Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

9/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$100 million Investment Attraction Fund launched to help drive Diversify WA strategy

8/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Optus Stadium attraction takes fan experiences to new heights

7/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Fly with a friend to WA with new Qantas fare deal partnership

5/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New taskforce to examine Western Australian shipping industry

4/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Sculpture by the Sea brings Cottesloe beachfront to life

4/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

$3 million to travel agents impacted by border changes

3/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

$12 million marketing blitz to lure interstate travellers back to WA

2/03/2022

Cook; Buti

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding agreement to boost Aboriginal tourism in WA

2/03/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; International Education

Tourism giveaway to welcome Perth arrivals as borders ease

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Cook; MacTiernan

Planning; Tourism; Agriculture and Food

Draft report for Pickering Brook and Surrounds released for comment

25/02/2022

Cook

Tourism

Applications now open for tourism support packages

24/02/2022

Cook

Tourism

Redevelopment to breathe new life into Nedlands Baths site

22/02/2022

Cook

Commerce

Association members given chance to modernise WA laws

17/02/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Access Asia grants to support local SMEs and boost WA economy

16/02/2022

Cook; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

New zero-emission aircraft fleet to launch in WA

11/02/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Reconnect WA funding helps secure new business events

7/02/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA Investment and Trade Commissioners now appointed for all regions

3/02/2022

Cook; Saffioti; Kelly; MacTiernan

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Ports; Water; Regional Development

Landmark $255 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility investment in Pilbara urea project

2/02/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Yangibana Rare Earths Project powers ahead

8/01/2022

Cook

Premier

Northern Territory to move to ‘high risk’ under controlled border

7/01/2022

Cook

Acting Premier

Mask mandate lifted for Perth and Peel

6/01/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA secures global sports festival to boost tourism and economy

5/01/2022

Cook

Acting Premier

Tasmania and ACT border controls to transition to ‘extreme risk’

29/12/2021

Cook

Tourism

Major Rottnest Island development receives conditional approval

17/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthened with QLD and Tasmania

16/12/2021

Cook

Health

New $3.7 million Community Health Service building for Derby

16/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Massive $3.2 billion health investment as WA prepares for safe transition

15/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New South Wales to transition to ‘extreme risk’ to protect WA

15/12/2021

Cook

Health

Procurement process begins for Peel Health Campus

14/12/2021

Cook

Health

New Northbridge CBD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic now open

13/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA to proceed with Safe Transition Plan from February 5, 2022

11/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Strengthening border controls with Queensland to keep WA safe

10/12/2021

Cook

Health

New $1.5 million upgrade to ED at Royal Perth Hospital

9/12/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New taskforce to drive transformation of Perth’s southern industrial precinct

7/12/2021

Cook

Health

Funding helps increase healthy options at WA sport clubs

7/12/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon Health Campus welcomes state-of-the-art CT scanner

7/12/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon’s $19.9 million Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care officially opens

7/12/2021

Cook

Health

Summer Vax Drive in for second innings at cricket and supermarkets

2/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthen with South Australia to keep WA safe

2/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

More opportunities open for Goldfields community to get vaccinated

2/12/2021

Cook

Health

Healthway celebrates 30 years of promoting healthy lifestyles

1/12/2021

Cook

Health

Public consultation begins as part of Review of Food Act 2008

1/12/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Supermarkets on board as part of the Summer Vax Drive

29/11/2021

Cook

Health

New Carramar clinic caters for special needs

29/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA-made truck bodies boost local jobs and manufacturing drive

27/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthened with South Australia

26/11/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; State Development, Jobs and Trade

TAFE training gathers steam thanks to Shell partnership

26/11/2021

Cook

Health

Smoking to be banned in Crown Perth’s International Room area

25/11/2021

Cook; Punch

Health; Disability Services

Pilot program to support patients with disability to transition from hospital to community living

25/11/2021

Cook

Health

Significant reforms to implement a code of conduct for unregistered healthcare workers in WA

24/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Summer Vax Drive launched ahead of WA’s safe transition

24/11/2021

Cook

Health

Health research boosted with $1.45 million to fund fellowships

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

Four sites confirmed for new inpatient modular hospital beds

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New program a $1.5 million boost for WA biobanking

22/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Thousands of jobs to be created as LNG development progresses

19/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Keeping Culture Safe and Strong: Vaccination Focus

18/11/2021

Buti; MacTiernan; Sanderson; Cook

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

State Government to unlock land for renewable energy and economic diversification

16/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Border controls strengthened with Northern Territory

15/11/2021

Cook; Ellery

Science; Education and Training

Schools recognised in top honours at Governor’s School STEM Awards

15/11/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Police

New COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Ellenbrook as school leavers prepare for Leavers 2021 celebrations

11/11/2021

Cook

Health

Expanded Telestroke service provides life-saving care