Media Releases

New partnership supports local defence space industry workforce

31 March 2023

South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) is joining forces with defence space capability partner Raytheon Australia to train its Exmouth workforce and support local jobs for local people.

Meth buster laws to stop drug dealers at the border

28 March 2023

The McGowan Government is introducing tough new legislation that gives the Western Australian Police Force an unprecedented edge in targeting meth dealers who make money out of misery by stopping illicit drugs from entering the community.

Grants give green light for National Road Safety Week events

15 March 2023

Road Safety Minister Paul Papalia today awarded over $90,000 in grants to local governments and community groups for the hosting of events during National Road Safety Week 2023.

Western Australia home for Australia’s first nuclear-powered submarines

14 March 2023

Western Australia will be at the forefront of Australia's AUKUS Pathway, continuing its proud tradition as the home of Australian submarines.

Mission to sell WA as the ideal sea change

17 February 2023

Police and Defence Industry Minister Paul Papalia will lead a mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland later this month, selling the State's higher wages, lower cost of living, and surf and sunshine lifestyle to workers.

New firearms crackdown to bolster public safety

14 February 2023

Very high-powered firearms that are dangerous at significantly longer ranges and capable of piercing armour plating will be outlawed in Western Australia from 1 July 2023.

Western Australian defence researchers awarded a total of $127,500

09 February 2023

Eleven successful defence researchers have been awarded a total of $127,500 from the McGowan Government through the Defence Science Centre (DSC) Research Higher Degree Student Grants program.

Firearms Crackdown to Include Mandatory Mental Health Checks

05 February 2023

The McGowan Government will introduce mandatory mental health checks for Western Australian gun owners as part of its commitment to overhaul the State's outdated firearms laws and put community safety first.

Call to ‘start something’ with WA’s defence industry

23 January 2023

The McGowan Government has committed an additional $11 million over the next four years to ensure a pipeline of skilled professional and para-professional workers in the defence industry, building on previous investments to boost Western Australia's defence industry capabilities.