Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/09/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

West Musgrave investment decision to create hundreds of jobs

21/09/2022

Cook

Science

Celebrating 100 years of WA link to Einstein’s bombshell theory

21/09/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Consultation begins for review of the WA Jobs Act

20/09/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Trial for swimming with seals off our coastline

20/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

2023 Margaret River Pro dates released for crucial WSL event

14/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Range iron ore project to boost WA jobs and businesses

14/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA wins big at Australian Top Tourism Awards in Canberra

14/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

Thomas Dambo’s Giants on their way to Peel region this spring

13/09/2022

Cook

Commerce

Retail trading hours for National Day of Mourning

9/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

Latest official visitor figures show WA leading the nation

7/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Special interstate airfares celebrate WA’s new tourism brand

6/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

New Western Australian brand showcases dream holidays as reality

30/08/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Winners announced for 21st Premier’s Science Awards

29/08/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local Capability Fund grants available for Total Solar Eclipse

28/08/2022

Cook; Saffioti

Tourism; Ports

WA gets ready to welcome back big ship cruising

26/08/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Tourism

Expanded accommodation opportunities for Exmouth landowners for Total Solar Eclipse in 2023

24/08/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Ground breaks on major LNG project

23/08/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Applications open for regional event funding support

22/08/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Major hospitality and tourism recruitment campaign set to launch

22/08/2022

Cook

Tourism

New funding boost to develop tourism and hospitality skills

19/08/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Thousands of visitors to transform Broome for popular festival

17/08/2022

Cook

Tourism

Call for Expressions of Interest for prime site on Rottnest Island

13/08/2022

Cook

Science

Celebrate wonders of STEM during National Science Week 2022

5/08/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Tourism

Bullara accommodation development boosts Exmouth tourism

2/08/2022

Cook

Commerce

Family violence, child safety, funeral insurance in awards spotlight

2/08/2022

Cook; Punch

Commerce; Seniors and Ageing

Retirement village law reform to make village life fairer and easier

1/08/2022

Cook

Commerce

Security of payment laws reinforce subcontractor protections

29/07/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Nature-based tourism wins from regulatory reform

27/07/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Sky’s the limit for WA ballooning championships in 2023

20/07/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA to establish investment and trade office in Chennai

20/07/2022

McGowan; Cook; McGurk

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

20/07/2022

Cook

Tourism

Players on Perth pitch for Hockey Australia U21 Championships

18/07/2022

Dawson; Cook

Innovation and ICT; State Development, Jobs and Trade

More than $643,000 in Innovation Booster Grants for WA innovators

18/07/2022

Cook

Commerce

Western Australia steps closer to registration of building engineers

11/07/2022

Cook; Templeman

State Development, Jobs and Trade; International Education

WA’s largest ever business delegation ready for India mission

8/07/2022

Cook

Tourism

Rottnest Island management plan reviewed to guide island’s future

5/07/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

2022 Premier’s Science Awards finalists announced

5/07/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

‘Build a Life in WA’ expands internationally to attract workers to WA

25/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Perth’s first-ever direct connection with Continental Europe takes off

24/06/2022

Cook

Deputy Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA to establish investment and trade office in Frankfurt

24/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Two new direct flights set to soar as WA reconnects with the world

22/06/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

21/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Countdown on for historic first direct flights

20/06/2022

Cook

Tourism

Virgin Australia offer 50 per cent off fares to Escape to WA

15/06/2022

Templeman; Cook

Culture and the Arts; Tourism

Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

10/06/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

$365,000 in small business grants to access Asian markets

10/06/2022

Cook

Commerce

Review of commercial tenancy laws for retail shops

10/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Aboriginal tourism wins in the North-West with Jina Plan

9/06/2022

Cook; Buti

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Aboriginal Affairs

$2 million to help WA small businesses secure State Government contracts

9/06/2022

Buti; MacTiernan; Cook

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Aboriginal Business Forum connecting businesses and industry

9/06/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

8/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events to reignite tourism around the State

7/06/2022

Dawson; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Commerce

ServiceWA app upgrade to keep WA drivers informed of petrol prices

2/06/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final

31/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Australia and Zhejiang celebrate 35 years of Sister-State relationship

31/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Australian-first sculpture trail to boost Peel region

27/05/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New website launched for tourism and hospitality jobs across WA

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks

24/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA welcomes back working holiday makers

23/05/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Plating Up WA dishes celebrated on international stage in Singapore

20/05/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Tianqi produces Australia’s first battery-grade lithium hydroxide

19/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

UK travellers targeted in two new marketing partnerships

17/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Dates confirmed for popular Ord Valley Muster next May

16/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Australia’s first ever hyperbaric test facility for subsea control modules to be based in WA

16/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Science

Deputy Premier to lead India trade mission with WA business leaders

13/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

12/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

$70 million injection to drive tourism and support local businesses

12/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti; Carey

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Finance; Housing

New measures to protect home owners and support building and construction industry

10/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Applications open to honour Western Australia’s excellence in exporting

9/05/2022

Dawson; Cook

Medical Research; Science

Global partnership between Australia and USA set to boost Biodesign Australia

6/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Shinju Matsuri support renewed for another three years

4/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Western Australia welcomes early return of Perth-London direct flight

4/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

Rottnest Island calling for new recreational and Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses

29/04/2022

Cook

Commerce

Changes to licensing for motor vehicle consignment sales in WA

29/04/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Rottnest Island set to go green and run off 75 per cent renewables

28/04/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

28/04/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Punch

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave festival back showcasing the best of the Mid-West for 2022

28/04/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

23/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

World’s best surfers ready to rip at Margaret River Pro in tourism bonanza for local businesses

22/04/2022

Punch; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Australian Masters Games kicks off

20/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

$19.3 million Budget injection lights up Total Solar Eclipse as one-year-to-go countdown begins

7/04/2022

Cook

Science

WA’s space program takes off with $6.5 million injection

7/04/2022

Cook; Punch

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Disability Services

Buy Local Policy updated to prioritise jobs for people with disability in regional WA

6/04/2022

Cook

Science

$8.65 million for Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Strategy

6/04/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; Tourism

History made as direct flights between Busselton and Melbourne take off

5/04/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Wallabies set to take on England in spectacular Perth Test Match

3/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; Cook

Premier; Health; Tourism

Safe cruise shipping to resume in staged manner in WA

1/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

Half price discount incentive providing tourism operator boost

1/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

The Aussies set date for making a splash in 2023

30/03/2022

Punch; Cook

Disability Services; Tourism

New all-terrain wheelchair for Rottnest Island

29/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Three-year deal secured for popular South West triathlon event

23/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Plans progress to build new wharf at Port of Dampier

22/03/2022

Cook; Saffioti

Commerce; Transport

McGowan Government to reform WA tow truck industry

19/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA tourism businesses recognised at national awards

17/03/2022

Cook

Commerce

Clearer pricing to avoid confusion over funeral costs

16/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Tickets on sale for State of Origin Game II in Perth

16/03/2022

Cook

Science

Applications open for 2022 Premier’s Science Awards and WA Science Hall of Fame

11/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA open for business with resumption of Singapore to Perth Jetstar Asia route

10/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Taste Great Southern secured for another three years

9/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans