Media Releases

Plan in place to improve safety and welfare at Banksia Hill

22 June 2023

The Cook Labor Government has announced a range of measures to enhance safety and welfare at Banksia Hill Detention Centre. This includes a review of infrastructure needs in Western Australia's youth justice system and measures to increase staffing.

Defence industry internship and graduate scholarships open

21 June 2023

Applications are open for the State Government's new Defence Industry Internship and Graduate Scholarships program - designed to boost the uptake of interns and graduates in Western Australia's priority defence industry.

Corrective Services leaders receive King's Birthday honours

11 June 2023

Six senior leaders within Western Australia's prison system have been awarded the prestigious Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) in the King's Birthday 2023 Honours List.

Design and location of new Baldivis Police Station unveiled

31 May 2023

The Western Australian Police Force is set to benefit from a new purpose-built facility after the State Government confirmed the location of the Baldivis Police Station.

WA Police target hoons with crackdown on rogue eRiders

18 May 2023

Police Minister Paul Papalia today warned that State Traffic officers have ramped up their crackdown on people deliberately flouting eRideable rules, particularly in busy pedestrian areas such as the Perth CBD and coastal shared paths.

Million-dollar rewards offered for 64 unsolved homicides

17 May 2023

The McGowan Government has today announced a major increase of financial rewards that help unlock unsolved homicides and suspicious long-term missing person investigations in Western Australia.

Western Australia launches National Road Safety Week

14 May 2023

Road Safety Minister Paul Papalia today launched National Road Safety Week, kicking off seven days of road safety events and activities across the country.

Big boost to keep our communities safe and strong

11 May 2023

The McGowan Government is investing significantly to continue supporting safe, strong and fair communities.

Major policing boost to tackle youth crime in the regions

11 May 2023

Police officers and operational assets will continue to be made available to respond to communities experiencing youth crime as part of an $11.7 million boost in the 2023-24 State Budget.

Grants for developing new defence short courses open

27 April 2023

Launched today, the new Defence Industry Reskilling and Upskilling Grants support the development and delivery of new, customised or existing short courses to meet the defence industry's workforce needs - now and in the future.