Media Releases

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.

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.