Media Releases

Indian Ocean Defence and Security Conference returns to WA

25 August 2023

Western Australia is set to take centre stage at the Indian Ocean Defence and Security Conference (IODSC) next year.

Refurbished State Mortuary to provide families with answers

23 August 2023

The Cook Government's $8.7 million upgrade of the State Mortuary is complete, with Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson today joining PathWest to officially open the redeveloped facility.

High-tech help improves safety in Mandurah and Dawesville

22 August 2023

A series of covert and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are operating in the Mandurah and Dawesville electorates, helping officers crackdown on hoons and other unlawful activity.

WA Police equipped with lifesaving opioid overdose treatment

14 August 2023

Western Australian Police Officers are adding a new lifesaving tool to their kit, in the form of a rapid opioid overdose treatment.

WA Government support keeps PCYC programs running

09 August 2023

The Cook Labor Government has ensured Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) can continue to deliver the safeSPACE program - a vital early intervention initiative which supports Western Australian youth.

Success for WA's ground-breaking rehab prison

07 August 2023

Australia's first Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment prison for women has celebrated five years of operation, with figures demonstrating a low level of re-offending among participants.

'Forgotten War' no more - Korean War memorial unveiled

27 July 2023

Perth's new Korean War Memorial was officially opened today - exactly 70 years since the armistice agreement which ended the Korean War was signed.

Police Air Wing bolstered by arrival of new world-class helicopter

26 July 2023

A new era of aeronautical law enforcement has taken off following the arrival of the State's first five-blade Airbus H145 helicopter.

Prohibited very high-powered firearms buyback success

07 July 2023

Hundreds of very high-powered firearms have been removed from the Western Australian community, following a successful State Government funded buyback initiative.

WA Police Academy doubles recruit numbers

03 July 2023

The Western Australia Police Academy is doubling the number of cadet courses it runs, dramatically increasing how many new officers are entering the force.