Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti; Tinley

Premier; Transport; Veterans Issues

Western Australia’s newest bridge named after Victoria Cross hero

15/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - New bridge honours Western Australian Victoria Cross recipient

13/12/2019

McGowan

Premier

Premier joins The Smith Family 2019 Christmas Appeal

10/12/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Parliament passes historic voluntary assisted dying laws for WA

10/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Historic contract signed for WA-made METRONET railcars

10/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Perth homelessness service receives millions in extra support

9/12/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

New rare earth plant in Kalgoorlie will create jobs and boost local economy

9/12/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

RED Grants driving jobs in the Peel

8/12/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

New change rooms to support thriving SWFL Women’s competition

8/12/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Fisheries

Stocking and habitat projects to boost WA’s unique marron fishery

5/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Works begin on $5 million upgrade at Wanneroo Secondary College

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

New package to expand Collie’s emergency services vehicle industry

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

$125 million investment in new WA-built firefighting appliances

4/12/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Record funding boost to help homeless find Common Ground

3/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$10 million of upgrades starting at Darling Range Sports College

3/12/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Public Sector Management; Disability Services

New five per cent target for disability employment in public sector to help drive WA prosperity

3/12/2019

McGowan; Tinley; McGurk

Premier; Housing; Community Services

New housing boost helps more West Aussies and supports economy

1/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief for southern suburbs gathers pace with construction commencing on $237 million bridge

30/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

29/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

South Flank milestone sees jobs, tech boost and records set

29/11/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

First year of McGowan Government’s Jobs Act delivers thousands of local jobs

27/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

New research lab positions WA as global energy hub leader and creates jobs

27/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

New program puts WA kids in driver’s seat for future jobs

27/11/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Commonwealth urged to sign agreement to fast track approvals

26/11/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

More privatised water services coming back into public hands

26/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Industry briefing on Morley-Ellenbrook Line to encourage local content

25/11/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

16 Days of action to stop violence against women

25/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Finance

Stronger financial accountability controls for WA public sector

24/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Work starts on METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension unlocking thousands of local jobs

22/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Vibrant new Yarloop community hub officially opens

22/11/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Alumina project to diversify future battery industry and create jobs

21/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Leeming Primary to receive more than $474,000 for maintenance upgrades

20/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

McGowan Government continues to drive economic growth in State’s premier industrial region

20/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Safety improvements for pedestrians in the northern suburbs

20/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Currambine Primary receives more than $1.5 million for upgrades and maintenance

20/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

State Government allocates additional $10,000 to Bali Peace Park Memorial

20/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Infrastructure to boost jobs and bust congestion

19/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Scarborough gas development and thousands of WA jobs a step closer

19/11/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services; Child Protection

Boost in support for at-risk young Western Australians leaving out-of-home care

19/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

WA's first ever defence research grants to help national security

14/11/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Independent review ordered into Housing Authority

14/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation gets green light

14/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Invest and Trade to drive business to WA and create jobs

12/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Perth City lights up to welcome families to best ever Christmas trail

12/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Rockingham kids set to benefit from Lotterywest grant

12/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

TAFE Partnership with Rio Tinto delivers an Australian first

31/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Treasurer; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers payroll tax relief for WA businesses

30/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

State-wide mobile phone ban for WA public schools

28/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Premier and Gilly team up to get Indian travellers to holiday in WA

28/10/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - City deal to boost CBD density and economy

27/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

Milestone $3.5 million McGowan Government pledge for Telethon

26/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Joint media statement - Perth to increase in attractiveness for international students

23/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Planning; Housing

New stimulus measure to promote infill and job growth

22/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Local Albany builder delivering major school upgrade

22/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government delivers $15.2 million for new Mount Lockyer Primary

21/10/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway northbound widening works to commence

20/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Local and international artists pay high-voltage homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

18/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

Tools at the ready for Margaret River Men’s Shed upgrades

18/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Margaret River Senior High School redevelopment underway

18/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

South-West region continues to attract and delight tourists

18/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

South-West schools to benefit from $12 million maintenance blitz

18/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

Maintenance blitz creating jobs and improving South-West health facilities

15/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Transport

Reduction in TAFE fees paves the way for new METRONET jobs

14/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government reduces TAFE fees by 50 per cent

10/10/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Massive boost for palliative care services across Western Australia

10/10/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to establish new office in Collie

29/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Western Australia delivers compelling case for Full Cycle Docking to move west

29/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

‘Join the Mission’ to bring all COLLINS class submarine maintenance to WA

27/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Maintenance jobs blitz delivers improvement works for Albany Health Campus

27/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Albany schools to receive nearly $2.7 million in new job-creating package

26/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Non-stop Shanghai to Perth flight trial a coup for WA

25/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Legislative Assembly votes in favour of Voluntary Assisted Dying

24/09/2019

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Priority hospital maintenance blitz to help stimulate local economy

23/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Tender to build METRONET Bellevue railcar depot released

23/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Balcatta schools to receive $1.17 million in new job-creating package

22/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Wyatt

Premier; Education and Training; Treasurer

Major maintenance blitz: New job-creating school package unveiled

19/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; Planning; Agriculture and Food

Perth Royal Show to remain at its home in Claremont

17/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

First look at world-class Bob Hawke College

16/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Rafael Nadal heading to Perth for new ATP Cup 2020

13/09/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

A promising tourism boon for Broome

13/09/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Multimillion dollar support for Western Australia’s screen industry

13/09/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

$11.95 million for Broome’s job-boosting Chinatown development

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pilbara road safety improvements welcomed

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Stage 3 of Karratha-Tom Price Road construction underway

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Deputy Premier

Largest of its kind lithium hydroxide plant launched in Kwinana

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

GP urgent care arrives to give patients more choice

9/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Woodlands Visitor Centre taking shape in Norseman

9/09/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

Target 120 expansion to Kalgoorlie, Kununurra and Mirrabooka

8/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

$15,000 grant to support Coolgardie Day celebrations

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

New funding to upgrade Laverton Visitor Centre

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Laverton Aquatic Centre opens with a splash

6/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New WA Gourmet Escape expands food festival to three locations

6/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

New Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

3/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

Regional cabinet roadshow comes to the Goldfields

3/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Forrestfield Station reaches new heights at 50 per cent completion

1/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

First direct flight from Japan touches down in Perth tonight

31/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Promoting Western Australia to Japan ahead of new direct flights

29/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

McGowan Government brings Subi East revitalisation a step closer

24/08/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Women's Interests

189 Royal Street, East Perth to be renamed May Holman Building

24/08/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

New workplace safety laws and more safety initiatives to better protect workers