Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

8/04/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

$91.2 million police package to support COVID-19 response

2/04/2020

McGowan

Premier

Temporary border closure to better protect Western Australians

2/04/2020

McGowan

Premier

Stronger restrictions in place to protect Kimberley residents from COVID-19

2/04/2020

McGowan; Logan; Roberts

Premier; Emergency Services; Police

New emergency management powers to combat COVID-19

31/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

Intrastate travel ban comes into effect from 11.59pm tonight

31/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

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

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

27/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA travel restrictions come into place from midnight Tuesday

27/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

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

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

25/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

COVID-19 response: Temporary changes to takeaway alcohol

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

19/03/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Industrial Relations

McGowan Government give police immediate pay rise

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

15/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

One-year anniversary of Christchurch tragedy

13/03/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

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

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

10/03/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Construction starts on METRONET’s Bellevue railcar facility

9/03/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of Interest sought for Mitchell Freeway southbound upgrade

9/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Privatised services at Fiona Stanley Hospital back in public hands

6/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

South-West’s new interactive playground underway

6/03/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New buildings unveiled at South Bunbury Primary School

6/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government delivers new South West mental health service

3/03/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Local limestone destined for Ocean Reef Marina breakwaters

29/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman; Papalia

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Tourism

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

28/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Lift-off for the METRONET Airport Central Station

28/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Kalamunda Men's Shed opens its doors to a new era

27/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Claremont Men’s Shed a boost to men’s health

27/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Morley Senior High School sports new undercover courts

27/02/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Long-term solutions to food insecurity on the table in Perth

27/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Funding to support local businesses to tender for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

26/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Harrisdale Senior High School celebrates construction milestone

26/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Multimillion-dollar Southern River College upgrades unveiled

26/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Construction underway on new primary school in Southern River

26/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Swan Hills schools benefit from $3.4 million in upgrades

26/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Roberts

Premier; Transport; Road Safety

Regional Road Safety Program recognised as high priority initiative

26/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Western Australia secures a record number of priority projects

25/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to Treasurer Ben Wyatt

24/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

WA salmon boosts our economy and delivers great autumn fishing

24/02/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Specialist care closer to home for Great Southern patients

24/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Road projects across the Great Southern taking shape and creating jobs

23/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

National Day for War Animals commemorates our loyal mates

21/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Primary school officially opened in popular Byford area

21/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New Baldivis primary school officially opened

19/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Phase one of Stephenson Avenue Extension tender now open

18/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

TBM Grace completes Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling journey

18/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government to ban wheel clamping in Western Australia

17/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New performing arts centre takes centre stage at Melville SHS

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New multi-use walls opening up opportunities at Warwick SHS

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Performing arts centre takes shape at Ocean Reef Senior High School

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Outdoor science lab inspiring Wanneroo Primary School students

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$2.5 million of upgrades to Kinross College a step closer

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New multimillion dollar secondary college opens in Alkimos

14/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Grandis Primary School officially opened

13/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Asian Engagement

Perth Glory sponsorship shoots ‘Brand Perth’ into Asia

11/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

50 per cent cut to TAFE fees driving more students to TAFE

11/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to Speaker Peter Watson

10/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Future of STEM at Mount Lawley Senior High School takes shape

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport; Tourism

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

9/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Local Government

McGowan Government to introduce legislation to end puppy farming

9/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to ‘Collie’s favourite son’, Mick Murray

4/02/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie’s Wellington Dam mega-mural set to draw global attention

4/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New multimillion-dollar facilities open at Collie Senior High School

2/02/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

World-class Bob Hawke College officially opened

31/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Tết brings fireworks and festivities to Wanneroo

31/01/2020

McGowan

Premier

Work underway on the new Kalamunda Community Centre

30/01/2020

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

Construction starts on Australian-first $18m Bushfire Centre of Excellence

29/01/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Jobs boost as construction begins on new Chevron headquarters

28/01/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

World first display for Western Australia’s iconic blue whale ‘Otto’

24/01/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local workers deliver bridge for $1.7b Eliwana iron ore project

23/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Upgraded Cookernup Station open to Australind passengers

23/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Australind Action Plan and WA-made railcar design revealed

23/01/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie to be home to first-of-its-kind training facility

22/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Construction begins for Fremantle High St upgrade

16/01/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

FRINGE WORLD festival back even bigger and better for 2020

16/01/2020

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

Large air tanker on the way to boost WA’s fire response

16/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government seeks builder for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line’s main works contract

16/01/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

First look at Containers for Change recycling network

15/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Education and Training

First ever direct flight from Shanghai to Perth touches down

9/01/2020

McGowan

Premier

Western Australians encouraged to dig deep at Skyworks 2020

18/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New primary schools for five growing Perth suburbs

17/12/2019

McGowan

Premier

Minor portfolio adjustment within McGowan Cabinet

17/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Another METRONET project gets underway, as major contract signed

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