Media Statements

For Portfolio: Premier

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/04/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Second stage underway on state-of-the-art Bob Hawke College

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

15/04/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Cyclone recovery efforts underway in Mid-West-Gascoyne region

15/04/2021

McGowan

Premier; Treasurer

Western Australian jobs growth smashes records in March

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

9/04/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier announces 41st Parliament to commence on April 29

1/04/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Bye-bye boom gates - Denny Avenue level crossing closes for good

1/04/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth victorious in FIFA Women’s World Cup host city selection

30/03/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

Construction underway at the Australian Marine Complex

29/03/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major demolition works start at former Princess Margaret Hospital site

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

27/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Wellington Square intergenerational playground open for all to enjoy

27/03/2021

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Process to appoint corruption fighter re-commences

26/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Public health alert for Queensland arrivals into WA since March 20

18/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier announces re-elected Labor Government Ministry portfolios

17/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

Premier Mark McGowan unveils Cabinet team

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

3/02/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Extended outage payment doubles for those affected by bushfire

3/02/2021

McGowan

Premier

Statement from the Government of Western Australia

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

29/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Biggest ever South-West road project now underway, unlocking thousands of local jobs

29/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

State Government approves Pilbara gas project

29/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Mandatory contact registers expanded to keep WA safe

28/01/2021

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Work begins on breakwaters for the landmark Ocean Reef Marina project

28/01/2021

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New online gateway to drive global investment into WA

27/01/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New pilot program to employ mature-age apprentices and trainees

25/01/2021

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

New $33m Bushfire Centre of Excellence facility officially opened

24/01/2021

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

Join the WA Police Force to keep our community safe and strong

22/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

No room at the inn: Government supports creation of Collie resort

22/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

QLD and NSW to transition to ‘low risk’ under border controls

22/01/2021

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New funding to fast-track approvals for major WA projects

21/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

WA jobs market booming as Recovery and Jobs plan delivers

21/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Industry workshop starts search for Tonkin Highway Extension contractor

20/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET delivering for local businesses and local jobs

20/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET steaming ahead with three projects moving to shortlist phase

19/01/2021

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

The grass is greener in Baldivis as turf is laid for significant sporting infrastructure project

15/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe approach for Victoria under WA’s border controls

15/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Goldfields mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

14/01/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

New $16 million Western Power energy facility for Albany

14/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Construction of rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge now underway

13/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Ground-breaking tender for Spoilbank Marina project

12/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Agriculture and Food

Powering ahead on Ord cotton gin

11/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Mid-West mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

11/01/2021

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Youth

Young people winning thanks to Ellenbrook Youth Centre

11/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Major infrastructure projects developing Stirling into a hub of activity

8/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

More measures to protect against COVID-19 and variant virus

8/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

WA bolsters border arrangements with Queensland immediately

8/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - More than $250 million of regional road upgrades rolling out across Western Australia

31/12/2020

Cook

Premier; Health

WA hard border returns with Victoria from tonight

29/12/2020

Cook

Premier; Health

Specific powers to bolster State hotel quarantine facilities

27/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Historic Bob Hawke family home to be preserved

24/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA delivers strongest projected economic growth in the country

24/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA Government reaches agreement on job creating domestic gas project

22/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safer travel from SA as it transitions to ‘very low risk’ category

20/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering Wi-Fi to the Prospector train

20/12/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Mandurah to house WA’s second Common Ground

19/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA hard border reinstated with New South Wales

17/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Updated statement from Premier Mark McGowan

17/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Statement from Premier Mark McGowan

17/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Education and Training

TAFE graduates straight on the job on major METRONET projects

17/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Fee relief extended to support 500-plus Lotterywest retailers

16/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Commonwealth and State Governments collaborate to deliver millions in regional road safety improvements

16/12/2020

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

McGowan Government delivers on election commitment to protect the Peel-Harvey Estuary

14/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier turns first sod for major redevelopment at Mount Lockyer Primary School

14/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Landmark new hotel for Albany’s Middleton Beach

13/12/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Defence Issues; Education and Training

New campaign to attract Western Australians to defence jobs

11/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded to deliver fast-tracked Mitchell Freeway Extension

10/12/2020

McGowan; Roberts; Logan

Premier; Police; Emergency Services

Advanced operational communications for WA’s emergency services

10/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes new Virgin fares for regional residents

9/12/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Lake Kepwari transformed into major tourism drawcard

9/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Visitors surge to Collie as Collie Mural Trail nears completion

9/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier outlines plan for Collie’s Just Transition

8/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Three new primary schools announced for Perth’s growing suburbs

7/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Latest health advice allows for more safe travel from VIC and NSW

7/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Statement from Premier Mark McGowan

6/12/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Surplus delivers a fully funded new Women and Babies Hospital

5/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Labor Government contributes $1.5 million to construct new WA Indian Community Centre

4/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Ranford Road Station piling on Thornlie-Cockburn Link milestones

3/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Additional $5.5 million to further improve training in Peel region

3/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; Transport; Regional Development

Bunbury Waterfront project delivering benefits for the South-West

2/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government’s WA Recovery and Jobs Plan accelerates economic growth

2/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Wheel clamping banned in Western Australia from December 14

1/12/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes decision from INPEX to transition to local workforce

1/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New science lab opens at Rangeway Primary School

1/12/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants boost community effort to care for State’s natural assets

1/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Places of worship to operate at a greater capacity under health advice

1/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Careful and cautious step for Victoria and New South Wales arrivals

30/11/2020

McGowan; Kelly; Dawson

Premier; Innovation and ICT; Environment

New strategy to power electric vehicles in Western Australia

30/11/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Climate policy supports Western Australia’s low-carbon future

30/11/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Screenwest production kicks off Lotterywest Films for Perth Festival