Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

18/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Mark Ritter’s review of WA's industrial relations system complete

18/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Seismic survey to uncover the Canning Basin’s deep geology

14/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bill to increase compensation for dependants passes Parliament

14/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Diving Working Group addressing hazards in occupational diving

13/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low-paid workers in WA

29/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Incentive scheme drives new exploration projects

25/05/2018

Murray; Johnston

Seniors and Ageing; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Prepaid funeral protections to safeguard seniors

24/05/2018

McGowan; Johnston

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

New strategy to capitalise on once-in-a-lifetime lithium opportunity

17/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government strengthens ties with Argentina

11/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government launches Seven Golden Rules for safety

10/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government to continue popular exploration scheme

8/05/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Cladding audit progresses as Grenfell fire anniversary approaches

4/05/2018

McGowan; Johnston

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

New Kwinana lithium refinery to create more WA jobs

25/04/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Former union movement leader passes away

20/04/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Woodman Point

17/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia; Johnston

Environment; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Local Government; Heritage

Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

29/03/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mineral Exploration CRC receives Federal funding

29/03/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia’s resources industry shines in 2017

26/03/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

Minister Johnston travels to Indonesia to promote energy expertise

20/03/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Interim Report of the State IR system open for comment

15/03/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Community legal advocates and nature safe playgrounds win awards

23/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government opens Round 17 of EIS

23/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Improving security of payment for subcontractors gets approval

19/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Draft code targeting FIFO mental health open for comment

15/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A Bill to modernise workers' compensation

15/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New code helps mine sites plan for emergencies

13/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Nominations open for mining and resources Awards for Excellence

5/02/2018

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

McGowan Government welcomes women's mentoring program

2/02/2018

Papalia; Johnston

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Increased flights from Jakarta to boost tourism

2/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston visits Africa to cement ties

1/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Number of victims for Apple iTunes card scam doubles

30/01/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government welcomes report on Australia's lithium industry

23/01/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A record one million hits for FuelWatch website

22/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

'David and Goliath' battle for Perth's cheapest fuel site for 2017

19/12/2017

McGurk; Johnston

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Tenancy law changes to support victims of domestic violence

18/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Police accept State Government's wages policy

11/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New app helps drivers safely transport dangerous goods

8/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Legislative fracking ban achieved in South-West, Peel and Perth

5/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government continues to support exploration and mining

29/11/2017

Johnston

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government farewells Perth exchange students

28/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New legislation to be drafted to validate mining tenements

27/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government congratulates MERC winners

25/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining Emergency Response Competition commences

24/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

COAG Energy Council agrees to examine mine clean-up rules

24/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

National reforms create level playing field for WA co-operatives

21/11/2017

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Revised gold royalty rate and industry assistance program announced

10/11/2017

McGowan; Johnston; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Asian Engagement; Education and Training; Tourism

Western Australia, Zhejiang celebrate 30 years of friendship as Premier's international mission begins

8/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

New regulations to improve safety for electricians

3/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra trading hours to give retailers a Christmas boost

2/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government receives 52 applications for EIS

1/11/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bill introduced to increase compensation for workplace deaths

27/10/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Excellence in WA's resources sector shines brightly

24/10/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Asian Engagement

Spruiking WA’s decommissioning skills at Gas Asia Summit

23/10/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining innovation hub to open in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

19/10/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government reaches agreement with CSA

22/09/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Review of State industrial relations system

22/09/2017

Johnston

Asian Engagement

Minister Johnston visits Indonesia to advance opportunities

21/09/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government approves retail trading trial

15/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Round 16 opens for Co-funded Exploration Drilling Program

13/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Finalists announced for enduring community partnerships

12/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Golden Gecko Awards finalists announced

11/09/2017

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government increases funding for MRIWA

8/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Nova mine officially opens supporting 400 jobs

7/09/2017

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Tourism; Asian Engagement

Plan for Jobs: Future jobs and skills to get WA back on track

7/09/2017

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Changes to gold royalty arrangements part of Budget repair task

5/09/2017

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government implements fracking commitment

5/09/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government examining solutions for miners

28/08/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government co-funds Round 15 of exploration drilling

27/08/2017

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government to increase penalties for workplace safety offences

25/08/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Respected experts to speak at safety forum for mine managers

24/08/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration Incentive Scheme to continue to support growth

15/08/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government welcomes reopening of Pilbara mine

28/07/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Asian Engagement

Scholarships attracting world's best mining talent to WA

24/07/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra protections for park home residents in WA

12/07/2017

Johnston; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

New television series will film in the Kimberley and create local jobs

12/07/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government welcomes lithium joint venture

12/07/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

New Work Health and Safety Bill to protect workers

29/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Funding for Employment Law Centre restored

29/06/2017

Murray; Johnston

Seniors and Ageing; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Prepaid funeral regulation to protect WA consumers

27/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Steel sector pursuing further quality

22/06/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Five-year release for petroleum exploration acreage introduced

20/06/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government announces uranium policy

14/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase to State minimum wage

14/06/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Petroleum Bill to change maritime boundaries

14/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce; Industrial Relations

New Chairperson for Commission for Occupational Safety and Health

12/06/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A Bill to increase compensation for workplace fatalities

2/06/2017

Cook; Johnston

Health; Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes local innovation investment

26/05/2017

Johnston; Papalia

Commerce and Industrial Relations; Defence Issues

Recognising WA's best exporters

15/05/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia acreage release for 2017

14/05/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Towards 2020 safety and health vision

12/05/2017

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Treasurer; Commerce and Industrial Relations

New wages policy another critical budget repair measure

5/05/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Increased exploration a positive sign

27/04/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Raising the alarm to prevent injuries

23/04/2017

Johnston

Asian Engagement

25-year milestone for Western Australia’s Indonesian trade office

4/04/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA remains at the top of Australia’s resources sector