Media Releases

Canine care to improve mental health of WA veterans

08 November 2023

A new State Government program will give veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a "helping hound".

Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex officially opened

01 November 2023

The multi-million-dollar Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex has been officially opened, bringing the Western Australia Police Force and Department of Justice staff under one roof.

New resource to help grow Western Australia's defence workforce

27 October 2023

The State Government has today launched a new Defence Industry VET Steps to Uni resource to help Western Australians get the skills they need to build a career in WA's defence industry.

Cook Government strengthens GPS tracking for FDV perpetrators

26 October 2023

The Cook Government will introduce legislation which will compel courts and the PRB to impose GPS monitoring conditions on family violence perpetrators subject to community supervision.

Major overhaul of Department of Justice management structure

25 October 2023

WA Police Force Assistant Commissioner Brad Royce APM has been appointed as the new Corrective Services Commissioner at the Department of Justice.

Statement from Premier Roger Cook and Corrective Services Minister Paul Papalia

20 October 2023

A statement regarding the tragic incident involving a 16-year-old boy inside Unit 18

On-water drug and alcohol testing to be introduced in WA

18 October 2023

Amendments to the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 allowing drug and alcohol testing on Western Australian waterways have been introduced to State Parliament ahead of the staged implementation of the long-awaited reforms.

Public safety enhanced under historic firearm reform

17 October 2023

Western Australia's new written authority provisions will improve public safety, reduce unnecessary firearm ownership, and give control back to landowners and leaseholders.

Historic reform to deliver toughest firearms laws in the nation

16 October 2023

The number of guns an individual can own is set to be restricted, as part of the Cook Labor Government's historic firearm reform that enhances community safety.

Police bolstered by new armoured vehicles and specialised vessels

06 October 2023

The Cook Government has ramped up efforts to equip the WA Police Force with world-class state-of-the-art assets to better protect officers and the public.