Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

8/01/2023

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government continues response to gas supply incident

7/01/2023

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government acts swiftly to ensure gas supply

1/01/2023

Johnston

Industrial Relations

WA local governments covered by State employment laws

23/12/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Regulations on psychosocial hazards now in place

23/12/2022

Johnston; Buti

Energy; Education

WA businesses to help build schools’ renewable energy future

21/12/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

State Government fast-tracks police officers pay rise

21/12/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Sanderson

Premier; Industrial Relations; Health

State Government fast-tracks nurses and midwives pay rise

20/12/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Energy

Funding boost to support Collie workforce and community

20/12/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power work accelerated in Peel region ahead of summer

16/12/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Public servants and Government officers to benefit from pay offer

15/12/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Independent review of WorkSafe Mines Safety released

9/12/2022

Johnston

Energy

New graduates enter WA’s energy industry

8/12/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New framework supports streamlined approvals for mining activities

7/12/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Energy

WA Government expands cooperation with Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security

7/12/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment; Climate Action

Celebrations over WA’s first pumped hydro solution

6/12/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Mines and Petroleum; Hydrogen Industry

Petroleum Bill amendments strengthen regulation and security for green energy

6/12/2022

MacTiernan; Carey; Johnston

Hydrogen Industry; Lands; Energy

New policy and guidance for renewable hydrogen projects

6/12/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Energy; Hydrogen Industry

WA Government takes aim at Renewable Hydrogen Target

5/12/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Johnston

Premier; Hydrogen Industry; Energy

Major milestones for local renewable hydrogen projects

5/12/2022

Johnston

Energy

Underground power hits milestone as Eden Hill removes last pole

1/12/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Certification and sustainability of battery materials in the spotlight

30/11/2022

Johnston; Whitby; Saffioti

Energy; Environment; Transport

Construction begins on WA EV Network

29/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

Progress achieved in push to prevent workplace sexual harassment

28/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Funding to boost health and safety in WA’s mining industry

28/11/2022

Johnston

Energy

Standalone power systems roll out in regional Western Australia

26/11/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Workforce safety study delivers preliminary findings

23/11/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Air conditioning to be expanded at Roebourne Regional Prison

22/11/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government extends support for potash projects

21/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

South-West lithium driving job-creating global green energy future

18/11/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Prison graduates perfectly placed for career in mining

14/11/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Energy; Hydrogen Industry

Australia's first renewable hydrogen microgrid powers up WA

11/11/2022

Johnston; Buti

Industrial Relations; Finance

Supplier Wage Audit established to combat wage theft

11/11/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Education assistants, cleaners and gardeners accept wages offer

7/11/2022

Johnston

Energy

Targeted Underground Power Program launched

4/11/2022

Carey; Johnston

Housing; Energy

Clean, green, emission-free target for State’s public housing stock

4/11/2022

Johnston

Energy

Music to energy consumers’ ears as Project Symphony premieres

2/11/2022

Johnston; Sanderson

Industrial Relations; Health

WA Health workers accept State Government wages offer

1/11/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

WA local governments to be covered by State employment laws

1/11/2022

Johnston

Energy

Summer Readiness energy campaign launches

31/10/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

WA’s first prison goes smoke-free

31/10/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining Amendment Bill 2022 passes Upper House

24/10/2022

Johnston

Energy

Energy Minister heading to Singapore to promote WA successes

24/10/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Joint media statement - Precompetitive geoscience unlocks critical data across all of WA

17/10/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Australian-first ion microprobe launches at Curtin University

14/10/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Outstanding contributions recognised at Resources Sector Awards

13/10/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA Government continues to support exploration activity

13/10/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Energy; Hydrogen Industry

Consultation opens for Renewable Hydrogen Target

10/10/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

WA-based critical minerals company executes MOU with India's Tata Steel

5/10/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia remains the national economic powerhouse

4/10/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

WA Government to review young offender laws

30/09/2022

Johnston

Energy

City of South Perth converts to underground power

27/09/2022

Johnston

Energy

Accord struck in Project Symphony’s development

23/09/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

West Musgrave investment decision to create hundreds of jobs

21/09/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

McGowan Government responds to sexual harassment inquiry

21/09/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining Amendment Bill 2021 passes Upper House

21/09/2022

Quigley; Johnston

Attorney General; Corrective Services

Justice Curthoys to chair Prisoners Review Board

20/09/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Improved wages offer gives low paid workers biggest benefits

1/09/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Further support for miners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

31/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Advanced meters hit half-a-million

31/08/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Industrial Relations

Teachers to receive wage increase under new agreement

26/08/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration licence decision to be examined to provide certainty

24/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Treasurer; Energy

Assessment of electricity demand to inform WA’s future network

11/08/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Smoke-free pilot to give women’s prison a fresh start

10/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Whitby

Premier; Energy; Climate Action

Major milestone for WA's EV fast charging network

10/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

$10.4 million network upgrade to improve power reliability in WA

8/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Industry-leading technology will increase renewables in the regions

5/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Installation begins on WA’s biggest battery

4/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power Chief Executive Officer appointed

2/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Major milestone reached in Esperance Energy Transition Plan

1/08/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

EIS program continues to support mineral exploration in WA

1/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

New Western Power Chair appointed

31/07/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Enhanced changes to WA public sector wages policy

12/07/2022

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government supports local renewable diesel industry

11/07/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Battery cathode precursor production pilot plant launches in Perth

8/07/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Binduli North gold project in Kalgoorlie officially opens

7/07/2022

Johnston; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

State Government supports young regional artists and arts workers to kick-start careers

7/07/2022

Johnston

Sport and Recreation

Funding helps local communities play and participate

6/07/2022

Johnston

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium continues winning streak with international award

6/07/2022

Johnston

Culture and the Arts

Revelation Film Festival back to local cinemas for its silver jubilee

5/07/2022

Johnston

Culture and the Arts

Arts grant program record broken as $830,000 goes to 17 applicants

2/07/2022

Johnston

Culture and the Arts

Dinosaurs of Patagonia premiere at the WA Museum Boola Bardip

1/07/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA scholarship program open for 2023

1/07/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

$400 Household Electricity Credit commences this weekend

29/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Roadmap for integrated mineral carbonation

28/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA leading the nation in standalone power technology

27/06/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Climate Action; Energy

First Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

23/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low paid workers

22/06/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

22/06/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Major boost for workplace mental health and mines safety

21/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Renewables to power Rio Tinto’s most technology advanced iron ore mine in the Pilbara

20/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Teachers accept State Government's new bargaining agreement

18/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New State employment laws to commence on Monday

17/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power continues on path towards reconciliation

15/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Two new commissioners appointed to WAIRC

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$662 million boost for Collie’s transition to secure local jobs

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

State-owned coal power stations to be retired by 2030

14/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

WA Building and Construction Consultative Committee established

13/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Leading climate scientist and economist head net zero conference

10/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Renewable energy roadmap implementation on track

10/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Response plan to bring mining approvals back on track