Media Releases

Cook Government enhances WA Police marine capability

25 January 2024

Western Australians are set to benefit from increased WA Police Force resources, following the delivery of a new 7.6 metre diesel powered jet boat, funded by the Cook Government.

Unclaimed winnings to tackle gambling harm and improve WA

19 January 2024

Three organisations dealing with gambling harm are among 14 community projects in Western Australia that have received financial support via a Cook Government fund of unclaimed winnings from casino gaming and wagering.

Cook Government to deliver Broome youth safety pilot program

18 January 2024

The Cook Government has taken a major step towards delivering a vital Immediate Response Night Space service for young people in Broome.

Women's prisons in Perth to go smoke-free

17 January 2024

All metropolitan women's prisons will become smoke-free under the next step in phasing out smoking across Western Australia's custodial facilities.

WA Government to make $200,000 'Defence Ready' investment

16 January 2024

The Cook Government has opened applications for the latest round of Defence Ready Initiative grants to support local businesses in their goal of becoming "Defence ready".

Violent offender ban keeps Perth's entertainment precincts safe

24 December 2023

Dozens of violent and anti-social offenders have been banned from entering five Protected Entertainment Precincts (PEPs) in the year since the Cook Government introduced tough new laws that have made Western Australia's most popular entertainment areas safer.

Cook Government invests $900,000 in defence research

23 December 2023

Defence Science Centre awards six grants totalling $900,000 to WA researchers

First squad of international police recruits join WA's frontline

22 December 2023

The first group of qualified international police officers has graduated from an intensive 13-week transitional training course.

Second world-class helicopter joins WA Police Air Wing fleet

14 December 2023

The Cook Government has delivered a second state-of-the-art five bladed Airbus H145 helicopter to the WA Police Force.

Cook Government signs deal with major UK defence company

13 December 2023

Western Australia's maritime defence industry has been bolstered by the State Government signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a major United Kingdom Defence company.