Media Releases

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.

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.