Media Statements

For Region: All

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

27/05/2020

Cook

Health

DETECT Snapshot testing to begin

27/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

State Recovery Advisory Group to guide WA's COVID-19 recovery

27/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Procurement changes to help boost local businesses during COVID-19

27/05/2020

Kelly

Water

Wastewater charge relief for Water Corporation business customers to help boost COVID-19 economic recovery

27/05/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Remote Aboriginal community digitally connected to metro medical experts

27/05/2020

Murray

Sport And Recreation

State Government continue to support those in need with more meal deliveries

26/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

26/05/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

26/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

October launch date for WA's Container Deposit Scheme

26/05/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Community views to help shape plan for Cape Peron’s future

26/05/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Regional Development

Green light for world-leading renewable hydrogen from wastewater project

25/05/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funding continues wild dog control to protect WA sheep industry

25/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Regional travel restrictions to be lifted as part of WA roadmap

25/05/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Government seeks architect to shape future development vision

25/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Lights, camera, action at Belmont City College!

25/05/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Joint media statement - Great Central Road (Outback Way) sealing works underway

25/05/2020

Cook

Health

$2.9m to boost local researchers’ quest for COVID-19 answers

25/05/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Support for WA artists through $1.5 million COVID support program

24/05/2020

Ellery

Education

Stage 2 of Bob Hawke College set to double student capacity

24/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint Federal media statement - Leach Hwy and Welshpool Rd intersection upgrades a step closer

23/05/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

His Majesty’s Theatre revitalised

22/05/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

Funding boost for disability sector workforce skills development

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Grant to support Collie-Preston tourism bounce-back

22/05/2020

Kelly

Water

Local artist helps make a colourful splash in Mount Hawthorn

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

21/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration applications show strong interest in Western Australia

21/05/2020

Cook

Health

Funding breakthrough for WA health and medical research

21/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Urgent review of skills, training and workforce development announced

21/05/2020

Dawson

Disability Services

More time for transition to Quality and Safeguards Commission

21/05/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

21/05/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Agrifood businesses ripe for growth

20/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

Iconic Bluff Knoll walk trail reopened after bushfires

20/05/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Teachers and principals accept State wages policy

20/05/2020

Cook

Health

New isolation room and fast track area at Charlies’ Emergency Department

20/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major planning reforms to drive economic recovery

20/05/2020

Johnston; Kelly

Mines and Petroleum; Innovation and ICT

$3.8 million resources export hubs to help WA recover from COVID

19/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Major METRONET project construction contracts awarded

19/05/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Wear orange tomorrow to celebrate our SES volunteers on WOW Day

19/05/2020

Tinley

Housing

McGowan Government brings forward housing funds to support jobs in building industry

19/05/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Statement on China’s tariffs on Australian barley

18/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

New Household Hazardous Waste collection facility for Fremantle

18/05/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes new JobKeeper flexibilities

18/05/2020

Murray

Volunteering

Western Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week

18/05/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library reopens - Welcome home

17/05/2020

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Motorists urged to take care on the roads as some regional travel restrictions are eased

16/05/2020

Saffioti; Dawson; Wyatt

Transport; Environment; Lands

Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands

16/05/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Iconic city landmarks claim their place in the State history pages

15/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Increase in elective surgery for Western Australians

15/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Supporting WA businesses re-opening through COVID-19

15/05/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Bill to reappoint John McKechnie is valid, says Opposition advice

15/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Royalty rates for construction and industrial minerals fixed for five years

15/05/2020

Cook

Health

Report sounds alarm on the cost of obesity in WA

14/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

Grants open to assist wildlife rehabilitators

14/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

All WA students to return to school from next week

14/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Apprentices to benefit from TAFE partnership with Rio Tinto

14/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie plans for hemp processing plant

13/05/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Proposed Bill to modernise veterinary practice legislation

13/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

13/05/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Landmark Ascot brick kilns receive permanent heritage listing

13/05/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sport equipment scheme to help at-risk kids in the Kimberley and Pilbara

13/05/2020

Cook

Health

Drive-through influenza vaccine clinic for over 65s

13/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance

McGowan Government slashes red tape to support local businesses and State's economic recovery

13/05/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

McGowan Government announces streamlined environmental assessment processes during COVID-19 recovery

12/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Driving tests that were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions now being rebooked

12/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government sector urged to take leadership role

12/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Round three of RED Grants now open

12/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

First Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grants approved

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local businesses kick-starting WA’s economic recovery

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent announced to build congestion-busting Tonkin Gap project

12/05/2020

Cook

Health

Information and support line to enhance end-of-life support

12/05/2020

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation supports Kimberley through new COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

12/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Works to start on Leach Highway turning lane upgrades

12/05/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online

12/05/2020

Roberts

Police

Expanding mandatory testing to better protect police during Coronavirus pandemic

11/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance

Land tax exemption to assist home owners in full-time care

11/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New weir at Bandy Creek delivered by local WA company

11/05/2020

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home

11/05/2020

Johnston; MacTiernan

Industrial Relations; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government to hold urgent Farm Safety Summit

11/05/2020

Cook; Papalia

Health

COVID Safety Plans key to reopening WA businesses

10/05/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Statement on China’s proposed tariffs on Australian barley

10/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

The WA roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions

9/05/2020

Cook

Health

Coming together to make COVID-19 research a priority

9/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Perth traffic returning to normal, meaning clearways required again

9/05/2020

Logan; Murray

Corrective Services; Sport and Recreation

Indigenous AFL stars lend a hand at Banksia Hill

9/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Ports

Push to create international LNG fuelling hub in the Pilbara

8/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

McGowan Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

8/05/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Western Australia's Olympic hopefuls back to work

8/05/2020

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Government’s Aboriginal procurement exceeding expectations

8/05/2020

Saffioti

Planning; Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred builder for Mandurah Station multi-storey car park

8/05/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Sole management of East Kimberley reserve granted to traditional owners

7/05/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Researchers start unlocking WA’s tropical rock oyster potential

7/05/2020

Wyatt; Ellery; Templeman

Treasurer; Education and Training; Local Government

$100m short-term lending facility to support local governments and universities through COVID-19

7/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New procedures to support mining industry during COVID-19

6/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Research expanded to FIFO workers to track possible COVID-19

6/05/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

New Judge appointed to the District Court

6/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Thousands have their say on future art for Cockburn station tower

5/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

Households to benefit from $20 million boost to three-bin FOGO kerbside collections

4/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Request for Proposal issued for METRONET Lakelands Station

4/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Support for regional chambers of commerce

4/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community input sought on name of METRONET station