Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/10/2021

Cook

Health

Vaccine milestone for regional WA as 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered

25/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe quarantine-free travel from QLD starts 12.01am Wednesday

25/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan; Buti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Lands

WA to become global clean energy powerhouse

24/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More COVID-19 vaccination clinics popping up across WA

22/10/2021

Cook

Health

Major new advertising campaign to bolster health workforce

21/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Queensland border transition paused following concerning case

20/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to further protect WA

20/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Reappointment of Lotterywest and Healthway Chair

19/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe quarantine-free travel from QLD permitted, starts 12.01am Friday

19/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government helping reduce alcohol-related harm

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New Armadale COVID-19 vaccination clinic boosts opportunities to get vaccinated

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccination in Mirrabooka

17/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Record $10 million boost for health and wellbeing of WA kids

15/10/2021

Cook

Health

$200 million Bunbury Regional Hospital redevelopment underway

15/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Radical innovations sought for child and youth mental health issues

15/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

Health; Energy

Derby Hospital solar contract awarded to local companies

13/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics make it easier for residents in the regions to roll up for WA

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Country football kicks goals for mental health

13/10/2021

Cook; Dawson

Health; Mental Health

Research fellowship grant to improve childhood mental health

11/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

School-based COVID-19 vaccination underway this week for students

11/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Additional COVID vaccine clinics opening to boost vaccination rates

10/10/2021

Cook

Health

COVID-19 vaccination to become mandatory for WA primary and community health workers

8/10/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon’s $19.9 million Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care reaches practical completion

7/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

BHP opens iron ore mine of the future

7/10/2021

Cook

Health

Kalgoorlie locals urged to ‘Roll up for WA’ in COVID-19 vaccination effort

7/10/2021

Cook; Ellery; Papalia

Health; Education and Training; Police

Mandatory vaccination for Dunsborough school leavers event

7/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Winners of 2021 Western Australian Export Awards announced

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

Premier; Health; Mines and Petroleum

COVID-19 vaccine required for workers in the resources industry

5/10/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA Government visits Goldfields to help local businesses win State contracts

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Collie investment and job opportunities highlighted in new prospectus

4/10/2021

Cook

Health

New clinic pops up in Hedland to support COVID-19 vaccination effort in the Pilbara

3/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

More local manufacturing being returned to WA

1/10/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government reaffirms strong relationship with India

1/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

BHP Nickel West opens Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant

1/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

WA Government welcomes Alcoa and FYI Resources joint venture

29/09/2021

Cook

Science

Perth Observatory receives $1.6 million in year of 125th birthday

25/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

‘Roll up, roll up’ to Perth Royal Show’s walk-in vaccination clinic

24/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria to transition to ‘extreme risk’ category to keep WA safe

22/09/2021

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Ports

COVID-19 vaccination to become mandatory for Western Australian ‘at risk’ port workers

22/09/2021

Cook

Health

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available at selected WA pharmacies

21/09/2021

Cook

Health

Collie Health Service redevelopment reaches milestone

21/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Nostalgic Roll up for WA campaign launches in AFL Grand Final week

19/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Swanbourne site secured for WA’s first children’s hospice

17/09/2021

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

Vaccination made easier for WA school students and staff

17/09/2021

Cook

Health

Tom Price COVID-19 vaccination clinic starts

16/09/2021

Cook

Health

Kwinana COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Aboriginal families

16/09/2021

Cook

Health

Pfizer bookings for people aged 60 and over brought forward

16/09/2021

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Transport

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program extended to taxi and ride share drivers

15/09/2021

Buti; Cook

Lands; Health

Final Stage 1 lots released at Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct

14/09/2021

Templeman; Cook

Tourism; Health; Medical Research; Science

Another two international conferences for Perth in 2024

14/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for Western Australians 60 and older

