Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

4/06/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley to reopen to the rest of Western Australia

3/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New initiative unveiled to help attract visitors to Hillarys Boat Harbour

3/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Building upgrades for 30-year-old North Woodvale Primary School

3/06/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

New land release unlocks more jobs and business opportunities north of Perth

1/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

WA locals urged to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and explore stunning State

29/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

28/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Historic planning reforms pass Legislative Assembly after late night sitting

27/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

State Recovery Advisory Group to guide WA's COVID-19 recovery

26/05/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

25/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Regional travel restrictions to be lifted as part of WA roadmap

25/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Lights, camera, action at Belmont City College!

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Grant to support Collie-Preston tourism bounce-back

22/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

Collie tourism projects progressing as WA looks to economic recovery

22/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New bays on Old Coast Road to improve accessibility and safety

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

22/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Multi-million STEM centre complete at Newton Moore Senior High School

21/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Urgent review of skills, training and workforce development announced

21/05/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

20/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Construction underway for school upgrades in Kinross

20/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major planning reforms to drive economic recovery

15/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Increase in elective surgery for Western Australians

15/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Supporting WA businesses re-opening through COVID-19

14/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

All WA students to return to school from next week

14/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Apprentices to benefit from TAFE partnership with Rio Tinto

13/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

13/05/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

McGowan Government announces streamlined environmental assessment processes during COVID-19 recovery

12/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

First Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grants approved

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local businesses kick-starting WA’s economic recovery

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent announced to build congestion-busting Tonkin Gap project

10/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

The WA roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions

9/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Ports

Push to create international LNG fuelling hub in the Pilbara

6/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Research expanded to FIFO workers to track possible COVID-19

3/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Infrastructure Australia green lights METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

1/05/2020

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

Research study to track impact of COVID-19 in schools

30/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Major projects fast-tracked to support jobs during COVID-19

29/04/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business

COVID-19 hygiene training sets course for hospitality recovery

27/04/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Gearing up to support WA as TAFE classes resume

27/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Protect yourself and others from influenza by getting vaccinated

26/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Cautious easing of restrictions thanks to WA’s COVID-19 progress

24/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line procurement narrowed to two

23/04/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$24.5 million support package for construction workforce

23/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Small Business

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

23/04/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

ANZAC spirit remains unbowed by COVID-19 pandemic

23/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - WA’s biggest road project, NorthLink, open, finished and ready for business

22/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Elective surgery to resume in Western Australia

21/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Eviction moratorium and code of conduct to protect WA businesses

21/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Moratorium on residential tenancy evictions becomes law in WA

21/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground-breaking milestone on METRONET project

18/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Lands; Energy

Transformation of iconic East Perth Power Station a step closer

17/04/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Soft Term 2 opening for public schools as part of COVID-19 response

15/04/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Lotteries laws to further support WA community in COVID-19

14/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Urgent Bill to reappoint CCC Commissioner

14/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords

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