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

15/02/2017

Barnett

Premier

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood affected communities in Western Australia

13/02/2017

Collier

Education; Aboriginal Affairs

WA’s top Aboriginal public school students for 2016

1/02/2017

Barnett

Premier

Premier requests writs for 40th State election

1/02/2017

Miles

Local Government

Assistance for Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku

1/02/2017

Miles

Local Government

Minister acts on Carnarvon concerns

1/02/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Seven new projects benefit regional aged care

1/02/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Building set to begin at hospitals

1/02/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

New Cunderdin Health Centre design revealed

1/02/2017

Faragher

Planning; Disability Services

More community facilities for Whiteman Park

1/02/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

New system to support better care for rural WA

1/02/2017

Davies

Sport and Recreation

$8m supports strong sporting culture in WA

1/02/2017

Collier

Education

New primary school opens in burgeoning Byford

1/02/2017

Barnett; Collier

Premier; Education

Record number of students on day one of school

1/02/2017

Mitchell; Day

Mental Health; Health

Builder chosen for new mental health area

1/02/2017

Redman; Marmion

Regional Development; Transport

Busselton-Margaret River set for take-off

1/02/2017

Day; Mitchell

Health; Mental Health

Basketball program helps young people to be Drug Aware

1/02/2017

Day

Health

Healthway sponsorship helps Crab Fest visitors LiveLighter

1/02/2017

Day

Health; Culture and the Arts

Sponsorships foster health and creativity

1/02/2017

Jacob

Environment

Long-term plan for Pilbara conservation

1/02/2017

Miles

Community Services

Increased funding to help carers help others

1/02/2017

Mischin

Attorney General

A little ditty ‘bout Jack and Charlotte

1/02/2017

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Marketing deal to grow Perth as an airline hub

1/02/2017

Barnett; Faragher

Premier; Disability Services

Joint media statement - Governments sign bilateral agreement on local delivery of NDIS in WA

31/01/2017

Barnett; Davies

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Stadium to light up with 15,000 LED lights

31/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Vehicle incident response services to expand

31/01/2017

Collier

Education

New primary schools for Perth in 2019

31/01/2017

Day

Culture and the Arts

Site readied for new museum construction start

31/01/2017

Davies

Sport and Recreation

Research sweetens Swim for Fruit program

31/01/2017

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Road Safety

Western Force joins campaign to tackle road toll

31/01/2017

Day

Health

Strategy on track to free up Perth hospital beds

31/01/2017

Grylls

Housing

Program to provide pathway out of welfare cycle

31/01/2017

Grylls

Housing

Affordable housing strategy surges past 25,000 homes

31/01/2017

Mitchell; Redman

Mental Health; Regional Development

Funding for North-West alcohol and drug services

31/01/2017

Day

Health

New WA medicines regulations promote safety

31/01/2017

Barnett; Redman

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Funding for WA’s premier fishing tournament

31/01/2017

Barnett

Premier

New beach enclosure opens at Quinns Beach

31/01/2017

Francis

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood affected communities in Western Australia

31/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Mandurah Rd intersection upgrade to cater for growth

31/01/2017

Jacob

Environment

Dryandra predator-proof fence complete

31/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Smoother sailing for Geraldton cruise visits

31/01/2017

Mischin

Commerce

Extra shopping hours for public holidays

30/01/2017

Miles

Youth

Grants support youth engagement projects

30/01/2017

Barnett; Day

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Kings Park turned into theatre for PIAF opening

30/01/2017

Collier

Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Aboriginal Affairs opens in Kalgoorlie

30/01/2017

Jacob

Environment

New national park for the north Kimberley

30/01/2017

Barnett

Premier

Western Australian Parliament prorogued

30/01/2017

Redman; Marmion

Regional Development; Transport

New path to put Jurien Bay on the cycling map

30/01/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Health care boost for growing coastal communities

30/01/2017

Barnett; Mitchell

Premier; Child Protection

Aboriginal women’s refuge open for more families

30/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

Stage 3 contract awarded for NorthLink WA

30/01/2017

Miles; Redman

Community Services; Regional Development

Boost for regional childcare services

30/01/2017

Day; Redman

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Homegrown and international film fund success

30/01/2017

Marmion

Transport

New Robertson Road cycleway completed

30/01/2017

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Women's Interests

Grant to encourage girls into STEM careers

30/01/2017

Miles

Community Services

Community gardens taking root across WA

30/01/2017

Redman; Marmion

Regional Development; Transport

Fuel card continued for regional pensioners

30/01/2017

Harvey; Marmion

Deputy Premier; Road Safety; Transport

Ignore flashing school signs at your own risk

29/01/2017

Day

Health

New technology keeps WA at genetics forefront

29/01/2017

Lewis

Agriculture and Food

Co-op scheme boost for rock lobster exports

29/01/2017

Day

Health

WA leads with State-wide meningococcal program

29/01/2017

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Premier League club coming to Perth Stadium

29/01/2017

Mitchell

Mental Health

More support for people who have attempted suicide

28/01/2017

Davies; Redman

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Upgrade and expansion of Collie Motorplex

28/01/2017

Nahan

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA rings in the biggest Year of the Rooster yet

28/01/2017

Faragher

Planning

Jobs boost through Forrestfield-Airport Link

28/01/2017

Redman; Marmion; Lewis

Regional Development; State Development; Agriculture and Food

Throw another 'shrimp' on the Moonamang Rd barbie

28/01/2017

Redman; Lewis; Mischin

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Commerce

Rural WA to benefit from telecommunications fund

28/01/2017

Redman; Lewis

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Agricultural commodities freight roads fund

28/01/2017

Redman; Marmion; Lewis

Regional Development; Transport; Agriculture and Food

Upgrades for Aglime routes

28/01/2017

Lewis; Redman

Agriculture and Food; Regional Development

Weather radar upgrade benefits regional WA

27/01/2017

Barnett; Harvey

Premier; Deputy Premier

A statement from the Premier and Deputy Premier

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for Wheatbelt region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Wheatbelt region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for South-West

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit South-West region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Pilbara Community Chest funding

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Pilbara region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for Peel region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Peel region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for Mid-West region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Mid-West region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for Kimberley region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Kimberley region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Great Southern Community Chest funding

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Great Southern

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Goldfields-Esperance Community Chest funding

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Goldfields-Esperance

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Community Chest funding for Gascoyne region

27/01/2017

Redman

Regional Development

Regional grants to benefit Gascoyne region

27/01/2017

Grylls

Racing and Gaming

New Wanneroo men's shed a step closer

27/01/2017

Nahan

Energy

Underground power for record 17 Perth projects

27/01/2017

Mischin

Commerce

Defence grants boost local business advantage

27/01/2017

Marmion; L'Estrange

Innovation; Small Business

Innovation vouchers for great local ideas

27/01/2017

Barnett

Premier; Tourism

Big Boy joins big names at Sculpture by the Sea 2017

27/01/2017

Day

Health

Country intern milestone at Bunbury and Albany

27/01/2017

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Graffiti targeted in community groups grants

27/01/2017

Francis

Corrective Services

Work, life skills focus at new Goldfields prison

27/01/2017

Harvey

Deputy Premier; Police

Grants for community anti-crime initiatives

27/01/2017

Day

Health

Tough new penalties promote asbestos safety

27/01/2017

Day; Redman

Health; Regional Development

Specialist healthcare closer to home for Pilbara