Welcome

Welcome to the Media Statements website of the Government of Western Australia.

You can view the latest releases from the list below or search by Minister, Portfolio or Region.

You can also subscribe to our media statement notification services.

Please contact the relevant Ministerial office if you require further information relating to a statement.
(The phone number is located at the end of each statement)

Facebook image
Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/01/2020

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New program to support Aboriginal staff to become teachers

23/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New North Dandalup Station open for Australind passengers

23/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 trophy arrives in Perth ahead of Women’s World Cup

23/01/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie to be home to first-of-its-kind training facility

23/01/2020

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Seven local games and interactive studios awarded International Access Pass to grow local industry

22/01/2020

Templeman

Heritage

New chairperson appointed to lead heritage matters

22/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Bushfire recovery plan for western ground parrots

22/01/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 3 applications open

22/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Construction begins for Fremantle High St upgrade

22/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

New dive trail for Marmion Marine Park

22/01/2020

Kelly

Forestry

Grants open to help farmers grow WA’s pine resource

21/01/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Hockey Club set to benefit from funding boost

21/01/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Road safety boost for towns along South Western Highway

21/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Calling all waste champions - Infinity Awards return in 2020

21/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New era for Rottnest Island’s West End as $33 million infrastructure program gets underway

21/01/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

Government moves to ensure swift payment of suppliers

20/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Hay Street Bridge height clearance to increase

20/01/2020

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

Firefighting aerial giant touches down in Perth

18/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government contributes $200,000 for Port Beach rock wall

18/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government flags classic car and street rod rego discount

17/01/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Changing lives for the better - celebrating WA’s corrective services

17/01/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

First Aboriginal trainees graduate from Mid-West shearing camp

17/01/2020

Templeman

Fisheries

New Government-backed beach patrol services for Mandurah

17/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Recycling charities funded through dumping reduction program

17/01/2020

Dawson

Lands

Western Australian data assisting bushfire response

17/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s visitor numbers and spend the highest on record

16/01/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

FRINGE WORLD festival back even bigger and better for 2020

16/01/2020

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

Large air tanker on the way to boost WA’s fire response

16/01/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

South Metropolitan TAFE receives top training award in China

16/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

New chairperson to drive port growth, diversification

16/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$1.57 million fire station opens with State’s first ‘fire-wise’ garden

16/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grant job boost for Mid-West

16/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government seeks builder for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line’s main works contract

16/01/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

First look at Containers for Change recycling network

16/01/2020

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Register for special entertainment precincts info sessions

15/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Education and Training

First ever direct flight from Shanghai to Perth touches down

15/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants drive manufacturing, tourism in Great Southern

14/01/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Arts program to build capacity of outer metro communities

14/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Site chosen for METRONET’s Midland Station relocation

14/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Have your say on swimming with humpback whales

13/01/2020

Quigley; Roberts

Attorney General; Police

New anti-consorting scheme set to obstruct organised criminal activity in WA

13/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

New addition to Fremantle cruise season

13/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Half-a-million reasons for more people to visit WA

11/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Perth Zoo opens late for Summer of Fun

11/01/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA welcomes new chairperson

10/01/2020

Cook

Health

Innovative health service keeps kicking goals

9/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Kurrajong tree relocated as part of Bayswater METRONET works

9/01/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment underway

9/01/2020

Cook

Health

More mental health, alcohol and drug support for the Mid-West

9/01/2020

Johnston

Energy

Reducing carbon emissions for Esperance power

9/01/2020

Cook

Health

New funding to progress Yanchep health centre

9/01/2020

McGowan

Premier

Western Australians encouraged to dig deep at Skyworks 2020

8/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding for studies to kick-start hydrogen industry

8/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

AFL Masters Carnival to help kick tourism goals in 2020

3/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Hundreds of WA firefighters lend helping hand with east coast fires

3/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Have your say about Kings Park and Botanic Garden

1/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Nadal snaps quokka selfie ahead of ATP Cup debut

29/12/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Police

Free Transperth travel after midnight on New Year’s Eve

27/12/2019

Cook

Health

Architect appointed for Collie Hospital stage two redevelopment

24/12/2019

Cook

Premier

Nation’s second waste-to-energy plant to be built in WA

24/12/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

District Court appointments include first Aboriginal judge

24/12/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointments to the Children’s Court announced

23/12/2019

Cook

Premier

State approval for billion-dollar Western Turner Syncline iron ore project creates more than 1,000 jobs

23/12/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Melaleuca female prison to be returned to public hands

23/12/2019

Logan; Cook

Emergency Services; Environment

Records broken with official bushfire season only just underway

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Swiss visitors urged not to miss all Western Australia has to offer

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

German and Swiss travellers enticed to WA for outdoor adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA self-drive holidays promoted in Germany and Switzerland

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State on show in new European marketing campaign

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign goes for gold in bid to attract visitors to WA

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

UK travel giant promotes Perth as first stop for Aussie adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Next wave of $12 million marketing boost targets Europe

22/12/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

App gives more children a voice in response to Royal Commission

21/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

Insurance Commission enters Deed of Settlement for Bell litigation

20/12/2019

Tinley

Fisheries

Illegal marron fishers face potential fines of almost $44,000 each

20/12/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Support for country sports stars to compete against the best

20/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Preferred proponent chosen for METRONET Denny Avenue rail package

20/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Beazley Medals awarded to top Year 12 students

20/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

MV Tricia launch celebrated with special Swan River journey

20/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Affordable airfares between Perth and Exmouth extended

19/12/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Criminal charges expected following State-wide prison operation

19/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lease of life for former Ellendale diamond mine

19/12/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the shires of Jerramungup and Esperance

19/12/2019

Cook

Health

Improved performance reporting increases hospital transparency

19/12/2019

McGurk; Wyatt

Community Services; Treasurer

$60 million funding boost to support community service providers

19/12/2019

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability advocacy providers to share $2.5 million of new funding

19/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Registration of South West Native Title Settlement upheld

19/12/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New WorkCover chairperson appointed

19/12/2019

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Finance

Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

19/12/2019

Cook

Health

Kalgoorlie Health Campus gets 24/7 security

19/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

More local connections for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

19/12/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New funding addresses key gaps in CaLD community services

18/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Critical upgrade to Pilbara power infrastructure to commence

18/12/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

2019-20 Mid-year Review: McGowan Labor Government paying down Liberal National debt

18/12/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New primary schools for five growing Perth suburbs

18/12/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Future redevelopment of Fremantle landmark on the horizon

18/12/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Subiaco's new planning scheme to retain character and support growth

18/12/2019

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government invests in three new projects to boost rural water supplies

17/12/2019

McGowan

Premier

Minor portfolio adjustment within McGowan Cabinet

17/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government leads the way in native title