13/09/2021

Cook; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

Finalists in 2021 Governor’s School STEM Awards announced

13/09/2021

Cook

Health

Pilbara COVID-19 vaccination blitz begins soon

12/09/2021

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

WA parents called on to support COVID-19 teen jab effort

10/09/2021

Cook

Health

Reformed Sustainable Health Review Oversight Committee convenes

9/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Massive funding boost for health in State Budget

8/09/2021

Cook

Health

West Coast Eagles back push for WA vaccination rates to soar

7/09/2021

Buti; Cook

Finance; Health

Locally manufactured hand sanitiser units to be trialled across WA

6/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New Midland clinic boosts opportunities to get vaccinated

5/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$9 billion to keep WA safe and strong during the pandemic

4/09/2021

McGurk; Quigley; Cook

Women's Interests; Attorney General; Deputy Premier; Health

Ground-breaking WA strategy to combat sexual violence

3/09/2021

Cook; Templeman; Buti

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Wallabies primed for Perth Bledisloe battle

2/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Adjustments to WA’s controlled borders to keep WA safe

2/09/2021

Cook

Health

COVID-19 vaccination to become mandatory for Western Australian health care workers

1/09/2021

Cook; Johnston; Buti

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

Covalent Lithium to build new facility in Kwinana

1/09/2021

Cook

Health

170 graduate nurses employed in COVID-response roles

31/08/2021

Cook

Health

New paramedics boost ambulance services in the Wheatbelt and Pilbara

30/08/2021

Cook; Papalia; Dawson

Health; Police; Mental Health

Mental Health Co-response team expanded to Geraldton

30/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Punch

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Innovation and ICT

Investing in new and emerging industries for the jobs of the future

26/08/2021

Cook

Health

Survey highlights health workers’ passion and dedication to high-quality patient care

25/08/2021

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus project update

25/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border control updates for SA, QLD and NZ from 12.01am Thursday

24/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes BHP train driver training program

24/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Police

New WA COVID-19 Vaccine Commander appointed for WA

23/08/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New study fuel for WA gas industry

23/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Countdown begins until WA’s first satellite blasts into space

20/08/2021

Cook

Health

WA Country Health Service administers 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine

20/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

NSW to transition to new ‘extreme risk’ category to keep WA safe

20/08/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; Science

New program to support science in primary schools and prepare students for jobs of the future

19/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA offers quarantine assistance for Afghanistan evacuees

19/08/2021

Cook

Health

‘Pop-up’ airport COVID-19 vaccination clinics to help FIFO workers roll up for WA in new industry collaboration

18/08/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

43,000 reasons to celebrate the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy

18/08/2021

Cook

Health

Reproductive technology and surrogacy reforms a step closer

18/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New Zealand to transition to 'low risk' effective from 12pm today

18/08/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Australia steps onto the global stage at World Expo

17/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Winners of 20th Premier’s Science Awards announced

16/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

John Langoulant AO announced as new Agent General

16/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australians aged 16 plus eligible for COVID vaccination

14/08/2021

Cook

Science

Western Australians encouraged to think about food for National Science Week 2021

13/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Amendments to WA’s controlled border with NSW, ACT and SA

13/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA safe and sensible controlled border arrangements strengthened

13/08/2021

Cook

Health

Regional WA hospitals set to get three brand new CT scanners

12/08/2021

Cook

Health; Medical Research

$5 million to boost emerging researchers’ bids for major Australian Government funding

12/08/2021

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Safe Access Zones passes WA Parliament

11/08/2021

Dawson; Cook

Mental Health; Health

$495 million mental health budget delivers community beds and support

10/08/2021

Cook

Health

Multi-pronged health workforce attraction and retention strategy committed in State Budget

9/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Dawson

Premier; Health; Mental Health

Big boost for regional health and mental health services in 2021-22 State Budget

9/08/2021

Cook

Health

Major $100 million emergency department support package

8/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Dawson

Premier; Health; Mental Health

$1.9 billion boost for health and mental health in State Budget

5/08/2021

Cook

Health

Assessment of rare genetic disorder for inclusion in WA Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program