Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

13/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

State Budget’s $14.3 million boost to build construction careers

13/05/2022

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

WA Parliament passes parole laws for persons linked to terrorism

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing Goldfields-Esperance’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Great Southern’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Peel’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the South-West’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Wheatbelt’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Pilbara’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Gascoyne’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Mid-West’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Kimberley’s future

12/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Treasurer; Education and Training

McGowan Government investing in skilled workforce for the future

12/05/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Treasurer; Housing; Homelessness

$408 million in additional investments for housing and homelessness

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

$9 billion road network transformation for WA

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

McGowan Government delivers $5.6 billion for regional roads

12/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti; Carey

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Finance; Housing

New measures to protect home owners and support building and construction industry

12/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Treasurer; Health; Mental Health

New record for health and mental health investment in 2022-23 State Budget

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

METRONET powering ahead with record $6 billion investment

12/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Treasurer; Climate Action

$1.25 billion Climate Action Fund for WA’s low-carbon future

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti; Carey

Premier; Treasurer; Planning; Housing

Tax reform and incentives to deliver a housing supply boost

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Record $12 billion infrastructure boost for regional WA

12/05/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Strong surplus delivers all WA households a $400 electricity credit

12/05/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

$1.3 billion to diversify WA and set up our State for the long-term

12/05/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Another strong surplus to benefit Western Australian households

12/05/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

WA’s domestic economy powers to strongest growth in a decade

11/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Victoria Quay vision ramping up as Westport powers ahead

10/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Transport; Energy

WA’s climate action efforts accelerate with $60 million EV package

10/05/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Bill introduced to provide certainty on COVID-19 response measures

9/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free Rapid Antigen Tests for close contacts in regional WA

8/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Boost for WA’s world-leading COVID-19 response and recovery

6/05/2022

McGowan

Premier

Premier praises departing senior police officer

6/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA reaches 80 per cent third dose vaccination milestone

5/05/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

WA kids turn the page for Premier’s Reading Challenge

4/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Western Australia welcomes early return of Perth-London direct flight

3/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

$1.6 billion in health infrastructure spending to deliver key projects

2/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New $252 million reform package to improve WA emergency care

2/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free Rapid Antigen Tests available for close contacts

29/04/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Rottnest Island set to go green and run off 75 per cent renewables

28/04/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

27/04/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

$100,000 event grants on offer to get people back into the City

27/04/2022

McGowan; Punch

Premier; Treasurer; Small Business

COVID-19 assistance expanded to help more local businesses

26/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health measures to ease with WA’s soft landing secured

22/04/2022

McGowan

Premier

Statement from the Premier

20/04/2022

McGowan

Premier

Statement from the Premier

14/04/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

WA jobs growth defies Omicron and leads the nation

13/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to ease from 12.01am tomorrow

12/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; MacTiernan

Premier; Health; Regional Development

Free RATs from WA regional community resource centres

11/04/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

WA’s record-breaking resources industry carries the nation

8/04/2022

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

Scholarships to support veterans into non-service defence roles

7/04/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Federal Labor commits to major METRONET project in Beckenham

6/04/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; Tourism

History made as direct flights between Busselton and Melbourne take off

5/04/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Broun Avenue bridge demolished to make way for Morley Station

4/04/2022

McGowan

Premier

Premier thanks outgoing Governor for service

4/04/2022

McGowan

Premier

New Western Australian Governor announced

4/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Winter booster COVID-19 vaccine for higher risk groups

3/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; Cook

Premier; Health; Tourism

Safe cruise shipping to resume in staged manner in WA

1/04/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government returning road maintenance jobs in-house

31/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

More affordable airfares have landed for regional Western Australians

30/03/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Thin Blue Line goes high tech as WA Police turn to the future

28/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government’s first locally built METRONET Railcar leaves facility

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More access to free RATs for WA regional and remote communities

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs to be distributed in the Pilbara

24/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Easing of public health measures from Thursday, March 31

22/03/2022

McGowan

Premier

S&P Global rates WA a world leader for financial ‘outperformance’

22/03/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

New laws to balance legitimate gun ownership with community safety

22/03/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Upgraded Como Secondary College canteen officially opened

21/03/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

Alfresco street dining to grow under $5 million COVID-19 rebate program

18/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Free Rapid Antigen Tests for Western Australians at public pop-ups

17/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Major boost for the Perth City Deal

15/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Next phase of McGowan Government’s free RAT program unveiled

15/03/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community champions triumph in multicultural awards

13/03/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA Government donates $2 million to help flood victims

11/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs delivered to the Kimberley

9/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$100 million Investment Attraction Fund launched to help drive Diversify WA strategy

9/03/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation

State Memorial Service offered for Rod Marsh

8/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New collection site for WA’s free Rapid Antigen Test Program

4/03/2022

McGowan

Premier

Businesses to benefit from COVID-19 assistance sooner

3/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

$12 million marketing blitz to lure interstate travellers back to WA

2/03/2022

McGowan

Premier

Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

2/03/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA economy the strongest of the States throughout COVID-19

2/03/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; International Education

Tourism giveaway to welcome Perth arrivals as borders ease

1/03/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Main works contract awarded for State football centre project

1/03/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Works begin on new primary school in Madora Bay

1/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET Lakelands Station taking shape as work continues

28/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Level 2 public health measures to keep WA safe as border opens

27/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More than five million Rapid Antigen Tests for Western Australians

25/02/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Western Australia’s net debt falls to six-year low

25/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to be expanded State-wide

24/02/2022

McGowan

Premier

Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

23/02/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Watch WA screen industry grow thanks to $7.7m Screenwest grant

23/02/2022

McGowan; Papalia; Carey

Premier; Defence Industry; Lands

$32.1 million wharf upgrade at AMC underway

22/02/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Work begins on $20 million rebuild of Hillarys Primary School

21/02/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Remainder of Outback Way to be sealed as part of $678m project

21/02/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief for Fremantle as High Street Upgrade reaches completion

21/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Critical worker furloughing registration system available now

20/02/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Major METRONET projects to transform the Armadale Line

18/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to keep WA safe

18/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA’s Safe Transition Plan and full border opening from March 3