Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

29/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Premier and Health Minister visit Goldfields’ new MRI facility

27/07/2021

Cook

Health

Dongara Health Centre redevelopment one step closer with tender award

23/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Finalists announced for 20th Premier’s Science Awards

22/07/2021

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus expansion reaches milestone

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

Cook

Health

New state-of-the-art foetal monitoring system

21/07/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government helping regional businesses compete for State contracts

20/07/2021

Cook; Dawson

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Aboriginal Affairs

$2 million boost for Western Australian businesses

20/07/2021

Cook

Health

Funding boost to increase healthy eating in community settings

20/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

2/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel lockdown ends at midnight

1/07/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon residential care facility named

1/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Voluntary Assisted Dying comes into effect in Western Australia

1/07/2021

Cook

Health

Boddington, Dalwallinu and Wongan Hills ED upgrades have begun

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

24/06/2021

Cook

Health

Local Pilbara artists to create artwork for new Newman Health Service

24/06/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Grants give small businesses a boost in Asian markets

23/06/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up to Joondalup for your Pfizer vaccine

23/06/2021

Cook

Health

Experienced and well-respected medical leader appointed as Child and Adolescent Health Service Board chairperson

23/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Hard border reintroduced with NSW to keep WA safe

22/06/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up to Kwinana for your Pfizer vaccine

20/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

19/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Important update for recent travellers from New South Wales to WA

18/06/2021

Cook

Science

WA-led projects handed $600,000 to go to the Moon and Mars

18/06/2021

Cook

Health

Healthy clubs a Western Australian staple

17/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated COVID-19 vaccination rollout in WA

16/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

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

16/06/2021

Cook; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

Applications open for 2021 Governor’s School STEM Awards

15/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

15/06/2021

McGowan; Quigley; Cook

Premier; Attorney General; Health

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

15/06/2021

Cook

Health

MRI now available in the Goldfields for the first time

13/06/2021

Cook

Health

Parenting information now readily available across WA with new app

11/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

11/06/2021

Cook

Health

More than $2 million in funding awarded to Cancer Council WA

8/06/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations in the South-West from June 10

8/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

5/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

4/06/2021

Cook

Health

BreastScreen here to stay in Albany

3/06/2021

Cook

Health

Panel to inquire into Perth Children’s Hospital ED announced

3/06/2021

Cook

Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment taking shape

1/06/2021

Cook; Templeman

Science; Medical Research; Tourism

Australia’s largest life science conference comes to WA

30/05/2021

Cook

Health

Another innings for Healthway and WACA partnership

30/05/2021

Templeman; Cook

Tourism; Health; Medical Research

Perth to host world-leading neuromuscular conference

30/05/2021

Cook

Health

WA Voluntary Assisted Dying Board appointed

27/05/2021

Cook

Health

Quarantine Advisory Panel appointed

27/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA hard border with Victoria returns from 10am today

26/05/2021

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Legislation for safe and private access to abortion services reintroduced to Parliament

26/05/2021

Cook

Health

Western Australians urged to get influenza jab

25/05/2021

Cook

Health

PCH Emergency Department independent inquiry details finalised

25/05/2021

Cook

Health

Important staffing and bed expansion for Perth Children’s Hospital

23/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Online bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations launch this week

18/05/2021

Cook

Health

$10 million boost for country ambulance services

17/05/2021

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Virtual marketing program creates new Indonesian markets for WA fresh produce

16/05/2021

Cook

Health

Rockingham aged care nurse wins 2020 Nurse of the Year

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Incident Controller to step down after successful COVID-19 response

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations at Joondalup

13/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

13/05/2021

Punch; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Science

Funding to boost WA medical technology and pharmaceutical manufacturers and create new jobs

12/05/2021

Cook

Health

Child and Adolescent Health Service Chair resigns

11/05/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; Health

New health and pathology course to help with COVID-19 response

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Accolades to honour pillars of nursing and midwifery

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Newman Health Service redevelopment one step closer

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Additional wastewater testing in response to recent community cases in Perth and new online dashboard launched

6/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

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

5/05/2021

Cook

Health

RPH beds open in promised 117-bed expansion in hospitals

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

Cook

Health

Successful tender announced for lifesaving Albany radiation oncology service

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

14/04/2021

Cook

Health

Proof of concept to identify new HR system for WA Health

14/04/2021

Cook

Health

Important staffing boost for WA hospitals

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

6/04/2021

Cook

Health

Queensland to transition to 'low risk' under border controls

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

26/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Public health alert for Queensland arrivals into WA since March 20

5/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong progress enables further easing of restrictions

26/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Government partners with Rio Tinto to build new Tom Price hospital

17/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria set to move to 'low risk' from Saturday, February 20

12/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Return to pre-lockdown life from 12.01am Sunday, February 14

4/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post lockdown plan to come into effect 6pm, Friday, February 5

1/02/2021

Cook

Health

Milestone achieved in contract negotiations for Joondalup Health Campus

1/02/2021

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

31/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australia enters five-day lockdown from 6pm tonight

30/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Queensland and Victoria to transition to ‘very low risk’ category

30/01/2021

Kelly; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Health

WA Government invests $150,000 to manufacture rapid virus testing technology locally

29/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

Chair appointed to lead taskforce into public mental health services for children and adolescents

29/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Mandatory contact registers expanded to keep WA safe

28/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

New initiatives to deliver greater support for people entering hospitals and returning to the community