Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

27/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

State Government supports inaugural Merredin Festival

26/07/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government transforming southern suburbs transport network

25/07/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

23/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Perth Casino Royal Commission timeline extended to March 2022

23/07/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground breaks on first development approved under historic planning reforms

23/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Finalists announced for 20th Premier’s Science Awards

23/07/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

New Chair of WA Economic Regulation Authority

22/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA hard border with South Australia reinstated from midday

22/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID vaccine program expands as Western Australians “Roll Up”

21/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

WA’s strong future mapped out with 20-year vision unveiled

21/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Red-tape reduction team part of $120m investment for WA projects

20/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Retirement of Lotterywest CEO Susan Hunt PSM

20/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

South Australia to move to ‘low risk’ border controls immediately

19/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest records highest ever return to WA community

19/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Board members appointed to Lotterywest

9/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

NT set to transition from ‘low risk’ to ‘very low risk’ category

9/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers new small business boost

5/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Victoria set to transition from ‘low risk’ to ‘very low risk’ category

5/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Restrictions set to significantly ease from midnight tonight

5/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

Immediate boost to Western Australian workforce as new date set for Skills Summit

2/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel lockdown ends at midnight

1/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Voluntary Assisted Dying comes into effect in Western Australia

29/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Hard border returns with Queensland

28/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel to enter lockdown from midnight tonight

27/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA strengthens border controls from 6pm tonight

27/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Restrictions introduced for Perth and Peel immediately

25/06/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

John McKechnie QC reappointed CCC Commissioner

23/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Hard border reintroduced with NSW to keep WA safe

23/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

More than $4.6 million in lockdown grants paid to small businesses

22/06/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Templeman

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Support for events industry as 2021 Perth Royal Show goes on

20/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe and careful easing of remainder of COVID-19 capacity limits

20/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Help available for Cyclone Seroja devastated communities

19/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Important update for recent travellers from New South Wales to WA

17/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated COVID-19 vaccination rollout in WA

17/06/2021

McGowan

Premier

Western Australia retains lowest unemployment of States as more people make the move west

17/06/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Lower Fees, Local Skills delivers TAFE and training surge

16/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

New Premier’s Fellow to advance artificial intelligence research in WA

15/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More than 100,000 appointments for the COVID vaccination in a week

15/06/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Bill to appoint CCC Commissioner to come before Parliament

15/06/2021

McGowan; Quigley; Cook

Premier; Attorney General; Health

New Bill to further protect information obtained for COVID-19 contact tracing

13/06/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Environment

Western Australia’s plan to ban single-use plastics fast-tracked

11/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria safely transitions to low risk under WA’s border controls

10/06/2021

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government delivering important community projects in the Wheatbelt

8/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA steps forward with COVID-19 vaccination rollout to all over 30

8/06/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Construction underway to fix one of WA’s most dangerous intersections

7/06/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government returns railcar manufacturing to WA

5/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Children’s Hospice closer to reality to help WA kids and families

2/06/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

McGowan Government building better schools in Perth’s south

31/05/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Election commitment delivered on household fees and charges

27/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA hard border with Victoria returns from 10am today

27/05/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Whitby

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Applications for $4,000 Cyclone Seroja grants open

26/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

Perth, Rottnest and Peel small business lockdown grants now open

25/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

Important update for recent travellers from Victoria to WA

23/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Online bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations launch this week

21/05/2021

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Environment

Premier unveils Perth Zoo’s 20-year masterplan

20/05/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New Skills Summit to strengthen Western Australian workforce

20/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

First production at new BHP mine

20/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

WA supports India and neighbouring countries amidst COVID crisis

18/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

Vision for Waroona town centre revitalisation taking shape

18/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET transforming Perth’s southern suburbs

16/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Job-creating transformation of Mitchell Freeway now underway

14/05/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Applications open for Indian COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funding

13/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Pre-lockdown life to resume in full from 12.01am this Saturday

13/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

Renewed leadership for eight State Government departments

9/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services; Small Business

Additional support for communities devastated by Cyclone Seroja

7/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET Bayswater Junction hits the switch

6/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Restrictions set to significantly ease from 12.01am Saturday, May 8

6/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

Small business relief on its way with targeted program

5/05/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Huge investment in education continues as construction starts at Piara Waters Secondary School

5/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

4/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Federal Budget infrastructure boost to help build Western Australia’s economic recovery

4/05/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Treasurer; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

State Government donates $2 million towards India COVID crisis

3/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Fifties and over can now roll up for COVID vaccinations

29/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further from 12.01am Saturday

28/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination campaign ‘Roll up for WA’ launches

26/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel post-lockdown transition starts midnight tonight

23/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel to enter lockdown from 12.01am Saturday

21/04/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA to welcome back State of Origin in 2022

20/04/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Second stage underway on state-of-the-art Bob Hawke College

19/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination to be mandatory for hotel quarantine system

19/04/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Sanderson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Iconic Perth Kids’ Bridge taking shape over Winthrop Avenue

15/04/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Cyclone recovery efforts underway in Mid-West-Gascoyne region

15/04/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Western Australian jobs growth smashes records in March

13/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Applications open for 20th Premier’s Science Awards

9/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Independent review strengthens hotel quarantine regime

9/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong COVID-19 position allows for more positive changes

9/04/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier announces 41st Parliament to commence on April 29

1/04/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Bye-bye boom gates - Denny Avenue level crossing closes for good

1/04/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth victorious in FIFA Women’s World Cup host city selection

30/03/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

Construction underway at the Australian Marine Complex

29/03/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major demolition works start at former Princess Margaret Hospital site

29/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA introduces hard border with Queensland immediately

27/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA border controls strengthened as QLD risk rating elevated

27/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated public health alert for Queensland

27/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Wellington Square intergenerational playground open for all to enjoy

27/03/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Process to appoint corruption fighter re-commences

26/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Public health alert for Queensland arrivals into WA since March 20

18/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier announces re-elected Labor Government Ministry portfolios

17/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier Mark McGowan unveils Cabinet team

5/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong progress enables further easing of restrictions