Media Releases

Gaming and Wagering Commission Chair to depart

12 December 2023

The Government of Western Australia has announced Dr Michael Schaper has resigned as Chair of the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC).

Department of Justice Director General announces resignation

11 December 2023

Director General of the Department of Justice Dr Adam Tomison has submitted his resignation after seven years of service to the State.

Boost for frontline response to family and domestic violence

05 December 2023

Frontline responses to family and domestic violence in Western Australia have been boosted with 14 newly created roles across seven metropolitan and regional areas.

Stronger on-water drug and alcohol laws set to take effect

03 December 2023

Skippers navigating dangerously, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, face significantly higher penalties this summer following the successful passage of new laws through State Parliament.

Purpose built youth detention facility to replace Unit 18

30 November 2023

The Cook Labor Government will build a new high security, therapeutic youth detention facility to accommodate Western Australia's most challenging young offenders.

Harsher penalties for perpetrators who remove monitoring devices

30 November 2023

Perpetrators who remove their GPS monitoring devices will be sent to prison for a minimum of six months under tough new laws introduced into State Parliament.

Home Safe program extended to keep kids safe and off the streets

26 November 2023

A program keeping unaccompanied kids off the streets of Northbridge at night and diverting them away from the youth justice system has been extended for two more years by the Cook Government.

Investment Attraction Fund recipient hits major milestone

22 November 2023

Australian-owned marine and underwater service provider Franmarine has taken its next step after receiving nearly $4 million from the Western Australian Government's Investment Attraction Fund.

WA Government delivers $2 million for veterans and their families

11 November 2023

The State Government remains committed to veterans, delivering certainty of funding to programs that improve the lives of the Western Australian veteran community.

WA Government signs Memorandum of Understanding with world's largest nuclear-powered submarine manufacturer

10 November 2023

A major boost to Western Australia's maritime defence industry has been achieved with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Government and the world's largest manufacturer of nuclear-powered submarines.