WA Premier & Cabinet

On 29th May 2023, Western Australia’s Premier, Mark McGowan resigned from his position.

Following a meeting of the WA Labor Caucus on June 6th, 2023 Roger Cook was endorsed as the 31st Premier of Western Australia. Today, on the 7th June, Premier Roger Cook announced his new Ministry.

The Premier will also serve as/continue to serve as Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade, Public Sector Management and Federal-State Relations. In his speech, the Premier emphasised he is leading a united and responsible team to take the State forward on issues that are important to Western Australians.

Rita Saffioti has been appointed as the Deputy Premier and Treasurer for Western Australia. She will continue to serve as Minister for Transport, and she will add the Treasurer and Tourism portfiolios.

Other changes to the cabinet include:

  • David Michael has been elevated to the front bench and appointed as Minister for Ports; Local Government; Road Safety and assisting the Minister for Transport.
  • Minister Stephen Dawson will take on the Science portfolio and will become the Minister assisting the Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade.
  • Minister Paul Papalia will add Corrective Services to his portfolios of Police; Defence Industry and Veterans Issues.
  • Minister Bill Johnston will add the portfolio of Hydrogen Industry, adding to his existing responsibilities in Mines and Petroleum as well as Energy and Industrial Relations.
  • Minister John Carey will add the Planning portfolio, adding to the Housing, Lands and Homelessness portfolios. 
  • Minister Don Punch adds the Volunteering portfolio to Regional Development, Disability Services, Fisheries and Seniors and Ageing.

Two Parliamentary Secretaries have been appointed:

  • Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski will take on the role as new Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade, Public Sector Management and Federal-State Relations. 
  • The new Parliamentary Secretary will be Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna, who will be working closely with the new Deputy Premier.

The incoming Premier, Deputy Premier, Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries will be officially sworn in at a ceremony at Government House on Thursday 8th June 2023.

Further information

For more information, please contact Hawker Britton’s WA director Emma Ramage at [email protected] or on +61 430 811 929. A PDF printable version of the WA Cabinet is available here.

WA Cabinet and Parliamentary Secretaries

MinisterPortfolioParliamentary Secretary
Hon Roger Cook MLAPremier; State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade; Public Sector Management; Federal-State RelationsMrs Jessica Stojkovski MLA
Hon Rita Saffioti MLADeputy Premier; Treasurer; Transport; TourismMs Meredith Hammat MLA & Ms Divina D’Anna
Hon Sue Ellery MLCFinance; Commerce; Women’s InterestsDr Jagadish (Jags) Krishnan MLA
Hon Stephen Dawson MLCEmergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Science; Medical Research; Minister assisting the Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and TradeMs Jodie Hanns MLA
Hon David Templeman MLACulture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; HeritageHon Samantha Rowe MLC
Hon John Quigley MLAAttorney General; Electoral AffairsHon Matthew Swinbourn MLC
Hon Paul Papalia MLAPolice; Corrective Services; Defence Industry; Veterans IssuesMr Terry Healy MLA
Hon Bill Johnston MLAMines and Petroleum; Energy; Hydrogen Industry; Industrial RelationsHon Matthew Swinbourn MLC
Hon Dr Tony Buti MLAEducation; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural InterestsMs Meredith Hammat MLA & Mr Yaz Mubarakai MLA
Hon Simone McGurk MLATraining; Water; YouthHon Pierre Yang MLC
Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLAHealth; Mental HealthMr Simon Millman MLA
Hon John Carey MLAPlanning; Lands; Housing; HomelessnessMs Hannah Beazley MLA
Hon Don Punch MLARegional Development; Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; VolunteeringHon Kyle McGinn MLC
Hon Reece Whitby MLAEnvironment; Climate Action; Racing and GamingHon Darren West MLC
Hon Sabine Winton MLAEarly Childhood Education; Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services 
Hon David Michael MLA 

Ports; Local Government; Road Safety; Minister assisting the Minister for Transport 
Hon Jackie Jarvis MLCAgriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business 

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