Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

8/02/2023

Cook; Punch

Tourism; Regional Development

Mandurah Crab Fest returns with new three-year agreement

6/02/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Tickets go on sale for Total Solar Eclipse prime viewing location

3/02/2023

Cook

Deputy Premier

Discount flights on sale from Perth to Exmouth

2/02/2023

Cook

Tourism

International artist shines a light on Sculpture By The Sea

30/01/2023

Cook

Tourism

Perth fires up as Perth Scorchers qualify for BBL final

29/01/2023

Cook

Tourism

Walking On A Dream takes over Piccadilly Circus

25/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Gascoyne and Pilbara businesses to receive more than $837,400 for 2023 Total Solar Eclipse preparations

24/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Grants to help local health and medical life sciences companies gain quality certifications

23/01/2023

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

WA-Japan relationship strengthened by aviation link

20/01/2023

Cook

Tourism

$6 million flood recovery package for Kimberley tourism

17/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

$220 million rare earths investment in Gascoyne to boost jobs

6/01/2023

Cook; Carey

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Lands

Land allocation approvals for Boodarie and Ashburton North to enable $70 billion of industrial developments

6/01/2023

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Consultation begins on early stage venture capital model for WA

30/12/2022

Cook

Tourism

Times Square will be Walking On a Dream for New Year’s Eve

29/12/2022

Cook

Tourism

New transfer of ownership booking changes for Rottnest Island

20/12/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Energy

Funding boost to support Collie workforce and community

19/12/2022

Cook

Tourism

The Nationals bowls championship rolling into Perth next year

15/12/2022

Cook

Tourism

Upgraded Rottnest jetty opens with a late ferry service

14/12/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Truffle Kerfuffle returning to Manjimup in 2023

12/12/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Denmark makes WA home base for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

9/12/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA domestic spend tops $1 billion as tourism bounces back

8/12/2022

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Innovation and ICT

New prospectus promotes WA as a global hub for data centres

7/12/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Energy

WA Government expands cooperation with Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security

7/12/2022

Cook

Tourism

Direct flights between Manila and Perth taking off from March

7/12/2022

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Emergency Services

Lift off for Perth Landing Pad

6/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Environment; Climate Action; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry

New approach to fast-track green energy approvals

6/12/2022

Cook

Science

Construction completed on West Australian Space Radar

5/12/2022

Cook

Deputy Premier; Science

Joint media statement - Construction to start at Australian site for world’s largest radio telescope

5/12/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Deputy Premier's mission to deepen ties with Indonesia

4/12/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Perth to host Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum in 2024

3/12/2022

Cook; Punch

Disability Services; Commerce

Action plan to meet the needs of consumers living with disability

27/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund now open

23/11/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

The Aussies open for competitors in spectacular event for WA

21/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

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

South-West lithium driving job-creating global green energy future

20/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River and South-West region’s tourism and events grow

20/11/2022

Cook; McGurk

Commerce; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Review of tenancy laws that deal with family and domestic violence

16/11/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA journeys named Best in Travel for 2023 by Lonely Planet

15/11/2022

Cook

Science

WA supercomputer one of the world’s greenest and most powerful

15/11/2022

Cook

Commerce

New regulations to make funeral costs clearer

10/11/2022

Cook

Commerce

Extended retail trading hours to increase Christmas convenience

10/11/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

National Rugby League Double-Header for Perth next year

8/11/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New round of Access Asia Business Grants program now open

8/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Australian-first Giants of Mandurah come to life in Peel region

6/11/2022

Cook

Tourism

State’s best tourism operators recognised at 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

5/11/2022

Cook

Deputy Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

Joint media statement - Land agreement paves way for SKA telescope project

3/11/2022

Cook

Science

Space is WA’s new frontier as world-class complex opens in Perth

30/10/2022

Templeman; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Government to support third party bidder for WA-based NRL team

28/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New study to generate local wind turbine manufacturing industry

28/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA to host first global mixed tennis event

26/10/2022

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research

Australia's biggest week in biotech kicks off in Perth

25/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

$10 million extension for successful Call Centre and Back Office Processing Scheme

25/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

First international team officials arrive in Perth after FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 draw

21/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Björk’s star power to light up Perth Festival in Australian exclusive

19/10/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

140 iron ore railcars to be manufactured in WA

19/10/2022

Cook

Commerce

Insurance reforms to better protect home owners

18/10/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Joint Rhodes Ridge iron ore project gets green light

18/10/2022

Cook; Sanderson; Templeman

Tourism; Health; Sport and Recreation

Six months to go to 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth

18/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Carey

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Lands

Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area gains land allocation approval

16/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Mountain bike marathon world championships coming to WA

15/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

New Dark Sky Festival to light up Total Solar Eclipse

14/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Total Solar Eclipse upgrades for Onslow, Coral Bay and Carnarvon

14/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

New direct Qantas flights from Melbourne to Exmouth

11/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

UFC returns to Perth in major boost for local businesses

10/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

India joins world’s best teams in Perth for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

10/10/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

WA-based critical minerals company executes MOU with India's Tata Steel

6/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Intellectual Property Policy discussion paper released

6/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ocean events set to make a splash following new deal

5/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local businesses shine at 2022 Western Australian Export Awards

5/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

Cruise industry leaders sail into WA for WA Cruise Exchange

28/09/2022

Cook

State Development

New $55m Kwinana facility to support building industry

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