Media Statements

For Portfolio: State Development, Jobs and Trade

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund now open

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

8/11/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New round of Access Asia Business Grants program now open

5/11/2022

Cook

Deputy Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

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

28/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New study to generate local wind turbine manufacturing industry

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

19/10/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

140 iron ore railcars to be manufactured in WA

18/10/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Joint Rhodes Ridge iron ore project gets green light

18/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Carey

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Lands

Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area gains land allocation approval

14/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Total Solar Eclipse upgrades for Onslow, Coral Bay and Carnarvon

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

5/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local businesses shine at 2022 Western Australian Export Awards

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

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Consultation begins for review of the WA Jobs Act

14/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Range iron ore project to boost WA jobs and businesses

29/08/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local Capability Fund grants available for Total Solar Eclipse

24/08/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Ground breaks on major LNG project

20/07/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA to establish investment and trade office in Chennai

18/07/2022

Dawson; Cook

Innovation and ICT; State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

11/07/2022

Cook; Templeman

State Development, Jobs and Trade; International Education

WA’s largest ever business delegation ready for India mission

5/07/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

24/06/2022

Cook

Deputy Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA to establish investment and trade office in Frankfurt

22/06/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

10/06/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

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

31/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

27/05/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New website launched for tourism and hospitality jobs across WA

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

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

10/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Applications open to honour Western Australia’s excellence in exporting

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

23/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Plans progress to build new wharf at Port of Dampier

9/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

5/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New taskforce to examine Western Australian shipping industry

17/02/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Access Asia grants to support local SMEs and boost WA economy

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

9/12/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

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

29/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA-made truck bodies boost local jobs and manufacturing drive

26/11/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; State Development, Jobs and Trade

TAFE training gathers steam thanks to Shell partnership

22/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Thousands of jobs to be created as LNG development progresses

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

29/10/2021

Cook

Health; State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government launches first Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Strategy

25/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan; Buti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Lands

WA to become global clean energy powerhouse

7/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

BHP opens iron ore mine of the future

7/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Winners of 2021 Western Australian Export Awards announced

5/10/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA Government visits Goldfields to help local businesses win State contracts

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Collie investment and job opportunities highlighted in new prospectus

3/10/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

More local manufacturing being returned to WA

1/10/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government reaffirms strong relationship with India

1/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

BHP Nickel West opens Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant

1/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

WA Government welcomes Alcoa and FYI Resources joint venture

1/09/2021

Cook; Johnston; Buti

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

Covalent Lithium to build new facility in Kwinana

30/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Punch

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Innovation and ICT

Investing in new and emerging industries for the jobs of the future

24/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes BHP train driver training program

23/08/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

New study fuel for WA gas industry

18/08/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

43,000 reasons to celebrate the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy

18/08/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Australia steps onto the global stage at World Expo

16/08/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

John Langoulant AO announced as new Agent General

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

13/07/2021

Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Businesses encouraged to enter the Western Australian Export Awards

24/06/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Grants give small businesses a boost in Asian markets

17/05/2021

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Virtual marketing program creates new Indonesian markets for WA fresh produce

28/01/2021

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New online gateway to drive global investment into WA

22/01/2021

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New funding to fast-track approvals for major WA projects

1/12/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes decision from INPEX to transition to local workforce

25/11/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $460 million job-creating investment in the Northern Goldfields

19/11/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$27 billion Pipeline of Work to support long-term recovery and create jobs

24/09/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$10 million committed to fast-track WA call centres and back office services

22/09/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Changes to overseas offices to improve trade and investment opportunities

21/07/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

State-wide forums on regional business opportunities underway

3/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Revamped Buy Local policy to prioritise jobs in regional WA

13/03/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $40 million co-funding for Cooperative Research Centre in LNG and Hydrogen

11/03/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier unveils two-year LNG work plans to maximise local jobs

13/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Asian Engagement

Perth Glory sponsorship shoots ‘Brand Perth’ into Asia

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport; Tourism

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

29/01/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Jobs boost as construction begins on new Chevron headquarters

24/01/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local workers deliver bridge for $1.7b Eliwana iron ore project

29/11/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

First year of McGowan Government’s Jobs Act delivers thousands of local jobs

27/11/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

New program puts WA kids in driver’s seat for future jobs

31/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Treasurer; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers payroll tax relief for WA businesses

28/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Premier and Gilly team up to get Indian travellers to holiday in WA

15/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Transport

Reduction in TAFE fees paves the way for new METRONET jobs

13/09/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

A promising tourism boon for Broome

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Deputy Premier

Largest of its kind lithium hydroxide plant launched in Kwinana

1/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

First direct flight from Japan touches down in Perth tonight

28/07/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA wins with Lotterywest record return to the community

23/07/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Changes to WAIPS will further maximise opportunities for WA businesses

12/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Local job opportunities flow from final Jetty Road contract

12/07/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Environment

Mining giant’s long-term plan for the Pilbara approved

8/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Perth painted red ahead of historical Manchester United Tour