Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

9/02/2023

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Ronald McDonald House expansion to double capacity

6/02/2023

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports

Geraldton port projects powering ahead

5/02/2023

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Slam dunk for Geraldton basketball thanks to $3.5 million boost

3/02/2023

McGowan

Premier

WA Government releases response to State Infrastructure Strategy

1/02/2023

McGowan

Premier

Historic Letter of Intent signed between the WA Government and the Republic of Korea

29/01/2023

McGowan

Premier

Premier to travel from Japan to South Korea on WA-made ship

27/01/2023

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports

Port MOU to drive energy opportunities with Japan

27/01/2023

McGowan

Premier

MOU to drive Japanese investment into WA

23/01/2023

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

WA-Japan relationship strengthened by aviation link

19/01/2023

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Independent experts appointed to review Western Australia’s COVID-19 management and response

19/01/2023

McGowan

Premier

Premier to promote WA industry in Japan and South Korea

19/01/2023

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Nurses and midwives receive fast-tracked cost of living payment

9/01/2023

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for Kimberley Shires affected by record-breaking flooding

7/01/2023

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

McGowan Government kicks off Lord Mayor’s Distress Fund with $3 million pledge

22/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti

Premier; Environment; Planning

Government provides certainty over Perth and Peel planning

22/12/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Clive Palmer pays costs as ordered by Federal Court order

22/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Dawson

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

PEP's law to keep entertainment hotspots safer this festive season

22/12/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; International Education

Scholarship and grant programs to attract international students

21/12/2022

McGowan

Premier

New appointments to the Infrastructure WA Board

21/12/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

State Government fast-tracks police officers pay rise

21/12/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Sanderson

Premier; Industrial Relations; Health

State Government fast-tracks nurses and midwives pay rise

19/12/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Helping reunite WA residents with lost or forgotten money

16/12/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Public servants and Government officers to benefit from pay offer

15/12/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

2022-23 Mid-year Review shows WA economy bucking global trend

14/12/2022

McGowan

Premier

Premier unveils new team with a focus on renewal and experience

13/12/2022

McGowan

Premier

New McGowan Cabinet Ministers elected

12/12/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Preparation for METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project on track

11/12/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Housing

Keystart changes to boost affordable housing options

11/12/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Lands

Major boost for Perth's first coastal pool at Ocean Reef Marina

8/12/2022

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to Minister Dave Kelly

7/12/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Distinguished WA artists honoured at State Cultural Treasures Awards 2022

6/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Environment; Climate Action; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry

New approach to fast-track green energy approvals

5/12/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Johnston

Premier; Hydrogen Industry; Energy

Major milestones for local renewable hydrogen projects

2/12/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation

WA bid success! Perth to remain Australia’s Home of Hockey

2/12/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Construction begins on $47.9 million upgrade of Balga TAFE

1/12/2022

McGowan; Quigley; Kelly

Premier; Attorney General; Youth

Government to ban LGBTIQA+ conversion practices in WA

1/12/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Agriculture and Food

$320 million for world-class agricultural HQ in Perth

30/11/2022

McGowan; Buti; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

Protected Entertainment Precincts pass Parliament

29/11/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

September 2022 Quarterly Financial Results Report

29/11/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

WA’s strong financial management endorsed by Moody’s

29/11/2022

McGowan; McGurk; Papalia

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

$11 million boost for frontline response to family and domestic violence

28/11/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Joint media statement - Australian and WA governments sign landmark skills agreement

27/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

26/11/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

New protective clothing for firefighters issued as preparations for summer fire season continue

26/11/2022

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

Winds of change blowing as Water Corporation powers towards net zero future

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund now open

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Game-changing industries shaping the future of Collie

24/11/2022

McGowan

Premier

Joint statement from the Government of Western Australia and John Holland

24/11/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Government Trading Enterprise reform strengthens governance

23/11/2022

McGowan; Quigley

Treasurer; Attorney General

Auditor General granted unprecedented access to sensitive information

22/11/2022

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong economy to leave lasting legacy

21/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

South-West lithium driving job-creating global green energy future

20/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River and South-West region’s tourism and events grow

17/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Racing and Gaming

Small bars celebrate 15 years as liquor reforms look to raise the bar

16/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Racing and Gaming

Protected Entertainment Precincts laws pass Legislative Assembly

13/11/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

New state-of-the-art fire station to be built in Perth’s south-east

13/11/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Warning Western Australians that a bushfire plan can save your life

10/11/2022

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Defence Industry

Cutting-edge machines to train WA defence industry workers

10/11/2022

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Defence Industry

WA's joint force approach to defence industry collaboration

9/11/2022

McGowan; Templeman; Saffioti

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Planning

Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

8/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Australian-first Giants of Mandurah come to life in Peel region

7/11/2022

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Termination of the sale process for the WA TAB in interests of State

7/11/2022

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to Minister Alannah MacTiernan

2/11/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Environment

Cape Peron safeguarded by new seawall

1/11/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Ground breaks on new $39 million Armadale TAFE campus

31/10/2022

McGowan; Dawson; Sanderson

Premier; Emergency Services; Health

WA’s State of Emergency to end 12.01am November 4, 2022

27/10/2022

McGowan; Carey; MacTiernan

Premier; Local Government; Agriculture and Food

Funding boost for pet rescue organisations

27/10/2022

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation

$135 million plan to keep Perth the Home of Hockey

26/10/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Prizes awarded for successful Premier's Reading Challenge 2022

23/10/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Record $11 million Telethon donation for WA's bravest kids

19/10/2022

McGowan; Quigley

Treasurer; Attorney General

New laws to improve Government accountability and transparency

19/10/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

140 iron ore railcars to be manufactured in WA

18/10/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Joint Rhodes Ridge iron ore project gets green light

18/10/2022

McGowan

Premier

New board appointments for WA’s Insurance Commission

13/10/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground breaks at Ellenbrook Christian College for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

12/10/2022

McGowan

Premier

Remembering the Bali Bombings

9/10/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - All aboard as new METRONET Airport Line opens

5/10/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia remains the national economic powerhouse

2/10/2022

McGowan

Premier

Special services to commemorate Bali Bombings

28/09/2022

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

2021-22 Annual Report on State Finances released

28/09/2022

McGowan; Buti; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

New laws to ban violent thugs from popular entertainment precincts

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