III

9/09/2022

McGowan

Premier

State Parliament suspended in honour of Her Majesty the Queen

9/09/2022

McGowan

Premier

Statement from the Premier

8/09/2022

McGowan; Templeman; McGurk

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Boost for AFLW and community footy

7/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Special interstate airfares celebrate WA’s new tourism brand

6/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

New Western Australian brand showcases dream holidays as reality

5/09/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Collie Health Service redevelopment progressing

5/09/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Ellery

Premier; Regional Development; Education and Training

$1 million towards expansion of Collie's WesTrac Technology Training Centre

2/09/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New road coach service trial for Collie and Manjimup

2/09/2022

McGowan

Premier

Public health measures eased as WA continues COVID-19 transition

30/08/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Winners announced for 21st Premier’s Science Awards

26/08/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Environment

Major Perth Zoo upgrade taking shape

25/08/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

Guide Dogs WA welcomes first home grown litter of puppies

25/08/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

World-leading defence and security decision makers meet in Perth

24/08/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Ground breaks on major LNG project

24/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Treasurer; Energy

Assessment of electricity demand to inform WA’s future network

22/08/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Major hospitality and tourism recruitment campaign set to launch

21/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

Final concept design for Swan River crossing released

21/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New settings to make WA the most attractive State for skilled migrants

17/08/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Hydrogen Industry

$10 million to fuel new renewable hydrogen transport project

16/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

All aboard: date set for opening of METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link

15/08/2022

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Joint media statement - Site selected for Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Cultural Centre

14/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Locally manufactured trains back on the network after 30 years

12/08/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Lands

Landmark Middleton Beach hotel concept images unveiled

12/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Redeveloped Mount Lockyer Primary School officially open

10/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Whitby

Premier; Energy; Climate Action

Major milestone for WA's EV fast charging network

10/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free RATs for Western Australian households

8/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New 30-bed modular hospital ward boosts capacity at Rockingham General Hospital

7/08/2022

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

McGowan Government extends support for young people in care until the age of 21

5/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Installation begins on WA’s biggest battery

3/08/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s foundational infrastructure strategy delivers 20-year vision

2/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA’s Free Jab June and July program a success

1/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the East Kimberley

1/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Rebuilt Broome Primary School facilities officially open

31/07/2022

McGowan; Carey; Sanderson; Buti

Premier; Lands; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Broome Health and Wellbeing Campus to be first of its kind

31/07/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Enhanced changes to WA public sector wages policy

31/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Buti; Punch

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Fisheries

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

28/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

WA regions get on board new regional capped airfares

27/07/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Housing

McGowan Government invests $500,000 to bring more housing online in Karratha

27/07/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Lands

Karratha land parcels sold to the City to deliver more affordable housing

24/07/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

New report shines a light on WA and Perth’s affordability

21/07/2022

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest contributes record-breaking return to WA community

20/07/2022

McGowan; Cook; McGurk

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

19/07/2022

McGowan

Premier

Enhanced worker attraction and local training supporting WA’s strong economy

15/07/2022

McGowan

Premier

New era as Governor Chris Dawson is officially sworn in

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Speed limit to be reduced through Dawesville

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

Joint media statement - Expressions of Interest called for Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication Project

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation to improve safety and create jobs

14/07/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier

McGowan Government thanks outgoing Police Commissioner

13/07/2022

McGowan; Carey; Saffioti

Premier; Housing; Planning

New Keystart loan to support urban infill goals and boost home ownership

13/07/2022

McGowan

Premier

Extra emergency relief support to help Western Australians in need

11/07/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong COVID management drives interstate migration boom

6/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Environment

WA Farewells Tricia the Asian Elephant

6/07/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask mandate removed for tour buses in boost for WA tourism

5/07/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

2022 Premier’s Science Awards finalists announced

5/07/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

‘Build a Life in WA’ expands internationally to attract workers to WA

1/07/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Transport

Capped airfares take off for regional WA

1/07/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

$400 Household Electricity Credit commences this weekend

30/06/2022

McGowan

Premier

Reconnect WA shines spotlight on tourism and work opportunities

30/06/2022

McGowan

Premier

Governor Beazley thanked for his service to Western Australia

28/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Innovative modular hospital wards to boost WA’s hospital capacity

27/06/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

'Superior' budget performance reinstates WA’s AAA credit rating

25/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Perth’s first-ever direct connection with Continental Europe takes off

24/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Millions more free RATs for Western Australians at pop-up locations

24/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Two new direct flights set to soar as WA reconnects with the world

23/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

COVID-19 testing clinic changes to reflect demand

23/06/2022

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

New renewably-powered desalination plant planned for Alkimos

23/06/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

New Rail Access Code ready for consultation

23/06/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Climate Action

Ambitious interim target set for State Government emissions

21/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Renewables to power Rio Tinto’s most technology advanced iron ore mine in the Pilbara

21/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Countdown on for historic first direct flights

19/06/2022

McGowan; Punch

Premier; Disability Services

Joint media statement - A transition plan for Activ support workers with disability

17/06/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

WA sets sights on Italy and beyond in Premier’s mission

15/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask wearing mandate removed at airports in line with national advice

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$662 million boost for Collie’s transition to secure local jobs

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

State-owned coal power stations to be retired by 2030

14/06/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

New Police Commissioner announced

2/06/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final

1/06/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

March quarter economic growth highlights soft landing

1/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

1/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More public health measures phased out following WA’s soft landing

31/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Australia and Zhejiang celebrate 35 years of Sister-State relationship

30/05/2022

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia’s biggest drone show lights up 2022 WA Day

29/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

‘Free Jab June’ for Western Australians in influenza vaccination blitz

27/05/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Latest quarterly financial report shows net debt down

27/05/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Esperance now powered by almost 50 per cent renewable energy

27/05/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

National Reconciliation Week kicks off in WA

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks

26/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Carlisle TAFE first to benefit from $25 million equipment rollout

26/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Record training enrolments building WA’s future workforce

25/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Career discovery for Year 9 students just a click away

20/05/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

State Government donates $500,000 to help people of Ukraine

19/05/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong economy reduces unemployment rate to 13-year low

18/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Multi-agency response to support WA’s ambulance service

17/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Drive-through collection sites for free RATs for close contacts

16/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

First patients to be treated at redeveloped Newman Health Service