WA Premier Mark McGowan announces he will take on the Treasury portfolio following Labor’s unprecedented landslide win at Saturday’s state election.

WA Premier Mark McGowan has appointed himself as state Treasurer as part of a suite of changes to his previous ministry.
Key points:

  • Mark McGowan says his role as Treasurer may not be permanent
  • Roger Cook will remain Health Minister
  • John Carey becomes Housing Minister

Mr McGowan took over the Treasury role after former treasurer Ben Wyatt stood down from state politics at the recent election. 
There was speculation Roger Cook would take on the role of Treasurer, but Mr Cook will stay on as Health Minister.
Mr McGowan hinted that might still be the plan after the COVID-19 pandemic was over.
“Other Premiers are also Treasurer around Australia currently, and other Premiers in history have been Treasurer,” Mr McGowan said.
“This may not be permanent. I will review this over coming years.
“We are in a pandemic and I thought that changing health ministers would be way too big a risk.
“I have been intimately involved with Treasury matters over the course of the last four years with Ben Wyatt.”
John Carey becomes Housing Minister
New Minister John Carey was handed the portfolios of Housing and Local Government.
Mr McGowan said he was confident Mr Carey could handle the role, just a week ahead of the rental moratorium ending with growing fears a shortage of affordable housing will see tenants facing eviction and possible homelessness. 
Labor MP for Perth John Carey has been given the housing portfolio in the new-look McGowan Cabinet.(ABC News: Hugh Sando
“[Mr Carey] is the ex-mayor of Vincent, he understands local government intimately,” Mr McGowan said.
“Local government and housing have a strong relationship.
“John is energetic and he is a doer.”
New Environment Minister Amber Jade Sanderson
Stephen Dawson lost the environment portfolio to new minister Amber-Jade Sanderson.
Ms Sanderson was also appointed Minister for Climate Action and Commerce. 
Mr Dawson picked up Mental Health, Aboriginal Affairs and Industrial Relations. 
New Cabinet member Tony Buti was appointed as Minister for Finance, Lands, Sport and Recreation and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.
Labor MP for Armadale Tony Buti was among the additions to Mr McGowan’s new-look Cabinet, becoming Minister for Finance.(ABC News: Hugh Sando
David Templeman added tourism to his portfolio, which would still include culture and the arts. 
Paul Papalia lost tourism, but picked up police, road safety, and veterans issues.
Bill Johnston added corrective services to his portfolio, following Fran Logan’s resignation. 
Bunbury MP Don Punch was appointed disability services, fisheries, innovation and ICT and seniors and ageing.
Reece Whitby will become Minister for Emergency Services, Racing and Gaming, Small Business and Volunteering.
Three new portfolios were created: Minister for Hydrogen Industry, to which Alannah MacTiernan was appointed; medical research, which Roger Cook would be responsible for; and climate action, which went to new minister Amber-Jade Sanderson.
The swearing-In ceremony for the new Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries will take place tomorrow at Government House. 
The new Ministry is as follows:

Hon Mark McGowan MLA Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations
Hon Roger Cook MLA Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science
Hon Sue Ellery MLC Minister for Education and Training; Leader of the Legislative Council
Hon Stephen Dawson MLC Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations; Deputy Leader of the Legislative Council
Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry
Hon David Templeman MLA Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage; Leader of the House
Hon John Quigley MLA Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs
Hon Paul Papalia MLA Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues
Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services
Hon Rita Saffioti MLA Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports
Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA Minister for Finance; Lands; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Hon Simone McGurk MLA Minister for Child Protection; Womens Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Hon Dave Kelly MLA Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth
Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce 
Hon John Carey MLA Minister for Housing; Local Government
Hon Don Punch MLA Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries; Innovation and ICT; Seniors and Ageing
Hon Reece Whitby MLA Minister for Emergency Services; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Volunteering
Mr David Michael MLA Cabinet Secretary