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Meet your Ministers

Meet your Ministers

Meet your Labor State Government Health and Education Ministers...


Roger Cook: Deputy Premier, the Member for Kwinana, and the Minister for Health and Mental Health.

In the time he has held held office as a Shadow Minister, Roger has advocated with and on behalf of United Voice members working in health services.

Two days ago, Roger announced that his top priority as Health Minister will be to fix the lead-water contamination at Perth Children’s Hospital, and work alongside Treasurer Ben Wyatt to find solutions to the issue.

The Labor State Government has vowed to improve health facilities and services by:

  • Building Medihotels
  • Establishing Urgent Care Clinics
  • Providing more mental health beds
  • Providing more protection for hospital security staff
  • Upgrading the Joondalup Health Campus
  • Upgrading Osborne Park Hospital



Sue Ellery: Member for South Metropolitan Area and Minister for Education and Training.

Sue’s history serving as Shadow Minister for Early Childhood and Education means she understands the need for quality education and for more support services for children. 

A major election promise by WA Labor during the 2017 State Election has been to deliver more Education Assistants in classrooms for children with special needs.

As someone who has been in the Union movement for years, Sue understands the value for both students and teachers in having EAs in classrooms for resource preparation and support.

Sue’s commitment to rebuilding our state education system includes providing:

  • 300 additional Education Assistants
  • 50 additional Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers
  • 120 teachers in public schools
  • $381 million for public school infrastructure